4:00AM | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | Despite the risks involved, many entrepreneurs have no other choice but to fund their start-up with a credit card.
10:00AM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Don’t let your best customer become your worst customer – the more indebted a particular customer is to you, the less you can afford to offend them.
1:10PM | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Credit card interest rates will continue to rise despite a drop in the official cash rate, according to research firm Canstar, spelling bad news for start-ups planning to spend on credit this year.
12:45PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 | The Australian Payments Clearing Association has issued fraud protection guidelines for merchants, after revealing total payments fraud increased to 12.2 cents in every $1,000 transacted over the year.
8:25PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 | Australia’s population can be divided into two distinct “tribes” based on their consumption habits, according to a new report, highlighting opportunities for start-ups to appeal to a particular demographic.
7:27PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | The Australian Bankers’ Association has rebuffed a proposal to cap the surcharge fees imposed by credit card customers, much to the dismay of EFTPOS payment platforms.
7:31PM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 | The recent optimism about consumer spending has been labeled a “mirage” by a leading economist, with the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator falling by 0.3%.
7:00AM | Friday, 15 July 2011 | Younger consumers are more willing to spend than their older counterparts but are relying on credit cards to do so a new Dun & Bradstreet survey reveals.
6:32PM | Thursday, 23 June 2011 | New figures reveal online credit card scams are increasing, with social media attributed partial blame, but the Australian Bankers Association insists fraud rates are still low.
6:42PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 | Industry groups have criticised a plan by the Reserve Bank to cap surcharge fees on credit card transactions, claiming the move would unfairly target smaller companies.