Singles’ Day sales of $7 Billion and Black Friday to break new records

November 11, 2014

  As the Christmas season draws closer, some of the biggest shopping events of the year are coming up and continue to smash records. Alibaba’s $7 Billion Singles’ Day Sales China’s Singles’ Day falls on the 11th of November each year, and is celebrated as an “anti-valentine’s day” for single people to purchase gifts for […]

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New Survey Suggests UK Consumer Apathy Towards NFC Payments

December 13, 2013

A YouGov poll of UK consumers has shown a strong resistance to mobile payments technology for paying for purchases at the point-of-sale. The survey of 1051 adults, shows that just over a third (35%) are aware of NFC-enabled mobile devices, a figure that has barely increased since YouGov last looked into the area in September […]

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Mobile Shopping Set to Surge This Christmas

December 9, 2013

A new survey from Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, which looked at the attitudes of consumers towards mobile shopping has revealed that 63 percent of UK consumers will use their mobile for Christmas shopping this year. The survey of 1000 employed consumers also revealed a quarter of […]

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HSBC’s profits surge 30% driven by Hong Kong and UK

November 4, 2013

HSBC saw profit surge 30% in the three months to the end of September, boosted by a strong performance in the UK and Hong Kong. Reported pre-tax profit was $4.5bn (£2.8bn), compared with $3.4bn for the same period a year ago, the bank said. The bank’s home markets of the UK and Hong Kong were […]

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Cardstream – the Payment Gateway that provides understandable ecommerce

October 1, 2013

Ecommerce can be confusing and often frustrating to both new startups and established businesses wishing to progress and create more efficient systems. Cardstream’s ethos has been to pride ourselves on our client service and ability to provide the best possible solution for your business. Our UK-based support staff will take the time to understand your […]

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Cardstream Exhibiting at the Business Show, London Olympia, 28th and 29th November 2013

August 14, 2013

About Cardstream Cardstream will be exhibiting at the Business Show at London’s Olympia on the 28th and 29th of November 2013. Why not come along and see us on stand 404. We look forward to seeing you at the show. Click HERE for more information. You can order free tickets to the show by clicking […]

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Masterpass by Mastercard digital wallet now available in the UK

July 31, 2013

Mastercard’s PayPal-rivalling online digital wallet has now reached the UK. Masterpass allows you pay for online and in-store items using just one click of a button or tap of a screen, with all your card details, shipping and billing address stored in secure system. As well as PayPal, Masterpass is taking on, Visa’s similar […]

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Cardstream Sponsor EcommerceSW Event @J24

July 17, 2013

EcommerceSW brings together a collection of well established digital, creative and marketing agencies based in the South West that will provide delegates with all the services required to evolve your business both online and offline in 2013. Cardstream are sponsoring the event.   The exhibitors at EcommerceSW are a group of companies that have worked […]

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iCarte 5 for iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on: turn your iPhone into a contactless payment device

July 5, 2013

While EE was announcing that it has signed a deal for contactless payments in the UK with Mastercard, Pocket-lint was in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, learning how Visa and O2’s system works in what the finance company calls, its hero state. As part of that, we were treated to a dummy sign-up session with […]

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Europeans to Enjoy Cashless Summer

June 27, 2013

MasterCard Thursday released new research that reveals Europeans will head to the beach this summer with lighter wallets as they increasingly prefer payment cards to cash. The survey showed consumers especially prefer using cards while on vacation, with 91% of respondents carrying their cards then as opposed to 60% when home. Some 53% of respondents […]

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