Compliance with these standards will allow the credit card company to gain merchant acceptance in the U.S. and in international markets.
Companies spent $821 billion on dividends and buybacks in the past year, and the gravy train is showing no signs of letting up.
The rate of late payments has plunged to nearly a 20-year low. Are we getting more responsible?
A clear leader in this space has yet to emerge.
A Russian customer decides to rewrite a credit card contract, and now the company is complaining because it didn't read the fine print. Shoe, meet other foot.
The banking industry stands to lose a lot of money on the decision.
Strong Asian and European manufacturing reports boost global stocks, and US markets seem set to follow.
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