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OneReceipt Brings All of Users’ Shopping to One Place

Two young entrepreneurs think they have found the solution to one of the biggest problems of road trips and holiday seasons alike. As the holidays near, many families are gearing up for rambling shopping sprees from store to store and site to site. While some enjoy it and others dread it, most can agree that […]

Hotel Prices in Asia and Latin America on the Rise

The hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) indicates that hotel prices in Latin America and Asia rose in 2011 from 2010. Asian hotel prices rose 1 percent while hotels in Latin America increased rates 2 percent. The data contained in the HPI indicates that hotel prices in Latin America have increased for five quarters in a […]

Credit Unions Beat Banks in Service Ratings

A new survey from Harris Interactive found that major banks have a far worse customer service reputation than their non-profit counterparts. Conducted in advance of the so-called “Bank Transfer Day,” the survey asked more than 2,400 Americans about their views of their banks and the likelihood that that they would continue with their current service. […]

Square Looks to Reinvent Mobile Payments

The mobile payments sector continues to include a variety of companies all scrambling to be the next dominant form of payment. But Slate's Farhad Manjoo notes that many of these technologies have lacked any noticeable benefit above current payment methods, until now. Systems like Google Wallet and many other competitors rely on near-field communication systems […]

Mint Offers Easy Access to Money Management

A new iPad app looks to simplify the process managing people's finances by giving them greater control over the information they need, according to Reuters. Anyone who has attempted to take a more active approach to money management and bring their spending under control understands exactly how difficult this seemingly simple task can be. While […]

Banks Likely to Find Other Sources of Revenue

After the recent backtrack on several big banks’ decision to impose fees on debit cards, the financial sector will likely look to recoup losses through other means, according to MarketWatch Consumer advocates have cast the reversal, capped by the announcement on Tuesday by Bank of America, as a victory over corporate greed. While that conception […]

Bank of America Backs Off Debit Fees

In a dramatic reversal, Bank of American has canceled its plans to impose a monthly fee for debit card use, according to The New York Times. Several of the country’s largest banks announced they would impose these types of fees for every month in which customers use their debit card as a means to recoupe […]

Incentives Key In Finding Wealth Manager

As the financial sector undergoes a major shift on multiple fronts, many Americans are left with no clear direction for financial advice. The New York Times suggests that many of the players have changed but the basics have remained largely the same. The paper suggests that the recent scandal at UBS, a prominent and popular […]

Mobile Devices, Social Media Growing In Wealth Management

The wealth management industry has slowly begun to adopt some of the new technologies that have taken the market by storm, according to a new report from the consulting agency Aite Group. The report looked at operations at 15 firms in North America and compared responses with a similar survey conducted in 2008, around what […]

Credit Unions See Jump In Interest

The outrage sparked by the recent announcement of increased fees at major banks across the country has already proven to be a boon for credit unions, according to the Credit Union Times. Though credit unions have always offered a low-cost banking option, their association with particular groups or organizations and lack of self-promotion has kept […]