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New credit card rules aim to protect consumers

New rules aim to prevent people from falling into debt.

Wesfarmers in Coles credit card deal

Conglomerate signs deal to transfer distribution of supermarket giant's credit cards.

ACCC bans excessive payment fees

Consumer watchdog's ban on excessive fees comes into effect today.

Surcharge law ‘protects retailers too’

Passing of new law on credit card surcharges not welcomed by all in retail industry.

Coles takes remaining credit card stake

Wesfarmers to exercise its option to purchase the remaining half of Coles’ credit card joint venture.

RBA defends credit card surcharges

Head of RBA says credit card surcharges help keep price of goods and services down, but review is needed.

Signatures void

All the need to know information on today's switch from signature to PIN for card transactions.

Retailers ready for PIN

Retail groups urge merchants to be prepared as PIN becomes the main form of card authorisation from tomorrow.

Card spend rises in NZ

NZ retail spending using credit and debit cards increases in April.

Credit card fees hit consumers

Australian consumers charged $800 million in credit card fees in the last 12 months.

New push for PINs

The Industry Security Initiative launches new push to expand PIN usage in Australia.

Coles launches Pay Tag

Supermarket chain introduces new contactless payment system.

NZ card spending falls

Kiwi retail spending on credit, debit, and store cards sees first decline since March.

Cash on the way out

Consumers spending three times as much on cards compared to using cash

Spending hits five year high

Consumer spending continues to improve, with annual growth reaching five and a half year high.

Tourist spending on the rise

Chinese visitors spending up big in Australia despite strong local currency.

MasterCard trialling PayPal challenger

Credit card company launches payment system targeting online shoppers, with global trials to begin with Australia. 

Aussie payment co spreads its wings

A home grown Australian online payment provider is launching its services in the UK.

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