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Apple eases rules allowing app makers to email users about payment alternatives

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Users of iOS who pay for services in-app could soon receive email offers about buying outside Apple’s marketplace, allowing developers to bypass the technology...

Unpacking subscriptions: The gift that keeps on giving all year round

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As humans, we rely on anticipatory pleasures to stay happy. We make weekend dinner reservations on Monday, knowing the thought of enjoying a favourite...

£15.4m lost to scams last Christmas

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Scam online shopping “bargains” that turned out to be too good to be true cost shoppers £15.4 million over Christmas last year, according to...

H&M Group explores tech-enabled shopping experiences in US stores

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H&M Group is currently rolling out a pilot in US COS stores, where tech-enabled in-store shopping solutions provide visitors with seamless payment options, personalised...

Consumer spending grew 0.4 per cent in April as high streets and hospitality venues...

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Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals that spending on essential items rose 10.1 per...

Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

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Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store, where shoppers will be able to pick up products and leave without queuing to pay. The discount supermarket’s...

Britons splash out over bank holiday weekend as card use hits 21-month high

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Britons used their payment cards more last weekend than at any point since Christmas 2019, before the pandemic struck, according to new data. Barclaycard, which...

Visa and Amazon announce worldwide payment agreement

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Visa and Amazon have announced an agreement that will allow customers to use Visa cards on Amazon sites worldwide without additional fees. The companies also...

Black Friday spending soars to beyond pre-Covid levels

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Black Friday spending levels have surpassed the previous two years, provisional data has indicated. Figures from Barclaycard – showing credit card spending from midnight to...

Cost-of-living squeeze continues to impact consumer spending, as Brits cut back on subscriptions and...

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Overall consumer card spending grew 9.3 per cent in May compared to the same period in 2021, inflated both by the rising cost of...