• Nationwide, one of the biggest refuseniks at the start, began sending out contactless debit cards in July to holders of its paid-for FlexPlus, and online-only FlexDirect accounts. The majority of its standard Flex account customers will not start getting cards on a replacement basis until next month. A spokeswoman says that in early 2015 they will launch a facility where customers can opt in or opt out for cards with a contactless payment facility. This was seen as important by the society as not everyone wants a card that doesn’t require the user to input their pin for each purchase. … [Read more...] about Contactless cards: is your bank waving goodbye to the revolution?
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The UK Cards Association advises against such a move. A spokesman says: “Contactless cards are safe and highly secure, embedded with multiple layers of security to protect you against fraud. Contactless cards have exactly the same legal protection from fraud as chip and pin, meaning that if your card is lost or stolen you will get your money back.” … [Read more...] about Contactless payments: should banks force us to use them?
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“No one can be sure exactly how the pandemic will unfold,” Bailey said. “There are reasons to believe that economic activity will return at a faster pace than in many past recessions, but this depends on how the measures continue to be eased, what degree of natural caution is shown by people, and how much longer-term damage is done to the economy.” … [Read more...] about Covid-19 recovery will be tough, warns Bank of England governor
As activity has fallen in the UK, the number of people in work has dropped sharply. Claims for universal credit have surged, suggesting the jobless rate has more than doubled from around 4% at the start of the year to about 10% now. In addition, roughly a quarter of the UK workforce has been furloughed. The consumer price index inflation declined to 0.8% in April, well below the monetary policy committee’s 2% target. … [Read more...] about Speedy action by the Bank of England during Covid-19 is working