Kelly Tyko, Guest Editor, Reviewed Published 2:31 PM EST Dec 14, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Gift cards make great gifts, especially when the card encourages your recipient to go out and have an experience instead of just buying more stuff. And you can find some great savings on restaurant gift cards right now. Through the end of the year at many popular restaurant chains, when you buy a gift card, you can get an added bonus, which is basically like getting a free meal. More: The 20 best kitchen gifts of 2018 According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey, gift cards are the most popular item on wish lists for the 12th year in a row and 60% of those surveyed said that's what they asked … [Read more...] about Gift card promotions: Where to get bonuses and freebies
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With Christmas on the way, a European getaway might be on the cards, so it's good to know you're getting value for money. Here is our guide to what's happening in the euro currency market — and how to get the best price for your sterling. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? The pound was trading at €1.12 at 7.30am on October 30, 2018. The trading value continues to be affected by speculation over Brexit, and even the Government's "end of austerity" budget provided no real lift in the pound's value. Actual rates for holidaymakers are significantly lower than market prices, but they broadly follow the trend. Sterling had been on a very modest upward trend from August, but lost a large part of the value it had gained in mid-October. Brexit jitters have persisted since Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the possibility of a people's vote on the final deal, and said she would push for a break with the EU even if it cost her the top job. Bank of England governor … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what is the exchange rate today and where’s the best place to buy currency?
Author for American Express Published 12:05 PM EDT Oct 2, 2018 As a business owner, it’s often a struggle to keep costs low to maximize profits. Not every cost can be cut, nor should every cost be cut, as quality should never be sacrificed. Here are three things you can easily start doing now to help cut costs and start seeing positive results according to other small business owners. 1. Be smart about marketing and advertising Your customers are your strongest assets to build buzz and excitement. Incentivize word-of-mouth by finding ways to reward clients for the friends and family they introduce to your business. Rewards can include discounts or free products and services. Consider incentives that will drive incremental revenue such as spend X amount on your next visit and get Y. Collaborating with other businesses in your area is another effective marketing tactic. Consider working with neighboring businesses to fund joint campaigns around key times of year and … [Read more...] about 3 things you should be doing right now to help cut business costs
The ideology of mobile-only allows the project not to incur costs for maintaining offices and traditional banking infrastructure. Monobank / monobank.com.ua The Monobank project was launched in October 2017, and it's the first mobile-only bank in Ukraine. The project was founded by three partners — Dmytro Dubilet, Oleg Gorokhovskyi, and Michael Rogalskiy, former managers of the nationalized PrivatBank, the country's largest bank that serves more than 30 million payment cards. The ideology of mobile-only allows the project not to incur costs for maintaining offices and traditional banking infrastructure. And since there are no other neo-banks in the country, such an approach allowed to offer clients the most favorable tariffs in Ukraine. Dima Dubilet believes that affordable loans to Ukrainians and a mobile app as a convenient tool for managing a credit card have a good effect on purchasing power and, as a result, on the well-being of business and the country. The project … [Read more...] about Monobank has delivered over 450,000 cards to its customers in only ten months
Two Ballymena brothers who founded Australia’s largest credit card comparison website have announced a seven-figure investment to acquire Singapore financial comparison marketplace, Finty. The strategic development is driven by Credit Card Compare Co-Founder, Andrew Boyd – who splits his time between Northern Ireland, Australia, and now Singapore. He believes acquiring Finty will give the Australian fintech player a foothold in Asia’s growing market for financial services.“This acquisition is part of our growth strategy, allowing us to build upon a successful business in Singapore which dovetails with our own vision for a comparison service that makes financial decisions easier, more rewarding, and, ultimately, more fun for customers in Australia and now across South East Asia,” Andrew said.Credit Card Compare is currently the largest comparison site in Australia dedicated to credit cards, where more than two million consumers have used its marketplace in … [Read more...] about Brothers in major business deal