The results are consistent with similar reports done in 2003, 1998 and 1933.
Our mistake was believing the hype about not worrying about your debt as long as you can service it,” Desilets says.
Starting today, Square aims to make credit card sales as easy for retailers with an iPhone as it is for some dude selling a couch on Craigslist.
Launched in February, Kwedit offers two payment models: Kwedit Direct and Kwedit Promise.
Last May, Congress decided to crack down on credit card companies and passed a law ushering in sweeping changes for the industry.
Small-business owners who rely on their company’s credit card to purchase big-ticket items or finance day-to-day operations won’t see any benefits from this month’s federal credit-card reform—unless they put those expenses on a personal card.
The merchants are lobbying for legislation that would compel banks to negotiate fees with them and are supporting a second measure that one of its sponsors calls a “credit card bill of rights for merchants.” At the same time, some merchants are seeking class-action status for litigation claiming antitrust violations by banks and the MasterCard and Visa card networks.
Once you buy a movie ticket from Fandango or a cup of coffee from Starbucks, Blippy automatically publishes those purchases in a stream of updates that other users can follow, Twitter-style.
An entrepreneur may have the best product in the world, but if he or she doesn’t accept credit cards, it can be a problem.
Your business can’t survive if you don’t have enough money coming in to pay your bills.