SOUTH AFRICA

SABLE Accelerator launched to tap SA brainpower
SABLE Accelerator launched to tap SA brainpower

PALO ALTO, US: South Africa's untapped brains trust and knowledge network of expatriate assets around the world will soon be activated to help the country be more competitive in realising a better return on innovation and entrepreneurship across both the private and public sectors.

8 Aug 2012 09:32

UNITED STATES

2012 Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising: Call for entries
2012 Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising: Call for entries

NEW YORK, US: The World's Best Financial Advertising, presented by the Midas Awards, has announced its call for entries. The Midas Awards is claimed to be the only international competition to recognise excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale. Among the companies honoured in the 2011 Midas Report was SA's The Jupiter Drawing Room.

28 Jun 2012 11:44

UNITED STATES

comScore's 2012 US Online Auto Insurance Shopping Report
comScore's 2012 US Online Auto Insurance Shopping Report

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has released its 2012 Online Auto Insurance Shopping Report, which provides a detailed analysis of overall industry trends in 2011 and the attitudes and intentions of consumers shopping for auto insurance online. In addition, the study reports on the volume of online quote requests and highlights customer preferences on purchasing channels and key factors driving the decision-making process for shoppers.

25 Jun 2012 11:33

UNITED STATES

Small business gets an official day
Small business gets an official day

NEW YORK, US: In 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday, a new shopping day right after Black Friday, to help small businesses get what they needed most: more customers.

21 Jun 2012 05:56

UNITED STATES

Millennials value branch locations over online services and ATMs
Millennials value branch locations over online services and ATMs

CHICAGO, US: Nearly one in three adults in the US today are defined as Millennials, (consumers aged 18-35) and this group could be a lucrative target for financial services companies.

11 Jun 2012 12:32

UNITED STATES

NASDAQ readies payouts for Facebook IPO glitch
NASDAQ readies payouts for Facebook IPO glitch

NEW YORK, US: NASDAQ is taking steps toward compensating investor losses due to computer glitches that fouled trading on the first day of Facebook's US$16 billion IPO, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday.

6 Jun 2012 11:37

UNITED STATES

DIY US online tax prep filings up 11%
DIY US online tax prep filings up 11%

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released an analysis of the Online Tax Preparation segment for the tax season ending 18 April 2012, which showed that the volume of tax returns or units filed online grew 11% from the previous year. Among online do-it-yourself (DIY) tax preparation providers, comScore data showed that Intuit continued to lead the market with nearly 60% of all tax units filed online through the end of the tax season. The three largest DIY online tax preparation providers (Intuit, TaxACT and H&R Block) accounted for more than 92% of DIY tax units filed online for the season.

4 Jun 2012 11:58

SWITZERLAND

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings
IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012 10:44

UNITED STATES

Chapter 11 bankruptcy: How it works
Chapter 11 bankruptcy: How it works

This article refers to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, but the information and guidance it contains can be applied in any country, anywhere... Bankruptcy is bankruptcy - the trick is to avoid it in the first place, or, if you cannot, then take those actions that will ameliorate its affects as far as possible; hence, this article...

30 Mar 2012 06:28

UNITED STATES

Clickatell announces Connect API
Clickatell announces Connect API

REDWOOD CITY, US: Clickatell, a global leader in personalised priority messaging (PPM) through all mobile devices, today announced the availability of the Clickatell Connect API to enable developers to integrate SMS text messaging seamlessly with their web or mobile applications.

12 Mar 2012 08:53

UNITED STATES

US tax sites category grows 15% vs year ago
US tax sites category grows 15% vs year ago

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an analysis of US visitation to the online taxes category in January, which showed nearly 1 in 7 US Internet users visited the category to compile information and begin filing their 2011 tax returns. This number represented a gain of 15% versus January 2011.

6 Mar 2012 05:39

UNITED STATES

MasterCard launches partnership program
MasterCard launches partnership program

PURCHASE, US: MasterCard has announced a global initiative called the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers worldwide gain access to formal financial services through their mobile phones.

28 Feb 2012 11:08

UNITED STATES

US customer satisfaction grows for financial institutions and banking websites in 2011
US customer satisfaction grows for financial institutions and banking websites in 2011

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released the 2011 edition of its annual State of Online and Mobile Banking report, which provides a comprehensive view of the key online and mobile banking trends in the US in 2011.

3 Feb 2012 10:20

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