Kristin Moyer

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Euro Crisis: What is the Connection between Hypothecation and the Future of Money?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 20, 2011  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger On the weekend, I read a rather alarming commentary by David Stockman European Banking System is on the Verge of Collapse. While this analysis clearly highlights the fragility of bank balance sheets, it doesn’t dig deeply into the graver issue facing the Eurozone policy makers and indeed the world –  that [...]

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Canadian Banks Carded To Little Effect

by Kristin Moyer  |  May 22, 2009  |  1 Comment

David furlonger and Stessa Cohen here… Newswires in Canada are full of the announcement from the Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about changes in the rules governing credit cards: http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/index.html?subject=Jim+Flaherty&type=Person   On the surface these changes reflect some of what has already been proposed by U.S. lawmakers, (http://blogs.gartner.com/kristin_moyer/2009/04/29/transparency-communication-with-proposed-credit-card-regulatory-changes/ ), but importantly are absent any limiting of [...]

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Is Now the Right Time to Take On PayPal ?

by Kristin Moyer  |  February 25, 2009  |  Comments Off

Alistair Newton here. With numerous parts of the global financial services industry suffering at the hands of sub prime, credit crunch and general evaporation of customer confidence, for many their carefully laid strategies and plans are being replaced by short-term tactics focused on survival. So its refreshing to see that amongst this scramble, some financial [...]

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After 11 Years, “Goodbye Credit Card”

by Kristin Moyer  |  February 12, 2009  |  6 Comments

My husband and I have had a credit card that earns airline mileage on a specific carrier for 11 years now.  We are the kind of customers that banks love yet hate.  We charge anything that we can – gas, food, kids’ after school activities, a pack of gum.  We complain that the light-rail in [...]

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Cash is King – Recession Strikes a Blow to Payments Cards

by Kristin Moyer  |  November 25, 2008  |  Comments Off

Alistair Newton here. We’ve seen recent reports from retailers in the United States – Wal Mart and Target in particular – reporting significant reductions in the use of credit cards as a percentage of the overall payments made in their stores. Whilst the shift from credit card to debit card usage is not restricted to [...]

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