If Nagy repeats his experiment in a year or so, however, he
might have a different result. Excitement about tap-to-pay technology
is building now that Apple has joined the party.

Last month, the Cupertino, Calif., tech titan announced Apple
Pay, its version of contactless payments. Its set to kick
off this month. Credit card giants American Express, Visa and
MasterCard, several big retail chains, and several banks, including
Minnesotas biggest two, Wells Fargo and US Bank, are on board.

Despite gadgets such as the wearable Apple Watch and new
iPhones that Apple rolled out at the same time, it was Apple Pay
that got the attention of analysts....

Six local organizations on Thursday morning were awarded grants of between $1,500 and $5,000 from the Topeka Credit Union Foundation during a benefactors breakfast at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 SE 6th.

Grant money was to be used for a variety of projects, ranging from a preschool literacy program to dental care for adults with mental illness.

Becky Harwick, president of the Capitol Credit Union Service Organization, handed out grant checks totaling $18,550 at the breakfast.

Harwick said a selection committee had the “tough” task of selecting recipients from among 26 grant applications, the most in the 11-year history of the award, which started...

Vegas Casino Online – Fair Play For Over 120 Games
Published October 20, 2014

Absolute fairness is guaranteed across the entire gaming offer at Vegas Casino Online.

Vegas Casino Online offers the excitement of casino games from Las Vegas to customers around the world through its internet products. While there are many things which make it a leading operator, its attitude towards fair play is on top of the list.

Real Time Gaming is the software provider which powers the online casino and it is also a premier gaming developer which ensures that everything is fair.

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MOSCOW, October 15 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) Moscows Meshchansky District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against MasterCard by a Russian national whose banking card was blocked after the US imposed sanctions on Russian officials and several Russian banks over the situation in Ukraine, the plaintiff told RAPSI on Wednesday.

Alexander Moskovkin, deputy CEO at LEXPRO Software Development, filed a lawsuit to collect 400 rubles ($9.90) from MasterCard, including 100 rubles in moral damages and 300 rubles in pecuniary damages.

The plaintiff said he suffered damages due to his card being blocked, a card that was issued by SMP Bank that was included in US sanctions....

How do people deal with collectors who take them to court? Recently we asked our readers, and got dozens of responses from people who had been sued over various debts, including several from people who said they were shocked when they were aggressively pursued over unpaid medical debts. Below are some their stories.

Have you ever been sued over an old debt? Help us investigate debt collectors by sharing your story.

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Most people have to work hard at keeping track of bills and finances. But now there are a lot of apps out there that can help make budgeting, as easy as texting your friends.

Ashley Bona found herself in a boatload of financial trouble when she graduated from college.

She had $70,000 in student loans and no clue how to manage them. So she found a high-tech way to fix that, mobile apps that break down her spending into categories and alert her to overspending.

I set a budget whether it be monthly or weekly of how much I want to spend on each category. It will send me weekly alerts. It helps me keep track of…where my moneys going,...

Q: I declared bankruptcy personally six years ago. Will that keep me from getting a small business loan?

A: A bankruptcy six years ago will still be on your credit report.  Lenders will check the personal credit history of anyone who owns 20 percent or more of a business, since those individuals will be asked to personally guarantee any business loan.  The good news is a clean credit record since the bankruptcy, a sound business plan with realistic projections that show repayment ability and solid collateral may allow the loan to happen.  Much will depend on the lender you choose, the loan policies they use and how diligent you have been keeping a clean credit record since the bankruptcy.

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Fall is officially here, and that means the new season brings sticker shocks for consumers. As the holidays approach you may begin to feel the pain in your wallet. Personal finance journalist Vera Gibbons joined us with tips on how you can fix your fall finances before the holidays are upon us. Some of the tips include avoiding higher prices on grocery staples, saving for the holidays, holding off on certain purchases and retailer’s tricks to make you spend.

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FastFunds Financial Corporation Releases Corporate Update Pertaining to Brawnstone Security, LLC & Restructuring of Balance Sheet

October 20, 2014: 09:00 AM ET

FastFunds Financial Corporation (“FastFunds” or the “Company”) (PINKSHEETS: FFFC) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannabis Angel, Inc., and The 420 Development Corporation, released today a corporate update pertaining to Brawnstone Security, LLC. (“Brawnstone”) and the restructuring of the Company’s balance sheet.

Update Pertaining to Brawnstone

FastFunds is pleased to announce that the corporate integration of Brawnstone is progressing...