Wim Verbraeken: “At the age of 25, I was commanding 200 people as a troop commander in Germany.” photograph: alan betson

Wim Verbraeken spent 14 years with Belgium’s military, including two years as a Nato troop commander in Germany before the Berlin Wall came dow(...)

The card will offer up to 56 days interest-free credit and incorporates new “tap and go” technology that will allow consumers to pay for purchases of €15 or less without a Pin number.

KBC Bank Ireland plans to launch a Mastercard credit card in the coming days as the latest step in its introd(...)

 Russian special force soldiers and Crimea’s self-defense units take up positions as they storm the last Ukrainian military base in Belbek today. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian troops smashed their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with armoured vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades today, while Ukrai(...)

Russian soldiers on the move at a military base which was until recently controlled by Ukrainians, in Perevalne, Crimea, yesterday. Russia’s consolidation of power continued in Crimea even as the international business community continued to signal its unease. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Russia’s foreign ministry said today that Moscow has the right of a tit-for-tat response to the second wave of sanctions imposed by the Europea(...)

Traders on New York Stock Exchange floor. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Russian stock indexes fell sharply today as investors digested the impact of US sanctions over Ukraine, including possible moves by Washington (...)

  Bitcoin may not be the messiah of a new currency its hardcore fans yearn for, but it may herald the deeper financial revolution the inte(...)

Credit card companies MasterCard and Visa said they had formed a new cross-industry group to enhance payment system security across networks. (...)

Mobile is taking over everything. Not content with dominating how we communicate, it seems that mobile technology is destined to play an increa(...)

Card fees charged by Visa Europe and MasterCard Inc. have been probed by regulators since at least 2002

Visa Europe ’s promised to reduce credit-card fees has been accepted by European Union regulators in a settlement that ends an antitrust probe (...)

Laser cards were introduced in 1996 but have since been replaced by Visa debit and Mastercard.

Laser cards will cease to operate from this Friday, February 28th following the completion of the transition to Visa and MasterCard debit cards. (...)

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