British motocross rider Jamie Squibb performs a jump against the backdrop of the more corporate Canary Wharf area.Photograph: AP Photo / Matt Dunham
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In Numbers: Standing comfortably 4 Hours of the working day that office workers should spend standing up to avoid health problems, according to scient(...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

The biggest share price gains for Visa and MasterCard over the past year have come in response to Chinese government policies that open the local payment card market to foreign players.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Global bank card operators including Visa and MasterCard can seek licences to clear domestic Chinese payments starting today, following a long-running(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and his girlfriend Linda Gabrielian (left) arrive for the opening ceremony of the Fifa Congress in Zurich on Thursday. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA 1:37

The president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, has denied responsibility for the corruption scandal engulfing football’s world governing body and has promised t(...)

With summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to get your money organised. It may be one of the least exciting aspects of a visit abroad, but a lit(...)

MasterCard “is working with the European Commission on the issue as part of an ongoing constructive dialogue”, the company said.

MasterCard is poised to receive an antitrust complaint from European Union regulators probing card payment fees, according to sources.Regulators may s(...)

Spending in hotels, restaurants and bars was up 6.1 per cent while consumers also spent 4.7 per cent more on recreation and culture with transport and communication spending climbing by 4.4 per cent and health and education going up by 1.9 per cent. also benefited from the upswing in the economy, with both categories showing positive growth.

Irish consumers are growing in confidence and have started spending money again according to a new barometer which measures spending across eight key (...)

Modern banking business provides a kaleidoscope of financial products and services, and different methods of transferring funds, with electronic fund transfer (EFT) becoming increasingly popular and important

Most people use an electronic means of payment every day, whether it is using your credit-card to pay for lunch, paying utility bills via direct debit(...)

‘Our system cannot accept a membership application without the applicant manually entering their credit- or debit card details into the sign-up page,’ says Complete Savings

More confusion over Complete Savings sign-up More on Complete Savings, the “web loyalty” scheme that costs €12 a month. We received an email from rea(...)

Dr David Finn and Mark Rafferty of    Amatech Group Ltd: “What we have been able to do is almost defy the laws of physics.”

Amatech Most people with a Visa debit card will be familiar with contactless payment technology. In Ireland it allows Visa debit cardholders to pay bi(...)