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Household spending fell 1.4 per cent in May, the second time in 2019 that a reduction has been recorded a new survey has found. Visa’s Irish Consume(...)

Facebook has said it won’t be in sole control of libra. Instead, it is teaming up with a group of 28 companies such as Uber and Spotify to form the Libra Association. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Do you know your bitcoin from your litecoin or ripple? Get ready to deal with the newest cryptocurrency to hit the market – Facebook’s libra. What is(...)

Facebook wants to attract 100 businesses in time for the launch of libra, which it is aiming for the first half of 2020. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Facebook is to launch a cryptocurrency next year, backed by the likes of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal, that will allow people to move money from their (...)

Facebook is  launching a digital currency next week. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s shares climbed on Friday following reports detailing the company’s plans to launch a digital currency, due to be unveiled next week. Detai(...)

 Chile fans  before the Women’s World Cup match against Sweden in Rennes. Photograph:   Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

World soccer’s governing body Fifa has defended its ticketing policy at the 2019 Women’s World Cup despite seeing average attendances at the first nin(...)

The price of more secure online payments is likely to be a little bit more hassle for consumer and retailers. Photograph: iStock

We’ve all been there: filled an online shopping cart, gone through the checkout process and submitted your payment information. Job done. Suddenly you(...)

Just 44 per cent of businesses believe they will be compliant with the new regulations, due to come into force on September 14th. Photograph: iStock

Europe’s online economy is at risk of losing €57 billion in 12 months as companies fail to prepare adequately for new, more stringent online payment a(...)

The Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange website. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty

In the battle against international money laundering, cryptocurrency remains the weakest link. Users can receive payments from unknown sources from ar(...)

PTSB is set to increase the cost of its Explore current account by 50 per cent. 	Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB is set to increase the fixed monthly fee for its Explore current account by 50 per cent this summer, thus making it more difficult for c(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

If any company can take a cryptocurrency mainstream, it is Facebook. More than 2 billion people log into its family of apps and increasingly they wa(...)

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