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New credit scoring aims to make it easier for people with no, or poor credit, to get cards

...credit score, or lack of one, could benefit from a program rolling out in the next few months aimed at making it easier to get a Visa or MasterCard.The company behind the widely-used FICO credit score announced Thursday a pilot program to help millions of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/new-credit-scoring-aims-ma
Visa wants to track smartphones to combat credit card fraud

...in sarongs, could be coming to an end.Visa will roll out a new feature this spring...every smartphones.Having your bank and Visa know where you are at all times might sound...update their smartphone apps to include Visa's new location-tracking software...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/visa-wants-track-smartphon
Costco makes deal with Visa, Citigroup

...16 years, the retailer is switching to Visa and will use Citigroup as its exclusive...will change?A: Costco will only accept Visa credit cards at its stores starting April...2016. Customers will also be able to use Visa and MasterCard debit cards, or pay in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/costco-makes-deal-visa-cit
Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa

...the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network.The deal is...is set to expire March 31, 2016. Costco says the deal with Visa and Citigroup Inc. would take effect the next day.The company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/costco-strikes-credit-card
Local preparers not seeing increase in taxpayers deferring income tax fees

...program, which ended Feb. 28, put the advance on a prepaid Visa card the same day a client completed his or her taxes.Jackson...owner Jeanne Chambers said although she offers clients a prepaid Visa Card, she encourages clients to direct-deposit refunds into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-27/local-prepa
Federal prosecutor, ATF agent under investigation

...that they conspired to illegally obtain a visa for an informant, which could create havoc...letter about the pair's handling of the visa application, and that the two were engaged...Ippolito's help, applied for a special visa for the informant. In the application...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-02/federal-prosecutor-atf
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

NEW YORK - Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed...card-related losses, but companies such as Visa and MasterCard stand to lose too, if data...that's destroyed," says Ellen Ritchey, Visa's chief enterprise risk officer.In March...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push
Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average

...in response to a planned stock split for Visa, another member of the 119-year old...After its four-to-one stock split, Visa will wind up with a lower price. S&P...September, 2013 when Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa knocked out Alcoa, Bank of America and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-06/apple-will-replace-att-dow
14 at compete in Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday

...be allowed inside to prevent distracting the contestants.The top three spellers will receive prizes, to include pre-paid Visa cards, dictionaries and online encyclopedia subscriptions. The grand prize winner will compete in the National Spelling Bee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-05/14-compete-scripps-nation
Charles Li wins spelling bee for second year in a row

...Washington, D.C. in May. He also won a new dictionary, an online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica and a $250 pre-paid Visa Card.Charles, 12, said he spent hours memorizing vocabulary words and practicing "visualizing" how the words are written...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-07/charles-li-wins-spelling-