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Forget Platinum, here's a Green card
Caixa Geral de Depósitos has released a Zero Carbon Card, a unique bank card that gives its holders special benefits for the purchase of goods and services that are more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. A solution that aims to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and, at the same time, to reward consumers for contributing to a healthier world. The card also gives CO2 credits, meaning that the amount of money saved in the cash back programme is used in energy saving or energy efficient projects, generating credits that compensate for its owners’ inevitable emissions.
Why it matters
A long term bank card loyalty programme that not only creates reasons for usage but rewards ethical behaviour therefore providing a further reason not to switch cards. Will such multi-layered benefits be a block against rate chasing switchers?
A new form of payment for online shopping, MB is the latest application developed by Portuguese company SIBS – Forward Payment Solutions, in partnership with national mobile operators. The platform provides consumers with a safe and quickly accessible method of online payment. No personal or account details are required once the account is set up and the only information necessary is a mobile phone number.
Will the wallet of the future look like this? Softbank Mobile has developed an iPhone case that enables digital payment. The case allows wireless, autonomous data transfers over short distances, so that monetary transactions are made possible by simply laying two iPhones on top of or right beside each other.