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The changing face of our high streets

In the early 1990s, a British computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, (at least partially) invented what we now refer to as the World Wide Web. In 1991, his team at CERN created the first ever website and put it online.

ID fraud risks for younger consumers

Equifax, the ID fraud expert, is urging younger consumers and parents to look after their personal information to keep fraudsters at bay. The latest advice comes on the advent of Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2014. The initiative asks people to help create ‘a better internet together’ and focuses advice and support on carers and teachers, as well as children and young people.

Ukash welcomes Safer Internet Day

Leading online cash payment provider, Ukash, welcomes Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2014. The initiative calls for people to create ‘a better internet together’ and is aimed at carers and teachers, as well as children and young people. Ukash helps consumers make safe and easy purchases online, without the need for a bank account or credit card, making it ideal for young people.

New campaign urges people to be 'Cyber Streetwise'

A new campaign to change the way people protect themselves while shopping or banking online in order to avoid falling victim to cyber criminals is being launched today by the government.

Record online sales light up Christmas

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2% in December versus a year earlier. In December 2012, they had increased by 18.4% over the previous year.

The savvy shopper's guide to gift returns

The chaos of Christmas is over, but for many consumers the headache is just beginning. Dealing with the hassle of broken or unwanted gifts, unexpected credit card fees and confusing fine print leaves many lacking holiday cheer.

Protect yourself from online fraud this festive season

A new report by the European Consumer Centre Network (ECC-Net) takes a look at the scams faced by consumers when shopping online.

Mobile-friendly website provider champions Small Business Saturday

Telnames, a leader in self-service mobile-friendly websites for local businesses, has announced support for the UK’s first ever Small Business Saturday. The UK’s first Small Business Saturday is a day-long celebration of small and local businesses being held on 7th December 2013.

Nationwide first in UK to launch V.me by Visa Digital Wallet

Nationwide Building Society, in partnership with Visa Europe, has announced the launch of V.me by Visa, a digital wallet that will offer the Society’s over six and a half million credit and debit card customers an innovative new way to make shopping online faster, easier and more secure.

Shopped online and want your money back?

Bought a new 3D flat screen television and never got it? Or did you pay your supplier abroad and he delivered a faulty product? Don't worry, there is a cheap way to claim your money back.

Brits wait until after Christmas to hit the shops en masse

ShopperTrak has identified 28th and 27th December as the first and third busiest shopping days respectively in this year’s holiday calendar. Unsurprisingly the final Saturday before Christmas, 21st December, takes the second spot, with the remaining two pre-Christmas Saturdays in fourth and fifth position.

Affiliate Window launches new relationship with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Leading global hospitality brand Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has appointed award-winning performance network Affiliate Window for the launch of a global affiliate marketing program.

Easy does it for Spend and Raise

Leading charity shopping site easyfundraising.org.uk has announced the purchase of rival site spendandraise.com.

Dorchester Collection unveils brand new website

Dorchester Collection has unveiled its newly redesigned website, bringing all ten individual hotels together under its brand domain, mirroring how Dorchester Collection collates landmarks of individuality under one umbrella.

Easier internet “everything”

Are you someone who could be described as “tech-savvy”; keeping up with all the latest developments in technology and the Internet, whilst simultaneously finding the best broadband bundle deals and always staying well on top of your web security and virus issues?