Messenger brings new chat themes, quick reply bar, QR code for payments

Despite the many issues with Facebook, it’s still one of the most popular social media platforms out there. Their Messenger app in particular still has a lot of loyal users. So any new feature added through an update is almost always welcome, as long as it’s not a major thing that messes up the app’s … Read more

Payments firm Klarna valued at £32bn after raising funds for expansion

Payments firm Klarna valued at £32bn after raising fresh funds to help its expansion By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 22:16 BST, 10 June 2021 | Updated: 22:28 BST, 10 June 2021 Payments firm Klarna is now worth £32billion after raising a fresh chunk of money to help fund its expansion. The shopping … Read more

Self-employed may be forced to work for YEARS longer if they cut pension payments during pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of self-employed people have endured a tough 14 months as business has plummeted.  Only the Government’s income support scheme has kept many afloat.  Understandably, those who run their own businesses have looked to batten down the hatches – and often, it has been the contributions they make into a pension that have … Read more

Ex GCHQ boss calls for ban on ransom payments after criminals targeted hospitals in Ireland

Britain’s ex-GCHQ chief has urged the government to ban ransomware payments to stop criminals profiteering from attacks. Ciaran Martin, the founding chief executive of GCHQ’s Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), spoke after the Irish health service was targeted by international criminals yesterday. The Taoiseach refused to pay a ransom demand after the Health Service Executive (HSE) … Read more

Ex GCHQ boss calls for ban on ransom payments after criminals targeted hospitals in Ireland

Britain’s ex-GCHQ chief has urged the government to ban ransomware payments to stop criminals profiteering from attacks. Ciaran Martin, the founding chief executive of GCHQ’s Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), spoke after the Irish health service was targeted by international criminals yesterday. The Taoiseach refused to pay a ransom demand after the Health Service Executive (HSE) … Read more

WhatsApp money transfer service, payments now ready in Brazil

WhatsApp remains as another important instant messaging platform today. Facebook regularly rolls out updates and new features. Just recently, we mentioned WhatsApp is testing out a 24-hour disappearing messages option. It’s also possibly working on a cross-platform backup. We also won’t forget those encrypted video and voice calls to desktop app. WhatsApp continues to combat … Read more

Cutting pension payments during Covid could cost over-50s tens of thousands

Millions of over-50s could be tens of thousands of pounds worse off in retirement after cutting pension contributions during the pandemic One in eight workers aged over 50 cut their pension payments in Covid crisisExpert says savers should consider every possible alternative before doing thisDo you need help fixing your finances? Find a financial adviser … Read more

£50k cost of cutting pension payments during Covid

Millions of over-50s could be tens of thousands of pounds worse off in retirement after reducing their pension contributions during the pandemic By Rachel Rickard Straus, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:51 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 1 May 2021 Millions of over-50s could be tens of thousands of pounds worse off … Read more

WPP feuds with Sir Martin Sorrell over £600,000 of bonus payments

WPP feud with former boss Sir Martin Sorrell heats up with fresh row over £600,000 worth of bonus payments By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 22:54 BST, 29 April 2021 | Updated: 23:13 BST, 29 April 2021 WPP’s feud with former boss Sir Martin Sorrell has escalated after the advertising giant tried to … Read more

Telegram update brings Payments 2.0, scheduled Voice Chats

Telegram users always look forward to feature drops and this month’s latest update is no different. They’re bringing version 2 of the support for Payments so merchants will find it easier to accept payments on their accounts. Groups and channels can also now schedule Voice Chats so members can prepare ahead of time. There are … Read more