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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide For Gifting Apple Products [Holiday Shopping Guide]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide For Gifting Apple Products [Holiday Shopping Guide]

There’s a good chance you can think of someone who plans on giving an Apple product this holiday season. Apple has rolled out its own Holiday Gift Guide and has its own gifting information page, which details the basics about gifting Apple products. If you’re looking for a little more assistance when shopping for Apple products then this guide is for you. Here we offer some simple tips to help the average holiday shopper save time and money when gifting Apple products.

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Congress Asks About Mobile Payment Safeguards And Gets Few Solid Answers

Congress Asks About Mobile Payment Safeguards And Gets Few Solid Answers

Congressional testimony raises concerns about consumer protections for mobile payments

Are mobile payments safe? That was a question that the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit posed to various finance officials earlier today. The subcommittee didn’t get a particularly clear answer.

According to written testimony provided by Stephanie Martin, associate general counsel for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, defining what protections apply to mobile payment systems is complicated by the fact that many businesses involved in the transfer of money through mobile devices aren’t banks. Companies involved in mobile payment systems that don’t meet the established definition of providing banking services aren’t subject to certain scrutiny, regulation, or consumer protection laws.

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