All posts by Natalie Rutledge

Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at

Financial Woes Are A Bad Sign For Relationships

February 14, 2017

Consumers with credit scores under 700 are more likely to face relationship troubles, according to recent research from Elevate’s Center for the Ne..

Target Quickly Squashes Rumors of Apple Pay in Stores

February 13, 2017

The Internet was abuzz yesterday when @AskTarget, Target’s official customer service account on Twitter, said the store was working on adding Ap..

PayPal Launches Its First Bot Using the Slack Messaging Platform

February 9, 2017

Using the power of the Slack messaging platform, PayPal has launched its first bot. Now users can send money to one another directly through their Sla..

Elo Touchscreens Bring Digital Atmosphere to Stores

February 8, 2017

Even when shopping in a brick-and-mortar store, many consumers are looking for a digital experience, and Elo touchscreens is trying to meet that need...

1.9 Million People Affected by Breach on Michigan Unemployment Database

February 6, 2017

A data breach at Michigan’s Unemployment Database may have affected as many as 1.9 million Michigan residents. State officials have said names, ..

Citi and Live Nation Releasing Live Music Platform

February 2, 2017

Citi and Live Nation have unveiled the Citi Sound Vault, which is a new live music platform offered exclusively to Citi cardholders. Citi Sound Vault ..

Acer Reaches Settlement after Exposing 35,000 Credit Card Numbers

January 30, 2017

The computer manufacturer Acer reached a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after a data breach left 35,000 credit card numbe..

Belk and Synchrony Extend Credit Card Agreement

January 26, 2017

Synchrony will continue to offer Belk’s private label credit card, as the two entities have reached a multi-year agreement. Belk, which operates..

Ethoca and FICO Partner to Limit Card-Not-Present Fraud Losses

January 25, 2017

Ethoca and FICO have partnered to make it easier for card issuers to maximize the recovery of card-not-present (CNP) fraud losses. CNP fraud not only ..

Samsung and Total Merchant Services Reveal New Point-of-Sale System

January 24, 2017

Small to medium-sized businesses will soon have a new point-of-sale (POS) system to offer their shoppers. Samsung and Total Merchant Services unveiled..