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Google AdWords opens up payment options in India

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If you have been using Google AdWords for your advertising needs, here is some welcome news. Google has announced that it will now allow payments to be made not just by credit card, but by Cheque, Demand draft and even Netbanking.

This is a much needed respite, not just for individuals who cringe at the thought of sharing their credit card details online, but more so for companies which don’t have corporate cards. Typically, an employee (either from the advertising/marketing team or the CEO if it’s a small company) has to use his/her credit card for these transactions, and then claim reimbursement from the company.

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Sigma Autolink – Another fraud company

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Even though investors today are a much more informed lot, there is still a lot to be done in terms of educating them on the merits of investing / not investing in certain types of companies.

A case has now been registered against Sigma Autolink Pvt Ltd, based in Aurora Towers, Pune, for cheating it’s investors during a span of 3 months last year.


Getting the American Express Kingfisher First credit card

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Just returned to Pune after a great time at Goa, and found a thick envelope from American Express waiting for me. Opening it presented an invite from them offering a “pre-approved” membership of the American Express Kingfisher First Credit Card, which is basically a Platinum card. This was actually a bit of a surprise, considering I was considering returning both my existing American Express credit card as well as the American Express charge card.

Reason: These are the only cards I have where an annual fee is levied, and though I didn’t mind it initially, it is an issue now, especially when all other cards are free, regardless of whether they are Gold, Platinum, Titanium etc!