Credit card companies should reduce interest to reflect the times.
Given the current situation, I think all credit card companies should suspend the very high interest rates they charge. Reducing the interest rate to 5% or less would be a great help to those taking on debt to get through this. Federal governments in Canada and the US have both reduced the banks cost to borrow, this Must be passed on to the consumers who need the money.
We want to have paypal and credit cards in Sudan
In 2007, Us imposed a new economic and financial sanctions against Sudan because of Omer Elbashir ( the deposed president of Sudan ) and his government's continous voilence occurring in Darfur (State in Sudan) . According to the sanctions, Sudanese citizens were blocked from international electronic payment services such as Paypal , Visa and Master card . In December 2018, Sudanese citizens protested against Omer Elabashir and his government demanding " freedom , peace and equality " . In 11/4/2019 Omer Elbashir was deposed after 30 years of violence , corruption and economical destruction . Omer Elbashir was arrested, some of the citizens' money was returned, and economical state got a little bit better . We, as Sudanese citizens, would like to have these international payment services in Sudan , since we're blocked from using them . This would help the economical state and a lot of people at freelancing and marketing to work internationally . Making these services available in Sudan would help the electronic government project . And also give people the right to buy and sell from all international electronic markets such as Amazon and others.
Zero Percent Interest on Credit Cards during COVID19
During the time of need many can barely afford food without jobs and cuts with COVID 19, we need to halt interest on all Credit Cards during this time. People can not afford to carry a balance with no income and being that most provinces are going to a state of emergency....its the right thing to do.
Let's stop the Banks and all the Credit card companies from profiteering on Canadians
In 2008 Canadians through their government bailed out the bank's debt. Now under these difficult circumstances (COVID-19) instead of returning the favor, they try to take advantage of the situation. Bank of Canada reduced its prime rate to 0.25%. Credit card companies are still charging over 20%, AND if you skip a payment they will charge you interest ON interest at over 20%. Banks doing the same offering a 2-month postponement but they will charge interest ON the interest for this period. Banks are happy to take the money from the Federal Government but where are they helping their existing clients with their current loan obligations, by dramatically reducing their interest rates? Let's all call our banks, MPs, MLA's and media to force them to take action!
Stop Channel 7 Australia from broadcasting the opinions of criminally convicted Neo-Nazis.
On Sunday 14th January 2018, Channel 7 broadcast an interview with a convicted criminal and self-admitted Adolf Hitler fan, trussed up as an alternative right-wing opinion: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/channel-seven-crossed-a-line-with-neonazi-interview-20180115-h0iidf.html According to numerous news publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Seven News Melbourne aired an "exclusive" story about "right-wing activists" meeting in response to a series of recent crimes carried out by young men. Journalist Jodi Lee said she had been given exclusive access to the meeting, before crossing to a pre-recorded interview with United Patriots leader Blair Cottrell. Cottrell has previously spent time in prison for property damage and last year became one of the first Victorians to be convicted under the state's new racial vilification laws. The United Patriots leader has previously called for a picture of Hitler to be hung in every classroom. The Seven News report did not disclose Cottrell's past convictions. In a statement, Seven News director Simon Pristel said he stood by the story. Given the unacceptable response, it seems the only way remaining to let Channel 7 know that broadcasting interviews with criminal neo-nazis is to encourage its international sponsors to speak out against it and withdraw support for Channel 7. Clearly, for Channel 7, money talks. This petition is a chance for Channel 7 sponsors to show they reject racism and neo-naziism and will not allow their money to support organisations which broadcast the opinions of such. Channel 7's current sponsors, including those advertising for its all-important Australian Open, can show that they wish to stand up against racism by withdrawing or suspending advertising on Channel 7 until it admits its wrongdoing and places appropriate penalties on those who allowed (indeed, continue to stand by) publication of the story.
Demand Visa, MasterCard, AMEX & Discover Reduce/Waive Certain Fees during COVID 19
COVID 19 is here and small businesses, who employ 47% of the nation’s workforce are doing everything they can to keep their businesses from failing in the face of lost income. This means they are doing what small businesses do best – pivoting - to make their businesses SAFE for their customers and their staff. For some this means Online Ordering, Curbside Pickup and/or Delivery, for others, deemed non-essential, this means closing down and laying off their employees. Given people’s fear of cash carrying and spreading COVID19, most consumers are relying heavily on their credit cards these days. This of course is causing the businesses still open to be offered significantly less cash, and more credit cards than ever. This in itself is hurting the small businesses because of credit card fees. Did you know that every time you use a credit card online or over the phone that the vendor is charged an ADDITIONAL FEE? This is called a CARD NOT PRESENT fee (CNP). And the card companies like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover do it to cover their increased risk. This why many small businesses avoid taking cards over the phone, or have transaction fees for online purchases – to cover those added fees. Most companies pay close to 3% in fees to take your credit card INSIDE their store or restaurant. The CNP fees for a phone or online order can add an additional 2-3% to each transaction depending on the card type. That means the fee on a $10 transaction goes from $0.30 to $0.60. While not a lot of money during regular times, during COVID19 times when every penny counts, these fees are real money being lost by small businesses. Other small businesses, who are not deemed essential, are being forced to close, and yet they are STILL being charged their monthly fees by the credit card companies regardless of whether they are making sales or not. Sadly these fees are literally sucked from the bank accounts of small businesses without them being able to stop them! Right now Small Businesses in America are in the fight of their life, literally and figuratively. And these added CNP fees and monthly flat fees on closed businesses are not helping. This means that a larger percentage of sales is going to credit card fees than ever. This means less money is going towards small business payroll at a time when literally every dollar counts. We are petitioning to have Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover to waive the added CNP fees for businesses who do not typically take CNP transactions. We are also asking for waiving of flat monthly fees on businesses not currently open. And if they can’t do that – what can they do?! We are asking people to sign our petition and spread it around social media to pressure the major card companies: VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover to take notice and do something – anything – to help the people who bring them money day in day out – when we really need it. Beth MarcusBusiness ManagerCape Cod Beer, IncHyannis MA Donna Kutil RossScenic RootsSandwich MA Linda Dantonio Seaporium Hyannis MA Kristen BoardleyCenterville Pie CompanyCenterville MA Graham SillimanSiena – MashpeeMashpee MA John MillerJ Miller Picture Framer & GalleryMashpee MA Steve SwainFrying Pan GalleryOrleans and Wellfleet MA Elisa Jennings SullivanSwirls JewelrySandwich MA LouAnne ColomboBee & Blossom FloristHyannis MA Aaron WebbThe Daily PaperHyannis MA Todd PavaoLuke’s LiquorsCape Cod MA Mike FerreiraThomas Michaels KitchensWareham MA Adam KatzHaul N’ AxesFairhaven MA Brian CareyDepaola Begg Hyannis MA Andrea PendergastCape Cod Package StoreCenterville MA Jamie LeeBagel Haven Mashpee MA Margaret ElizabethCape Cod Fitness CoOsterville Fitness CoBarnstable MA Ian Sullivan & Laurie DeCostUnderground BakeryDennis MA
Ban 'Rape Day' purchase support of Visa and Pay Pal
A new computer game called "Rape Day" lets you play as a sociopathic rapist for kicks - and it's set to be available for download worldwide, through the popular online gaming service Steam next month. 'Rape Day' lets you "control the choices of a menacing serial killer rapist during a zombie apocalypse. Verbally harass, kill, and rape women as you choose to progress the story." Rape is not a game and the makers of this should not be allowed to make money promoting the rape and killing of women. How is this allowed to happen? This is only going to vilify rape and violence towards women. We are trying to stop this happening worldwide and yet this 'game' is now being sold to anyone, any age, who has access to a credit card. Please sign and share this petition if you agree: we need to ban the 'Rape Day' game.
Block the ban on pornhub from MasterCard and visa
Pornhub has been unfairly targeted by right wing religious groups in an attempt to get them shutdown. There are a lot of content creators that rely on the income that pornhub provides. This is just the beginning if we don’t stand with pornhub all adult content platforms are at risk. Let’s stand together and let our voices be heard. Content creators are unfairly discriminated against everyday on social media. We have had our bank accounts shut down. Airbnb accounts PayPal Venmo cashapp and others. It’s time for us to take a stand with pornhub against religious finatics
Reverse MasterCard's Anti-Vape Policies
MasterCard sent out an email updating it's policy with vape companies that process their cards. This petition was formed requesting MasterCard to reverse their anti-vape policies. Here are some key points that affect the industry. NEW VAPING AGE 21If you are you between the age of 18-20 and reside in a state that allows you to legally vape, MasterCard has taken away your ability to order online. With their requirement of Adult Signatures on delivery MasterCard has effected raised the age on vaping single handedly. You must be 21 or over with a valid government issued ID to sign for a USPS, UPS, and FedEx package with Adult Signature Required. EXORBITANT REGISTRATION FEES MasterCard is now charing a $500/year registration fee to vape companies. Even if you have a great chargeback record and have been processing for years. Why you ask? Because why not? I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING"I can start using my Visa debit card or Amex credit card." Well unfortunately, the online software that vape sites use cannot determine the type of card you are using and add an additional cost per that credit card type. Thus, all transactions will need to follow this new procedure.
Major Credit Cards: Stop doing business with assault weapons retailers
Tiny coffins in Newtown. Innocent young lives violently ended at Stoneman Douglas, Virginia Tech, Columbine and dozens of other American schools, churches, concerts and nightclubs over the last 19 years. When will we collectively decide that enough is enough? The Second Amendment is as obsolete in the age of nuclear weapons technology as the Three-Fifths Compromise after the Emancipation Proclamation, but it, combined with the Mafia-style tactics of the National Rifle Association, ensures that cowardly, self-interested Washington politicians will not make meaningful change to existing gun laws. The only hope for change lies with the corporations that enable firearms and ammunition manufacturers to sell weapons of war to unscreened, untrained and, all too often, unhinged people. We call on the finance industry, including credit card companies Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, to take a stand and establish new rules for the sale of guns in America. We ask these companies to change their terms of service to state that they will no longer do business with retailers that sell assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, which make semiautomatic rifles fire faster. This would effectively ban the sale of weapons of war at sporting goods stores across the United States, as these retailers would be cut off from the credit card system. Please sign this petition today to encourage Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover to take corporate responsibility for their role in assault weapon sales and wield their collective power against the powerful gun lobby today.