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Aldermore pledges ‘no dual pricing’ in broker service overhaul | Mortgage Strategy

Aldermore pledges ‘no dual pricing’ in broker service overhaul | Mortgage Strategy

Aldermore has set out new broker service promises, including guarantees of no dual pricing whether customers go direct or through brokers. The lender promises brokers dedicated contacts, including assigning a specialist underwriting contact to each residential and buy-to-let case. Aldermore has also pledged transparent service, involving sharing its current underwriting process and case timescales every […]

How airlines decide what fare you pay | CNN Travel

How airlines decide what fare you pay | CNN Travel

Customer profiling But how does the airline know who the higher-value passengers are and how much to charge them? Stuart Barwood, founder of Travercial, an airline consultancy firm, says airlines can make a number of reasonable assumptions about the profile of traffic on a certain route and then adjust their prices accordingly. “The London to […]

No predatory pricing by WhatsApp by not charging any subscription fee | Tax Guru

No predatory pricing by WhatsApp by not charging any subscription fee | Tax Guru

Informant Shri Vinod Kumar Gupta, Chartered Accountant has alleged that by not charging any subscription fee since January, 2016 from its users, the OP  WhatsApp Inc. is indulging in predatory pricing. In this regard, the Commission observes that there are several other applications available in the relevant market which do not charge any fee from the […]

Editorial: Perils in the era of dynamic pricing | MediaNama

Editorial: Perils in the era of dynamic pricing | MediaNama

What we have right now in terms of consumer, is pricing on the basis of specific products/models (with additional limits for transparency, such as the disclosure of Maximum Retail Price), or pricing on the basis of class of consumer, like in telecom. At a regulatory discussion a couple of weeks ago, Rajan Mathews, the Director General […]

Surge pricing transparency: a tale of two users – Uber Screeds | Medium

Surge pricing transparency: a tale of two users – Uber Screeds | Medium

Uber’s surge pricing algorithm assesses a premium on the price that passengers pay, and the wages that drivers earn. Uber’s general policy is that if a passenger pays 2x the cost of a fare, the driver earns 2x in wages. However, a recent email conversation between an Uber driver and an Uber Customer Support Representative […]

Uber’s New Pricing Scheme Weaponizes Big Data | Inc.com

Uber’s New Pricing Scheme Weaponizes Big Data | Inc.com

While few people are likely to object to rich folk paying more than poor folk, Dave Sutton, of the public safety campaign Who’s Driving You? points out that “Uber’s new pricing scheme weaponizes its access to data against customers. It could be used to overcharge airport passengers late at night, the less-privileged in transportation deserts, […]

OLA cheating Customers with their different pricing strategy | PC Tablet

OLA cheating Customers with their different pricing strategy | PC Tablet

Ola and Uber are the best leading cab aggregator services in India. These not just made it easy for the people in commute, but also made it hassle free without any bargain or having to wait for a long time to get a ride. Though the pricing is quite affordable, the Surge pricing is something that comes […]

Surge pricing goes universal: some effects | Nouslife

Surge pricing goes universal: some effects | Nouslife

Downsides not mentioned: this would blow a hole in rpi calculations and render difficult or impossible inflation calculations and thus problematise things like index-linked pensions or other payments relying on rpi systems (note the comment in the article “Increasingly, there is no such thing as a fixed price from which sale items deviate”). There’s an […]

Uber under fire for surge pricing following London Bridge terror attack before removing ‘automatic increase and refunding passengers’ | Mirror

Uber under fire for surge pricing following London Bridge terror attack before removing ‘automatic increase and refunding passengers’ | Mirror

Uber has been branded “absolutely disgusting” after automatic surge pricing remained in place following the London Bridge terror attack before removing it. Outraged customers accused the company of profiting from the horrifying attack that killed seven people and left 48 wounded. The firm, which allows riders to hail cabs with their smartphones, said the surge […]

Reliance Jio: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio spar on transparency in tariffs at TRAI event | The Economic Times

Reliance Jio: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio spar on transparency in tariffs at TRAI event | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Incumbent telcos sparred with Reliance Jio over the matter of transparency of tariff plans, with Bharti AirtelBSE 0.55 % and Idea CellularBSE 1.52 % saying that some offers, especially counter offers to retain users, need to be kept confidential to protect the competitive advantage while the newcomer batted for all plans to be […]