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Study: Digital behavior could impact car insurance prices | WISH TV

Study: Digital behavior could impact car insurance prices | WISH TV

“If consumers want to take those steps, then they can shop online in the morning versus wait late at night or they can use a certain device,” Connolly said, “but I think a lot of consumers wouldn’t want to make massive changes in their online behaviors.” Connolly said these digital behavior ratings factors could be implemented […]

Funeral companies told to make fees transparent | The Times

Funeral companies told to make fees transparent | The Times

Funeral directors have been ordered to publish their full fees online after concerns about the soaring cost of services. An investigation into the prices of cremations and burials has led the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) to change its code of practice to force all members to be more transparent about charges. The pledge […]

Renting a Car With a Debit Card? It Just Got Much Easier | Intelligencer

Renting a Car With a Debit Card? It Just Got Much Easier | Intelligencer

If Dollar and Thrifty are right about debit cards and customer risk — it’s worth noting, the past debit-card-using customers whose behavior they’ve analyzed comprise a specific set of debit-card holders who have been willing and able to jump through hoops like passing credit checks before rental — then they are making a smart play […]

Airtel just got assigned its lowest credit score by an international ratings agency as pricing pressures continue | Business Insider India

Airtel just got assigned its lowest credit score by an international ratings agency as pricing pressures continue | Business Insider India

Earlier this morning, Moody’s, an international ratings agency, downgraded Airtel’s debt to “significant credit risk” or “Ba1m”giving the telecom major an overall negative outlook. This was the first time that Airtel received this rating for its senior unsecured debt. The reason? The competitive nature of the Indian telecom market. The ongoing pricing war in India’s […]

Prices inched up for high-spending households in the December quarter | Share Chat NZ

Prices inched up for high-spending households in the December quarter | Share Chat NZ

High-spending households were hit by rising airfares and rental car costs in the December quarter while lower spending ones got some relief from cheaper vegetables. High-spending households saw their cost of living lift 0.2 percent on the quarter while the lowest-spending ones saw it dip 0.1 percent, Statistics New Zealand said. High-spending households were hit […]

Target’s app charges higher prices to customers near a store, report says | St. Paul Business Journal

Target’s app charges higher prices to customers near a store, report says | St. Paul Business Journal

Target Corp’s smartphone app allows the retailer to automatically charge higher prices to customers based how close they are to a store, according to a new report. An investigation from KARE-11 found that, if a customer has his or her location services turned on, Target’s app may offer a higher price on certain items if […]

Wheels: By air or by car | Conway Daily Sun

Wheels: By air or by car | Conway Daily Sun

Some quick internet research reveals some resources for our comparison, but first, a couple of assumptions. Since I’m making this hypothetical comparison using the circumstances of my daughter’s trip, a few variables can be ruled out. Her trip was one-way, so no leaving a car at the airport to drive home upon return and no […]

Wednesday’s polar vortex could bring boom or bust for ride-share and taxi drivers | Chicago Tribune

Wednesday’s polar vortex could bring boom or bust for ride-share and taxi drivers | Chicago Tribune

Both the Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services experienced surge-pricing on Monday, which occurs when high demand causes prices to spike. But Wednesday, many offices will be shuttered and schools will be closed. It remains to be seen whether the streets will be deserted, or whether there will be people hailing rides because they don’t want […]

Boss of price comparison site goes to war with UK’s biggest undertaker | Daily Mail Online

Boss of price comparison site goes to war with UK’s biggest undertaker | Daily Mail Online

A war of words between Britain’s biggest chain of undertakers and a specialist price comparison site has shattered the peace of the sombre world of funeral directors. The website beyond.life – whose slogan is Don’t Get R.I.P.’D Off’ – and its colourful boss Ian Strang have accused undertakers Dignity of ‘profiteering’ from grief and failing […]

Guest Post: Is the Go-Jek-Grab price war already over? | DealStreetAsia

Guest Post: Is the Go-Jek-Grab price war already over? | DealStreetAsia

About a month after Go-Jek entered the Singapore market running a “promotion” campaign offering fares about 30-50% cheaper to customers, and attractive drivers incentives, it’s changing gears. It has now introduced dynamic pricing and increased the prices by about 30% for customers. Incentives for drivers have also been cut. As expected, there were howls of […]