Posts tagged: MasterCard

The best and the worst IPO’s of the 21st century.

It’s interestitg that 3 of 5 best IPO’s were realized by Chinise companies. The numbers would be different if we annualize the return since the date of IPO’s.

5. (Best) China Life Insurance (LFC)

Total return from offer price: +486.85%
Offer Price: $18.68
Offer date: 12/11/2003
First day return: -52.38%
IPO deal size: $2.87 billion
Industry: Life/Health Insurance Read more »


A clip from a video talk: the business of cards

Credit and debit cards are bank products popular with clients and more profitable for a bank than classic credit. Processing card transactions is more automatic. A client realizes transactions by himself thus allowing banks to cut the number of branches in the network. Possessing a Visa or a MasterCard allows the client to control and automatically see the expenses in bank statements. Yet, while shopping, the client “loses” the sense of the amount of money they had spent. Spending money with a card is easier than spending cash. What kind of industry is this? Exactly how profitable is it? Read more »


Из видеобесед: карточный бизнес.

Кредитные и дебетовые карты – продукт банков, пользующийся спросом у клиентов, и более доходный продукт для банка по сравнению с классическими кредитами. Обработка карточных операций более автоматизирована, клиент проводит транзакции сомостоятельно, что позволяет банку сократить необходимость в разветвленной сети отделений. Для клиента, с одной стороны, наличие, например, карт Visa и MasterCard, позволяет контролировать и автоматически видеть расходы в банковских выписках, с другой стороны, при покупках клиент «теряет» Read more »


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