OWS Recharged Ahead of Elections: 5 Things to Know for the Week

Simon Zhen

Posted on Mon Sep 17, 2012

The Occupy Wall Street movement becomes one year old on Monday. Given that it’s an election year, Occupy’s resurgence could have a significant impact in the political arena. Will OWS be effective in sending a message to the “one percent,” politicians and the rest of the American population?

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  • Citibank introduced a new online-account interface for credit-card customers. The look matches the makeover that the bank gave its website last year. Customers will notice that links to popular tasks are shown on the right sidebar for quick access and credit-card rewards and cash back are transparently displayed after logging in.
  • Monday will mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the massive consumer movement that gained recognition for blaming major corporations for the current state of the economy. The group will use the occasion to rejuvenate its cause — with a battle plan prepared for its participants.
  • Bank of America aims to launch the mobile check deposit feature for Android tablets on Tuesday. The feature would allow this class of Android tablets to make check deposits using a built-in camera. It’s worth nothing that Bank of America has been unable to meet the estimated timeline that it provided for the feature on other mobile platforms.
  • Consumers with any of the three popular cash-back credit cards with rotating bonus categories — Chase Freedom, Citi Dividend and Discover More — can begin signing up for the next quarter’s categories. Cardmembers may consider planning their holiday shopping to pick up some savings on their gifts. Enrollment is available by logging into their online accounts.
  • Starting this weekend, many HSBC customers will see changes to their accounts and/or fees. Affected customers should have received notices of that changes that will occur on their specific accounts. They should also prepare to shift the way they bank if they wish to avoid any new or increase fees.

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