Friday December 5, 2003A new credit card that enables users to configure individual preferences online has been launched in Australia. Billed as the first card designed by the technology profession, the Titanium Visa from InTechDirect uses a web based "Control Panel" that interactively adjusts the interest rate, card fee and interest-free period depending on the type of product specified.The card allows customers to chose whether or not to accept components of the product that are usually built-in to a standard package such as travel, purchase, or consumer credit insurance, or rewards point schemes.The survey of more than 1000 people also found that a large percentage of peolple (78%) would apply for their credit card online if flexibility was offered and interestingly, 70 percent said they would prefer to manage all of their banking entirely online.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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