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2009-11-15 04:21:00

TOKYO, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bain Capital today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE: C) controlling stake in Japan's leading call center operator, BELLSYSYTEM24, in a tender offer valuing the company at approximately 100 billion yen (equivalent to US$1.1 billion). Bain Capital has received committed financing for the transaction from Japan's largest banks - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Mizuho...

2009-10-20 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi's ThankYou Network, one of the world's largest loyalty programs, has unveiled an enhanced online Bonus Center that will help its millions of members make shopping more affordable and rewarding this holiday season. Members now have access to hundreds of ways to earn extra ThankYou points by shopping through the Bonus Center at ThankYou.com, in addition to money-saving opportunities such as special discounts, free shipping, and limited time offers...

2009-10-09 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Few small business owners and managers are joining the consumer trend towards increasingly using social networking websites and services, according to a new Citibank / GfK Roper survey. According to the survey of 500 small business executives across the United States, 76 percent have not found social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to be helpful in generating business leads or for expanding their business during the last...

2009-10-08 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic consumers now have even more options when it comes to their everyday banking. Citibank has just launched Citi Mobile en Espanol to enable customers who prefer to bank in Spanish to do so from their smartphones. The Spanish-language service lets customers manage their accounts, pay bills, locate Citibank branches and more - all from the convenience of their cell phones. Citibank is the first major U.S. bank to offer mobile banking in Spanish....

2009-09-30 07:30:00

NEW YORK Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi's ThankYou Network, one of the world's largest loyalty programs, today announced a new rewards experience that allows its millions of members to use ThankYou Points to get music downloads from Sony Music Entertainment. ThankYou Members now can use their points to enjoy superstar artists and landmark catalog recordings. As an additional benefit, Sony Music will offer ThankYou Members special artist promotions on an on-going basis, including early...

2009-08-27 12:10:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi's ThankYou Network, one of the world's largest loyalty programs with more than 13 million members, today announced that it has again expanded its rewards collection by introducing electronic movie gift certificates from Fandango, one of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations. ThankYou Members can now use their rewards points for movie tickets available through Fandango. With this new feature, members can easily redeem for $25 and $50...

2009-07-28 09:37:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Checking your account balance or paying a bill used to involve a trip to the bank, and in recent years, logging on to your home PC. Today, Citibank is making banking easier than ever for its U.S. customers by expanding its mobile offering to smartphones, including most BlackBerry(R) smartphones, Palm(R) devices and iPhone(TM)( )mobile devices. Now, more Citibank customers can access and manage their bank accounts -- anytime and anywhere -- via...

2009-06-30 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TradingScreen, Inc. ("TradingScreen"), the provider of premier global execution management systems (EMS), today announced an agreement with Citi to become Citi's next generation buy-side EMS. TradingScreen's TradeSmart EMS will be introduced to Citi's existing institutional clients who currently leverage the LavaX EMS platform. TradingScreen will also become the preferred front-end EMS technology provider for Citi's institutional buy-side clients who access...

2009-06-24 15:42:00

New ThankYou Network Gift Card To Feature Winning Design NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi's ThankYou Network today announced that Nicole Burd of Burbank, Calif. has won the 2009 ThankYou Gift Card Design Contest after voting by thousands of consumers at www.thankyou.com. The competition invited ThankYou Members to submit designs and photographs for the chance to become the artwork on the latest ThankYou Network gift card. The contest drew more than 1,600 original designs. Burd's...

2009-06-18 10:56:00

Customers Gain Trusted Access to A&D Business with Identity Assurance HERNDON, Va. and NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi today becomes the first bank to cross-certify with the CertiPath information-sharing bridge, giving the global bank the new ability to deliver identity credentialing services to companies seeking to do business with the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Citi's Global Transaction Services -- the unit that has worked with CertiPath -- offers integrated cash...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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