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Found 9 results

  1. Finsbury Park: 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians READ MORE HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40322960
  2. http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/credit-card-time-bomb-personal-10356434?service=responsive Over the last couple of years - CAG has been advising people in debt to start paying it down and stop taking on more debt. It is frightening that consumers simply don't say NO to their children at Christmas and Birthdays - even just for one year - do you really need to upgrade your TV or sofa, EVERY year?
  3. According to a security expert, tens of millions of usernames and passwords have been hacked, concerning email accounts with Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo, with the details traded online. The report says that data from somewhere in the region of 97 million accounts have been swiped. It looks like personal information from around 40 million Yahoo Mail accounts, 33 million Hotmail accounts and 24 million Gmail accounts have been accessed. You can read Hold Security's full report on this breach, right here, if you want to know more. Obviously, it'd be a good time to update your
  4. A MAN who hit a bailiff with a cricket bat, then challenged his sentence for it, has been given a suspended jail term. Richard Burton, 35, attacked the bailiff David Knight when he went to his house in Phipps Road, Oxford, on March 5 last year. He was convicted of assault by beating at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on October 14 and was given a 12-month conditional discharge. He was also told to pay £100 compensation, a £15 victim surcharge and £200 costs. But Burton appealed against his sentence at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday. The court heard Mr Knight told Burton he w
  5. The bank could see customer exodus worsen when it increases current account fees for many this summer Troubled Co-op Bank is to increase the fees on some of its current accounts by 20pc this summer. The bank, which announced a £1.3bn loss earlier this month, had admitted that customers were leaving over fears for its future. It could now face a further exodus. From July 1, charges will be increased on several Co-op packaged current accounts, which provide a bundle of different insurance perks for a monthly fee. The cost of its Privilege Premier account will increase from £13 to £15
  6. Despite the number of interest-free purchase and balance transfer deals on the market, the average purchase rate on credit cards has hit its highest peak for 18 months. The average credit card purchase rate, which dipped to 18.1pc a year ago, had risen to 18.9pc one month ago and today stands at 19.1pc. This is the highest it has been for 18 months, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. Consumers taking advantage of the abundance of balance transfer and interest-free purchase deals on the market should be aware that the purchase rates are being pushed up by lenders needing to maintain these of
  7. The Libor rate-rigging scandal that is currently engulfing the banking sector has led to further condemnation of the behaviour of bankers and calls for criminal prosecutions for those involved. Among the most vocal is the man who became known as the HBOS whistleblower. "The people of this country are totally fed up and angry with the continuous greed, dishonesty and wrongdoing of our banks," says Paul Moore, who was head of group regulatory risk at the bank until 2004. He is calling for "the fullest, most forensic, most transparent 'people's public inquiry'" into the behaviour of ban
  8. Thousands were left out of pocket yesterday after the Royal Bank of Scotland was at the centre of a new computer meltdown. About 100,000 customers of Thinkbanking, whose accounts are held by RBS, did not have their balances updated because of a technical problem. The hitch came a fortnight after the RBS computer breakdown left millions of customers of NatWest, owned by RBS, unable to access their cash. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170378/Second-RBS-glitch-hits-bank-s-savers-100-000-customers-balances-updated.html#ixzz203dwi900
  9. The losses of £37million incurred by the 116,000 people who were left high and dry when Farepak collapsed in 2006 may look trivial in the greater scheme of things. But when one considers that among this group – disparaged by their bankers as Doris’ – are some of the least well-off in the country, who scraped and saved for a wonderful family Christmas, it is hard not to feel the most enormous sympathy. What is really disturbing about this sorry tale is the role played by Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS), the rotten bank that was saved from the knackers’ yard by Lloyds TSB and then th
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