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Money Expert (blog)Debit Cards Overtake Cash as Most Popular Method of PaymentMoney Expert (blog)78% of debit cards and 62% of credit cards offer contactless payment. According to the study, up to 3.4 million UK consumers almost never use cash at all, relying instead either on contactless or traditional card payments. Cash is still the second most ...and more »
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Visa to compensate cardholders after system failure - Your Money

Your MoneyVisa to compensate cardholders after system failureYour MoneyFrom 2:35pm on Friday 1 June to 00:45am on Saturday 2 June Visa's UK processing systems experienced issues which meant cardholders were unable to complete transactions using Visa debit and credit cards. Over the course of the 10-hour period, 2.4 ...and more »
(19-06-2018)

Tony Wickenden: Savings and investment tax ripe for reform - Money Marketing

Money MarketingTony Wickenden: Savings and investment tax ripe for reformMoney MarketingThe paper, which looks across all investment income, including dividends and pension payments, points out that 95 per cent of people pay no tax on savings income thanks to the starting rate for savings, personal savings allowance, dividend allowance ...
(19-06-2018)

CYBG to acquire Virgin Money for £1.7bn - Banking Business Review

Banking Business ReviewCYBG to acquire Virgin Money for £1.7bnBanking Business ReviewVirgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia said: “We were the first UK financial services company to offer investment products directly to customers. We transformed the mortgage market and, as a result, saved customers hundreds of millions of pounds by ...No surprise who is the clear winner of £1.7bn Virgin Money takeoverThe Guardianall 59 news articles »
(19-06-2018)

Ulster Bank may sell more loans to reach EU bad-debt average by 2020 - Irish Times

Irish TimesUlster Bank may sell more loans to reach EU bad-debt average by 2020Irish TimesUlster Bank, which is currently selling €1.6 billion of distressed mortgages, may seek to dispose of more non-performing loans (NPLs) to reduce its bad debt level to the European Union average by the end of the decade, the company's interim chief ...and more »
(19-06-2018)

Dad, 28, claims he's being 'hounded' to repay £18k for £7.5k Amigo loan after going blind in one eye - The Sun

The SunDad, 28, claims he's being 'hounded' to repay £18k for £7.5k Amigo loan after going blind in one eyeThe SunDAD-of-one Ryan Gilkes claims he was "hounded" to repay an Amigo loan after going blind in one eye meant he was unable to work. The 28-year-old from Oxford borrowed £7,500 in total from the UK's largest guarantor loan firm in 2016 but now owes ...
(19-06-2018)

Dad, 28, claims he's being “hounded” to repay £18k for £7.5k Amigo loan after going blind in one eye - The Sun

The SunDad, 28, claims he's being “hounded” to repay £18k for £7.5k Amigo loan after going blind in one eyeThe SunAnd they'll have made the money out of the millions of people in the UK – like Ryan, who are forced to rely on “mid-cost” credit providers - which Amigo Loans is defined as - and high-cost firms because of their poor credit history. Last month, the ...
(19-06-2018)

Visa admits 5m payments failed over a broken switch - The Guardian

The GuardianVisa admits 5m payments failed over a broken switchThe GuardianIn the UK, 2.4m transactions failed to process properly, while a further 2.8m failed in the rest of Europe. ... “The news that debit card payments have overtaken cash use for the first time shows that the reliability of IT systems is becoming ever-more ...and more »
(19-06-2018)

Looking For Speed In An Invoice Payments World Cup - PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.comLooking For Speed In An Invoice Payments World CupPYMNTS.comThe Late Payments World Cup highlights that a late payments culture exists around the world, and England's mid-ranking performance suggests there is more that can be learnt from countries far and wide.'” ... The legislation would also feature a binding ...
(19-06-2018)

Card Payments Finally Beat Cash Transactions In UK - eTeknix

eTeknixCard Payments Finally Beat Cash Transactions In UKeTeknixIt's no surprise that in recent years we all look to pay and buy things more with our cards rather than carry cash. In truth, I can not honestly remember the last cash purchase I made. With the implementation of the contactless debit and credit cards ...
(19-06-2018)

Best Buys: 0% balance transfer credit cards - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Spectator.co.uk (blog)Best Buys: 0% balance transfer credit cardsSpectator.co.uk (blog)A 0% balance transfer credit card allows you to shift debt from expensive credit and store cards, and at the same time freeze the interest for a set period. Here are some of the best 0% balance transfer cards on the market at the moment, according to ...
(19-06-2018)

Buy to let more profitable than two years ago - Your Money

Your MoneyBuy to let more profitable than two years agoYour MoneySamuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon, said: “A buy-to-let investor refinancing a two-year fixed mortgage that they obtained in May 2016 will save £1,400 per year in interest payments, assuming that they have purchased a property of average value.and more »
(19-06-2018)

National IFA sets up mortgage advice firm - Money Marketing - Money Marketing

Money MarketingNational IFA sets up mortgage advice firm - Money MarketingMoney MarketingNational IFA CWB Group has launched a dedicated mortgage advice company called ReSource Mortgages, which will be headed up by managing director Alan ...and more »
(19-06-2018)

National IFA sets up mortgage advice firm - Money Marketing

Money MarketingNational IFA sets up mortgage advice firmMoney MarketingNational IFA CWB Group has launched a dedicated mortgage advice company. ReSource Mortgages will be headed up by managing director Alan Holmes, who has previously worked at Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays. The IFA, which has offices in ...and more »
(19-06-2018)

More People In UK Paying With Debit Over Cash - PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.comMore People In UK Paying With Debit Over CashPYMNTS.comThe report provides substantial new insights into how fraud affects small businesses, including the top five scams putting SMBs at risk: bank/credit card company imposters, directory listing and advertising services, fake invoices/supplier bills, fake ...and more »
(19-06-2018)

Retirement age needs rethink after rise in deaths, pensions specialists warn - People Management Magazine

People Management MagazineRetirement age needs rethink after rise in deaths, pensions specialists warnPeople Management Magazine... idea that the increases in longevity we have seen for so many years are beginning to slow down and if this trend continues there will be major implications for policy around state pension age, for instance,” said Helen Morrissey, personal finance ...and more »
(19-06-2018)
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