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PYMNTS.comWhy Some Consumers Say 'No' To Contactless PayPYMNTS.comAs PYMNTS reported in July this year, research conducted by a U.K.-based watchdog group demonstrated how a simple scanner could pick up essential details, including the credit card number and expiration date, for as many six different debit cards ...Customers can now spend £30 a time using contactless cardsMoneyExpert (blog)all 8 news articles »
AOL Money UKContactless payment jacket invented by British brandAOL Money UKThe only possible downside is that this unusual new jacket comes with a fairly hefty price tag. It will set you back £150 but can be linked to any UK registered Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card. More on AOL Money: New £30 limit for contactless ...'World's first' contactless payment jacket created by Lyle & Scottexpressandstar.comall 44 news articles »
Wall Street JournalSmall UK Banks Show Big Rivals How To Travel LightWall Street JournalTotal bad loan charges as a percentage of its loan book are just 0.23%, very low for a U.K. bank by historical standards even if it is double the rate recorded at Virgin Money, which is more focused on ordinary mortgages. The key advantage for ...
The GuardianRevealed: the widening gulf between UK salaries and house pricesThe Guardian“The biggest factor is that in the run-up to the crash, interest rates were low, so you could afford to service a bigger mortgage then. There was also low inflation on essentials like food, fuel, transport and utilities, so people had more money in ...
Telegraph.co.ukCashback cull: Tesco halves Clubcard points for 2.8m credit card holdersTelegraph.co.ukRBS, NatWest and Capital One have already cut cash incentives paid on credit cards as a result of the changes. Capital One, one of the UK's biggest card providers, was the first company to cut its cashback deal. As of June, customers now no longer earn ...and more »
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Call Cease-Fire in the War on Cash - Bloomberg View

Bloomberg ViewCall Cease-Fire in the War on CashBloomberg ViewFigures this week from credit-card company Mastercard show spending by contactless payments in the U.K. soared more than fivefold in the past 12 months, while the number of transactions quadrupled, albeit from a low initial base. Britons have been ...
(01-09-2015)

TalkTalk refuses to compensate me after I fell victim to telephone scam - The Guardian

The GuardianTalkTalk refuses to compensate me after I fell victim to telephone scamThe GuardianThis I did, before realising I had been scammed. The £5,200 had been transferred from my savings to my current account using a fake TalkTalk ID, so I had sent the scammer my own money. ... “No sensitive information, like bank account or credit card ...
(01-09-2015)

Inheritance: how would you spend it? - The Guardian

The GuardianInheritance: how would you spend it?The Guardian“I used the money my father left me to set up the first peer-to-peer charitable lending website in the UK, and named it Deki.org.uk. Now I employ five people and, to date, we have lent over £500,000 to more than 20,000 people in the developing world ...
(01-09-2015)

National living wage crackdown 'window dressing' - expressandstar.com

expressandstar.comNational living wage crackdown 'window dressing'expressandstar.com"This is the very party that weakened the powers of the Gangmasters Licencing Authority, scrapped the essential body protecting the wages of low paid farm workers and is planning to go into EU treaty negotiations looking to take the UK out of vital ...and more »
(01-09-2015)

Our Simple Guide To Pensions: The Basics Explained - Yahoo Finance UK

Yahoo Finance UKOur Simple Guide To Pensions: The Basics ExplainedYahoo Finance UKIn your twenties and thirties, retirement can seem a long way off. Other financial decisions may feel more pressing, like buying a new car or saving for a deposit on a home. But the years pass quickly and the earlier you prepare for it, the more ...and more »
(31-08-2015)

An Idiot's Guide To Pensions - Yahoo Finance UK

Yahoo Finance UKAn Idiot's Guide To PensionsYahoo Finance UKThere are many different types of money purchase schemes, including group personal pensions, organised via a third party such as an insurance firm, stakeholder pensions, which have low or capped fees and default investment options, plus self-invested ...and more »
(31-08-2015)

Women being 'stung' for as much as £200 in Stemologica cream scandal - Daily Mail

Daily MailWomen being 'stung' for as much as £200 in Stemologica cream scandalDaily MailEnticed by the promise of youthful looking skin, women are signing up to receive a trial offer kit of Stemologica beauty products, handing over their credit card details to pay the £3.95 postage fee. However, many customers were then shocked to find ...and more »
(31-08-2015)

Rise on the cards as contactless transaction limit goes up to £30 from tomorrow - This is Money

This is MoneyRise on the cards as contactless transaction limit goes up to £30 from tomorrowThis is MoneyPaying for shopping with the mere wave of a contactless debit or credit card will become even easier from Tuesday when the transaction limit increases from £20 to £30. It means owners of such cards will be able to use them more regularly, rather than ...and more »
(31-08-2015)

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Ignore all the white noise, save hard - and ensure your ... - This is Money

This is MoneyJEFF PRESTRIDGE: Ignore all the white noise, save hard - and ensure your ...This is MoneyFor most of us, accumulating sufficient long-term wealth to see us through retirement is a perennial struggle (yes, I admit, I'm struggling). It requires a mix of commitment, sacrifice and patience – virtues that are increasingly challenged in a world ...
(31-08-2015)

Government investigates restaurant bosses taking 'excessive' cuts from tips ... - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukGovernment investigates restaurant bosses taking 'excessive' cuts from tips ...Mirror.co.ukMany high street restaurants take a cut of tips paid by card. They say it's to cover admin fees, but the ... Express and ASK Italia deduct 8p. The restaurants say the administration fee reflects the cost of meeting tax rules, credit card fees and other ...and more »
(31-08-2015)

Five tricks to shave supermarket shopping bills – without buying basic - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFive tricks to shave supermarket shopping bills – without buying basicTelegraph.co.ukFor cleaning products and toiletries, try Supersavvyme.co.uk (P&G) or CaringEveryday.co.uk (Johnson & Johnson) which send coupons and competitions to their mailing lists. ... Stock up on cashback credit cards to earn money on your supermarket shop.
(31-08-2015)

The War Over Credit Card Repayments: Who Says What, and the Action You Need to ... - Money Morning Australia

Money Morning AustraliaThe War Over Credit Card Repayments: Who Says What, and the Action You Need to ...Money Morning AustraliaA submission to that enquiry found that 'Significant credit card indebtedness can also have a long-term impact on the capacity to provide for housing, health, education and retirement.' That's the point at which credit card debt stops being one person ...Plan to starve the credit card 'monster'NEWS.com.auBig Debt Switch: ASIC calls for higher minimum credit card repayments so ...Herald Sunall 12 news articles »
(31-08-2015)

Monday Papers: Beijing scraps large-scale stock buying - Citywire.co.uk

Monday Papers: Beijing scraps large-scale stock buyingCitywire.co.ukFinancial Times: Zopa, the British peer-to-peer loan pioneer, has appointed a new chief executive as it seeks to draw more pension and personal savers to the alternative finance market. Daily Mail: A 'supergiant' gas field has been discovered off the ...
(31-08-2015)

Financial advisers expect further changes to state pensions - the Irish News

the Irish NewsFinancial advisers expect further changes to state pensionsthe Irish NewsTHERE are rumblings on the horizon in the world of pensions again this week, this time with regard, not to your personal or workplace pension, but with regard to your state pension, as financed by your National Insurance contributions. A new research ...
(31-08-2015)

TONY HETHERINGTON: Between the Rock and a hard place in binary fiasco - This is Money

This is MoneyTONY HETHERINGTON: Between the Rock and a hard place in binary fiascoThis is MoneyIf you lose, you lose 100 per cent of your money. Over the ... K.G. writes: I decided to take my tax-free lump sum of £7,103 from my pension, after being given figures by pension company NPI and annuity adviser Just Retirement. Imagine my ... If you ...
(30-08-2015)
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