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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 »
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 ...
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 ...
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 »
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The 28 types of benefit you may be entitled to - and how to find out - ChronicleLive

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What a global trade war could mean for you - The Independent

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End of the great card payment rip-off? No, it's just a new one - The Guardian

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Tesco bank ups fees when using credit card when loading pre-paid cards, but backs down on Curve - The Times

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(16-06-2018)

Interest-only home loans for retirees - The Times

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Consumers Stubbornly Cling to Cash, after Multiple IT Fiascos & Payment Systems Outages - WOLF STREET (blog)

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TONY HETHERINGTON: Sainsbury's linked 0% interest loan to my ... - This is Money

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