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Financial TimesInterest-free credit cards a 'ticking time bomb', bankers fearFinancial TimesThe issue of so-called effective interest rate (EIR) accounting is compounded by recent proposals from the UK watchdog for banks to protect credit card customers in persistent debt by waiving charges and interest in some cases. This would hit lenders ...
Financial TimesInterest-free credit cards a 'ticking time bomb', banks fearFinancial TimesThe issue of so-called effective interest rate (EIR) accounting is compounded by recent proposals from the UK watchdog for banks to protect credit card customers in persistent debt by waiving charges and interest in some cases. This would hit lenders ...
Britons load up on store cards, payday loans and car finance at astonishing rates as worried regulators plan a ...This is MoneyA string of announcements by major lenders, some of whom target customers who struggle to get credit, has laid bare the scale of the consumer credit binge. NewDay, which owns the Aqua and Marbles credit card brands, as well as providing store cards for ...
The Independent'Inexcusable' failures in UK's response to modern slavery leaving victims destitute while abusers go free, report warnsThe Independent“Inexcusable” failures in the UK's system for dealing with modern slavery are leaving victims reduced to destitution while their abusers go free because they are not adequately supported to testify against them, an alarming report has warned. Thousands ...and more »
The IndependentBed-ridden stroke victim told to use food banks after DWP admin error leaves him without benefitsThe IndependentEarlier this year, Ms Buchanan said an inspector from Atos — a company contracted to provide independent assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) — arrived two hours early for an ...
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Interest-free credit cards a 'ticking time bomb', bankers fear - Financial Times

Financial TimesInterest-free credit cards a 'ticking time bomb', bankers fearFinancial TimesThe issue of so-called effective interest rate (EIR) accounting is compounded by recent proposals from the UK watchdog for banks to protect credit card customers in persistent debt by waiving charges and interest in some cases. This would hit lenders ...
(30-04-2017)

Interest-free credit cards a 'ticking time bomb', banks fear - Financial Times

Financial TimesInterest-free credit cards a 'ticking time bomb', banks fearFinancial TimesThe issue of so-called effective interest rate (EIR) accounting is compounded by recent proposals from the UK watchdog for banks to protect credit card customers in persistent debt by waiving charges and interest in some cases. This would hit lenders ...
(30-04-2017)

Britons load up on store cards, payday loans and car finance at astonishing rates as worried regulators plan a ... - This is Money

Britons load up on store cards, payday loans and car finance at astonishing rates as worried regulators plan a ...This is MoneyA string of announcements by major lenders, some of whom target customers who struggle to get credit, has laid bare the scale of the consumer credit binge. NewDay, which owns the Aqua and Marbles credit card brands, as well as providing store cards for ...
(30-04-2017)

'Inexcusable' failures in UK's response to modern slavery leaving victims destitute while abusers go free, report warns - The Independent

The Independent'Inexcusable' failures in UK's response to modern slavery leaving victims destitute while abusers go free, report warnsThe Independent“Inexcusable” failures in the UK's system for dealing with modern slavery are leaving victims reduced to destitution while their abusers go free because they are not adequately supported to testify against them, an alarming report has warned. Thousands ...and more »
(29-04-2017)

Bed-ridden stroke victim told to use food banks after DWP admin error leaves him without benefits - The Independent

The IndependentBed-ridden stroke victim told to use food banks after DWP admin error leaves him without benefitsThe IndependentEarlier this year, Ms Buchanan said an inspector from Atos — a company contracted to provide independent assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) — arrived two hours early for an ...
(29-04-2017)

TSB boss lashes out at the resurgence of reckless lending and warns to watch out for the return of negative equity - This is Money

This is MoneyTSB boss lashes out at the resurgence of reckless lending and warns to watch out for the return of negative equityThis is MoneyTellingly, Pester replies: 'We are helping real people in the real economy across the UK. You can buy a great ... Just days before our interview, Virgin Money was forced to defend its rapid credit card lending growth – much of it on zero-rate transfer ...
(29-04-2017)

Boom in store cards, payday loans and car finance sparks fears as economy slows - This is Money

Boom in store cards, payday loans and car finance sparks fears as economy slowsThis is MoneyNewDay, owned by private equity firms Cinven and CVC Capital Partners, specialises in credit cards for 'near prime' consumers. Aqua and Marbles cards are marketed to consumers who have problems getting credit, with interest rates starting at 34.9 per ...
(29-04-2017)

TONY HETHERINGTON: PPI reclaim firm asked me to pay £495 ... - This is Money

This is MoneyTONY HETHERINGTON: PPI reclaim firm asked me to pay £495 ...This is MoneyIn 2014, I was contacted by Litchfield Price about reclaiming payment protection insurance. I gave details of my bank accounts and was asked to pay £495.and more »
(29-04-2017)

TONY HETHERINGTON: A refund at last - but not from the PPI reclaim firm - This is Money

This is MoneyTONY HETHERINGTON: A refund at last - but not from the PPI reclaim firmThis is MoneyThe saving grace for you is that you paid the £495 fee by credit card. I asked Post Office Money staff to repay you under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, the law that makes card issuers jointly liable for major purchases if something goes wrong ...and more »
(29-04-2017)

UK to get drive-through banks to allow withdrawals, overdraft ... - The Sun

The SunUK to get drive-through banks to allow withdrawals, overdraft ...The SunDRIVE-through banks could hit the UK next year in plans to ditch branches for virtual ones with video tellers. Customers would be able to open accounts, request ...and more »
(29-04-2017)

UK to get drive-through banks to allow withdrawals, overdraft requests and mortgage applications from behind the wheel - The Sun

The SunUK to get drive-through banks to allow withdrawals, overdraft requests and mortgage applications from behind the wheelThe SunDRIVE-through banks could hit the UK next year in plans to ditch branches for virtual ones with video tellers. Customers would be able to open accounts, request overdrafts and apply for mortgages from behind the wheel. Brits could find themselves ...and more »
(29-04-2017)

Ministers to sell £3bn of Bradford & Bingley mortgage loans - Sky News

Sky NewsMinisters to sell £3bn of Bradford & Bingley mortgage loansSky NewsUK Asset Resolution has hired Morgan Stanley to sell a £3bn chunk of Bradford & Bingley mortgages, Sky News learns.and more »
(29-04-2017)

Ministers eye £3bn B&B mortgage sell-off - Sky News

Sky NewsMinisters eye £3bn B&B mortgage sell-offSky NewsTens of billions of pounds more has been generated from the disposal of the customer base of Northern Rock to Virgin Money, and loans made by the same bank, whose requirement for emergency Bank of England funding in 2007 marked the start of Britain's ...and more »
(29-04-2017)

Triodos: 'ethical' bank launches no frills current account - BT.com

BT.comTriodos: 'ethical' bank launches no frills current accountBT.comDutch 'ethical' bank Triodos has just launched its first personal current account for UK customers. It's an online-only ... For those who are newer to investing, it offers a stocks & shares Isa, an equities fund and a fund that puts money into ...and more »
(28-04-2017)

UK house prices fall again in April as buyers feel the pinch - The Guardian

The GuardianUK house prices fall again in April as buyers feel the pinchThe GuardianUK house prices fell for a second month in a row in April in a sign that the squeeze on family incomes is starting to weigh on the property market. .... The fall was due to slower growth in personal loans, credit card borrowing, and overdrafts. “In ...and more »
(28-04-2017)
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