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. A UK law firm handling more than 60 complaints by Iranian nationals who have had their UK bank accounts closed allegedly because of their nationality has reported a continuation in such closures since Donald Trump assumed office. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK bank accounts of Iranian customers still being closed, says law firm image
. A UK law firm handling more than 60 complaints by Iranian nationals who have had their UK bank accounts closed allegedly because of their nationality has reported a continuation in such closures since Donald Trump assumed office. ...
UK's online shoppers top global spending survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:05:25 PM
....Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association's figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity online. ...
Five pension tax mistakes that could hit YOUR nest egg image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 06:01:00 AM
....“Before accessing pension savings people should consider whether they really need the money. "It might feel more accessible in a bank account but it could have a significant cost in terms of lost returns and tax. ...
EE sent me to Coventry when I told them I was moving to Russia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:18 AM
. I’ve run out of ideas to prevent EE debiting money from my bank account. ...
Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... “I’m just kind of fed up with the system,” he tells me over coffee in a slick café and co-working space from where Gibson does most of his work remotely. “I don’t think economies should be built on inflated numbers, and I think it’s kind of ridiculous that everybody relies on this inflated number in their bank account when it’s definitely not there … bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are making it so that we are our own banks, and that’s one less things we have to worry about. ...
Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 02:20:23 PM
.... . The information stolen includes names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. ...
Wonga data breach could affect nearly 250,000 UK customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:33:39 AM
....”. The message said that Wonga was working to establish the full details but data breached “may have included one or more of the following: name, email address, home address, phone number, the last four digits of your card number (but not the whole number) and/or your bank account number and sort code. ...
Businesses won’t address the gender pay gap until they are forced to | Harriet Minter image
....The problem with making companies publish their gender pay gap is that while it will force them to acknowledge they pay women less than men, it won’t force them to care. To do that, the government needs to start hitting companies that fail to comply with equal pay laws where it hurts – in their bank accounts. ...
What is probate? Is there anything I can do to avoid rising probate fees? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 05:39:00 PM
....How to avoid probate fee rises by owning assets jointly . Lynne Rowland, a tax partner with Kingston Smith, said: “Assets that are held jointly, such as the family home or bank accounts, often can be passed to the survivor without the need for a grant of probate. ...
Speedboat among £5.1m of assets seized in tax fraud investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:53:57 PM
....Dutch prosecutors said the raids, which involved 28 British officers, were launched after the couple withdrew more than €300,000 (£256,000) in cash using credit cards linked to offshore accounts. The Dutch authorities said they suspected the couple, who own a marketing company in Manchester, committed tax fraud via a complex web of companies and offshore bank accounts in several countries. ...
Spanish raids seize Assad uncle's assets in corruption inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:56:12 AM
. Spain has ordered properties to be seized and bank accounts frozen in a money laundering investigation linked to the family of Rifaat al-Assad. ...
Jewellery and cars seized as Dutch trigger multi-country tax raids image
.... Two people were detained for interrogation. In Australia, authorities said investigators were looking for the owners of 340 anonymous bank accounts. ...
Credit Suisse embroiled in major global tax evasion investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 08:17:57 AM
....France announced that 25 customs agents had carried out raids across the country as part of an inquiry into “aggravated money laundering and financial fraud” which began on 26 April last year. Investigators have found “several thousand” bank accounts opened in Switzerland by French taxpayers who are suspected of having failed to declare them to the authorities. ...
HSBC adds new transgender titles including M and Misc image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:28:12 PM
. HSBC is to let customers choose more non-gender specific titles for their retail bank accounts. ...
Financial fraud tops £768 million as impersonation scams and cyber attacks drive increase image
.... It’s also vital for any organisation holding personal data to ensure they have robust systems in place to prevent data breaches. “Across the industry, and with partners, we are developing new processes to help police intervene when potential victims visit a bank branch, and we are exploring new ways to track stolen funds moved between multiple bank accounts. ...
High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:08:14 AM
....The government is urged to appoint a minister for financial inclusion who has to report annually to Parliament on progress made towards addressing financial exclusion. Committee chair Baroness Tyler of Enfield said: "Too many people still have no bank account or cannot get access to basic or fairly priced financial services. ...
Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:39:55 PM
....Kenya has borrowed heavily in the past four years to fund an ambitious construction programme, including roads and a new railway. The bond, called M-Akiba, can be bought by phone users without any need for a bank account and pays an estimated interest of 10%. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
....3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank accounts under his control, US officials said. ...
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
.... Judges in Moldova then made court rulings enforcing judgments against the firms. This allowed Russian bank accounts to transfer huge sums to Moldova legally. ...
City minister in right and proper pickle over financial crime image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:53:03 PM
.... But make no mistake, the something he would be consulting on would be a big step forward. Conservative David Nuttall tried to help the minister by pointing out that he had been made to fill in loads of money laundering forms to open a personal bank account. ...
Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:39:43 AM
....It advised customers and ABTA members registered on the site to change their passwords as a "precautionary measure". Abta said those who had uploaded contact details or documentation on the website should actively monitor their bank accounts, social media and email accounts, and "remain vigilant". ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
...." . If it's only bank accounts, that's one thing but you worry they might have signed up to websites or applied for a passport, he says. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
.... By then, another £19. 99 had been taken from her bank account for a month's access she did not need. ...
Democrats question Trump 'conflict of interest' with Deutsche Bank investigation image
.... It is also being investigated by the justice department (DoJ). The Guardian reported last month that the German bank undertook a close examination of the president’s personal bank account and those held by his family, in order to ascertain whether they had any suspicious links to Russia. ...
Has TalkTalk’s security been breached yet again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
....The unnamed source says USB sticks full of customer details have been traded at parties in Kolkata. They describe how as many as 60 “employees” work in shifts at “call centres” to dupe victims into giving them access to their bank accounts. ...
Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
.... During the inquiry, it was revealed that RISC had made payments to Lugovoy and Litvinenko. These included a £1,000 starter fee and a £7,500 transfer to a Cyprus bank account belonging to Lugovoy. ...
Hammond went where Osborne feared to tread with tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:41:03 PM
....That view of the world was echoed by Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who described it as a “small change making a small step towards correcting a big problem with the current tax system”. But Osborne knew that however rational, raising self-employed national insurance could be too easily caricatured as a raid on the bank account of “white van man” – a tax on entrepreneurship. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
.... . They say as many as 60 "employees" work in shifts in each office, phoning TalkTalk customers and duping them into giving access to their bank accounts. ...
No bed of roses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:12:42 AM
.... In response, the farms installed ATMs. These women are now running bank accounts and you cannot imagine what an impact that has had on these workers. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... “From beauty treatments to gym contracts, consumers are signing up to free trials or one-off discounts only to find that money is then taken from their account each month,” she said. “The government’s plan to make sure people are told if a payment is due to be taken will give consumers the opportunity to put a stop to it, so they can make sure their money stays in their bank account. ...
Overdraft charges are elephant in the room, say MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:41:57 PM
....The model of "free banking", whereby banks clawed back costs through overdraft charges, required "government or regulatory attention", it said. In its report on bank accounts published in August, the Competition and Markets Authority decided against a cap on charges. ...
Going nowhere as French train tickets are a no-show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:03 AM
....We got in touch with Voyages-SNCF – the travel arm of SNCF – which looked into your case. A spokeswoman said: “I can see that the refund request has been dealt with and the funds returned directly to his bank account. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... Perhaps it’s all a wheeze designed to give the economy a boost. So if you’ve got a stash of £1 coins saved in a money box, jam jar or giant whisky bottle, these should be spent or paid into your bank account before 15 October. ...
Lloyds reports biggest profits since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:49:43 AM
....Last year the PPI charge was £1bn, down from £4bn a year ago. However, the bank set aside a further £1bn during the year for other compensation payouts, including a new £475m bill for mis-selling packaged bank accounts and to compensate mortgage customers whose arrears were miscalculated. ...
Savers told to vote with their feet for best deals, says finance expert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....09 per cent. While that is appalling by historic standards it is still over a third higher than the average bank account at 0. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
.... Based in West Yorkshire, it has little more than 10,000 customers. Engage is the name of the new current account from selected credit unions which offers most of the things you would expect from a 21st-century bank account, from a fully functioning mobile app to a contactless debit card. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
....Tucker, from Norfolk, says he still doesn’t know quite how the fraudster stole the money. He says he’d never made an online payment from his bank account before. ...
The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
.... On moneysavingexpert. com’s best bank accounts list, you’ll see Nationwide, TSB, HSBC, First Direct, Santander and NatWest but no Co-op. ...
Santander becomes first bank in UK to let customers pay by using their VOICE image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:20:00 PM
....The bank has updated the iPhone version of its SmartBank app so that it now allows account holders to use voice commands to check their balance as well as authorise payments to existing payees. Other banks have previously introduced voice biometrics as a means of logging into their account instead of a password, but Santander is the first in the UK to use it to carry out actions on a bank account, which also includes the ability to report a stolen card. ...
Fingerprint payments prompt privacy fears in India image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:00:13 AM
....In a surprise television announcement last November, Modi announced the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes (around £6 and £12), wiping out 85% of the country’s circulating currency overnight. Two days later, when the banks reopened, long queues snaked around almost every branch, with millions lining up to open bank accounts for the first time. ...
Sharp rise in county court judgments against consumers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 05:02:19 PM
. The number of county court judgments (CCJs) registered against consumers has hit a record high, according to official figures that show that an increasing number of people will have problems getting a mortgage, credit card or bank account in the future. ...
Deutsche Bank fined $630m over Russia money laundering claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 05:00:06 AM
.... Another 450 will be hired this year. The FCA said Deutsche’s anti-money laundering (AML) controls were not tough enough to stop the bank being used by unidentified customers to transfer approximately $10bn from Russia to offshore bank accounts “in a manner that is highly suggestive of financial crime”. ...
Cash, cruises and sex parties: inside ex-HBOS manager's £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 05:37:27 PM
....“Scourfield advanced huge sums to the businesses, and continued to do so well past the point when it would have been obvious to any honest banker that the bank debt could and would never be repaid,” Brian O’Neill QC, prosecuting, told the court. He added that more than £28m passed from HBOS through the bank accounts of either Mills, his wife or companies under his control – and while not all of that money stayed with the defendants, Mills and his wife “did benefit enormously”. ...
Ex-HBOS manager and five others face jail over £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 04:41:50 PM
....He received gifts of clothes, jewellery, luxury hotels, business-class flights and expensive meals at an oyster bar and a cheesecake restaurant, the jury heard during a four-month trial. The court was told how more than £28m passed from HBOS through the bank accounts of either Mills, his wife or companies under his control, although not all of that sum was retained by the financier. ...
Mark Carney: internet-only lenders pose risk to UK financial system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:24:20 PM
....The currency has a fixed number of coins which can be used to buy goods and services from providers that accept them. A recovery in Bitcoin’s value in recent months and the popularity of the blockchain electronic wallet, which mimics a bank account, has prompted some analysts to predict it will take off this year. ...
Brothers jailed for trafficking people from Poland to work at Sports Direct image
....The duo employed a “spotter” in Poland to identify vulnerable people who could be sent to the UK on the promise of work. When the men arrived, the Markowski brothers opened bank accounts on their behalf and withdrew most of their income from working at Shirebrook. ...
Seeing red when Green Motion took £2,500 for a refuelling ‘mix-up’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
. Can you help me recover the £2,500 that car hire firm Green Motion has taken from my bank account? In January 2016 I hired a small car from the firm, but when I arrived at East Midlands airport I was told the one I had booked was not available. ...
Your money: Hidden costs behind your financial products image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... You will also be charged 50p a day for falling into the red,” says Springall. If you are tempted by a “packaged” bank account offering a range of benefits, make sure you will actually use them. ...
Can credit unions finally provide a truly ethical current account? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 06:59:28 AM
....However, things are changing. A current account has just been launched, available through selected credit unions, which offers most of the things you would expect from a 21st-century bank account, from a fully functioning mobile app to a contactless debit card. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
.... His offer on the flat was accepted in April 2016 and, on the recommendation of his mortgage adviser, he appointed the Sethi Partnership as his conveyancing solicitors. On 29 September he transferred £45,000 from his Barclays account to his solicitor’s legitimate bank account at HSBC. ...
For love or money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:56:25 AM
Five minute guide to surviving a New Year separation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....co. uk, says you also have to unravel complex financial affairs, with bank accounts, mortgage, insurance policies and pensions all entwined: “Be warned, if you both have access to your accounts, either party can withdraw cash and leave the other high and dry. ...
Use this trick to save big money on holiday bookings with Expedia, British Airways & more image
.... The time frame to receive money back depends upon the individual company - with some firms faster at confirming transactions than others. Cash can then be directly transferred to the user's personal bank account. ...
How to tackle your debts if you overspent this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:00:12 AM
....Let’s say you have an authorised overdraft of £2,500 that you are fully utilising. If you are a standard Barclays bank account holder, you will typically be paying a hefty £93 a month (made up of 31 lots of £3-a-day fees for an overdraft in excess of £2,000). ...
'A major bank will fail' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:06:14 AM
Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:52:23 AM
....These addresses are in turn stored in Bitcoin wallets, which are used to manage savings. They operate like privately run bank accounts - with the proviso that if the data is lost, so are the Bitcoins owned. ...
Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:00:00 PM
.... For the first 18 months of its public operation, Monzo has been limited in what it can offer customers by British banking regulations, forcing it to operate as little more than a pre-paid debit card with a (very slick) app. But early next year, Monzo should receive a full banking licence, allowing it to operate as the main bank account for users who want to switch their financial life over to a startup wholesale. ...
India sees long bank queues as rupee deadline passes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 03:10:11 AM
....ATM queues and cash withdrawal limits mean getting currency can still be tricky, and there have been several changes of the rules around how much money people can access or deposit. The government hopes the measures will encourage more people to have bank accounts and move towards a society less reliant on cash. ...
Crusader: How we fought to get you justice in 2016 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of December 2016 07:08:00 AM
....Fraud has again featured heavily in our postbag over the last 12 months. Online subscription scams masquerading as sources of  cheap samples, many involving beauty creams,  led to customers having hundreds of pounds taken from their bank accounts and receiving a stream of unwanted, vastly over-priced goods. ...
India rupee ban: Snapdeal to deliver cash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 07:15:03 AM
....In some instances the police have had to be called in to manage queues of anxious customers trying to access legal tender. The government hopes the measures will encourage more people to have bank accounts and move towards a society less reliant on cash. ...
Brazil's Odebrecht fined at least $2.6bn for bribery image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:10:49 PM
....The US authorities said that starting in 2001, and lasting for more than a decade, Odebrecht paid $788m (£627m) in bribes to government officials, their agents and to political parties in several countries, to win business orders. The US Department of Justice said: "The criminal conduct was directed by the highest levels of the company, with the bribes paid through a complex network of shell companies, off-book transactions and off-shore bank accounts. ...
Day pass that DW Fitness managed to turn into full membership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:00:11 AM
.... I told them this on the phone. In May, I discovered payments had been taken out of my bank account. ...
India's small businesses facing 'apocalypse' amid biggest financial experiment in history image
....Initially intended to flush out the “black money” said to be hoarded by elites and criminals, the government now frames demonetisation as the first step in a “cashless” revolution to shift the billions of transactions undertaken each day in India online – and onto the radar of tax authorities. This week, labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced it would soon be mandatory for employers to pay their staff into bank accounts, a hugely ambitious step in a country where as many as 90% of workers are paid in cash. ...
Farmers using food banks after government payment delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:48:17 AM
....The RPA, the government body that pays farmers' EU subsidies, said it would resolve any issues as soon as possible. "We know these payments are important for farmers, which is why we are working hard to get them into bank accounts as quickly as possible," an RPA spokesman said. ...
Venezuela postpones bank note ban after chaos and cash shortages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 01:20:51 AM
.... Many Venezuelans had found themselves without the means to pay for food, gasoline or Christmas preparations in a country already reeling from a profound economic crisis. About 40% of Venezuelans do not have bank accounts, and so cannot use electronic transactions as an alternative to cash. ...
Recycled bank accounts can mean sending money to the wrong person image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
. A chartered accountant and his wife are £1,100 out of pocket after discovering that their son’s old bank account number has been given to someone else. ...
Banks told to combat payment scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 08:25:01 AM
....". When you transfer money from your bank account, you are asked to enter three pieces of information: The name of the payee, their account number, and the sort code. ...
Yahoo hack: 1bn accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 10:25:31 PM
.... Password-sharing has become so common that databases of login information are often used by hackers to test for email-and-password combinations on retailer websites like Walmart or Amazon. Payment card data and bank account information were not stored in the system believed to be affected, the company said. ...
Lloyds Banking Group fails to meet 'fee-free' basic account guidelines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:32:21 PM
. Lloyds Banking Group is failing to meet “fee-free” guidelines for millions of its basic bank accounts, which are typically held by people on low incomes. ...
Millions of bank customers on raw deals, figures suggest image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:18:52 PM
. Millions of people who have basic bank accounts may be paying higher fees than necessary, government figures indicate. ...
‘Who buys fish with a credit card here?’ Traders scoff at Goa’s bid to ditch cash image
....The push to make Goa go digital comes before state elections, which will be held early next year. Government officials said last week that Goa was well equipped to be India’s first cashless state because the majority of Goans had bank accounts. ...
'Easy money' schemes a risk to young image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:56:43 AM
....On top of this, the promised cut of a few hundred pounds is often never paid. Other types of similar fraud include selling a bank account, knowingly making a payment that will bounce, or opening credit card, retail accounts or mobile phone contracts with no intention of honouring the credit agreements. ...

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