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....School leavers found out this week which university they will be going to, and over the next month they and their parents will be wondering how on earth they are going to afford it. For many it will be the first time they run a proper bank account and look after their own money. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Nevertheless, he sees Brexit as an “own goal”. The pound’s slump had already dented the value of investment in his company – “it came in as dollars but it’s in the bank account as pounds and so it loses value” – and the app’s future expansion would require a pool of skilled international workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... "Just make sure you still have enough money to live on in retirement," Haywood added. Chris Atkinson, head of consumer distribution at Zurich Insurance, said applying for student finance is not easy and families can help: "There are lots of forms and documentation including bank account details, proof of income, ID and proof of address, so encourage children to keep on top of all deadlines. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... Customers, who were used to talking to Indian staff at the telecoms firm, were told there were internet problems that required a fix. The fraudsters conned the customers into giving them access to their bank accounts to make a £250 payment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... For example, at Quidco you can earn 6% at Currys PC World. Among the main concerns for graduates, aside from student loan debt, is any overdraft on their bank account. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....India’s main opposition party has called for a fresh, supreme court-monitored probe into allegations mining giant the Adani Group fraudulently siphoned nearly $235m into overseas tax havens. This week the Guardian published Indian customs intelligence documents alleging Adani Group inflated invoices on an electricity project in India to shift huge sums of money into offshore bank accounts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....I have had to reduce my pension payments that should have increased incrementally over time. I now have several bank accounts that I manage online, putting money into savings accounts to prevent me spending it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Details of the allegations, and documents from India’s directorate of revenue intelligence, have been published by the Guardian today. The group is expecting a legal decision in the “near future” in connection with allegations it inflated invoices for an electricity project in India to shift huge sums of money into offshore bank accounts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Abta, the travel agents’ association, received nearly 13,000 complaints about botched holidays over 12 months last year. The problems can start as soon as you arrive at the airport, or spring out at you in the form of mysterious debits from your bank account weeks after your return. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It told me I needed to raise a complaint through my own bank, HSBC, but it could not as no money had been transferred. So we are left with the ludicrous situation of Santander knowing the details of a bank account used for criminal purposes – I have the email evidence to back it up – but refusing to do anything about it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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I have evidence of fraud but Santander won’t act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
.... It told me I needed to raise a complaint through my own bank, HSBC, but it could not as no money had been transferred. So we are left with the ludicrous situation of Santander knowing the details of a bank account used for criminal purposes – I have the email evidence to back it up – but refusing to do anything about it. ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
....I have had to reduce my pension payments that should have increased incrementally over time. I now have several bank accounts that I manage online, putting money into savings accounts to prevent me spending it. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
.... For example, at Quidco you can earn 6% at Currys PC World. Among the main concerns for graduates, aside from student loan debt, is any overdraft on their bank account. ...
Indian opposition calls for investigation into Adani over financial fraud allegations image
....India’s main opposition party has called for a fresh, supreme court-monitored probe into allegations mining giant the Adani Group fraudulently siphoned nearly $235m into overseas tax havens. This week the Guardian published Indian customs intelligence documents alleging Adani Group inflated invoices on an electricity project in India to shift huge sums of money into offshore bank accounts. ...
Silicon Roundabout gets Brexit jitters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....Nevertheless, he sees Brexit as an “own goal”. The pound’s slump had already dented the value of investment in his company – “it came in as dollars but it’s in the bank account as pounds and so it loses value” – and the app’s future expansion would require a pool of skilled international workers. ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
....School leavers found out this week which university they will be going to, and over the next month they and their parents will be wondering how on earth they are going to afford it. For many it will be the first time they run a proper bank account and look after their own money. ...
TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Customers, who were used to talking to Indian staff at the telecoms firm, were told there were internet problems that required a fix. The fraudsters conned the customers into giving them access to their bank accounts to make a £250 payment. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... Abta, the travel agents’ association, received nearly 13,000 complaints about botched holidays over 12 months last year. The problems can start as soon as you arrive at the airport, or spring out at you in the form of mysterious debits from your bank account weeks after your return. ...
Student finances: How to manage money at university  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 08:47:00 AM
.... "Just make sure you still have enough money to live on in retirement," Haywood added. Chris Atkinson, head of consumer distribution at Zurich Insurance, said applying for student finance is not easy and families can help: "There are lots of forms and documentation including bank account details, proof of income, ID and proof of address, so encourage children to keep on top of all deadlines. ...
Adani $900m rail line loan should be ruled out after fraud allegations, opponents say image
.... Details of the allegations, and documents from India’s directorate of revenue intelligence, have been published by the Guardian today. The group is expecting a legal decision in the “near future” in connection with allegations it inflated invoices for an electricity project in India to shift huge sums of money into offshore bank accounts. ...
Why are Britain’s banks blaming customers for online banking fraud? | Miles Brignall image
....When Bristol resident Sarah Neville got an email from her carpenter saying that he’d had a cancellation and he could start her long-discussed home renovations, it didn’t arouse the slightest suspicion. Emails had gone back and forth, and when he asked her to pay a £1,500 deposit she quickly went online and made the payment direct into his bank account. ...
Payment in gold bullion banned under new law to combat tax evasion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 05:33:52 PM
.... For instance, we discussed the example that you could ask your company to pay you in gold sovereigns. “Your company could buy a coin and use it as part payment of your wages, the value would be its cost and the balance of wages would be paid from the bank account. ...
Student loans: graduates still face cash grabs of £300 a month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... It has called on people to be allowed to go directly to the body without involving their MP. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Rob Behrens says: “Our casework has shown that some people have been given wrong information about whether or not they are eligible for a loan, that some payments have been paid into the wrong bank accounts and, in some cases, overpayments have been made. ...
Fitbit is giving me the runaround after their device burned my wrist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
....As you had sent it back to Fitbit, we asked Fitbit to pay you a proper refund. It has now agreed to pay the money straight into your bank account. ...
Lloyds takes fresh £1bn hit from PPI compensation claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 08:29:53 AM
....In addition to the £1bn PPI charge, the bank set aside another £540m in the first half. This includes a previously announced £100m for compensating customers hit by the HBOS Reading fraud for which two former employees were jailed in February and other issues, including the misselling of packaged bank accounts – where insurance and other products are bundled into current accounts – and compensating customers whose mortgage arrears were mishandled. ...
Virtual reality hit when I tried to cash in my bitcoins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 06:00:33 AM
....After a couple of days I had an offer. The buyer transferred the funds into my HSBC bank account; I released the coins. ...
What can I do to spark EDF Energy into giving me my cash back? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....I phone almost daily, but each time I am told it will be resolved but nothing happens. It has made a part payment of £324 to my bank account but says it cannot refund the rest. ...
Retiring abroad: How can I cut the costs of moving away in later life? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:18:00 AM
.... . Many retirees living abroad have their pensions paid in Sterling into a UK bank account and have to arrange to have these transferred abroad every month – a process that can be time consuming and costly if managed through a bank. ...
Robot banker helps millennials manage money, plus students face £57,000 debt image
....A cliffside villa in Naples. Find yourself in the red every month? Can’t seem to budget responsibly? Chip could be for you – if you don’t mind it snooping around your bank account. ...
Chip: the robot banker trying to pull millennials out of their overdrafts image
....A robot banker who can pull you out of your overdraft sounds like the premise of a – dull, admittedly – sci-fi story, but Chip promises that it’s here right now. Just finishing its first year in existence, the start-up has a compelling pitch: plug it in to your bank account, and it will analyse your spending, moving money you don’t need into a savings account, and slowly helping you hit financial security. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
....He adds that prices reflect the “greater statistical likelihood that you will either have to cancel your trip or need expensive medical attention, or even repatriation back to the UK”. Most travel insurance which comes as part of a packaged bank account becomes invalid at a certain age. ...
Online fraud 'overlooked' by government says watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
....9 million cyber-fraud incidents in England and Wales, or 16% of all estimated crime incidents. Online fraud includes criminals accessing citizens' and businesses' bank accounts, using their credit card details, or tricking them into transferring money. ...
Ladbrokes could face inquiry after betting addicts' details found in bin bag image
....Bookmakers carry information about customers who have signed up to the Moses system to help shop staff identify customers who should not be allowed to bet. The information includes their names, addresses, photographs and information about why they have chosen to exclude themselves but does not include bank account numbers or detailed information about their betting history. ...
Is your smart meter spying on you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... “Your smart meter stores and transmits simple information on how much energy your home has used. Personal details like your name, address and bank account details are not stored on or transmitted by the meter. ...
Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
.... The entire global financial system threatened to collapse. As the then president of the European council, Herman Van Rompuy, admitted (years later): “We came within millimetres of a total implosion” – an implosion that would have meant hundreds of millions of people discovering that they had lost access to bank accounts, and that supplies to supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations had stopped. ...
House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump's accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:38:41 PM
. Deutsche Bank is at the centre of an escalating row on Capitol Hill after the German bank refused to respond to a congressional request for information about the bank’s examination of Donald Trump’s bank account and whether he had financial ties to Russia. ...
Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:55:03 AM
. Why should I use a banking app instead of logging into my bank accounts with the relevant passwords via Windows 10 and Edge? Which one would be more secure? Irene. ...
UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:07:12 PM
....Their payslips, which were made out in the name of Robert Newmark Restaurants, never seemed to match their own records of hours they had worked, they told the Guardian. They were supposed to be paid every 15 days, but the payslips would come at least 10 days late, and then the amount that actually went in to their bank accounts would be different again, making it hard to track. ...
Best bank accounts for FREE money as HSBC launches £200 switch offer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:04:00 PM
....People who switch to the provider's Advance of Premier current account from today will be paid £150. Another £50 is then paid on the year anniversary of opening the bank account. ...
A trip to Paris went off the rails when I needed a metro refund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 06:00:15 AM
....”. It says it has been unable to make the bank transfer because it does not have an international bank account number for you, so the company has sent a voucher instead. ...
Compensation at last for Britons burned by Spain’s property crash image
.... To proceed you will need the following:• A signed contract between the client and the developer. • Proof of payment into the property developer’s bank account. ...
Five-minute guide to getting insurance for your mobile image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . There are 151 mobile phone insurance policies from phone companies, specialist insurers or included in packaged bank accounts, but cover levels vary greatly. ...
Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs image
.... “In France you must have an unused breathalyser in your vehicle, while in Austria and Croatia it is compulsory to have a first-aid kit,” Morris points out. Buying separate travel insurance may not be necessary if you have a bank account with the benefit attached to it. ...
We will all pay the price for our financial illiteracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... Immigrants had much lower financial literacy than the native born (and it’s something our consumer champions have noted: immigrants with poor English are at times ruthlessly exploited by companies that know they are less likely to understand – or to complain). Despite the fact that the Chinese students had less money than their European or American counterparts, and were less likely to have bank accounts and debit cards, they came top. ...
Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:34:21 PM
....The US Justice Department highlighted the UK connection to suspected illicit funds after investigating how proceeds of the Russian tax fraud were allegedly laundered into luxury apartments in New York. US court documents, seen by the BBC, show alleged wire transfers from the Russian organised crime group going into the UK bank account of Renaissance Capital - a Russian investment banking firm, which has offices in London. ...
Best bank accounts for FREE money: How to switch and earn £250 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 03:52:00 PM
....Customers who joined after March 2017 will also receive £5 a month if they set up two direct debits, and another £5 if the debit card is used 20 times in a month, to earn another £120. Furthermore, the bank account pays three per cent interest rate on balances up to £1,500. ...
HSBC voice recognition system breached by customer's twin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 02:31:12 PM
. HSBC’s voice recognition ID system used by half a million customers for secure access to their bank accounts has been breached by a customer’s twin mimicking his voice. ...
BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:21:00 AM
.... . "Another person should not be able to access your bank account. ...
Dementia news: The medical and financial benefits of power of attorney image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Head of wills James Antoniou says there is a common misconception that a loved one can simply step in and start dealing with bank accounts, paying bills or selling a property: “First they must be given the legal authority to do so. ...
Banks 'must show action' in fraud cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 11:01:27 PM
...."The PSR has already stated it will review progress in the second half of 2017. "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. ...
South Africa's Vodacom buys into Kenya's Safaricom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 12:08:46 PM
....It will also help increase the use of Safaricom's popular M-Pesa money transfer service across Africa. M-Pesa, launched 10 years ago in Kenya by Safaricom, lets people without bank accounts use their mobile phones to transfer money. ...
Anti-corruption police investigate UK firm over ex-Nigerian warlord deal image
.... Stavrum denies the claims. According to the indictment, Stavrum, who was responsible for the sale, was paid the money directly into his bank account in two instalments in 2013. ...
Expedia money saving: How to slash 12% price from of holiday and flight bookings 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. ...
REVEALED: 40 per cent of Britons dip into their savings each month image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 01:09:00 PM
....co. uk - which specialise in getting refunds for people mis-sold bank accounts - found that men were worst at ignoring bills, with 81 per cent confessing they regularly let bills build up. ...
Noel Edmonds demands £73m compensation over HBOS fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 10:12:13 AM
.... The former Noel’s House Party host claims HBOS prevented him from selling shares in another business, UBC, which would have helped repay a loan to HBOS. “Had the sale of shares in UBC not been blocked, then the Unique bank accounts would have been in the black to the tune of about £1m,” Edmonds’ lawyer said. ...
Banks accused of putting lives at risk as charity accounts are shut without notice image
....”. Meanwhile, a housing charity that supports homeless young women in London faced extinction after being told its bank account would be terminated. ...
UK tourists hit by booking scams up by nearly a fifth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:47:58 AM
....She was asked to pay a deposit and then told the company she would pay the remaining balance within a fortnight. However, she was then told she had to pay into a bank account "immediately" to get the holiday at a low price. ...
Cybercrime on the high seas: the new threat facing billionaire superyacht owners image
....Murray, a cybercrime expert at BlackBerry, was demonstrating how criminal gangs could exploit lax data security on superyachts to steal their owners’ financial information, private photos – and even force the yacht off course. The seaborne cybercrime threat is real: one billionaire had more than £100,000 stolen when criminals hacked his bank account. ...
Santander faces challenge over fraud losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:08:30 AM
.... . Thieves have been stealing large sums of money from victims' bank accounts by intercepting calls, or tricking people into revealing details of texts sent by banks, as in the case of Alex Luke. ...
Swiss 'spied inside German ministry' in tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:22:21 AM
.... . Since 2010 North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany's most populous state, has paid whistleblowers millions of euros for data CDs revealing secret Swiss bank accounts. ...
£5 note: Deadline looms for digging out old paper fivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:05:36 PM
....More significantly, millions of the old banknotes are still in handbags, bedroom drawers and down the back of sofas across the country. Generally, the Post Office will continue to accept the notes as a deposit into any main UK bank account even after the notes cease to be legal tender. ...
Unclaimed Premium Bonds: YOU could be owed share of £55m as lost prizes up for grabs image
.... Each month there are two £1million and three £100,000 prizes, as well as tens of thousands of winnings worth £50 or more. Premium Bond holders can reduce the chances of leaving prizes unclaimed by registering to have winnings paid directly into bank accounts, alongside an email notification. ...
'Brazen' conmen who targeted park homes jailed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00:44 PM
....Twenty-seven victims were included in the court case with losses totalling more than £100,000. They will be getting their money back after trading standards officers discovered a similar amount of money in frozen bank accounts belonging to the Kings. ...
Swiss 'tax spy' arrested in Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:18:37 PM
....Reports suggest the man may have spied on German tax investigators. Tax authorities in Germany have controversially bought CDs of information from whistleblowers in Swiss banks as they try to catch German residents with Swiss bank accounts. ...
Email scammers turn their sights on youth football teams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
....Club officials were staggered to discover that names used on online payments are completely ignored by the banks, which only use the account and sort code numbers when transferring money. In this case, the treasurer believed he was sending the money to specifically named building contractors – but it ended up in the fraudster-controlled personal bank accounts. ...
Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:54:04 PM
...."The uranium used in that transaction is not uranium from Niger. The money transferred to [a bank account] in Dubai to fund the transaction is neither money of the state of Niger nor of Sopamin - it is Areva's money. ...
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
....In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" that were not named at the time. They had allegedly been tricked into wiring more than $100m to the alleged scammer's bank accounts. ...
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%. ...

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