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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:55:03 AM
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
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%. ...
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”. ...

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