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....And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. The ticket gate is waiting to swallow your data, via the swipe of a smart card, mobile phone or credit card. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Consumer credit – the single largest slice of UK banks’ balance sheets – has been growing rapidly, by more than 10% year-on-year, initially driven by car finance, the Bank warned. Last year banks had £19bn of impairments on credit cards, compared with £12bn on mortgage loans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% increase in the amount of consumer credit - or unsecured lending - in the year to February. There was a rise in the amount being borrowed on credit cards, according to the BBA figures, but a fall in the overall size of overdrafts. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Households have been on a borrowing binge. Consumer spending is being underpinned by debt, with an increased dependency on personal loans, payday loans, car finance and – in particular – credit cards. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....10. The agent accidentally debited my credit card by £2,310 and immediately realised his mistake. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK's borrowing binge is worrying the Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 02:29:00 PM
.... Households have been on a borrowing binge. Consumer spending is being underpinned by debt, with an increased dependency on personal loans, payday loans, car finance and – in particular – credit cards. ...
UK banks asked to draw up plans to show they are prepared for Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:26:41 AM
.... Consumer credit – the single largest slice of UK banks’ balance sheets – has been growing rapidly, by more than 10% year-on-year, initially driven by car finance, the Bank warned. Last year banks had £19bn of impairments on credit cards, compared with £12bn on mortgage loans. ...
Mortgage approvals by banks falls to lowest for three months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 02:04:09 PM
....6% increase in the amount of consumer credit - or unsecured lending - in the year to February. There was a rise in the amount being borrowed on credit cards, according to the BBA figures, but a fall in the overall size of overdrafts. ...
Opodo charges for its own mistakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
....10. The agent accidentally debited my credit card by £2,310 and immediately realised his mistake. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. The ticket gate is waiting to swallow your data, via the swipe of a smart card, mobile phone or credit card. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... In reality, the first instalment of a student loan will make the majority feel recklessly rich, and telling them they will probably graduate with a debt of more than £40,000 will mean absolutely nothing. Students tend to be hit on by loads of banks, so explain the difference between an interest-free overdraft and a credit card with 16% APR. ...
Argument with Ikea about its strange logistics come to a head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....I asked to cancel and was told this was not possible. I returned to the till to ask for the sum to be refunded to my credit card. ...
'No sex, no politics' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:47 AM
...."Whoever extended the invitation, and has made the reservation, pays," he says. To avoid any awkwardness or uncertainty when the bill arrives, Mr Hanson suggests that the inviter goes one stage further, and gives his or her credit card details to the restaurant ahead of the meal. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....Yahoo was criticised for the delay in informing users about the 2014 breach. The stolen data included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords, but not credit card data, according to Yahoo. ...
Credit card Britain: Seven out of ten adults have average debts of £6,372  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 04:08:00 PM
. Borrowing through personal loans, overdrafts and credit cards is up five per cent this year to an average £6,372, according to Moneysupermarket. ...
Fast Track to confusion as Argos fails to right a wrong address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:25 AM
....In July 2016 my 91-year-old mother moved from Lincoln to Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. We changed all her addresses for bank and credit cards etc, including her Argos card. ...
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Uber stops using Greyball 'secret program' to dodge regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:21:32 AM
....Greyball identified regulators posing as ordinary passengers, by collecting data on the location used when ordering a taxi and determining whether this coincided with government offices. A report by The New York Times found that it also checked credit card information to establish whether the user was linked to an institution or law enforcement authority. ...
Bank of England deputy's slip-up was astonishing – but its reaction was predictable | Nils Pratley image
.... If 10% house price inflation had continued, the UK would have been heading into dangerous waters. The Bank of England’s monetary policymakers, already fretting about the rise in unsecured credit card debt, should be relieved. ...
Budget 2017: The misplaced confidence of the British consumer image
....Credit card debt is at a record. Overall, unsecured debt - which excludes mortgages but includes credit cards, car loans and, notably, personal loans - is rising faster than it has in a decade and amounts to 40% of the average income. ...
Snap and Sorrell are wrong: powerful bosses can become untouchable insiders image
.... PPI, after all, need not have been a scandal. Sold alongside loans and credit cards with a view to ensuring customers could keep up repayments after sudden loss of income (through illness, say) PPI should have provided a sensible safety net for customers. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
.... But it also has downsides. It emerged last week that Uber had been using geolocation data, credit card details and social media accounts to identify law enforcement officials in US cities running sting operations against it, and ensuring they don’t get picked up by its cars. ...
Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:53:15 AM
....Greyball identified regulators posing as ordinary passengers, by collecting data on the location used when ordering a taxi and determining whether this coincided with government offices. It also checked credit card information to establish whether the user is linked to an institution or law enforcement authority. ...
The Crusader: Customer challenges dealer over £11,000 SECOND-HAND motor’s breakdown image
....One other avenue does offer a ray of hope. He part paid for the car with his Tesco credit card and it is considering his section 75 joint liability claim, working with him about the cost of the items he did not receive at the time of the purchase. ...
Brexit without trade deal would open Pandora's box, says CBI chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:25:49 PM
....”. “Imagine you’re a German tourist in Edinburgh and you use a credit card to pay for a hotel. ...
AMC, APR, ERC explained: The ridiculous financial acronyms that serve to confuse image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:01:00 AM
....APR . The Annual Percentage Rate allows you to compare like with like on mortgages, credit cards and personal loans by showing the cost over the full term of the deal. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....“In a way it works like a car rental,” Raal said. “When you rent, you leave your credit card number and when you return the car safe and sound, the reserved money is returned to you fully. ...
PPI still dominates financial ombudsman's in-tray image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:14:54 AM
...." . A deadline of June 2019 could be set by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for disgruntled customers to make compensation claims to their banks and credit card issuers about mis-sold PPI policies. ...
Going nowhere as French train tickets are a no-show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... There used to be an excellent and helpful bureau on Piccadilly in London, but now the offices are in Barcelona. In August, I ordered – by phone – rail tickets for use in France in September and was instantly invoiced as I paid by credit card. ...
Former IMF chief gets four years in jail for embezzlement in Spain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 04:40:36 PM
. The former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for misusing corporate credit cards while in charge of two leading Spanish banks at the height of the country’s financial crisis. ...
Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 04:05:42 PM
....Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for embezzling money from two Spanish banks he used to run. A court in Madrid found him and more than 60 other former bankers guilty of using undeclared corporate credit cards to finance lavish lifestyles. ...
Do we need a credit check to find out whether we can remortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:00:00 AM
.... My husband’s is average. We do, however, have quite a lot of personal borrowing, and are asset-rich and cash-poor, largely as a result of funding three of our kids at university, which means that credit card usage is high. ...
Lloyds reports biggest profits since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:49:43 AM
....”. As well as owning Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS), the group owns 200,000 cars through its leasing business, provides financing for car deals through Black Horse – where lending increased 20% during the year – and is in the process of buying the MBNA credit card business. ...
How to drive a hard bargain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Hagger said another option is to use an interest-free credit card, if your dealer allows it, with Halifax and Sainsbury’s charging zero per cent for 30 and 29 months respectively. ...
One in four UK retirees burdened by unpaid mortgage or other debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:49:49 AM
....The Bank of England recently warned about the high level of household debts. The bank’s governor, Mark Carney, said the bank was watching the growth in debt levels; unsecured debt, which included credit cards and overdrafts, was rising at its fastest pace for 11 years. ...
Time to get boiler cover before you end up in hot water image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....com reveals that for more than one in four, fixing the boiler cost more than £1,250. While half of UK households say they would rely on savings to cover repairs, more than one in 10 would have to borrow on credit cards or via a bank loan to pay. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
....93. “My husband and I are trying to be calm as we don’t want to upset the girls, but it is hard knowing that in two weeks the amount will arrive on my credit card bill and we have no money to pay. ...
Camelot Furniture's rescue mission bring comfort to some UK Mobility Direct customers  image
.... That's seven years for mechanical parts and two for the fabric and foam aside from normal wear and tear.  “While that works for customers who have paid a deposit, however, there’s not much we can do for those who paid everything up front by cheque and cannot make a claim by credit card. ...
Instead of draining the swamp, Trump has become Wall Street’s best buddy | Will Hutton image
.... The newly established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tries to ensure customers are dealt with honestly. You might think after the extraordinary fraud at Wells Fargo last autumn – bank employees opening millions of phantom accounts and credit cards in customers’ names – that a president on the side of the little guy would at the very least not want to weaken American financial regulation. ...
My refund was a no show after The Lowry charged my card twice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....In August I went to the box office at The Lowry in Salford Quays to book three lots of tickets for various ballets. I chose seats to a total value of £79 and was paying by credit card when everything came to a halt. ...
Devil-may-care investors fall under spell of Trump-mania image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:31:01 PM
.... The IMF is reluctant to support the European Union’s stance on Greece without a huge debt-relief package in place. In the opposite corner is the official who manages the Brussels credit card, Klaus Regling. ...
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. ...
E-Scooters scoots off with our hard-earned £600 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 10:30:27 AM
.... Had you paid by credit or debit card you might have had a chance of getting your money back but, sadly, paying by bank transfer gives you no redress. If you had paid by a UK credit card, as the item costs £100 or more (but less than £30,000), you would have been able to make a claim against your credit card provider under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, which makes the credit card company equally liable if the original contract is broken. ...
What the dip in sterling means for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
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
.... 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. “Payment services traditionally relied on cash, debit and credit cards, and wire transfers. ...
HSBC to close 62 more branches this year, blaming online banking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 01:47:13 PM
....HSBC’s announcement came as the Post Office reached a deal with the banking sector to make its 11,600 outlets available to more bank customers. Customers of virtually every bank in Britain will now be able to access over-the-counter cash, cheque, debit and credit card services, with real-time payments into accounts. ...
How ticket touts beat you to the punch ... and what you can do about it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:16:45 PM
....How do they get tickets?. One popular method is to use multiple credit cards to buy as many tickets as possible when they go on sale. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
....The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said HSBC had voluntarily agreed to set up a £4m compensation scheme for people who had lost out financially as a result of having to pay “unreasonable” debt collection charges imposed by two subsidiaries of the bank. The money will be shared between around 6,700 people who held credit cards with HFC Bank and John Lewis Financial Services, both of which are now part of HSBC. ...
Southern rail: could more commuters claim a credit card refund? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:20:06 PM
. Season ticket holders on strike-hit train lines could be in line for thousands of pounds in compensation after one commuter successfully claimed £2,400 back from his credit card company. ...
UK inflation: now it's the pound in your pocket being devalued image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:25:44 PM
....For the time being shoppers have shut their ears to Cassandras who warn of trouble ahead. In the run-up to Christmas they reached for their credit cards instead. ...
Bank of England ‘keeping close eye on consumer spending’, says Carney image
.... He said that how household spending evolves would be an important consideration for policymakers at the Bank over the next year as they weigh up how to set interest rates. His comments about household borrowing come after the latest figures from the Bank showed that unsecured consumer credit, which includes credit cards, car loans and second mortgages, grew at its fastest rate in more than 11 years. ...
Hamilton West End tickets appear on resale sites despite anti-tout measures image
.... “It’s great to see the people behind Hamilton trying to stop touting but it’s unlikely to be 100% effective,” he said. “It’s viable for a tout to buy four tickets, sell three of them, then go with you to the box office to pick them up using his credit card. ...
UK inflation to hit a two-year high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
....Joanna Elson, chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said households should scrutinise their finances as inflation rises. She said: “As the first credit card bills of 2017 begin to arrive through letterboxes this week, many people will be worrying about how to cope. ...
'Brexit tourists' exploit weak pound to boost UK high street sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:27:37 PM
. Legions of “Brexit tourists” flocked to the UK to take advantage of the weak pound over Christmas, triggering a huge rise in spending on foreign credit cards. ...
'It's a financial cliff edge': how Britain fell back in love with credit cards image
....For more than half a million Britons, January provides the mother of financial hangovers. The darkness of the days is compounded by the need to trawl the internet to find a new home for credit card debts swollen by the Christmas spending orgy. ...
‘Debt is like fire': Martin Lewis's guide to using a credit card image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 03:33:45 PM
....Get cashback. Used wisely, credit cards can be a hugely powerful means of spending. ...
Fake IT support scammers accessed my online payments – and are still calling image
....The person I spoke to took me through a series of actions which appeared to give him access to my computer, and the problems were solved. Naively I agreed to pay online as the person I was speaking to had access to my computer, and £198 was charged to my credit card account. ...
Rail franchise mandarin's board gave Southern contract to client of his company image
.... “I’m furious about it and it has got to change – we have got to break them. They have all borrowed money to buy cars and got credit cards,” he said. ...
Statute of Liberty image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 11:58:01 PM
....The New York proposals will particularly address the anxieties of middle-income families, earning too much to benefit from scholarships for the most deprived, but struggling to afford increased fees. Tuition fees have risen much more sharply than inflation and student loan debt in the US has outstripped the amount owed on credit cards, standing at $1. ...
Consumer spending slowed over Christmas period, Visa figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:01:01 AM
....There are also worries that the strong run for consumer spending has been driven in part by people taking on more debt. The latest figures from the Bank of England show that unsecured consumer credit, which includes credit cards, car loans and second mortgages, grew at its fastest rate in more than 11 years. ...
Blackrock becomes biggest Lloyds bank shareholder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 03:40:57 PM
No one can afford to stop the new consumer credit crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:05:11 AM
.... According to the latest figures, the total has soared back to a level last seen just before the 2008 financial crash. To the untrained eye, the dramatic increase in spending using credit cards and loans might appear to prefigure a disaster of epic proportions. ...
UK household debt now a record £13,000, says TUC image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:28:50 AM
....". The exclusion of student debt from the figures makes a significant difference to the total amount of unsecured debt, which refers to borrowing through credit cards and loans, including finance for new cars. ...
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain image
.... It was doomed to failure because they made one basic error: they moved people off receiving their benefits weekly or fortnightly to once every four weeks. Thus people began to fall into the clutches of loan sharks or predatory credit card firms when the cash ran out well before the end of four weeks. ...
Five minute guide to surviving a New Year separation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . If you have loans or credit cards in joint names, you will be equally responsible for paying them back. ...
REVEALED: The tricks to get the best holiday money rates amid a weaker pound image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 02:00:00 PM
.... And the service doesn't require any advance payment. If you buy foreign currency with a credit card, cash advance fees at around 2. ...
The Crusader: Cold comfort for families caught in ice shows' seating slip-up image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:21:00 AM
.... However, in this type of case you can claim for loss of enjoyment ­ how much that would amount to would depend on the facts of each case. "As the breach applied to all of the seats, if they paid on credit card direct to O2 then they may be able to claim against the card provider under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which makes the card provider jointly and severally liable for any breach of contract. ...
How to tackle your debts if you overspent this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:00:12 AM
....Brits piled on the debt in the run-up to Christmas, official data showed this week, and some of us will inevitably be left nursing a pretty nasty financial hangover. The total amount owed on the nation’s credit cards rose to a record £66. ...
UK credit binge approaching levels not seen since 2008 crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:41:55 PM
....A credit boom that is close to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash should set alarm bells ringing in Theresa May’s government, debt charities have warned. The latest figures from the Bank of England show unsecured consumer credit, which includes credit cards, car loans and second mortgages, grew by 10. ...
Household debt rises to post-credit crunch high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:26:03 AM
....But that decision is now 12 months overdue, and the charity estimates that a further one million people fell into problem debt during this period. Bank of England statistics show that personal debt, including credit cards and bank loans but not including mortgages or student loans, has been growing at a yearly rate of 10% for the past six months. ...
Now Christmas is over it is time to get your debts under control image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
. One of the most popular ways of doing this is to shift your credit card debt to an interest-free balance transfer card. ...
Millions of Britons ‘worried about money’ image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Kevin Pratt, consumer affairs specialist at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Many pundits expect inflation to rise in 2017, perhaps as high as four per cent, so this new year is definitely a good time to review your finances. “Simply making sure you’re not overpaying on bills like energy or insurance can make a big difference, while switching your credit card could help you save money on interest payments. ...
Debt charities expect busy January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:58:44 AM
....Just before Christmas, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, warned about the high level of debt among UK households. Unsecured debt, including spending on credit cards, is rising at its fastest pace in 11 years, the Bank of England said. ...
Debt charities urge struggling consumers to seek advice early image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....Based on last year’s figures, Citizens Advice said demand for financial advice was likely to peak on 12 January. Consumers who have overspent in the run-up to Christmas often struggle from mid-January onwards as already stretched overdrafts reach breaking point, and credit card bills start arriving. ...
New year resolutions to help you handle your money in 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 05:41:00 PM
....Now is the ideal time to examine exactly where you are spending money, and where to make cutbacks. Baliszewski says: “In just 30 minutes you could draw up a monthly budget, switch utility suppliers or apply for a zero interest credit card. ...
Five-minute guide to booking your summer holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:55:00 PM
.... . Independent travellers should pay using their credit card, as they are covered by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. ...
Lost billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 04:13:54 AM
...."We do not consider that there are strong grounds to significantly depart from this complaints-led approach now," the FCA adds. One of the most controversial compensation cases was the payouts for those mis-sold credit card and identity theft protection by insurer CPP. ...
Ten ways to save money on your holiday flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
....As with all loyalty schemes, travellers should check the price of flights or hotel combinations on a variety of websites before booking, but if Expedia is the cheapest there is no harm in joining the rewards programme, which is free. Using Expedia+ does not stop you collecting on other schemes such as Nectar or using their credit cards to pay for flights and pick up air miles. ...
Star Wars card firm Topps hit by 'unforgiveable' hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 03:34:53 PM
....Topps is part-owned by a fund belonging to Michael Eisner, the former chief executive of Disney. "The really unforgivable aspect here is the loss of credit card details," said cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward from Surrey University. ...
Be aware of the hidden cost of courtesy car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:55:00 AM
.... . Insurers may ask hire firms to prove this was the case, often asking them to hand over client documents such as mortgage, bank and credit card statements. ...
Chrsitmas sales UK - An essential survival guide to Boxing Day and January sales image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:14:00 AM
.... . “You do not want to start January worrying about a massive credit card bill, so work out how much you can afford to spend and challenge yourself to stay within this. ...
Britons face debt hangover in 2017 from festive spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:21:25 AM
. Many Britons will start 2017 with both a debt- and alcohol-induced hangover after using credit cards to fund Christmas celebrations, according to new research. ...
UK shoppers spend more than ever on contactless cards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:45:46 PM
....The UK’s pubs and bars enjoyed brisk trade with contactless payments surging 79%, and technology such as Barclaycard’s “Pay @ Pump” self-pouring beer pump is likely to mean more people paying for drinks in this way. The news comes as the industry body the UK Cards Association (UKCA), reveals that the number of contactless debit and credit cards in the UK now tops 100m. ...

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