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....It is valued at $1. 1bn (£850m) and says it has more than one million customers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Other rivals, including Kroger, picked up Whole Foods customers. Last month, Barclays advised that Whole Foods had experienced a “staggering” decline in foot traffic that it estimated at 3%, or roughly 14 million customers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Globally Alipay has about 450 million customers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The owner of British Gas has lost more than a quarter of a million customers since the beginning of the year despite not raising prices. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Up to 3. 6 million customers in south-east England have been told to save water, because of a lack of rainfall. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....9% for 2. 8 million customers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The Manchester-based bank has endured five consecutive years of losses since its problems started to emerge in 2013, which have sapped its ability to rebuild its capital. But the Co-op Bank’s management hopes to attract a buyer because of its 4 million customers who are attracted by its ethical approach to doing business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Mark Todd, co-founder of switching site Energyhelpline, said the supplier was shedding customers because its prices were not competitive. “British Gas have kept their standard prices much lower than the rest of the big six but even so this has still seen them lose quarter of a million customers in the first three months of trading – ultimately because there are much cheaper tariffs available for switchers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7 per cent. The changes, including those made to Premium Bonds, will impact more than 21 million customers. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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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. ...
TransferWise becomes profitable six years after being founded image
....It is valued at $1. 1bn (£850m) and says it has more than one million customers. ...
Households in South East England told to use water wisely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 01:42:54 AM
....Up to 3. 6 million customers in south-east England have been told to save water, because of a lack of rainfall. ...
Co-op Bank investors braced for losses as it tries to raise £750m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:31:56 PM
.... The Manchester-based bank has endured five consecutive years of losses since its problems started to emerge in 2013, which have sapped its ability to rebuild its capital. But the Co-op Bank’s management hopes to attract a buyer because of its 4 million customers who are attracted by its ethical approach to doing business. ...
China's Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 07:30:05 AM
.... . Globally Alipay has about 450 million customers. ...
British Gas loses more customers despite holding prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:38:11 AM
. The owner of British Gas has lost more than a quarter of a million customers since the beginning of the year despite not raising prices. ...
British Gas owner warns Tory energy price cap could push up prices image
....Mark Todd, co-founder of switching site Energyhelpline, said the supplier was shedding customers because its prices were not competitive. “British Gas have kept their standard prices much lower than the rest of the big six but even so this has still seen them lose quarter of a million customers in the first three months of trading – ultimately because there are much cheaper tariffs available for switchers. ...
Blow to savers as Premium Bond prizes are slashed by £7m image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 10:40:00 PM
....7 per cent. The changes, including those made to Premium Bonds, will impact more than 21 million customers. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Other rivals, including Kroger, picked up Whole Foods customers. Last month, Barclays advised that Whole Foods had experienced a “staggering” decline in foot traffic that it estimated at 3%, or roughly 14 million customers. ...
RBS and Lloyds IT faults cause online banking frustrations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 03:24:55 PM
....” No customers would be left out of pocket, the bank added. Lloyds, which has 25 million customers, said: “We are aware that some of our customers are experiencing issues logging on to internet banking across all Lloyds Banking Group brands. ...
Swinton insurance cuts 900 jobs as customers switch to online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:06:32 PM
....The second wave of closures in just over a year means the company’s branch network will more than halve to 111, although it says it will still be the biggest insurance broker on the high street. Swinton, which started selling insurance door to door 60 years ago and has 2 million customers, said it was reviewing the size and structure of its branch network. ...
Boohoo online fashion retailer sees its profits double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:17:43 AM
....The company now has 5. 2 active million customers worldwide, and crucially is able to rely on social media "influencers" and video bloggers - "vloggers" - to spread the word to its 18 to 24-year-old target market. ...
Three apologises after network problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 02:19:36 AM
.... . Three, which has about nine million customers, experienced a data breach last year which saw personal details, including names and addresses, accessed unlawfully. ...
London 'not the best place' for fintech start-ups image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:57:56 PM
....". Mr Hinrikus started Transferwise with fellow Estonian Kristo Kaarmann in 2011 and built it into a business with more than a million customers. ...
Millions of EDF customers face second price rise this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:36:37 AM
....The government is under mounting pressure to take strong action on rising energy bills after one of the “big six” suppliers imposed its second price hike this year on 1. 5 million customers. ...
NS&I launches new market-leading investment bond with rate of 2.2 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....NS&I, which also offers premium bonds, is backed by the Treasury, so money invested with it is 100% secure. The provider, which previously offered popular pensioner bonds, has more than 25 million customers. ...
Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 02:20:23 PM
....Talk Talk received a record fine last year for a data breach, but of the nearly 157,000 customers affected, most did not have bank account details stolen. A data breach at Yahoo affected nearly eight million customers in the UK last year, but was focused on email addresses and passwords. ...
Wonga data breach could affect nearly 250,000 UK customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:33:39 AM
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
....Shares in Sky closed up 1p at 963p on Friday. The satellite broadcaster has 22 million customers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. ...
Co-op boss shrugs off £130m loss to focus on group's 'stellar progress' image
....Leighton said the £140m additional writedown of the bank, which had already been written down twice in the past year, was “a piece of prudent accounting” while the bank was being sold by its hedge fund owners. The bank put itself up for sale in February in an attempt to raise more capital and give greater stability to its 4 million customers, four years after it was rescued by hedge funds. ...
Co-op Group makes loss as bank stake written off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:27:53 AM
....The group also said that its financing costs had risen by £74m in 2016. The Co-op Bank, which has four million customers, put itself up for sale in February. ...
Co-operative Group to write off the value of its stake in Co-op bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:30:15 AM
....The mutual is set to take a £140m hit as it slashes the value of its 20% stake in the bank to zero, amid ongoing uncertainty about its former financial arm’s future. The Co-op Bank, which is now controlled by US hedge funds after a 2013 rescue deal, put itself up for sale in February in a bid to raise more capital and give greater stability to its 4 million customers. ...
Five banks are merging to create an Indian super-bank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:03:23 PM
. Five Indian banks are to merge with the country’s largest bank – the State Bank of India or SBI - to create a super-bank with $550bn of assets and 500 million customers. ...
Energy price cap would damage competition, says SSE boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:29 PM
....SSE, which has 8. 08 million customers, had no choice over its decision to raise electricity prices by 15% as it would have lost money if it had not acted, Phillips-Davies said. ...
Co-operative Bank says it has interest of several credible buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:12:57 AM
....The Co-operative Bank has confirmed that a number of “credible” potential buyers have expressed an interest in the troubled bank, as fears grow that it will be broken up rather than sold as an ongoing entity. Co-op Bank, which is controlled by US hedge funds, put itself up for sale in February in a bid to raise more capital and give greater stability to its 4 million customers. ...
Co-op Bank sale plan attracts suitors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:52:14 AM
....". The Co-op Bank has four million customers and is well known for its ethical standpoint, which its board said made it "a strong franchise with significant potential" to prospective buyers. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
....It estimates that as many as 2. 6 million customers could receive up to a total of £185m in compensation payments each year under the scheme. ...
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:38:46 AM
....The plan, which is now subject to consultation, could benefit up to 2. 6 million customers, the regulator added. ...
RBS and NatWest to shed 158 branches and more than 400 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:03:12 PM
....An RBS spokesman said the bank now had 4. 2 million customers who used its mobile app - an increase of two million since 2014. ...
YouTube is like the wild west – why won't Google pay to clean it up? image
....As a plan B, the Idea deal looks a sensible way to counter the price-slashing tactics of well-funded newcomer Reliance Jio. The merged Vodafone/Idea entity will be the market leader with almost 400 million customers. ...
Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
....Other customers also wanted to know why they were being presented with other people’s information when they logged in. Three UK, which is owned by the telecoms giant Hutchinson and has 9 million customers in Britain, said it was investigating. ...
Vodafone deal creates India mobile giant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:09:56 AM
....UK telecoms giant Vodafone has merged its Indian business with Idea Cellular, India's third-largest network, to create the country's largest operator. The combined company will have almost 400 million customers, accounting for 35% of the market share, the firms said in a statement. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....The company said it was "confident" the takeover would be approved. Critics of the merger, which gives 21st Century Fox access to Sky's 22 million customers in Europe, fear it will mean Rupert Murdoch has too much control of the UK media. ...
Five ways the singles chart can be fixed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:55:40 AM
....The dilemma is that streaming is enjoying exponential rates of growth. Spotify added 10 million customers in the last six months; while Apple Music has attracted 20 million subscribers in less than two years. ...
Energy costs to soar as Big Six companies turn up the heat image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:01:00 AM
....8 per cent from April 26, with the 2. 5 million customers on its standard dual fuel energy tariff set on average to pay £1,144. ...
UK households spent £180m on 'unnecessary' power capacity – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:01:24 AM
....ON, which last week announced it was hiking dual fuel prices for 2. 5 million customers by 8. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....Then last year the Competition and Markets Authority announced a package of “remedies” to clean up the market and encourage the sticky 66% to exercise their consumer rights. This included giving energy companies a database of about 10 million customers who had never switched, letting price comparison websites choose which deals they promote, and capping bills for pre-payment customers like Mckay who only have access to a fraction of the deals available on the open market. ...
Co-op Bank reports loss as suitors circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:37:46 AM
....But the planned sales raised concerns from the former business secretary, Sir Vince Cable, and two Treasury Committee MPs. The Co-op Bank has four million customers and is well known for its ethical standpoint, which its board said made it "a strong franchise with significant potential" to prospective buyers. ...
E.ON price rise branded 'monstrous' as users face £97 a year extra image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:32:17 PM
....8% on average, and standard gas prices rise by 3. 8%, affecting more than half of the company’s 4 million customers if they take no action. ...
E.On to raise gas and electricity prices in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:24:37 AM
....On said that 2. 5 million customers would be affected by the increases, which come into effect on 26 April. ...
The truth about falling gas prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
.... The BBC went for a straight “EDF to cut gas bills, but raise electricity prices”. But the truth is that for many of its five million customers, EDF has not cut gas prices. ...
Co-op Bank faces struggle to find owner with ethics – and deep pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....Its response has been to look for a buyer but that is where the problems start. A new owner may not have the same ethical approach to business – indeed, it could even be forced to stop using the Co-op brand – but the bank has 4 million customers and 85% of them, according to the Co-op’s own research, joined the bank precisely because of its ethical stance. ...
For sale: Co-op Bank looks for buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 08:05:49 AM
.... A break-up of the bank could also attract bidders from specialist banks for parcels of loans and customers. Dennis Holt, the bank’s chairman, said it had now cut costs and sold troubled loans to begin to seek a buyer for the Manchester-based operation with 4 million customers and 105 branches. ...
Scottish Power customers to be hit by 7.8% price hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:26:20 PM
....British Gas customers will enjoy a reprieve from the price hikes, the first increases in three years. The company, which has 5 million customers, said it was able to freeze its standard variable tariff because it had “significantly” reduced its own costs. ...
New blow to 21 MILLION savers: National Savings axes Premium Bond prizes and rates image
. NS&I (National Savings and Investments) is slashing rates from May 1 in a move that will affect 21million customers. ...
UK inflation warnings intensify as service sector costs rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:43:13 PM
.... High street retailer Next has warned the devaluation of the pound will hike the price of clothing by up to 5% in the coming months. In the latest sign living costs are rising, Npower said on Friday it was raising prices for more than a million customers, pushing up dual fuel bills rise by an average of 9. ...
Supermarket tycoon Sir Ken Morrison dies aged 85 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:44:02 PM
....It marked the beginning of a period of turmoil at the company, as it struggled to integrate two very different businesses, leading to a boardroom battles that finally led to Morrison’s retirement in 2008. By that point it had 375 stores, serving over 9 million customers a week. ...
Has Vodafone finally got the right Idea in India? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:07:50 PM
.... Vodafone, No 2 in the market, has opened negotiations to merge its operations with those of the third-largest operator, Idea Cellular. The combined business would be the market leader in India with an astonishing 380 million customers. ...
Yorkshire building society to close 48 branches and ditch current accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 04:06:52 PM
....The society said the moves were designed to deliver better long-term value to its 3. 3 million customers. ...
Consumers urged to switch energy supplier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 11:19:07 AM
....5 million in 2013, the first year the industry began publishing the data. Independent suppliers gained more than a million customers from the ‘big six’ over 2016, but 600,000 customers returned to the larger companies – up 58% on the year before, according to investment bank Jefferies. ...
'It's a financial cliff edge': how Britain fell back in love with credit cards image
.... As the financial markets seized up, banks and credit card companies pulled the rug out from under millions of their customers, in some cases knocking a zero off their card limit overnight. In 2007,Barclaycard reduced the credit limits of 1 million of its 12 million customers while the following year Egg infamously withdrew credit cards from 161,000 customers suddenly deemed “high risk”. ...
Christmas boost for easyJet as 5.6m people fly in December image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 09:59:50 AM
.... It expects a further drop this year. Its rival Ryanair also recorded strong growth in passenger numbers in December: earlier this week it reported a 20% rise to 9 million customers. ...
Film and TV ​streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....3 million regular users of to its UK video service since its launch in 2014, according to Ampere Analysis. Sky had more than 3 million customers to its Sky Store in the year to the end of June, while its “buy and keep” service – where by customers download a film and get a DVD posted out – grew by 80%. ...
Retailer B&M reveals hearty Christmas trading period image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:19:57 PM
.... We have delivered our best ever Christmas trading and served over 5. 5 million customers in a single week in the UK alone as we continue to gain market share. ...
Payday loans are capped. Now let’s tackle other high-cost credit | Gillian Guy image
.... Doorstep lenders, who lend money to people in their homes, are not included in the cap but charge eye-watering interest rates of up to 1,500% to the 2. 5 million customers who currently use them. ...
Lloyds snaps up MBNA for £1.9bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 08:10:43 AM
....Lloyds, 7% owned by the taxpayer, would not comment on the implications for the workforces of the two operations, which employ a combined 2,700 in Chester. MBNA – one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers, with 7 million customers including its own brands and the official cards of several major football clubs – has been on the market for some time. ...
EDF to hike electricity prices 8.4% with other providers expected to follow suit image
....EDF said that 1. 5 million customers would be unaffected because they are locked into fixed-rate deals. ...
Sky and 21st Century Fox agree £18.5bn takeover deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:31:38 PM
....21st Century Fox plans to buy the remaining stake in Sky through a scheme of arrangement, which means it needs the approval of investors holding 75% of the shares. Sky has 22 million customers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. ...
Ofgem energy league table could save users hundreds of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:52:30 AM
.... The basic rule is: never be on a standard variable energy tariff – they are a rip-off,” he said. Energy UK figures released on Wednesday showed more than 4 million customers switched electricity supplier this year, “eclipsing” the past three years, while more than 400,000 switched last month – the highest figure since November 2013. ...
Lloyds Banking Group fails to meet 'fee-free' basic account guidelines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:32:21 PM
....Mann said of the findings relating to the Lloyds group: “This is simply not good enough, and it’s time Lloyds were held responsible for their actions. Over 3 million customers don’t have the cheapest account possible, and that means they are potentially exposed to hidden fees. ...
TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:23:07 PM
....The company was fined £400,000 last month by the Information Commissioner's Office for a previous breach that led to the theft of nearly 157,000 customers' personal details. TalkTalk has about four million customers in total. ...
Thomson to launch final TV ad before Tui rebrand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:08:09 PM
....The UK and Ireland arm of the Germany-based business – which includes the UK’s third largest airline, Thomson Airways – is Britain’s largest tour operator, with more than 10,000 employees serving more than 5. 5 million customers every year. ...
Energy customers advised… don’t run up a big credit balance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
....on have become the latest of the “big six” energy suppliers to say they are freezing standard gas and electricity tariffs this winter. British Gas says the move will provide peace of mind for more than six million customers, and follows similar action by SSE, which confirmed it will cap standard household tariffs until April 2017. ...
British Gas to freeze standard prices this winter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:58:48 AM
....British Gas has become the second leading energy supplier to freeze its standard prices this winter. The company, the UK’s biggest energy firm, said the move would bring some peace of mind to more than 6 million customers. ...
British Gas to freeze energy prices for 6 million customers image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:14:00 AM
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E.On and British Gas freeze standard energy tariffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 06:07:48 AM
....On and British Gas, are to freeze their standard tariffs for the coming winter. The move, for both gas and electricity bills, will affect around nine million customers in total. ...
Skyscanner sold to China's Ctrip in £1.4bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 05:04:39 AM
....Sources familiar with the deal said the exact figure could vary because some of the payment would be in Ctrip shares that can rise or fall in value, while some is contingent on performance. Skyscanner, which provides price comparison data on hotels, flight and car hire for 60 million customers, has been rumoured to be considering a stock market float for several years. ...
Three phone scam data breach hit 133,000 customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 10:02:20 PM
....Eight customers have been unlawfully upgraded to a new device and in total, 133,827 accounts were breached. Dave Dyson, chief executive of Three, which has nine million customers, said: "We believe the primary purpose of this was not to steal customer information but was criminal activity to acquire new handsets fraudulently. ...
SSE freezes standard tariff energy prices until April 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 03:39:51 PM
....SSE, one of the big six energy firms, has announced a price freeze for standard rate customers until April. The company, which has eight million customers, is the first major supplier to announce a price cap this winter. ...

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