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....Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, said it was co-operating with authorities. It added "known and unknown employees" were being sought over suspicion of fraud and misleading advertising. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
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....The long-running legal action, which is a civil case that will be heard by a high court judge without a jury, is being brought by 9,000 individuals and big City investors who put up their cash to take part in the April rights issue and lost out when the bank was bailed out six months later. Alongside Goodwin, the case names three former directors and the bank itself in a claim that focuses on accusations that untrue or misleading statements were made about the financial health of the bank at the time of the cash call. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The investors’ claim reaches £800m if interest is included on top of the £520m of losses – although the offer from RBS is double that agreed with other investors who have already settled. The investors are accusing the bank, Goodwin and three of his former boardroom colleagues of misleading them in the prospectus which was issued at the time of the April 2008 fund raising. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....You released the mixer on the basis it would be repaired at no cost, with the full understanding that this machine was no longer under warranty. Clearly, there has been some subcontracting of customer services, leading to crossed wires and misleading information being handed out. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Neither of the two main parties “has set out an honest set of choices” to the public over their tax and spending plans, the Institute of Fiscal Studies has said. In a critical assessment of the Conservative and Labour party manifestos, the thinktank said both parties presented a misleading picture of the impact their polices would have over the course of the next parliament. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The chair of the bank that almost bankrupted Ireland has walked free from a Dublin court after being acquitted of misleading auditors about multimillion-euro loans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
....Neither of the two main parties “has set out an honest set of choices” to the public over their tax and spending plans, the Institute of Fiscal Studies has said. In a critical assessment of the Conservative and Labour party manifestos, the thinktank said both parties presented a misleading picture of the impact their polices would have over the course of the next parliament. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
. The chair of the bank that almost bankrupted Ireland has walked free from a Dublin court after being acquitted of misleading auditors about multimillion-euro loans. ...
German police raid Daimler offices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
....Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, said it was co-operating with authorities. It added "known and unknown employees" were being sought over suspicion of fraud and misleading advertising. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
....The longest criminal trial in the history of the Irish state has collapsed after a judge ordered the acquittal of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick. Mr FitzPatrick was accused of misleading the bank's auditors about millions of euros in loans made to him. ...
KitchenAid well and truly mixes up its customer service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:00:45 AM
....You released the mixer on the basis it would be repaired at no cost, with the full understanding that this machine was no longer under warranty. Clearly, there has been some subcontracting of customer services, leading to crossed wires and misleading information being handed out. ...
RBS offers £200m to avert court case brought by 9,000 investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:15:06 AM
.... The investors’ claim reaches £800m if interest is included on top of the £520m of losses – although the offer from RBS is double that agreed with other investors who have already settled. The investors are accusing the bank, Goodwin and three of his former boardroom colleagues of misleading them in the prospectus which was issued at the time of the April 2008 fund raising. ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
....The long-running legal action, which is a civil case that will be heard by a high court judge without a jury, is being brought by 9,000 individuals and big City investors who put up their cash to take part in the April rights issue and lost out when the bank was bailed out six months later. Alongside Goodwin, the case names three former directors and the bank itself in a claim that focuses on accusations that untrue or misleading statements were made about the financial health of the bank at the time of the cash call. ...
Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle image
.... But next week in London’s high court a £520m legal case will force Fred Goodwin into the limelight. Thousands of shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland are accusing the institution’s former chief executive – along with three former board colleagues and the bank itself – of misleading them when they bought the bank’s shares in a failed rescue attempt in April 2008. ...
Facebook fined £94m for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:56:52 AM
. Facebook has been fined €110m (£94m) by the EU for providing misleading information about its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. ...
EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
. Facebook has been fined 110m euros (£95m) by the EU for providing "incorrect or misleading" information during its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. ...
Foxtons' tweets win few fans – now the slowdown gives it little to sing about | Simon Goodley image
....25% holding finally goes to zero, so expect crowing by the Conservative party about how Lloyds has been nursed back into the private sector on its watch (and, possibly, Horta-Osório saying he’s off). Apparently we have all made around £500m out of owning a stake in the bank – which sounds quite good, although that might be misleading. ...
Sir James Dyson wins vacuum cleaners appeal at European Court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:11:40 AM
.... . In 2015, he lost a major legal battle in his bid to prove the tests gave misleading higher efficiency ratings to rivals' appliances. ...
Zero hours workers are 'missing out on paid holidays' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 12:35:20 PM
.... . Citizens Advice said that while some employers mislead employees about holiday entitlement due to the ignorance of bosses, others purposefully flout the law and exploit workers' confusion. ...
Employment agency Transline and the art of alternative facts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 10:49:09 AM
.... So, after the company got caught paying workers at Sports Direct’s Derbyshire warehouse less than the national minimum wage, Transline insisted: “We do not breach national minimum wage legislation” – only to subsequently make some back payments to underpaid workers. The Sports Direct scandal ended up with a parliamentary hearing last summer, where MPs accused Transline of misleading them (not so, said the company). ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
....Instagrammers who are paid to promote products, and where the message is controlled by the brand, are subject to the same rules around advertising as any other media. In other words, the message should not mislead, harm or offend, and should be responsible. ...
MPs' report on FOBTs found to breach parliamentary standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:51:21 PM
....Malcolm George, the chief executive of the Association of British Bookmakers, welcomed the parliamentary watchdog’s decision to censure a group that has been among the loudest detractors of FOBTs. “This group of MPs are now revealed as serial offenders for their misleading report about gaming machines in betting shops,” he said. ...
No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds image
....Although superfast fibre broadband is hailed as the path to the future, coverage in the UK is worryingly low, according to a report by telecoms regulator Ofcom. BT has already been reprimanded for misleading householders. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....The payments were to be backdated to May 2012, although Transline has not yet refunded unpaid wages from before it took over workers at the site from a rival agency, Blue Arrow, in 2014. The March parliamentary hearing was the second time Transline had been called to appear in front of MPs in less than a year, with the first hearing ending disastrously for the company when its finance director, Jennifer Hardy, was accused of misleading parliament. ...
Financial watchdog to investigate car finance market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:47:47 AM
....7 million last year. It recently began a publicity campaign to make the case for diesels and counter what are seen as misleading claims against the engines. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....SERIOUS costs can occur if you believe you are contacting an organisation directly but it turns out you have been directed into calling a far pricier premium-rate number. Following a tightening of the rules on connection and signposting, the Phone-Paid Services Authority (PSA), which regulates the goods, services and information charged to a phone bill in the United Kingdom, is cracking down on this misleading practice. ...
Overbooked seats: it’s a bad way for airlines to do business | Letters image
.... Flying costs more than the customer is charged. The “cheap” seat is misleading, and will become ever more so when airlines are forced to pay for the extraordinary damage they are doing to the environment, in terms of both air and noise pollution. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... And there’s nothing we can do to stop it, so anyone who is sceptical about the narrative is – wait for it – a luddite!. That this Manichaean, yah-boo discourse is idiotic, misleading and unproductive goes without saying. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
....Asda, which pledged to replace the Smart Price branded products completely by 2018, has recently reintroduced the Farm Stores label for both meat and fresh produce after dropping it in 2001. UK farming organisations – which last year criticised Tesco’s introduction of a budget range of own-label “farm” brands – dismissed the latest marketing drive as misleading for consumers and insulting for farmers. ...
It was DFS customer service  that didn’t measure up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... We eventually agreed to a restock fee of 20%, or £80, only to find out the store manager had increased it to 40% (£158). DFS doesn’t communicate in writing, so we have refused to speak over the phone and are seeking to dissolve the contract due to its misleading actions. ...
Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
.... . He told the programme: "It sounds to me like those people giving evidence, particularly Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker were misleading parliament, that is a contempt of parliament, it's a very serious matter and I think we need to urgently summon those individuals back before parliament to explain why it is they appear to have misled MPs. ...
Brexit hasn’t happened yet – and it is changing all the time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... The irony is that the protest vote should have taken place in the general election, which took place after five years of unjustifiable austerity – a policy and outcome which contributed hugely to that feeling that the country was “not working” for so many. But my impression is that the swing vote in the referendum was determined by comfortably off people – of whom I have met many – well into their late middle and old age, who swallowed all that misleading, indeed lying, propaganda about the evils of regulation attributed to Brussels but almost always approved, and often initiated, by British governments. ...
Travel websites ticked off over 'misleading' claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 12:33:04 PM
....Some offers that look too good to be true, are - because when you click to buy they aren't available. "These websites are misleading consumers," said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
....The group revealed that fixed pay for its female staff was 33% lower on average than for their male staff, while there was a bonus gap of 66%. It sounds like a bad start for #GenderPayGap, but Schroders said the figures "may be misleading". ...
Boardroom pay: Theresa May must act to curb the excesses | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:32:04 AM
....The mandatory publication of pay ratios would also encourage companies to take a wider view on pay and, since they have already the data, little extra work is required. The argument that pay ratios can be misleading (because an investment bank might appear to be a “fairer” employer than a supermarket) is a red herring. ...
Asos chief says warehouse conditions are 'great' despite complaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:13:48 PM
....Six local MPs recently visited the warehouse after reports workers often went without regular toilet or water breaks. The company branded those claims “misleading” and “inaccurate” and said that people can take toilet and water breaks whenever they want. ...
Premium Bond winners to FALL in May: Savers warned as returns tumble image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 04:21:00 PM
.... Odds of winning the Premium Bonds will remain at 30,000 to 1. However, experts said the yield is misleading, as many people don't win anything at all. ...
Fibre broadband advertising to be investigated image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:42:13 AM
.... . Mr Warman said ISPs were misleading customers by giving them copper when they expected fibre. ...
As demand rises, the reputation  of new-build homes is crumbling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
....Standards are falling all the time as demand from shareholders takes priority over qualit. The 10-year promise could be misleading – developers only have to rectify problems that arise in the first two years following completion. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
....The agreements between Tesco, the SFO and FCA are not an admittance by the company that it or any of its employees committed a criminal offence. The FCA has stated in a ruling that it is not suggesting the Tesco board of directors knew, or could reasonably be expected to have known, that the information in the company’s trading statement in August 2014 was false or misleading. ...
Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:35:26 AM
....The money will go to those who bought shares or bonds between 29 August and 19 September in 2014. Those investors would have had misleading information from a trading statement on 29 August, which gave a rosier assessment of its performance than was actually the case. ...
Thought Mike Ashley was hard to work for? Meet Jennifer Hardy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:00:24 AM
....While Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley was undoubtedly the stand-out performer at June’s business, innovation and skills select committee hearing into the retailer’s treatment of staff, the show put on by Transline’s Jennifer Hardy is often overlooked. She is the finance chief of the temporary employment agency whose performance prompted committee chairman Iain Wright to accuse her of deliberately misleading MPs, after Hardy claimed the firm lost its gangmaster licence following an “administrative error . ...
What Next for shops? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:21:33 PM
.... . But rather than seeming designed to confuse and mislead, Next's report crisply spells out the challenges it's facing. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....The scheme was also used for a wealthy Russian to pay for his son’s boarding fees at Millfield, a prestigious school in Somerset. Often, the information in the notes section of wire transfers was misleading. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....2m cars in the UK but the head of VW UK, Paul Willis, told MPs at a recent select committee hearing that no cars in Europe had been affected by defeat devices installed in the vehicles. He also denied misleading or deceiving customers in the UK. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
.... The exposés prompted a parliamentary inquiry by the business, innovation and skills select committee, which concluded that the workers at the sportswear retailer’s “Victorian workhouse” were treated “without dignity or respect”. Transline, which supplied around half of Sports Direct’s 3,000 warehouse workers at the time of the scandal, was also accused of misleading MPs during the inquiry, which prompted the committee chairman, Iain Wright MP, to call on Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, to axe the firm. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
....Shell has also been a member of industry lobby groups that have fought climate action, including the so-called Global Climate Coalition until 1998; the far-right American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) until 2015; and remains a member of the Business Roundtable and the American Petroleum Institute today. Another oil giant, Exxon Mobil, is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and state attorney generals for allegedly misleading investors about the risks climate change posed to its business. ...
Six auction sites' ads banned over misleading savings claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
. Controversial auction website MadBid, which makes claims in full-page national newspaper adverts about brand new cars sold for under £500 or iPhones for less than £100, has been found guilty of misleading customers following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
....Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, one of those who spoke at the 1922 Committee meeting with Hammond on Monday, said he believed the figures in Javid’s letter “might not be giving the picture that businesses in the real world are going to get next week when they get their rates revaluations”. Bridgen, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, stopped short of calling the figures misleading but said it was “disappointing” that they did not appear to give the full picture. ...
Hammond in ‘listening mode’ on business rates after backlash from Tories image
....An analysis by the consultancy Gerald Eve was also reported to show that rates will only fall in 135 council areas, not the 259 claimed by the government. The controversy led to the Liberal Democrats accusing the ministers of misleading people with “half truths”. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
....What should we make of this new right? Will it join “the right to be forgotten” to become yet another inventive measure that aspires to compensate ordinary users for the unpleasant excesses of digital capitalism? Or will it simply leave things as they stand, giving us false hopes without addressing the fundamentals of the global – and increasingly digital – economy?. First of all, to call the privilege of not responding to after-hours work-related emails “the right to disconnect” is misleading at best. ...
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
....“Putting them in the documents, they are clearer than they’ve ever been,” said Coleman. The business secretary Greg Clark and the Financial Conduct Authority can ban any buyer from using the Co-op name if it is regarded as misleading to the public. ...
Camelot Furniture's rescue mission bring comfort to some UK Mobility Direct customers  image
.... . Suffolk Trading Standards, which prosecuted WR in 2013 and 2015 for misleading and aggressive practices, confirmed it was investigating. ...
For sale: Co-op Bank looks for buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 08:05:49 AM
Five minute guide to choosing to invest in premium bonds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This is a particular blow for cautious savers who have chosen NS&I products as a government-backed safe haven. Lowcock says Premium Bonds are the wrong investment for pensioners who need a regular monthly income to fund their everyday living expenses, as they may win nothing at all: “The average prize rate is a misleading figure as the returns are skewed towards those few savers who do win a big prize, such as the £1 million jackpot. ...
Developer claiming £132m   from Candy brothers is accused of 'serial dishonesty' image
.... In return, their advisers have raked over the collapse of Holyoake’s fish import business, British Seafood. Setting out the case for the defence on Thursday, Tim Lord QC said Holyoake had given the Candys a misleading account of how much he was worth in order to borrow £12m from them to develop luxury flats. ...
Spinal Tap creators aim to 'go to 11' with $400m lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:11:21 AM
....”. Shearer welcomed his co-creators’ decision to join, saying: “Their participation will help demonstrate the opaque and misleading conduct at the heart of this case. ...
Energy customers locked into a costly scheme who have no right to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....Last April, the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint by New Capital Quay residents that e. on’s advertised promise that its charges were comparable to those of a traditional gas boiler, was misleading. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....uk website in relation to calls that at the time cost £1. 53 per minute was “misleading”. ...
Ex-UBS and Citigroup trader jailed over Libor seeks review of case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:00:15 AM
....During his City career, Hayes did not submit Libor rates – which are determined by collating a range of submissions from investment banks – but he was convicted because the crown alleged he had been the ringleader in manipulating those who did. In his letter to the Guardian, Hayes continued: “The only time Libor rates were dishonest and inaccurate was during what became known as the ‘lowballing’ period, when senior bankers and central bankers conspired to mislead investors about the banks’ solvency [by suggesting that they could borrow money cheaper than they really could in order to camouflage fears banks’ finances were under strain]. ...
What the dip in sterling means for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....He adds: “The pound recently dropped below €1 in some airports, which is nothing short of shocking. ” Ignore misleading claims that airport booths sell commission-free money, the real cost is what consumer group Which? calls their “notoriously poor” exchange rates. ...
Moneysupermarket grabs most complained-about ad top spot again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....“The ads that attract the highest number of complaints are often not the ones that need banning,” said Guy Parker, chief executive of the ASA. “Our action leads to thousands of ads being amended or withdrawn each year, mostly for being misleading, but there wasn’t one misleading ad in the top 10 in 2016. ...
EU's £300m 'Space Egg', where UK's Brexit fate is likely to be sealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 08:24:48 AM
....In contrast, the new EU headquarters has 3,750 windows made from ultra-clear glass. But the symbolism is misleading. ...
Volkswagen confirms $4.3bn payment over diesel emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 11:08:24 PM
.... vehicles as well as facing unresolved lawsuits from US investors and about 20 US states. Volkswagen’s expected guilty plea is in contrast to Justice Department deferred prosecution agreements with Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Co, which were both accused of misleading regulators or consumers and paid fines of $1. ...
VW chiefs 'hushed up emission cheating' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 08:05:24 AM
.... . A complaint to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against VW at the end of last year, accuses the carmaker of deliberately misleading regulators about cheating US pollution tests by means of so-called "defeat devices". ...
Campaign group rapped over fracking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:35:12 AM
. Friends of the Earth (FOE) must not repeat misleading claims it made in an anti-fracking leaflet, the advertising watchdog has said. ...
Brexit will create 400,000 jobs? This is a fiction, as any economist will tell you | Jonathan Portes image
.... Even more fundamental is the obvious point that the impact of free trade deals – if they are successful – is to increase both exports and imports. Claiming that free trade deals would create British jobs because our exports would go up, but ignoring the fact that our imports would also increase, is either deeply ignorant or deliberately misleading. ...
Economists dispute claim that Brexit could create 400,000 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:27:25 AM
....“Successful free trade deals would increase both exports and imports,” he said. “Calculating, as Change Britain does, a speculative figure for the number of jobs created by additional exports while ignoring the jobs lost as a result of additional imports is either deeply ignorant or deliberately misleading. ...
Deutsche Bank reaches $7.2bn settlement with US in mortgages case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:16:46 AM
....Royal Bank of Scotland, Wells Fargo, UBS and HSBC are also under investigation, according to company disclosures. US banks have paid tens of billions of dollars over the past three years to settle with US authorities over misleading investors about the quality of mortgages underlying securities. ...
The 2016 awards for worst customer service, plus homes for Christmas walks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:16:49 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Hospice charity ‘locked into fundraising deal that misleads public’. ...
BT tops UK broadband complaints list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:20:17 PM
....In October, Vodafone was hit with a £4. 6m fine by Ofcom for breaking rules on handling complaints and misleading customers on what they received when they signed up for pay-as-you-go services. ...
Facebook accused over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 11:45:31 AM
. Facebook has been accused by the European Commission of misleading it during its investigation of the company's 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. ...
FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 09:16:53 AM
....Reckitt Benckiser fell 0. 9% after an Australian court tripled the company's fine for misleading customers over Nurofen. ...
Australian court increases fine over 'misleading' Nurofen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 01:28:38 AM
....6m; $4. 4m) for misleading customers in Australia. ...
Nurofen maker's fine for misleading consumers increased from $1.7m to $6m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 10:51:30 PM
. The manufacturer of Nurofen has been fined $6m for misleading consumers. ...
JD Sports denies 'prison' conditions at warehouse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 03:06:28 PM
....Channel 4 News says the report, to be broadcast on Wednesday, will show workers saying conditions at the Rochdale site are "worse than a prison" and a team leader "boasting of sacking workers on the spot, for as little as sitting down through exhaustion". In response, JD Sports issued a statement saying: "We are deeply disappointed and concerned by the allegations being made which we believe are misleading and not an accurate reflection of our culture, the vast majority of our people or our standards of practice and procedures. ...
New crowdfunding platforms following peer-to-peer lending are riskier than many realise image
....City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to crack down on these crowdfunding platforms to protect savers who do not understand the dangers. It is lining up tough new regulations after warning that some platforms fall short of its demands to be “clear, fair and not misleading”. ...
Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:01:29 PM
....Although he has no formal foreign policy experience, as Exxon chief Mr Tillerson oversees a company with 75,000 employees and business activities in more than 50 countries. He has warned of the "catastrophic" impact of unchecked climate change, although his company has been accused of deliberately misleading the public about the role of fossil fuels in global warming. ...
Present danger: trading standards' battle against deadly Christmas gifts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:23:09 AM
.... In addition, the doll has a bogus CE mark that suggests – falsely – that she meets recognised EU safety standards. “This is purporting to be a stamp of approval and appears to be a deliberate attempt to mislead consumers,” says Reed. ...
We’ll get a Brexit that suits Europe, not one that suits us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 07:00:20 AM
....Yes: despite the objections of some readers, I repeat that only 37% of the adult population voted for Brexit, and only 28% of the entire population. And to those who say the latter figure is misleading, because it includes children ineligible to vote, I commend a recent letter in the New European from Mr Warwick Hillman. ...
City regulator to crack down on crowdfunding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:53:42 AM
.... BrewDog, the self-styled punk brewer, has raised £26m from UK beer drinkers using crowdfunding. The FCA said it was difficult for investors to understand the risks and returns of crowdfunding, marketing material was sometimes unclear and misleading, and some firms did not manage risks and conflicts of interest properly. ...

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