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2014/04/17 02:10
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The Edinburgh-based bank has been stung by a £43 million charge to refund interest and charges to 200,000 credit card customers who received late or inaccurate statements over the last five years. It...
2014/04/17 02:10
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2014/04/15 11:13
2014/04/15 11:13
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The Guinness and Johnnie Walker owner has bid 114 billion rupees (£1.1 billion) to up its stake to close to 55% in the group and grab a bigger slice of India’s growing drinks market. Diageo first...
2014/04/11 15:40
2014/04/11 15:40
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In a statement on the charity’s website when he announced his resignation in August, Mr Corinaldi said that he would be pursuing “new challenges in finance”. “We’ve seen through some big and...
2014/04/11 09:13
2014/04/11 09:13
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Estate agents, once arguably on a par with bankers and traffic wardens in the nation’s affections, are the new gods. You’ll hear fawning praise of their off-the-rail Moss Bros as clients try to steal...
2014/04/11 06:12
2014/04/11 06:12
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Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow, wants the new Financial Conduct Authority to remove licences from firms issuing loans without proper credit checks and charging huge interest rates. He has written to...
2014/04/10 19:09
2014/04/10 19:09
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But news was spreading, fanned by internet forums, of a way to fight back. A clause in the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 was being used. It stated that penalty charges must...
2014/04/10 07:09
2014/04/10 07:09
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Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister Helen Goodman ruffled more than a few advertising feathers recently. But 40 years after adland established its own independent funding regulation body – the...
2014/04/07 23:45
2014/04/07 23:45
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US drinks giant Brown-Forman is understood to be one of several parties considering second-round bids for the Whyte & Mackay whisky business, expected to fetch around £350 million. The bulk of...
2014/04/06 23:45
2014/04/06 23:45
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THOUGH relatively new to the industry, Malcolm Cannon has ambitious plans of bringing the “phone, letter and shoe leather” business of property rental into the modern age. As the chief executive of...
2014/04/05 09:52
2014/04/05 09:52
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Bruce Crawcour, from Clive, near Shrewsbury, won a court battle against TUI, which owns Thomson Holidays, after he was charged the full cost of a trip to Majorca despite having to cancel it because of...
2014/04/03 15:42
2014/04/03 15:42
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... used to manage property maintenance work around London for Foxtons Lettings Agency. We stopped when they wanted to increase their commission from 15% to 20%. The Office of Fair Trading...
2014/04/03 07:10
2014/04/03 07:10
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The 54-year-old, who has led JCDecaux’s UK operation since the departure of Jeremy Male last year, told Campaign at Advertising Week Europe that he would welcome the merger if it meant media owners...
2014/04/02 11:56
2014/04/02 11:56
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Overnight Media Digest * Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White said on Tuesday her agency has "a number" of investigations into potentially unlawful trading practices by...
2014/04/01 14:11
2014/04/01 14:11
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Copycat websites have proliferated in recent years, partly thanks to the ease with which companies can advertise on search engines such as Google. Other copycat operations target people who search for...
2014/04/01 11:22
2014/04/01 11:22
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Martin Wheatley is taking on responsibility for more than 500 payday loan firms as the financial regulator’s regime extends to the UK’s £200 billion consumer credit market following the abolition of...
2014/04/01 05:56
2014/04/01 05:56
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AROUND 50,000 financial firms - including payday lenders and debt management companies- will come under stronger “hands on” supervision from April 2 to make sure they are putting their customers’...
2014/04/01 00:36
2014/04/01 00:36
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Share this page One notorious April Fool was the story of the left-handed burger The first day of April is one to be wary of. Notorious pranks have included left-handed hamburgers, spaghetti being...
2014/03/31 23:36
2014/03/31 23:36
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Share this page The FCA can order refunds and ban misleading advertisements The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog has warned it will "take out" payday lenders who do not follow stricter new...
2014/03/31 23:36
2014/03/31 23:36
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Share this page An estimated two million people in the UK use payday loans Citizens Advice has accused payday lenders of not upholding promises made to the Financial Conduct Authority. Payday...
2014/03/31 23:13
2014/03/31 23:13
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The FCA said in its business plan published today that its annual funding requirement would rise from £432.1 million to £446.4 million — an inflation-busting increase of 3.3%. Chief executive Martin...
2014/04/17 02:10
2014/04/17 02:10
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