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Q. We are retired and bank with Barclays. We have a small overdraft facility of £1,000. I pay our Mint credit card bill online and have the payment details set-up on our Barclays internet banking system. Before we went on holiday to Cornwall, I tried and failed to make the payment in advance three times. The next day it took two attempts before the payment was processed. I posted an online feedback to Barclays as a complaint. While on holiday I received messages saying the complaint was being dealt with. I was phoned and offered £50 compensation.

Shareholders can hold a company to account

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I’ve always wanted to take someone to the cleaners.

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Five questions on: Credit unions

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Stacks of income: Drax is among the companies in Neil Woodford’s portfolio that he believes will pay strong dividends

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Stacks of income: Drax is among the companies in Neil Woodford’s portfolio that he believes will pay strong dividends

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The Government yesterday announced a consultation on its plans to include peer-to-peer loans in tax-free Isas.

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