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Sunday 22 June 1997
Just 10 years after their introduction, more than 30 million people, two-thirds of the UK adult population, now have bank debit cards - Switch, Visa Delta, Connect - according to Visa. One advantage over cheques is that bank statements normally give details of the payee. The next decade will see a further decline in the use of cash and cheques, predicts Visa.
Apologies to anyone who has been trying to get a copy of "Your Credit Rating - Are You A Risky Bet", as detailed in last week's IoS: the telephone number was incorrect. The correct number for obtaining a copy is 0345 321 279.
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Readers of the Independent are more likely to have a credit card than readers of any other daily newspaper apart from the Daily Telegraph, says research by consultants Datamonitor.
Age Concern Insurance Services has produced a free guide, "Car Owners - A Helpful Guide To Keep You On The Road", which contains advice for older motorists (and details of Age Concern's own car insurance). Call 0345 125 816.
Financial adviser Chase de Vere has a free guide, "What to do with your Windfall Shares". Call 0800 526 093.
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