Up to 40 per cent have not made key checks on their credit rating or electoral roll entry
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Thursday 06 December 2012
George Osborne denied that the poor were bearing the brunt of austerity as he defended his mini-budget today.
Friday 30 November 2012
Banks, building societies and credit card companies may be offering attractive borrowing rates at the moment, but if you haven't got a near-perfect credit history, there's a good chance that your application will be declined.
Monday 06 August 2012
Britain's credit rating is “not the be all and end all” Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said.
Saturday 04 August 2012
The safety of bonds took a hit 12 months ago. But they have proved an essential part of investors' plans
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Germany's economic might showed worrying signs of wilting yesterday as the country reported the biggest collapse in private-sector output in more than three years.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Germany's economic might showed worrying signs of wilting in the face of Europe's debt crisis yesterday after the biggest collapse for the nation's private sector in more than three years.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Italy's credit rating cut by Moody's
Saturday 14 April 2012
US Outlook Kudos to the Patch reporter in the audience when Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon's chairman, told a Chicago chamber of commerce meeting that the disaster-prone tech start-up "was like giving a seven-year-old a Ferrari; you're going to get a certain amount of chaos".
Sunday 08 April 2012
Thursday 22 March 2012
A Budget-day borrowing blow for Chancellor George Osborne yesterday underlined the scale of his deficit-cutting task despite slightly better news on growth from his independent forecaster.
Sunday 18 March 2012
People living in private rented accommodation who pay their rent on time could soon get a boost to their credit rating, following the launch of the Rental Exchange service by Experian.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Outlook Did George Osborne just get a little bit of breathing room? Yesterday's public sector borrowing figures contained some welcome news for the Chancellor. January is traditionally a month in which the Government pays back a bit of what it owes, but the £7.75bn returned to creditors this time around was better than most forecasters had expected and well ahead of the £5.2bn surplus recorded in January 2011.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
The shadow Chancellor claims that Moody's decision to place Britain's triple-A credit rating on "negative outlook" proves that the Government is cutting too far, too fast. Meanwhile, George Osborne insists that the agency's warning shot – suggesting a one-in-three chance of a downgrade to come – is a "reality check" that reinforces his commitment to cutting national debt.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Chancellor George Osborne defended the Government's austerity package today after Britain was threatened with the loss of its AAA credit rating amid fears over weaker growth prospects and potential shocks from the eurozone crisis.
Saturday 14 January 2012
It was all too good to be true.
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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