Up to 40 per cent have not made key checks on their credit rating or electoral roll entry
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Sunday 04 September 2011
When the price is not right: Why is a $50m record collection unable to sell for even a fraction of its value?
Friday 19 August 2011
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Outlook There is confusion over exactly what the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating in relation to the downgrading of the US by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's (and no one will say on the record). Some reportssuggest the SEC is conducting an insider dealing inquiry. Others think the regulator is looking into the decision itself.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Saturday 06 August 2011
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's said today it had downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first time in the history of the ratings.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
In one place for your convenience, the current positions of the three main credit rating agencies on long-term US government debt.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
The fight to save the US's AAA rating is just beginning, with huge implications for the global economy
Tuesday 26 July 2011
What is a debt ceiling?
Friday 08 July 2011
Manuel Barroso has become the latest European politician to take a swipe at the credit rating agencies. The president of the European Commission this week suggested that the timing of Moody's latest downgrade of Portuguese debt was "questionable" and implied some sort of anti-European conspiracy from the three large US agencies.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Saturday 23 April 2011
Saturday 19 March 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Q. I was a customer with Barclays for several years, but closed all my accounts in spring 2008 – I thought. I was badly injured in the London 7/7 bombings and received compensation. When I went to the bank with a compensation cheque, the woman at the counter was very rude and quizzed me as to "where you got this money" and "what was it for", as if I was a drug dealer. This was despite the cheque clearly stating London Bombing Charity Relief Fund. So I closed my account.
Saturday 19 February 2011
Q. I am disabled and problems with my Santander card are damaging my mental health. I was notified that dormant accounts incur a £10 charge. I've not used my Debenham's store card for some time and decided to close the account. I wrote to Santander by recorded delivery and cut-up the card. I also logged-on to my account online and requested the card be deactivated. Three weeks later, I still haven't had confirmation that the account has been closed, nor have I had a response to my online message. FM, London.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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