Up to 40 per cent have not made key checks on their credit rating or electoral roll entry
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Saturday 10 July 2010
Saturday 26 June 2010
Wednesday 16 June 2010
Outlook The Office of Fair Trading's decision not to impose a maximum interest rate on lenders such as pawnbrokers, payday loan providers and other high-cost lenders is a sensible case of the head ruling the heart.
Friday 14 May 2010
Slowly but surely, America's justice system is waking up to the idea that there is some mileage in going after the banks at the centre of the financial crash of 2008. Hot on the heels of the Goldman Sachs SEC charges comes an investigation by the New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo into whether eight Wall Street banks misled the big credit ratings agencies so they would give the mortgage securities at the centre of the collapse a clean bill of health.
Saturday 08 May 2010
Sunday 25 April 2010
Saturday 24 April 2010
Alexandra Marr, 30, has just returned to the UK after working abroad for seven years as a marketing and public relations consultant. "I've been lucky enough to hit the ground running and have found a lot of work due to my extensive experience in the US and Canada," she says. "But I have no credit history in Britain, so it has been difficult to think of long-term financial goals. My excellent credit scoring in the US and from seven years ago in the UK counts for nothing. I've just had to pay four months' rent up-front and I am having problems applying for all sorts of accounts. I have about $50,000 in savings but it is earning just 0.02 per cent, so I am desperate to at least put some of these savings to work."
Friday 23 April 2010
Greece's credit rating has been cut to A3 by Moody's Investors Service.
Thursday 18 March 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
As he completes preparations for what could be one of the toughest Budgets in years, Alistair Darling has been treated to an unfamiliar chorus of encouraging news from the credit ratings agency Moody's, Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker and the gilts market.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
t's difficult to know what to be more worried by; the appalling trade numbers; credit rating agency warnings on the UK's credit rating, or similar warnings about how fragile the banks still are.
Friday 19 February 2010
Wednesday 03 February 2010
We cannot go on with the old economic model of the last decade. A model that depended on: a public spending boom we couldn't afford; an overblown banking sector; and unsustainable consumer borrowing off the back of a housing bubble.
Saturday 30 January 2010
Loan rates are starting to gradually fall, however, providers continue to be very selective on who they will offer their best deals to with many of the most competitive products available to existing customers only.
Saturday 02 January 2010
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2