Up to 40 per cent have not made key checks on their credit rating or electoral roll entry
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Sunday 31 May 2009
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Shareholders in Cattles could be wiped out after the sub-prime lender revealed it had breached its banking covenants and had suspended its finance director over accounting errors.
Sunday 22 February 2009
Saturday 21 February 2009
Friday 20 February 2009
Rexam, the FTSE 100-listed drinking can maker, announced solid full-year 2008 results yesterday, saying that pre-tax profits were up £83m to £328m. But the share price fell by 10 per cent to 278.5p, a 12-month low, as the group said its focus this year would be on cash generation and cost-cutting.
Sunday 25 January 2009
Saturday 24 January 2009
Saturday 10 January 2009
Britain's credit-card market is one of the most competitive in the world. Most cards have no annual fees, offer attractive interest-free introductory periods, and come with generous loyalty schemes. The downside is that they also charge hefty interest rates – typically between 15 and 20 per cent APR – meaning that they're an inefficient way of borrowing for any period of time.
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Outlook The market never lies. Britain is more likely to go bust than McDonald's and Coca-Cola, if spreads on "credit default swaps" (CDSs), which measure the cost of insuring debt against the risk of default, are anything to go by. As our graphic on page 37 shows, some time towards the end of September, or about the same time as Bradford & Bingley was nationalised, the cost of insuring British Government debt against default became more expensive than that of a number of leading American companies.
Saturday 29 November 2008
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Banks have increased interest rates on credit and debit cards held by tens of millions of shoppers despite the cost of borrowing falling to its lowest level for more than 50 years, research for The Independent reveals today.
Sunday 09 November 2008
Sunday 13 July 2008
Today's feckless, globe-trotting billionaires squander their fortunes in Hamptons' night-clubs, or St Tropez, or Court 13 of the Royal Courts of Justice. But for tomorrow's generation, the business of being rich – and staying that way – will require an awful lot more hard work.
Friday 04 July 2008
Bradford & Bingley was last night preparing for more bad news, with the rating agency Moody's set to cut the mortgage bank's credit rating, just days before a crucial shareholder vote.
Sunday 15 June 2008
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