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Up to 40 per cent have not made key checks on their credit rating or electoral roll entry

Clubland hails the video star

Rachelle Thackray meets a 20-year-old who is dancing his way to success

Japan debt risk

Japan debt risk

Watchdog warns of on-line fraud

The National Consumers League in the United States, claiming its Internet fraud reports tripled in the last year, yesterday unveiled new Web pages to arm consumers against cybercrooks and warned them of the 10 most-used scams.

Names told to dig deeper to back underwriting

Lloyd's of London's individual members, or names, will be asked to stump up greater funds to back their underwriting capacity at the insurance market if far-reaching proposals announced yesterday are finally accepted.

Your money: A kick in the teeth for Christmas

Just when you need a credit card most, lenders may refuse your application for reasons that have nothing to do with your finances

Glaxo's credit rating suffers

Glaxo's credit rating suffers

Personal Finance: Tailor-made home deals

THE idea of a standard mortgage rate for all borrowers is on the wane and may soon be dead.

Weakest syndicates pull out from Lloyd's

LLOYD'S of London has shed many of its weakest syndicates this year, according to Standard & Poor's, the credit rating agency, writes Diane Coyle.

Details of Archer's 'grave error' revealed: DTI share deal inquiry cost pounds 100,000

FULL DETAILS of the share deal in Anglia Television, ordered by Lord Archer from a London stockbroker, which netted almost pounds 80,000 profit, have been obtained by the Independent.

Burberrys issues Visa credit card

BURBERRYS, the raincoat maker beloved by Japanese and American tourists, is launching the first Visa credit card to be issued by a British retailer, with an APR of 17.9 per cent, significantly below most similar cards.

Japanese houses attack downgrades

NOMURA Securities and Yamaichi Securities both attacked Standard & Poor's downgrading of their credit ratings yesterday, which were based on poor forecasts for the Japanese equity markets.

View from City Road: Business world sharply divided

The Dun & Bradstreet database of company credit ratings must provide the ultimate grassroots survey of the economy, since rather than rely on a sample, it covers hundreds of thousands of firms. It shows a business world sharply divided.

Kodak to sack 10,000 employees: Worldwide workforce to be reduced by 8%

EASTMAN KODAK, the troubled US photography giant, plans to make 10,000 employees redundant over the next two years as part of a plan to cut costs by some dollars 2bn ( pounds 1.4bn) over that period.

Downgrading

NEC has had dollars 3.1bn of debt downgraded by Moody's, the US credit-rating agency, which cited 'severe competition' in the computer and semi-conductor markets as the reason.

Loss-hit Lloyd's syndicate is given low 'stability rating'

A LLOYD'S insurance syndicate facing pounds 132.5m worth of losses has been given one of the lowest stability ratings by Standard & Poor's Corporation, the international credit rating agency.
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