Up to 40 per cent have not made key checks on their credit rating or electoral roll entry
Experian Group Ltd.
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Sunday 16 January 2011
Seven insurance companies and two IT software and service providers have provisionally agreed to limit the data they exchange between them after the Office of Fair Trading raised concerns over competition law.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Q. My parents are both disabled and retired. They ordered two mobility scooters from Virgo Healthcare for £4,600 last March. They quickly discovered they were unable to use them, so they contacted Virgo Healthcare, which agree to a full refund and collected the scooters on 27 April. Since then, no refund has been supplied. KB, Hertfordshire.
Friday 14 January 2011
Seven motor insurers have agreed to limit the amount of data they share with each other after the Office of Fair Trading warned their actions could reduce competition.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Outlook The cost of the wintry weather of the past few weeks mounts by the day – a string of companies warned they had taken a hit yesterday, while M&S added its name to the list of businesses that now feel unable to commit to making deliveries in Scotland.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
UK companies could damage the fragile economic recovery by using next month's rise in VAT to "mask" hikes in prices as they seek to protect profits from rising costs, a leading firm of accountants warned yesterday.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Q. My wife and I are members of the AA and have been for many years. Part of our cover relates to driving for business purposes and part for private use. When I renewed my policy, I asked the AA to send us a receipt for our business accounts, along with the new membership cards. I was told that the AA would send this, but only on payment of a £15 fee! What made it worse was that the AA persuaded my wife on the phone to take on additional cover. Doesn't the AA have an obligation to provide free receipts? RH, Bucknell.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Councils could save almost £150 million a year if they made sure they did not pay bills twice, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles claimed today.
Friday 08 October 2010
Sunday 03 October 2010
Thursday 09 September 2010
Nick Clegg sought to calm public fears over deep spending cuts today but admitted the coalition was likely to suffer a bitter backlash.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Britain should be braced for a "choppy and uneven" recovery, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned today - as a survey predicted the north of England would fare worst under Government spending cuts.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
The number of fraudulent applications received by financial services firms soared by a third during the first half of the year, according to the credit reference agency Experian.
Saturday 21 August 2010
On 11 August we ran an item about one person's experience obtaining a credit report ("How I became an innocent victim of the credit agency"). The credit reference agency concerned was wrongly identified as Experian: a mistake for which we apologise.
Friday 20 August 2010
Question: I can't seem to remortgage to move house for love nor money, having tried two lenders – with a third midway through application. It's very surprising as I've £48,000 in equity and £12,000 savings to put into the next property which should give me a healthy loan-to-value of roughly 75 per cent. The only downside that I can think of is a £2,000 overdraft that I don't often climb out of – and three unauthorised overdraft penalties in 12 months. But that's the only debt I have and I earn £30,000 a year. What am I doing wrong?
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