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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Thursday 04 February 2010
The number of shoppers hitting the high street in January fell at its fastest rate for five years as the weather and the rise in VAT kept consumers away.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Friday 22 January 2010
Saturday 16 January 2010
January is the month when many people look to sort out their finances and try and obtain the best deals, especially those who have debts to clear.
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Tuesday 29 December 2009
The post-Christmas surge of shoppers hitting the high street to hunt down bargains continued on Sunday, but the rush could end once value added tax (VAT) goes up from New Year's Day, this Friday.
Monday 28 December 2009
Millions of bargain-hunting shoppers once more hit the stores today as a record-breaking Christmas sales frenzy continued.
Monday 28 December 2009
Friday 18 December 2009
Outlook What is going on up and down the high streets of Britain? There are plenty of reasons to think that retailers are enjoying a much happier time in the run-up to Christmas than they would have dared to hope for even three months ago. The latest CBI distributive trades survey shows retailers maintained positive momentum during the first half of this month, while some of the short-term figures posted by stores such as John Lewis look spectacular, even allowing for weak 2009 comparables. London, in particular, seems to be performing well, with West End stores reporting buoyant trading.
Sunday 06 December 2009
Saturday 28 November 2009
Q. I have had a letter from Southern Electric saying that the "social care energy tariff" that we are on is being removed, so we shall have to pay more. We are classed as low fuel users, because we have been careful, efficient and have conserved energy – and because we can't afford to spend more than we do. Now that is being used against us. Southern Electric uses as its criteria the percentage of income used for fuel. We have phoned repeatedly to challenge this, without success. I would challenge this legally, but I can't afford to. I am 59 and disabled, and my husband is 62 and self- employed and we do not get any working tax credit or housing benefit. My disability allowance goes directly to pay for my motability car. I'm having sleepless nights worrying about how we will pay for the increased fuel costs. GR, Cambridge.
Wednesday 18 November 2009
Monday 16 November 2009
Morrisons is set to become the latest big grocer to post a slowdown in underlying sales resulting from falling inflation on Thursday. Morrisons is expected to unveil consensus underlying sales, excluding fuel and VAT, up by 4.5 per cent for the 13 weeks to 2 November, down from 7.8 per cent in the first half.
Monday 12 October 2009
The hospitality group Whitbread, the company behind the Premier Inn budget hotel chain, should confirm its resilient performance through the downturn when it issues results for the 26 weeks to 27 August tomorrow.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Credit has never been so difficult to obtain and tight conditions have meant that many lenders are only willing to deal with an elite group of people who have almost perfect credit histories and an easily provable income stream.
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