Money Retailer collected payments on unwanted mobile for 10 months

Q: You answered a reader’s letter (Questions of Cash, 11 May) on a fraud committed at an HBOS ATM, where a “skimming device” was fitted to the front of the machine.  The victim was obviously unaware of this, but apparently a subsequent customer was as they reported it to the branch when it reopened after the weekend. I have no idea what to look for and many other readers will be similarly uninformed.  Please enlighten us!  IM, by email.

Brown urged to act over Lloyds jobs axe

Prime Minister Gordon Brown was today urged to send a message to bank bosses at Lloyds that further jobs cuts would be "totally unacceptable"

Unions fume as Lloyds axes 2,100 more staff

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe a further 2,100 jobs in its latest cull of staff since the group was created via Lloyds TSB's merger with HBOS last year. The cuts announced yesterday, to be made over the next three years, takes the total number of job losses to more than 7,000 at Lloyds, which is 43 per cent owned by the taxpayer.

Another 2,100 jobs to go at Lloyds

The finance sector was hit by another jobs hammer blow today with news that Lloyds is to axe 2,100 posts.

Davies turns down top job at Lloyds

Lord Davies, the former Standard Chartered chief and now Trade minister, has been offered the chairmanship of Lloyds Banking Group but will turn the job down.

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Jeremy Warner: C&G pays the price for Lloyds banking merger

Outlook So farewell then Cheltenham & Gloucester, whose high street brand dates back to the mid-19th century but, like so much else, is now falling victim to the relentless march of "progress" – in this case the cost-cutting integration of Lloyds TSB with Halifax Bank of Scotland.

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Blank says sorry to Lloyds investors

Sir Victor Blank, chairman of the Lloyds Banking Group, has apologised to shareholders for the effects of the bank's hastily arranged, and government brokered, takeover of HBOS.

Lloyds sets placing as Blank effect lifts stock

Lloyds Banking Group is to push ahead with a £4bn placing, as its shares soared on the first day of trading after its chairman, Sir Victor Blank, announced his decision to quit the group.

Lloyds prepares search for chairman after Blank quits

Sir Victor to stand down by June 2010 following pressure over HBOS merger

Blank to stand down as Lloyds chief

Sir Victor Blank today said he will retire as chairman of Lloyds Banking Group before the firm's annual meeting next year.

Blank set to step down as Lloyds boss

Sir Victor Blank is believed to be close to stepping down as chairman of Lloyds Banking Group following pressure from investors furious about the bank's rescue of HBOS.

Vince Cable to meet with HBOS whistleblower

Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman, is to meet Paul Moore, the HBOS whistle-blower who claimed the bank knowingly indulged in reckless lending, to discover if his story needs further investigation.

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