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Aneliese Whittaker complained range stereotyped people who wear spectacles

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Q. I recently opened an online saver account linked to my current account and Visa debit card. To verify the transaction I was asked three security questions. These were: which of these phone numbers have you had; which of these addresses have you lived at; and the last, which horrified me, was in which age range is your daughter – and then they gave me her first name and middle initial. I am outraged that this information is known by the financial services companies and used by them. It feels as though Big Brother really exists. I phoned Verified by Visa to complain, and it said the security questions were generated by the credit-reference agency Equifax. I phoned Equifax, who said they only used information supplied by my bank. I phoned my bank who said they have nothing to do with it and it is down to Equifax. I would like to know whether Equifax stores all this information about me or just accesses it from a source. How do they know details about my daughter? Can I veto their use of this? Where can I complain about this intrusion into my privacy and get my daughter's name removed from these files? JN, Surrey.

Tesco ex-chairman raps ‘sad’ legacy of Leahy

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The big chill: The best rosé and sparkling wines to take on a summer picnic

Our expert Anthony Rose reveals the bottles to suit any budget or summer event.

Jeremy Hunt: The BMA passed a no confidence vote in the Health Secretary

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Calls to reorganise health services to create a round-the-clock “Tesco-style NHS” are “just ridiculous”, the leader of the British Medical Association has said.

Sainsbury’s races ahead of Tesco as consumers go wild for its own-label brands

Sainsbury’s today put clear daylight between itself and the grocery market leader Tesco by posting its 34th consecutive quarter of sales growth.

Money Insider: Are mortgage rates close to bottoming out? Get a fix... but check the cost

There's no let-up in the quest for new mortgage business, with lenders scrapping harder than ever for best buy recognition since the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) came into play.

James Moore: Tesco needs to turn up the heat as marketplace gets a whole lot chillier

Outlook Just as it looked as if Tesco was turning the corner it's back into reverse gear again. Sales are declining and the brushfires that were burning across the empire seem to have flared up again.

Tesco revealed falling UK sales

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Tesco says the horsemeat scandal and dire trading on big-ticket electricals is responsible for a decline in its UK sales.

A sample basket at Tesco Metro is on average 11.2 per cent more expensive than at a Tesco Superstore

Retail: The punter’s dilemma - walk a mile, or spend 14p more on your Rice Krispies

Why does one tin of supermarket salmon cost more than an identical tin in a different branch? That’s what New York shoppers have been asking this week after it emerged a branch of the Fairway Market in the Upper East Side was charging $6.99 (£4.50) for a tin of salmon, 70 per cent more than the branch off Broadway, a mile away. Understandably, shoppers aren’t impressed. “I feel cheated,” one East Side resident, Charles Taylor, told the New York Post.

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£3m for Tesco's US ex-boss

The chief executive of Tesco's failed US business walked off with nearly £3m last year, despite Fresh & Easy savaging the supermarket giant's bottom line.

BT chief Ian Livingston gets £9.1m but Tesco boss Philip Clarke misses bonus

Two of the FTSE’s biggest bosses have banked rather different pay packets, it was revealed today.

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