April 2013 blog posts

UK avoids triple dip recession as economy grows by 0.3%

Recession or recoveryThe government was given a much-needed boost as the latest figures revealed that the economy expanded by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013.

The …

RBS and NatWest secretly withdraw their much-publicised Customer Charter

Old Fashioned Bank SignBailed-out banks, RBS and NatWest, have secretly abandoned the customer charter they launched with a fanfare just three years ago.

Despite being rescued with tax-payers …

Another UK high street exit as Kookai quits

Out of businessIconic fashion retailer, Kookai, has closed its doors on the UK high street and headed back to France after it was confirmed that the chain …

Speedy cash: drive-thru banking set to hit UK high streets

Cash pointThe first drive-thru style branches are set to be launched next month, in a move designed to maximise convenience and ease for simple transactions.

Metro …

Labour vow to rid high street of high-interest lenders

QuestionEd Milliband has pledged that if Labour get into power, all payday lenders will be banned from having a high street presence, along with betting …

Government says credit unions could save customers £1 billion

cashA new report has revealed that the government plans to help promote credit unions, as it believes that they offer a cost-effective and safer alternative …

Royal carpet-maker re-opens after sinking into administration

News header redCash-strapped royal carpet-maker, Axminster, has finally re-opened for business after the company was bought as a going concern from administrators.

After the Devon business was …

Fraudulent mortgage applications rise as credit problems dog borrowers

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The number of borrowers providing false information about their credit history and income has rocketed by 9%, as households try to get lenders to approve …

Savers switch to peer lending as confidence in banks wanes

Pound signsPeer-to-peer save and lend group, Zopa, has seen its membership rocket in the last year as an increasing number of individuals opt to accept a …

Barclaycard in hot water over automatic credit hikes

Old Fashioned Bank SignOne of the largest credit card providers in the UK has been slammed for luring customers into increasing levels of credit card debt by hiking …

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