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FCA fines Carphone Warehouse £29 million

FCA fines Carphone Warehouse £29 million

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Carphone Warehouse £29 million for mis-selling mobile phone insurance.

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TSB IT fiasco cost £330.2 million and 80,000 customers

TSB IT fiasco cost £330.2 million and 80,000 customers

Challenger bank TSB has revealed that last year’s disastrous IT meltdown cost it £330.2 million and lost it 80,000 customers.

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Digital-only banking boom predicted

Digital-only banking boom predicted

New research predicts that a quarter of all Brits will have a digital-only bank account within the next five years.

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TSB IT Meltdown costed 16,000 Customers

IT meltdown cost TSB 16,000 customers

TSB has lost more than 16,000 customers following the IT meltdown which locked customers out of their accounts for weeks earlier this year.

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Ofcom says mobile charges ‘unacceptable’

Ofcom says mobile charges ‘unacceptable’

Britain’s telecoms regulator has told the mobile phone industry that the way some firms are doing business is ‘unacceptable’ and has to change.

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TSB computer meltdown cost £176 million

TSB computer meltdown cost £176 million

TSB’s computer meltdown earlier this year cost the bank £176 million and pushed it to a half year loss of £107.4 million.
The loss was sufficiently large to force its new Spanish owners, Banco Sabadell, to a reported three month loss of £123 million in June.

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Smart Wallet Card – it’s the future!


Smart wallet card

Visitors to the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona have had a demonstration of what could become the credit card of the future.

Called the Smart Wallet Card, it is actually several cards in one which can be switched out by the card holder.Read More


E.ON ordered to pay £7 million for ‘unacceptable’ smart meter failings

Not enough smart meters

E.ON – one of the Big Six energy suppliers – has been fined £7 million by Ofgem for ‘unacceptable’ failings in the installing of smart meters for its business customers.

The energy giant has also been warned it faces a further £7 million fine and a sales ban if it fails to meet new interim targets.  The ban would prevent E.ON from taking on new business customers until it was able to supply them through a smart meter.Read More


New reading technique amazes the world

Spritz-inc
Does the idea of reading 60,000 words an hour appeal to you? To put that into perspective, the average news article is approximately 600 words, so at that rate you could read 100 news articles per hour.
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PPI Check Form

You can do the claim directly yourself to the lender for no charge. You can also approach the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme for free if you wish for them to review your case, if you have approached your lender first, and it falls within their remit.

You can do the claim directly yourself to the lender for no charge. You can also approach the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme for free if you wish for them to review your case, if you have approached your lender first, and it falls within their remit.


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