Bank of Scotland receives most complaints – again

September 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

The Bank of Scotland remains the most complained about financial business in the UK, according to the complaints watchdog. In the first six months of 2017 the Financial Ombudsman said it dealt with 20,541 complaints about the firm – part of the Lloyds Banking Group. However only 22% of those complaints were upheld. The vast […]

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) starts the clock on the two-year PPI reclaiming deadline.

September 4th, 2017 (No Comments)

MILLIONS more customers could be due compensation even if they’ve been turned down before because of the Plevin court ruling, experts have warned. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today is starting the clock on the two-year PPI reclaiming deadline, as it seeks to draw a line under the mis-selling scandal that has already cost banks £27.4 billion. […]

Row breaks out over bin fines

September 3rd, 2017 (No Comments)

The town hall has defended its decision to fine residents for leaving their bins out past midnight on collection day. Workers at Wigan Council issued a notice to Leigh resident, Adam Peers, who returned after a night away to find a note on his wheelie bin. The image of the notice has circulated on social […]

VW launches new UK diesel scrappage scheme

September 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

Volkswagen UK is offering customers discounts of up to £6,000 to trade in diesel vehicles when buying a new car. All the Volkswagen UK brands – including Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – will participate. VW launched a more generous scheme in Germany in August in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal. […]

Currency rates hit new low at airport bureaux de change

August 31st, 2017 (No Comments)

Travellers buying their currencies at UK airports are being offered as little as 86 euro cents to the pound. Foreign exchange broker FairFx, which carried out a survey for the BBC, said this rate, from Moneycorp at Southampton airport, was the worst at any airport bureau de change. The average euro rate across 16 big […]

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