• 31 arrests in operation against Bulgarian organised crime network | Europol

    The Hague, the Netherlands 1 October 2014 Bulgarian and Spanish judicial and law enforcement authorities1, working in close cooperation with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague, have dismantled another significant Bulgarian organised crime network suspected of a variety of crimes including large scale ATM skimming, electronic payment fraud and forgery of documents. The […]

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  • QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke solicitors in Brighton BN1 1AZ

      Kate and her team were absolutely outstanding! They won my case, which was fantastic. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible and I would have lost my home. Kate, has been totally professional in her work and kept me posted all the way re the claim. I would without any hesitation, use this company […]

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  • Dentons – Recent judgment handed down in swaps litigation

    Crestsign Limited V. (1) National Westminster Bank Plc; And (2) The Royal Bank Of Scotland Plc [2014] EWHC 3043 (Ch) In the continuing march of swaps litigation, each new judgment handed down represents a fresh carcass over whose bones those involved in such litigation inevitably pick for insights as to how future cases are likely […]

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  • Citizens Advice – Unfair trading – new rights for consumers

    From 1 October, consumers have new rights where a trader has engaged in a misleading or aggressive practice (unfair trading). The new rights apply to most goods and services, for example, doorstep sales, utility contracts and holiday lets. However they don’t apply to financial services such as payday loans. You have: the right to unwind […]

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  • Let down by your letting agent? You’re in luck | Which? Conversation

    Today brings welcome relief for many private renters and landlords, and a win for us at Which?. New laws have come into force requiring all letting agents to sign up to an ombudsman scheme. A key with a house shaped keyring Now anyone experiencing a problem with their letting agent, whether a tenant or landlord, […]

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  • FCA Update to CONC – Unfair business practices: credit brokers

    Download PDF – > FCA_2014_53 2.5 Conduct of business: credit broking … Unfair business practices: credit brokers 2.5.8 R A firm must not: … (12A) secure credit for a customer at a higher rate of interest than was requested, where the object of doing so is for, or can reasonably be concluded as having been […]

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  • Minister refuses to commit on advice deficit | News | Law Society Gazette

    On a proposal to boost legal education and financial literacy among consumers, he said: ‘What would that contain? I am not sure we want to encourage resort to litigation or a rights culture.’ He added: ‘I hope there is more money available when the next government takes power. The Low Commission has carefully identified the […]

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  • The Claims Guys Ltd – Rulings – Advertising Standards Authority

    The Claims Guys Ltd Two sponsored ads, for a claims management company, which appeared in recipients’ ‘Newsfeeds’ on Facebook:a. The first ad was headed “Bank Refund Applications”. Text stated “Lloyds… Date: 1 October 2014 Decision: Upheld via Rulings – Advertising Standards Authority.

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  • BBC News – Tesco to be probed by Financial Conduct Authority

    Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that it is under investigation following its admission last week that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m. The supermarket giant said it would continue to co-operate fully with the FCA and other relevant authorities. Tesco has already launched its own investigation […]

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  • 5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Applying for Jobs Online – DiY Wik

    Job hunting has changed beyond all recognition. Whether we’re applying for computer jobs from Google or even a driving job, we primarily do that online. What else has changed is the way in which criminals collect and use our personal data for their own purposes. With cyber crime on the verge of becoming an epidemic, […]

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