Lloyds Bank to abolish charges for unplanned overdrafts. Fees for unplanned overdrafts are to be scrapped for the 20 million customers of Lloyds Banking Group, which includes the Halifax and Bank of Scotland. From November this year, any customer going over their overdraft limit will face no fees at all,…

A failure to double-check applicants’ personal information is resulting in thousands of fraudulent bank accounts being opened and operated, fraud experts have warned – with the result that banks’ innocent customers are then robbed.When pressed, even banks will admit their staff do not always verify documentation produced by people opening…

From store cards to hire-purchase, rent-to-buy and buy-now-pay-later models, offering credit at the point of sale allows many customers to buy products they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. However with the cost of credit bundled with the cost of the good or service being bought, and sometimes tied to…

Our research has revealed that half of mental health carers know someone else’s PIN number, as a lack of support by the banks leaves them using risky workarounds to help those for whom they care. For people with mental health problems, this can involve helping with budgeting, ensuring bills are…

A Fareham firm has been hit with a £100,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of spam texts about mobile phone upgrades. The ICO’s investigation, informed by more than 1,000 complaints from the public, found Onecom Limited broke the law which sets out strict rules about…

A company behind 99.5 million nuisance calls has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).Keurboom Communications Ltd has been issued the ICO’s highest ever nuisance calls fine after more than 1,000 people complained about recorded – also known as automated – calls.The calls, made over an…

After almost ten years we have finally reached 100,000 registered users of the LegalBeagles community support forum. Welcome to our newest member, @Siwel, sadly we don’t have balloons and confetti, but we’re happy to upgrade you to our VIP section as a thank you for being our 100,000th member !!!

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