Monthly Archives: October 2010

Spirit of Rachman still walks the streets of London

Britain’s housing boom has provided lots of opportunities for unscrupulous landlords Ever since Peter Rachman gained notoriety for his exploitation and intimidation of tenants in London’s Notting Hill in the 1950s and early 1960s, Britain has been familiar with the … Continue reading

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Investments

Prudence and a bit of luck can help investments grow quickly. There are a variety of investment opportunities available, and every day new ones keep popping up. There are certain basic principles which one can adhere to while making an … Continue reading

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Is consolidation a good idea

Most people wish to keep up with their bills and pay them on time. Unfortunately, only very few can stick to it. And many of them gradually end up with debts that are difficult to pay. When this happe… View … Continue reading

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French finance big skipped out on rent: suit

French finance big skipped out on rent: suit How de classe. A fussy French finance bigwig ran out on a $165,000 rental bill for a luxury Southampton home, court papers charge. Mattheiu Pigasse had agreed to rent the $20 million, … Continue reading

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Survey failing to identify asbestos in our roof cost us an extra £650

We were passed between bank, subcontractor and sub-subcontractor, with no one willing to accept any blame We were unhappy with the survey on our home and the response from all parties involved. Our lender, HSBC, referred us to Direct Valuations … Continue reading

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Nationwide risked my UK visa by rejecting credit card payment

Nationwide’s mistakes in rejecting my payment and in failing to send me an explanatory letter could have led me to being refused entry into the UK My visa application to the UK Border Agency in January was made invalid because … Continue reading

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Barclays won’t let me move my portable mortgage

Barclays changed its terms and conditions, and as a result, I have to pay a £7,000 redemption penalty I took out a portable fixed-rate mortgage with Barclays in 2007 for my house in Devon. A year later, my employer closed … Continue reading

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So why has Internet banking taken off in such a

So why has Internet banking taken off in such a big way? Internet banking is becoming more popular with each passing day. Fewer and fewer people are ever going to their banks, preferring instead to use the Internet to manage … Continue reading

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International Debt Collection: Friend in a different zone

Debt Collection is a challenging job especially when the debt is international. Though basically the International Debt Collection is same as the normal debt collection process just the difference tha… View full post on GoArticles Debt Management Recent Articles

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Letters: Executive pay has only risen by 23%

Income Data Services’ contention that FTSE100 executive directors have received 55% pay rises is a misrepresentation (Austerity Britain?, 29 October). Yes, boardroom pay has gone up over the last 12 months, but a 55% increase overstates the situation. The figure … Continue reading

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