Monthly Archives: March 2011

Quarter of Northern Rock ‘bad bank’ mortgage holders in negative equity

Northern Rock customers who took out controversial 125% loan are vulnerable to tax and interest rate rises A quarter of Northern Rock’s “bad bank” mortgages are in negative equity, leaving customers unable to shift their mortgages from the nationalised lender … Continue reading

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Westbrook hears pleas to keep school positions

Westbrook hears pleas to keep school positions Finance Committee members decide more input is needed from the public Read more on Portland Press Herald

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Ryanair defends £2 levy to pay for costs of last year’s travel chaos

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary says cost of compensating stranded passengers means add-on fee is airline’s only option Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has denied the airline is “punishing” millions of passengers by imposing a £2 levy (€2 in Europe) on … Continue reading

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Debt Management Jobs – WhataEUR(TM)s Available?

With unemployment continuing to rise in the UK at present and many sectors such as finance, retail and manufacturing struggling, job hunters may be looking at what areas are actually experiencing growth and taking on … View full post on … Continue reading

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House prices rise by 0.5%

Nationwide’s says house prices rose by 0.5% in March, with the three-month index showing a 0.6% increase Bad news for first-time buyers: house prices rose by 0.5% in March, according to latest figures from the Nationwide building society. The rise … Continue reading

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Letters: The price of a civilised society

I wonder if Vince Cable can explain how the “mansion tax” he proposes is a “fair” alternative to a tax on those with high incomes (Mansion tax could replace 50p tax rate, says Cable, 28 March). It will effectively represent … Continue reading

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How Credit Card Debt Negotiation Works

Millions of people throughout the world today are living with credit card debt that is overwhelming them. Many people turn to temporary fixes, such as debt consolidation loans and balance transfers in an effort to … View full post on … Continue reading

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Why smart meters could make power firms richer | John Vidal

Do we really want power companies to micro-manage our electricity supplies – and charge us a premium rate for doing so? To listen to the government and the electricity companies, the coming “smart energy” grid and smart meters in all … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Personal Information

We all know that criminals are out there, waiting to steal our credit card information. These very criminals want credit card information so they can run up the charges then leave you holding the bags – with nothing to show … Continue reading

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Facing record debt, Ontario appoints Drummond to revamp public services

Facing record debt, Ontario appoints Drummond to revamp public services Finance Minister Dwight Duncan tasked Don Drummond — formerly the chief economist of TD Bank and once a senior finance official with the federal government. Read more on Toronto Star

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