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Payments industry growth in 'money mule' fraud activity
Friday, 26 September 2008

More than 870 recruitment adverts for money mules have been detected in the first half of the year. 

Bank charges and lending restrictions could get worse for small businesses
Friday, 26 September 2008

A business lobby group is concerned at reports that high street banks are beginning to reduce credit facilities and increase overdraft charges. 

The UK's Fraud Prevention Service receives award from Home office
Friday, 12 September 2008

The Home Office has awarded Specified Anti-Fraud Organisation (SAFO) status to CIFAS, the UK's Fraud Prevention Service.

Banks are still lending to small businesses despite the credit crunch.
Friday, 12 September 2008

Figures from the British Bankers Association (BBA) have shown that lending by the main high street banks providing small business services has grown.

Tighter lending criteria and falling house prices discourage first-time buyers
Tuesday, 09 September 2008

Loans to first time buyers continued to decline in July compared to June although remortgaging rose and lending for house purchase held steady during the same period.

More companies have taken up trade credit insurance as a result of the crunch
Friday, 05 September 2008

The economic downturn has encouraged more companies to take up trade credit insurance for added protection.

Commission nominates members of Expert Group on Credit Histories
Friday, 05 September 2008

The group's objective is to identify solutions that will maximise the circulation of credit data within the EU. The experts will present their report with recommendations by 1 May 2009.

New mortgage approvals in July are at a record low
Tuesday, 02 September 2008

The number of new mortgages approved for home buyers fell in July to just 33,000 - down by 71% on a year ago.

Small firms struggled to access finance even before credit crunch
Friday, 29 August 2008

Small businesses struggled to access finance in the months before the credit crunch began to bite.

Personal details of more than a million bank customers sold on eBay
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Personal details of more than a million bank customers have been found on a computer sold on eBay for £35.

Barclays unveils overdraft buffer zone
Friday, 15 August 2008

Barclays current account customers have been notified of changes to their accounts that will see them receive an automatic additional borrowing buffer zone which will allow them to go over their credit limit at a set penalty fee.

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