Monthly Archives: July 2011

Basic banking – a basic right

The European Union has announced that it will recommend its member states to introduce a basic bank account to ensure that every adult who wants a bank account can have one. What sounds like good news is actually a step … Continue reading

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Independent thoughts on payday lending required

Yesterday’s amendment to the credit bill was unfortunately defeated – let’s just hope that it is down to silly party politics rather than a genuine opposition to capping the cost of credit (or, as the amendment suggested, just looking at … Continue reading

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