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Charing Cross goes wireless with BT service

October 29, 2010

Charing Cross station will be the site of BT’s new trial in an effort to bring WiFi to the Tube. Busy UK commuters will be happy to hear that soon the station’s ticketing hall and the Northern and Bakerloo line platforms will be wireless accessible. Free to surf the net beginning ...

Sainsburys brings competitive sales for holidays

October 28, 2010

As the holiday season comes closer, UK retailers have already begun slashing prices on all the most popular children’s toys. Sainsbury’s may offer some of the most aggressive deals with savings on five of the top 12 listed best-selling toys for this Christmas. The supermarket’s first sale of the season starts ...

RBS revamps overdraft charges

October 27, 2010

Royal Bank of Scotland has met with criticism over its new overdraft charges scheme as it gears up to increase flat rate fees for unauthorised borrowing on its current accounts, but abolish interest rates. Consumer advocacy groups and local politicians have accused the banking group of leading those with low incomes ...

Tesco will relaunch Clubcard scheme in 2011

October 26, 2010

Tesco will relaunch its Clubcard scheme as an online rewards programme as it gears up to reach customers in the digital age. Developing a ‘secure, multichannel’ smart card, the UK retailer will move the scheme to digital channels in an effort to simplify its rewards programme and cut down on direct-mail ...

BSkyB reaches 10 million subscribers

October 25, 2010

UK network provider BSkyB added close to 100,000 new subscribers during the last financial quarter, the broadcaster revealed. In the three months to the end of the quarter – 30 September – the firm successfully signed 96,000 new customers for one of its package deals. The numbers, nearly 30,000 over what ...

Tesco Bank creates 200 new jobs in Glasgow

October 22, 2010

Tesco Bank’s employee numbers in Scotland will surpass 2,000 in 2011 after yesterday’s announcement that the Edinburgh-based lender will create 200 new jobs in Glasgow. The posts, all of which will be at Tesco Bank’s Broadway One offices, will centre on sales and customer service for its new mortgage department being ...

Kent police force tasked with hunting missing trolleys

October 21, 2010

The Kent police force, which recently said it will lay off 500 officers, has been accused by residents of wasting taxpayers’ money. The outrage comes after uniformed duo was sent out to accompanying a local council worker on a hunt for missing shopping trolleys. During the operation, the group of three ...

UK disposable incomes fall for ninth consecutive month

October 20, 2010

Disposable family incomes within the UK have dropped for the ninth consecutive month in a row, says popular UK grocer Asda. Research indicates that the average household is a further £4 worse off each week than this same time last year, despite growing family earnings. People have reported having around £177 ...

HSBC pulls out of talks for Nedbank

October 19, 2010

The UK’s largest banking group, HSBC, has dropped its bid to acquire South African-based Nedbank, owned by Old Mutual. According to the banking giant, it has abandoned any plants to purchase Nedbank, however no reasons have been disclosed for the withdrawal. Last month, HSBC announced it had begun talks with Old Mutual ...

Lloyds Action Now will sue over Lloyds TSB merger

October 18, 2010

Shareholders who claim they lost out on investments during Lloyds TSB bank’s merger with Halifax Bank of Scotland will hold meetings this week to discuss a course of action. Lloyds Action Now (LAN) – a consortium of scorned investors from the firm – have contacted more than 20,000 private investors to ...

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