Archive for the ‘Finance’ category

Ban un-Fare Christmas savings schemes

Sunday, 10 December 2006

I wanted to write something about the collapse of the Farepak Christmas savings scheme, which left thousands of mainly low-income households without extra money to spend at Christmas. However, I came across an excellent article in the Sunday Times by Merryn Somerset Webb, the editor of Money Week, which says most of the things I […]

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Chip and pin: false sense of security?

Wednesday, 10 May 2006

Last weekend, one of the first cases of fraud involving “chip and pin” payment cards was reported to have forced Shell to suspend the system at its petrol stations. A brief background to chip and pin: originally, all credit and debit cards carried information on a magnetic strip, and to make a payment, the cardholder […]

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