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NJ mayor indicted on corruption charges
29 Sep 2007 source: iii.co.uk

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A town's mayor and his wife surrendered to the FBI on Friday and were charged with diverting campaign funds and taking cash in exchange for aiding a bar owner. David Delle Donna, mayor of Guttenberg, is the latest of several New Jersey mayors to face charges in recent years in a state plagued by government corruption. Mayors of Asbury Park, Camden, Hoboken and Paterson have be ...

Update shuts down some hacked iPhones
29 Sep 2007 source: iii.co.uk

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Apple Inc. has issued a software update that creates problems for iPhones modified to work with a cellular carrier other than AT&T Inc. and disables at least some unofficial programs installed on other iPhone handsets. Apple warned earlier this week that the iPhone update -- which adds access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store and fixes some security flaws -- could perman ...

Taiwan Aug credit card delinquency ratio 2.12 pct vs 2.32 pct in July ...
28 Sep 2007 source: iii.co.uk

TAIPEI (XFN-ASIA) - The average credit card delinquency ratio in Taiwan in August stood at 2.12 pct, down from 2.32 pct in July and down from 2.79 pct in August last year, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said. The outstanding balance of revolving debts by credit card holders totaled 298.9 bln twd at the end of August, down 0.13 pct month-on-month and down 22.82 pct year-on-year, it sai ...

Consumers lose most credit card disputes
27 Sep 2007 source: iii.co.uk

WASHINGTON (AP) - A consumer advocacy group on Thursday released a study alleging credit card companies use arbitration firms that they know will rarely rule in favor of consumers. Nearly all credit card customer service agreements mandate binding arbitration because it is a cheaper and faster way to resolve disputes, industry officials say. Public Citizen though says the companies hire arbitrat ...

NY cabbies dejected after court hearing
27 Sep 2007 source: iii.co.uk

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge gave a rough ride Wednesday to arguments he should immediately block the city from forcing taxis to be equipped with global positioning systems and credit card machines, leading some drivers, who went on strike earlier this month, to say more work stoppages would be necessary. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman expressed skepticism toward arguments by lawyers for the dr ...

Abbey Credit Cards to offer cashback deal
26 Sep 2007 source: moneynews.co.uk

Wed 26th Sep 2007 The option of receiving cashback is the most popular reason that consumers choose a particular credit card, according to an Abbey Credit Cards survey. In keeping with that finding, Abbey Credit Cards has said that it is offering customers a five per cent cashback deal on the first £1,000 of purchases made with the card at major supermarkets. Additionally, the off ...

Hallifax machines offer dollars and euros
26 Sep 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Daily Mail20 September 2007 Chat Halifax has become the first High Street bank to dispense US dollars and euros from its cash machines. WANT TO KNOW MORE? 600 free cash machines for poor areas Best cards for overseas use Barclaycard readies '3-in-1' card Bank struggles to hand out £5 notes Card giants hike cost of withdrawing cash OTHER STORIES Nationwide admits Isa backlog p ...

New cards signal faster payments
26 Sep 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Stephen Womack, Mail on Sunday25 September 2007 Chat | Guide | Calculate WANT TO KNOW MORE? The '3 in 1' Oyster-style credit card Card that could kill off loose change RBS launches Oyster-style debit card Best cards for overseas use Barclaycard readies '3-in-1' card OTHER STORIES Nationwide admits Isa backlog persists Top-rate traps lure in savers Fixed-rate bonds offer best ra ...

Switching accounts may mean charges
26 Sep 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Guy Anker, Daily Mail26 September 2007 Chat | Vote | Guide Consumers who switch current accounts could be hit with punitive charges because they are given lower overdraft limits. WANT TO KNOW MORE? A&L abolishes overdraft interest No reclaimed charges until summer 2008 How a £5 overdraft led to £500 charges Millions lost in dinosaur current accounts Reclaim bank charges lett ...

New on the market: Saving and banking
26 Sep 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

This is Money26 September 2007, 1:46pm Reader comments (3) This is Money keeps you updated on the latest accounts to hit the market. Do you have a new product tell us about? Email saving and banking writer Alan O'Sullivan at banking@thisismoney.co.uk. September 2007 West Bromwich's Magic 8 account launched this month will pay savers 6.48% after savings tax (8% before tax) for the first  ...

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