Consumer

Growth in UK consumer borrowing through rises

By Alex Hawkes, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 17:29 EDT, 23 September 2017 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 September 2017 Consumer borrowing grew at almost 10 per cent in August, official figures are expected to show on Friday. The consultancy Capital Economics has said in a note to clients: ‘We expect annual growth in consumer credit of 9.7 per cent ...

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Equifax made data security a sales pitch

Equifax’s records on any given individual, scattered throughout dozens of databases, typically stretch across hundreds or thousands of pages. Equifax’s chief executive had a simple strategy when he joined more than a decade ago: Gather as much personal data as possible and find new ways to sell it. The company was making good money compiling credit reports on Americans. But ...

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Against consumer and good economics

Written by P Chidambaram | Published:September 24, 2017 12:10 am If we assume that the quantity of petrol and diesel consumed in the country has remained the same, the governments are garnering by way of tax revenue twice the amount they collected in May 2014. I remember the day in July 2008 when the price of crude oil touched $147 ...

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Taking extra precautions after Equifax data breach

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — Many people are nervous about the Equifax credit bureau data breach, but are people taking extra precautions? Equifax’s data breach potentially compromises the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans. Consumer experts say it should be a wake up call to everyone. “It’s a reminder that consumers have to be very very vigilant ...

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Consumers loved ‘all-natural’ — until Trix cereal lost its neon-bright glow

A bowl of Trix cereal made with artificial colors and flavors, left, and a bowl of a reformulated version, made with natural flavors and colorings, right. (General Mills/AP) The latest development in the Trix cereal saga conclusively proves at least one thing: Consumers remain deeply divided on the definition, and the importance, of eating healthfully. Cereal-maker General Mills announced this week that it ...

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Ghaziabad electricity dept starts using app to inform consumers of outages | noida

The electricity department officials in Ghaziabad have initiated the use of the ‘Urja Mitr’ app to inform consumers about the power outages in different areas. Officials of the discom, Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PVVNL), said that the district is the first in the state to start using the app to communicate with consumers. Officials said they have already sent ...

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BBB CONSUMER TIPS: Advice in wake of Equifax data breach | Features

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. Better Business Bureau serving The Fall Line Corridor offers up the following suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit ...

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