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Errors found in a third of credit reports

More than a third of people who have checked their credit report in the last 2 years have found errors, research by uSwitch has found.

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Small employers lack liability insurance

More than half of small businesses do not have employers' liability cover, a survey by AXA Business Insurance has found.

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Local councils fail to meet payment deadlines

Contractors wait more than 40 days for payment from some local councils, the Asset Based Finance Association has found.

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Overdrafts poor value, says FCA

Overdraft terms set by lenders are "complex and opaque", the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

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NI shopping footfall drop

Shopper numbers in Northern Ireland dropped by 5.1 per cent year-on-year in February 2014, according to the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium.

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Six million declined credit since 2010

Twelve per cent of adults in the UK have been turned down for credit in the last three years, research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Confused.com has found.

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Customers increasingly aware of data rights

Businesses will need to realise the commercial importance of handling customer data correctly in order to succeed in 2013, the head of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said.

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Water bills rise by 3.5 per cent on 1 April

A 3.5 per cent rise in water prices, which takes effect on 1 April 2013, will add a further £13 per year to household costs according to comparison and switching service uSwitch.

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Car insurance rises for female drivers since EU ruling

The cost of car insurance for female drivers aged 17-18 has risen by 50 per cent since an EU ban on using gender to calculate premiums came into force last month.

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Boxing Day record for online retail sales

Consumers made 113 million visits to retail websites on Boxing Day, making 26 December 2012 the busiest ever day ever for online retailers, according to information service Experian.

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