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A perfect storm: the UK’s next banking crisis

The UK has recently undergone a banking crisis, the reasons for which have been much analysed, ... are predominantly made up of credit card debt against households which are breaking all records for indebtedness ... potential in profitable times    All of this means banks are facing wave upon wave of bad debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 12:31:36

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The Economy is a Lie, too

Dr. Roberts is a former assistant Secretary of the Treasury, so he knows whereof he speaks on economics issues. And, for the record, he was equally scathing of economic policy under Bush II’s regime. Flashback: US credit shrinks at Great Depression rate prompting fears of double-dip recession | Nassim Taleb on the economy: ‘We still have the same disease’ | Flaherty sees deficit, debt, and timetable to return to surplus all expanding | Investors dump money market funds | Scotiabank: [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 12:19:52

Where To Find The Best Debt Consolidation Programs

by John Queen When you’re learning about something new, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant information available. This informative article on unsecured debt consolidation loans should help you focus on the central points. When debt consolidation loans go wrong, it is often because people have been too optimistic about the repayments they can make. Complete a monthly budget exercise first, assessing what you are spending on essentials such as rent, bills and food, etc. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-27 10:42:17

ScamBuster 284

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Date: 2009-09-27 07:53:34

A Necessary Loan for Your Problem

Secured Loans UK brings grin during a time of tragedy quite it solves typical peoples financial problem. It would be preferred to make make use of of a credit label if we knew we could compensate what we charged on a label any billing cycle in full, to illustrate not removing charged any seductiveness fees. The complaint is which most people in today’s multitude live paycheck to paycheck and demeanour during credit cards as a trouble-free approach to compensate bills and buy things which they want. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 03:51:13


FINTAG COMMENT Plastic Ono Bank. Bank of America is having trouble packaging up its credit card receivables and flogging them on. You see, to get a decent FICO score you need debts that are likely to be paid back but BoA seems unable to throw any into the mix. I made the error yesterday of stating Mastercard and Visa were in trouble and rightly so I was shot down for they are payment processors not debt holders. I was using a metaphorical term but it didn't work. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-25 23:35:00

G20 nations meet as protests flare on issue of international banking regulation

Again, the summit is being presented as a way to get the bankers, when it is in fact a further centralization of banking power. The picture below tells you much of what you need to know about the G20. And for new readers, it’s not that banks are inherently bad. But at the international level, economies are being governed now by a syndicate of privately held central banks that operate above the law and print money with which to acquire real equity. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 22:35:28

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Date: 2009-09-09 08:04:58

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« PreviousAll unemployed people are equal, but some are more equal than others Next »New column: Bond bust ahead Misunderstanding the FDIC Posted by Justin FoxThursday, September 24, 2009 at 5:04 pm 11 Comments • Trackback (0) • Related Topics:bailouts, banks, regulation, FDIC Bloomberg's Jonathan Weil has an uncharacteristically boneheaded column about the FDIC's money troubles. He begins:The FDIC's insurance fund is going broke, and Sheila Bair is wondering aloud about how to replenish it. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 21:04:40

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Date: 2009-09-14 07:06:18

Why Personal Loan Rates Are Higher Than Mortgages

Would you like to find out what those-in-the-know have to say about high risk personal loans? The information in the article below comes straight from well-informed experts with special knowledge about personal loans. You choose the amount you wish to borrow and the period of time you want to repay the loan over. You make regular monthly repayments to pay back the full amount of capital plus the interest. We lend to individuals who are unable to borrow from the bank. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-01 17:39:07

10 People Who Won the Lottery–Then Lost it All

Ever dream of winning the lottery? The golden ticket holders on this list might convince you otherwise. Most of them either regret winning the jackpot, or admit it made their lives hell. Let them show you what the lottery could make you lose. 10. Callie Rogers Image Callie Rogers won £1.9 million (about $3 million at the time) in a UK lottery. The ecstatic 16-year-old spent her winnings on vacations, homes, shopping, friends, and even a couple of breast improvements. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-10 06:21:02

Posts about Junk Science as of September 7, 2009

Four Plastic Surgery Treatments You’ve Never Heard Of - sensible-health.com 09/08/2009 The world of plastic surgery is always changing. As soon as somebody has a simple idea for improvement, imagination becomes science. These days you can get nearly anything you want done at a plastic surgery clinic. Here are 4 new treatments you’ve probably never heard of before! Get The Washboard With Ab Etching “Ab etching” is the treatment that gets you the “six pack” stomach. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-08 04:03:19

Halifax Loans - If You Haven’t Stumbled on Best Loans Yet

The origin of Halifax loans can be traced back to 1852 when a group met in Old Fax Inn in Halifax to discuss the founding of an investment society. Halifax, now, is a name associated with the competitive rates on personal loans, mortgage, credit card, home insurance. Halifax is a part of Halifax Bank of Scotland group which in of UK’s premier building society. Halifax loans are a financially secured way of providing for you’re the financial needs of borrowers in UK. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-05 18:08:09

Friday morning links

TOP STORIES Rate cut from Japan, Barclays seeks funding - Reuters Nevada, Michigan, Florida lead 'underwater' list - AP Housing plunge: ... is more likely than many assume - MarketWatch Banks, consumer advocates urge U.S. to allow credit card debt ... it feels so bad - CNN/Money Economic data point to the start of a recession - LA Times Recession Ghost [more...]

Date: 2008-10-31 13:20:00

Apply Now For A Mortgage As House Prices Show More Stability.

Amazon.de Widgets Never in living memory has the homeowner loan, secured loan, remortgage and mortgage market been in such a state of turmoil. Debt consolidation loan brokers, bad credit loan lenders,etc. have fallen like packs of cards. Credit card interest rates have risen dramarically. House prices have fallen, then risen again slightly only to fall more dramatically than ever. However, for the past three consecutive months house house prices have risen. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 21:21:23

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Date: 2009-09-10 08:10:54

How To Find Personal Loans With Low Credit Scores

Sep 2nd, 2009by Phillip Hargett. The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with high risk personal loans.Bad credit personal loans specifically meet the needs of borrowers who have low credit scores, may have filed for bankruptcy, or have other negative credit issues that have prevented them from being approved for traditional lines of credit. High risk personal loans are easy to qualify for and payments are flexible and affordable. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-02 07:21:41

Buckle-up your loan debt consolidation available in UK

The card loans to consolidate debt Contents are two types, such as secured and unsecured. In the first case the borrower safety is assured. In the second case, no guarantee is required. The high interest rates for unsecured lender to reduce the calculated risk. Bad credit holders are even considering debt consolidation, but with some increases in interest rates. Online Installation allows the lender to take an early decision on the lender. read more [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 07:00:37

Need a Payday Loan? Important Tips are Here!

Do you looking for a same day payday loan? The financial help through a no fax payday loan will be a best option for you. Getting a loan on the same day of application is not that complicated because of the increase in payday loans available today. This will help you to manage your unexpected expenses without any delay. You don’t have to waste your time on faxing documents and proofs. If you are not getting approved by one lender, don’t be panic. You can try with other lenders. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 18:16:13

How the Recession Affecting the Loans Market

If you are looking for a loan or line of credit be ready to be depressed. The fact is that even if you have a perfect credit history, you’re likely to be offered a smaller loan than you applied for at an interest rate far higher than you’d ever expected. And there are likely to be onerous conditions attached. Take homebuyers for example. Over the last 18 months, the number of mortgage packages on the market has fallen from 30,000 to just over 2,500. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-11 01:49:24

Prepaid Credit Cards in The UK: Convenience Without Debt

Image via Wikipedia Prepaid credit cards are becoming more popular. And I suspect after the credit crunch they are likely to be even more popular. The reason? With a prepaid card you don’t have to pass any credit checks to qualify for one as there is no actual giving of credit involved. You simply buy your prepaid card and then add your own money to top it up, a little like a cell phone on PAYG. As the card company don’t supply you with credit there is no chance of you being refused the card. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-28 08:54:56

Preparing for the coming year

I was shocked to see a Labor Party politician on the TV news yesterday say that now we've had our retail therapy over Christmas (his words, not mine) we should all go off and book a holiday. I won't be taking his advice, I, instead, thought of how sad it is when people bend and compromise their values for the sake of power. Despite [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 18:57:00

London Banker: “The market has failed, and officialdom is perpetuating that failure.”

Ever since the two Bear Stearns hedge funds defaulted 17 months ago triggering a global financial crisis, ... to fight credit contraction is by flooding the financial system with liquidity (”quantitative easing” ... one’s way out of a debt bust.” Bernanke’s strategy may provide some temporary relief, but it won’ [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 12:43:51

Recession taught Children to be Better Informed about Finances

Survey showed that almost two third out of the total parents with seven-year-old kid said that recession had teached their children on how to be more responsible in handling their own cash. The parents are quite happy that their seven-year-old kid has learned how to save money especially for something specific. Two-thirds of the parent said that recession has made their children better informed about finances than they had been at the same age, according to The Children’s Mutual. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-02 15:14:49

52nd Bankruptcy & Debt Carnival- Now Online!

Monday, August 31, 2009debt kid presents Depression and Debt a Dangerous Combination posted at DebtKid.Jack Schmidt presents Bending Time in the World of Finance posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, “SectorMatic Money Site – Personal Finance | Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget! Now you can live like a fat cat, even if you’re on a money diet. Laugh all the way to the bank with Jack Schmidt and SectorMatic. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-31 19:40:21

Gary Shilling: "Collapse on Schedule (with video)

Um.......Sadly, I think he may be right. It does bode well for large caps though. A sluggish economy will crush the smaller firms and startups as credit tightens ans results are muted. I think the play here is buying the monsters in sectors.. Here is a great interview with Henry Blodget and Aaron Task from today: Now, here is Schilling report: [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 10:21:00

Is the crunch putting the brakes on credit cards?

by Mark Wright The current economic slowdown that is battering the financial world is a little different from previous ‘market readjustments’ ... debt that individuals have built up during the good times, when credit was easy to obtain ... . In lender’s eyes, this lack of available cash means that customers pose a greater risk to the credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 10:32:04

Review of 2008 Economic Predictions

Here we go… My overall assessment is that: a) All major directions were right in this prediction b) Where I was wrong, I was either too early and (amazingly) too optimistic. It has hard to realize how long ago in financial terms Jan 2008 was. As you read these predictions, they look almost mild, yet in January 2008, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 13:48:45

Predictions for 2009

Hi everyone. First, I’d like to say I’m sorry I haven’t responded to those who have contacted me or left comments recently; ... will drift away as the US can’t get anyone to continue financing its debt and the Fed finally resorts to massive inflation to close the massive budgetary gaps. China will slowly stop buying debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 21:47:56

Re-coupled Vengence: From Downturn to Implosion Risks ?

We've spent a bunch of time on the US economic outlook and the news, as you'd expect, continues to move from bad to worse ... the shallowness of the analysts involved grasp. But that's no longer the problem. Accelerating worldwide ... for the European schadenfreude that this was "just" a US problem. Developing Countries They also issued [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:20:15

Risk free loans to consolidate your debts

Sometimes people take out several loans and make their finance s a little more complicated. But, a careful and rightful selection of debts may help you in saving money. Instead of taking several credit card debts, you can opt for an unsecured loan. This will help you in saving money because credit card companies comparatively charge a very high interest rate. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-06 13:48:18

How to Budget your Income

Introduction In these days of financial crisis it is more important than ever to be able to budget your income. There are some people who find budgeting their money easy and satisfying and there are others who cannot seem to come to grips with financial management for the life of them. The people who have no problem managing their money don’t really understand the people who find it difficult. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-26 18:01:48

Merged Citigroup, Morgan brokerage would be largest

Sara Lepro, The Associated Press January 12, 2009 NEW YORK — Citigroup and Morgan Stanley may announce as early as Monday a deal to combine their ... the weight of rising losses tied to bad mortgages. The move would create the largest retail ... selling assets at a bad time. Few buyers have the cash available to buy Smith Barney outright. “ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:36:11

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/5/2008

USABailout Bill Loops in Green Tech, IRS SnoopingCrowds Again Gather to Pray Before Image in WindowElection Precinct in Islamic Center That Hosted Extremist’s VisitMilitant Obama Youth March to ‘Alpha, Omega’ ChantN.Y. Times Whitewashes Obama-Ayers ConnectionRacism Without Racists Europe and the EUExtradition Bid Raises Fears of ‘Thought Crime’ [more...]

Date: 2008-10-06 00:49:00

Buy-to-Let Property Fraud - Why the Law Must Be Changed…

Like its counterpart in the States - the Sub-prime mortgage scandal - buy to let property fraud in the UK has badly damaged not just the investors ... remortgage their homes, become serial zero percent credit card users, and plunder their savings in this new ... savaged due to falling victims of massive Buy To Let property frauds in the UK. Literally [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 17:40:08


Polish road signs are now a common sight all over Our CountryRight I am going to do something a little different with what may be the penultimate post of the year.But before I start it, I would like to give a public thank you to Ancient Brit who provided me with the information I will be publishing [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 08:52:00

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/8/2009

The latest word is that an agreement with Russia has been reached, and the flow through the gas pipeline will resume.Also, look for the storming of the Israeli consulate in Montreal, as well as other Gaza-inspired violence around the world.Thanks to AA, Abu Elvis, Insubria, JD, Tuan Jim, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 04:49:00

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/16/2008

Don’t miss “Letter From Iceland” under the “General” heading. The most concentrated essence of the financial crisis can be found in Iceland, and the account of recent events there is fascinating — and sobering.Thanks to C. Cantoni, Conservative Swede, Diana West, Insubria, JD, no2liberals, RRW, TB, and all the other tipsters who sent these in [more...]

Date: 2008-11-17 04:57:00

Battle of the Titans

For those of you that prepare yourselves, the OPPORTUNITIES will be abundant and limitless; for those that don't it could be a very difficult period ... as they BELIEVE they have the ability to print money and create credit out of thin air endlessly. In reality ... to print wealth through monetary and asset inflation for decades. The first law the G7 is [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 00:00:37

DrumBeat: September 28, 2008

Are we running on empty: It's critical for Hawaii to identify another source of energy beyond the usual suspects Oil prices are spiraling upward with no end in sight. Consumers are pinching pennies to fill their cars with gasoline, and airlines are going bankrupt amid skyrocketing fuel costs [more...]

Date: 2008-09-28 14:14:15

Bailout Or Rearranging Deckchairs? (Updated)

By Cernig They say the latest deal is a $700 billion bailout, which brings the total bill so far pretty darn close to a round trillion - but the guy who used to be the chief economist at the World Bank has said the total might be 2 trillion once everything is said and done. How honest is the administration being with voters, even now? [more...]

Date: 2008-09-21 00:03:55

How the credit card industry is set to change

The credit card industry has found itself in the news on a number of occasions over the past year or two for one reason or another, ... that in cases where the borrower falls behind with repayments no debt recovery action will be taken for at least sixty days providing the borrower is working with a debt management advisor in a bid [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 07:00:33

Confusing Consumption With Investment

People are now waking up to the fact that what that real estate investment guru was pitching at the seminar wasn’t necessarily an "investment": ... loan rate Purchase prepaid credit card Christian consolidation counselor debt Experian business ... and score Home improvement loan maine Debt consolidation services Credit report credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-06-24 14:10:35

Taking the Blinders Off: Knowing What You Should Really Worry About

Not Seeing What You Don't Want to See I have been suggesting that you are generally over-estimating the risk of bad things happening and underestimating how well you would be able to cope. However, now I am going to argue that you might underestimate certain risks and expose yourself repeatedly to problems that could really hurt you [more...]

Date: 2008-06-06 15:23:57

Slowdown showdown for credit cards?

by Mark Wright The current credit quagmire is a different animal to previous slowdowns, economic downturns or financial crises ... and bad debt. The lenders are shoring up their financial positions and doing their utmost to reduce their exposure to bad debt. As the financial institutions eyed each other suspiciously they also turned [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 10:46:38

Cope Up With Your Debts With Personal Debt Consolidation Loans

Cope Up With Your Debts With Personal Debt Consolidation Loans Cope Up With Your Debts With Personal Debt Consolidation Loans By: Alex Jonnes As the need of every person varies, in the same manner their financial requirements also vary. However, due to lack of income the person faces a financial crisis and he is not able to fulfill his requirements. This financial crisis may be caused due to personal or family illness, the loss of a job or any other personal reason. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 03:01:07

Payday Loans - Sometimes They Are Your Only Choice

The financial crisis that is currently gripping the UK stemmed from a reliance on ‘bad’ debt ... institutions creaked at the strain of bad debt. The negative effect of the bad lending rippled ... hundreds of thousands of dollars to people who were simply unable to pay off the debt. Initially [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 07:23:56

helpful Knowledge Base For Personal Finance

by katie George If you are searching for information about instant unsecured loans, you will find the below related article very helpful ... and in some manner related to credit card deal; cash advance online, debt loans or Indiana bad credit auto loan ... the lenders who can lend you the appropriate loan. Unsecured debt consolidation credits [more...]

Date: 2008-12-25 21:29:41

Welcome…. Bienvenue…Willkommen … London Calling…. I have the pleasure of opening the batting for the series of 2009 Blawg Reviews. I did my first Blawg Review exactly a year ago.  I cannot quite believe that a year has gone by so rapidly and that I am one step closer to my own (free) trip across the River Styx [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 21:38:19

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