The industry regulator for the debt management sector, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has imposed a requirement on Bournes Debt Solutions.
The regulator has put in force that the firm’s bank accounts cannot be dealt with in any way without written consent from the FCA. Bournes Debt Solutions has volunteered to stop entering into contractual arrangements with new customers that involve the carrying on of regulated debt management activities.
Earlier this year we saw a similar situation with Debt Help & Advice and First Step Finance, who both ceased trading, leaving their customers in the lurch with their creditors.
- Cancel all direct debits set up with their customers and inform them of this in writing
- Postpone all creditor payments on behalf of their customers until further notice and inform the creditors of this in writing
- Write to their customers asking them to cancel their standing orders with the firm
- Return any funds that are received from customers by way of standing order or otherwise, either on or after the date of this Notice within 7 days beginning with the day on which the funds are received
Once Bournes Debt Solutions has completed the above they must provide the FCA with a copy of the written notifications sent, together with a list of all customers and creditors who received them.
Customers of Bournes Debt Solutions may wish to continue with their Debt Management Plan and need to decide if they wish to continue paying for the management of their plan. F
QUITE how those “emergency talks” demanded by Britain with regard to its European Union budget surcharge are progressing is, at the time of writing, hard to tell. The story was dropped entirely from BBC Radio’s 9am bulletin, being apparently less worthy of note than the re-opening of the Picasso museum in Paris.
My guess is – not well. Nearly 30 years after Ian Hislop of Private Eye suggested the least-read stories in British newspapers were those with headlines such as “Where Next for the CPD-SPD Coalition?” (the punters rightly believing they could refer to any one of half a dozen European nations, none of whose governmental arrangements interested them) the politics of the continent especially with regard to the EU remain a mystery to us.
Rummaging round Germany’s public finance numbers for a client this week, I came across a speech given at the Charles University in Prague on October 2 by Wolfgang Schauble, Germany’s finance minister.
Here he is on the hugely sensitive issue (in Britain) of national sovereignty: “Insisting that countries comply with the rules that we have agreed in Europe does not violate national sovereignty. Otherwise we shou
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Spending for home remodeling is expected to post solid growth this year, though that momentum might begin to slow in the October, November and December timeframe, according to a statistical analysis known as the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA).
The latest LIRA was released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
Sluggishness in the housing market recovery and fewer home sales are expected to soften the growth in remodeling from double-digits through September to the high single-digits at the end of the year. Still, even that pace would be in positive territory.
Remodeling tracks housing market
In a statement, Eric S.
Shares of Netflix Inc. were down -115.59 or -25.77 percent to $333.00 per share in Thursday’s premarket, after the company announced earnings yesterday following the market close. While earnings were better than expected, revenue and new subscriptions failed to meet analyst forecasts. Netflix stock closed at $448.59 per share, off -0.53 or -0.12 percent in Wednesday’s regular trading session.
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Netflix reported earnings of $0.96 per share on $1.22 billion in revenue in the company’s fiscal third quarter. The ana
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