95 arrests have been made across Europe following a joint law enforcement operation targeting online fraudsters between 4 and 15 June 2018. The suspects arrested during the operation are believed to be responsible for more than 20,000 fraudulent transactions using compromised credit cards, with an estimated value exceeding EUR 8 million (£7 million). The action…

Energy provider E.ON has announced that it is raising prices for approximately 1.8 million standard variable customers by 4.8%. E.ON is the last of the six largest energy suppliers to raise the cost of its standard variable tariff (SVT). In April this year, the supplier removed certain discounts for SVT customers, amounting to a 2.6%…

Ireland’s Central Bank has published its latest mortgage arrears statistics from Quarter 1 of 2018. Highlights include: The number of mortgage accounts for principal dwelling houses (PDHs) in arrears over 90 days continued to decline in Q1 2018, marking the eighteenth consecutive quarter of a fall in the number of accounts in this category. While the…

Anti-money laundering (AML) specialist SmartSearch has launched a fully integrated app which allows AML checks to be carried out remotely. SmartAML is able to electronically verify all documents remotely, with the same capabilities as the full SmartSearch verification platform. This means users can carry out instant AML checks when they are in a client’s home or…

TransUnion has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Callcredit Information Group, for approximately £1 billion  $1.4 billion). Founded in 2000, Callcredit is a U.K.-based information solutions company that, like TransUnion, provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions. Jim Peck, TransUnion’s President and Chief Executive Officer said…

Hyundai Motor has found that over a third of Brits don’t now shop around before buying a new car, opting for the first car that they go to see. The research also finds that even though people are viewing fewer cars before making their choice, many will still bring someone with them to help look…

Almost three-quarters of the nation fear their personal details will be stolen everytime they hand over bank details and email addresses to companies, it has emerged. Two thirds are concerned their data may have been stolen without their knowledge. The general distrust of organisations and web-based stores emerged in a study of 2,000 adults, which…

CYBG have reached an agreement with Virgin Money to acquire the business confirming a £1.7 billion deal. The agreement will create the UK’s sixth-largest bank. Virgin is the largest shareholder in Virgin Money with a stake of ca. 34.8%. The combination of two of the country’s leading challenger banks will create a powerful competitor to…

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