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Halifax - Intelligent Fines

29 January 2009  |  2459 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you've enjoyed the festive season and overindulged, and you're at over 90% of your Credit Limit on your Halifax Credit Card - then beware. You might not have noticed but the Minimum Repayment and your Direct Debit has dropped to 1%. Since the Monthly Interest Rate is still over 2%, your debt is increasing even if you never use the Card. After ...

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HMRC can't have their cake and eat it

29 January 2009  |  2971 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I wrote about the UK Government Gateway last week http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=2424 This week the HMRC came under fire over site security http://newswires.vnunet.co.uk/c/1ey330huZqV9pWmp In the latter article the HMRC said that the URL does not contain the password but shows a Unique Taxpayer Record (UTR) which is not ba...

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Government Gateway hasn't heard of Single Sign On

22 January 2009  |  4031 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

I run a Children's Charity in my spare (!) time, and since I have 50 Employees the HMRC required me to to Register with the UK Government Gateway in order to make my End Of Tax Year Returns electronic...

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Lax Security at New York Kennedy Airport

12 January 2009  |  2580 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

One is accustomed to being assured that Airport Security ensures that you show a Passport in order to check in, then show your Boarding Pass (but often NOT your Passport) to get through Security to Ai...

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What is a Leap Year?

05 January 2009  |  2259 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

For those of you who have been out of touch during the festive season, on New Year’s Eve reports began flooding across the Internet that Microsoft’s Zune media player was experiencing a worldwide free...

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