Reforms to make it easier for banks to offer basic accounts to undischarged bankrupts are set be introduced.
Only Barclays still offers accounts, after the Co-op stopped supplying them to bankrupts in September.
But a legal change will reassure banks that they are unlikely to be sued, if a bankrupt uses an account to spend money on which creditors might have a claim…
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Few people realize that the origins of a form of Christmas was pagan and; celebrated in Europe long before anyone there had heard of Jesus Christ.
No one knows what day Jesus Christ
was born on. From the biblical description, most historians believe that his birth probably occurred in September, approximately six months after Passover…
A follow up article to: « The Banks In Crisis – A World Bank is in Order »
Last week I said: “Some believe that the double-dip resession was the calculation of the banking fraternity to ‘shear-off’ money from the public. That the planned sudden shortage of money was designed to effect money markets across the word; that it was engineered to put people into debt. Thereby, obliging countless millions (who have nothing) to those who have the supply of money – banks and money funds. Surfdom by the backdoor, as it were.”
I do believe there would be revolution if the people of this great nation understood our banking and monetary system. Some individuals even believe there is a secret cabal of Banks working against the best interests of people of the world.
In Britain at the moment there is a triple-dip scenario (this is the third recession of the credit crisis here). When, on 14/11/12 the Bank of England warned growth might not get back to pre-crisis levels until mid 2015. GDP (economic output) might only rise by 1% next year. Even so, there are still no prospects for the jobless millions.
Back in June, Robert Zoellick, the outgoing head of the World Bank Group, warned the G20 summit that Europe ran the risk of sparking a ‘Lehman-style’ global crisis – especially for developing nations – for whom consequences might be quite dire.
(The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 proved to be the trigger for the deepest slump in the global economy since the 1930s. One we seem incapable of shaking free of.
“prepare for the uncertainty coming out of the eurozone and the wider financial markets” Zoellick told G20 back in June. “Uncertainty in markets is now starting to increase costs for developing countries. The ripple effects are making everybody’s life harder.”
During 2012 high-income country growth is expected to increase by 1.4%; while, growth in developing country is expected to slow to a measly 5.3%. (According to an update in the Bank’s June 2012 Global Economic Prospects, the global economy is expected to increase by 2.5% by the end of 2012 and up to 3% during 2013.)
Zoellick said he was concerned that the prolonged crisis was starting to lead to pressures for protectionism and economic nationalism. (Since the financial crisis began, in 2008, the World Bank Group has committed more than $280 billion to its members.)
I feel he was right and that things can only get worse before thet get better.
“Bankers own the earth; take it away from them but leave them with the power to create credit; and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again…”
– Sir Josiah Stamp, Director, Bank of England, 1940.
If there is a world conspiracy of Banks to keep poor-people poor and themselves rich, it would seem to be working.
Just how bad was the turn out in the elections for police and crime commissioners?
… it certainly makes it one of the worst turnouts ever …
see also: ‘Hammerin’ for Cameron »
Deputy PM to announce plan in which parents will be allowed to share up to a year’s leave after the birth of a childNick Clegg.
Under the new plans, new mothers and fathers would be able to divide up to a year’s leave between them with far fewer restrictions.
EL James’s bestselling erotic novel to go up against Kate Mosse’s Citadel for popular fiction book of the year gong.
She has broken record after record, racked up sales of over 4m copies and almost single-handedly helped drag the book business out of the doldrums. And now EL James’s erotic fiction hit Fifty Shades of Grey has been nominated for a book award…
Nick Clegg has admitted that he had been forced to drop his plans to give fathers six weeks paid paternity leave but promised to revive the proposal in better economic times.
The Deputy Prime Minister’s plan ran into opposition from business leaders and the Conservatives. His aides said his retreat was an example of “coalition politics at work”, insisting he was being “pragmatic”. However, fathers-to-be will be allowed to take unpaid leave to attend two antenatal appointments so they can be more involved in the early stages of pregnancy.