Business

Should I shred my old bank statements?

I’ve got years of old paperwork – I’m not sure how to dispose of it or notEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in

United States

FBI investigates whether Russia banker used NRA to fund Trump campaign – report

Banker with links to Putin faces questions over whether he funneled money through NRA, amid scrutiny over gun rights group’s Russia tiesThe FBI is investigating whether a Russian banker with close ties to Vladimir Putin funneled money through the N

Business

Battersea Power Station to be sold for £1.6bn

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund PNB to buy iconic building in one of UK’s largest ever property dealsBattersea Power Station is to be sold for £1.6bn in one of Britain’s largest ever property deals.Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Permodal

Business

UK's largest estate agent Countrywide issues profit warning

Shares plunge at owner of Bairstow Eves and Hamptons brands as number of UK property sales fall Shares in the UK’s largest estate agent, Countrywide, tumbled 18% as the group warned that profits would fall short of forecasts after a “disappoi

Business

Company fined for making 75m nuisance calls in four months

Information Commissioner’s Office says company failed to identify itself and used ‘added value’ phone numbersA claims handling company that bombarded consumers with 75m nuisance phone calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by

Business

Payday loan rules undergo review by agency head supported by lenders

Mick Mulvaney received $31,700 in contributions from the payday loan industry in 2016 and now plans to revisit lending rulesMick Mulvaney, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, took $31,700 in contributions from payday loan companies in 20

Business

Verifone hit by global outage on card machines

Shops, football stadiums and taxis unable to take payments from frustrated customersThe card payment company Verifone is experiencing a “global outage” on its card machines.In UK shops which use the technology, including supermarkets such as W

Australia

Centrelink allowed companies accused of exploitation to deduct payments from welfare

Appliance retailers with histories of breaches and Asic enforcement action use Centrepay system to deduct money direct from welfare recipientsCentrelink has given companies accused of exploitation and misconduct direct access to welfare recipients’

Australia

Minerals Council says it makes political donations to gain access to MPs

Mining body says contributions ‘provide additional opportunities for the MCA to meet with members of parliament’The Minerals Council of Australia has conceded it makes political donations and pays to attend fundraisers to gain access to membe

Business

Co-op launches even quicker online divorce service

Couples in England and Wales seeking ‘quickie divorce’ could cut processing time by a thirdCouples seeking “quickie divorces” can make the process even speedier as a result of a new online service launched by the Co-op.The fixed-f

Business

I transferred £10,000 into the wrong account – how can I get it back?

Somehow I managed to type the wrong sort code when transferring my redundancy payment into a new savings accountI am usually very careful with online banking but just before Christmas I appear to have inexplicably typed the wrong sort code when transferri

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