How to protect yourself from card fraud

By: Alex Hartley Sep 29, 2015 How to protect yourself from card fraud Financial fraud is becoming an increasingly pressing problem and over the last couple of years we have seen more and more cases coming to light. Hackers have been able to steal the financial identities of millions of innocent people. But the large majority of frauds happen through human error and, in most cases, the card holder has been tricked or misled into using the card somewhere they shouldn’t or handing over card details by mistake. It’s important to know how to protect against this, and that using your card provides an additional degree of protection that you won’t have if you pay in a different way. What is Card fraud? Essentially, card fraud is any instance when your card has been used by someone else without your permission.  The purpose of the fraud could be to either obtain goods or services without paying for them or to get hold of funds from an account. Common causes of card fraud include: Phishing
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Travel tips for winter sun

By: Oliver Jones Sep 25, 2015 Travel tips for winter sun It’s officially the end of summer but that doesn’t have to mean the end of sunshine and blue skies. While the UK is notorious for its grey and rainy autumns and a winter season that is, more often than not, a let down on the weather front, there are plenty of other destinations around the world that offer that precious winter warmth. No matter what your budget this year, it’s easy to find a winter sun destination to suit you – here are some tips on how to do it: What kind of sunshine do you want? This might sound like a silly question but are you looking for guaranteed blue skies and warmth for the entirety of your trip or are you a bit more forgiving of the odd cloudy or rainy day? Inevitably, you’ll need to go further from the UK to get that sunshine locked down but you don’t have to spend a fortune. For that guaranteed sunshine, if you’re on a budget, then Dubai has some great purse-friendly options with tempera
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The 7 Reasons We Should Be Your Broker

Oct 13, 2014 Blog RSS feed If you’ve read our broker page you’ll know that we think we’re very different to your old-fashioned loan broker. In fact we can think of 7 good reasons why we’re different and why you can benefit by using our broking service. We’ve produced this infographic to illustrate the points more strongly – we think you’ll agree that going anywhere else for your next loan just doesn’t make sense! About Solution Loans: we are a no-fee online-only broker dedicated to providing customers with the information and tools to help them identify the personal finance product that is right for them. Tags: Category:
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Kanye West, debt and fashion success

By: Alex Hartley Sep 21, 2015 Kanye West, debt and fashion success There are two things about the world that many of us know: debt is something most of us will experience at some point in our lifetimes; and Kanye West is (or at least wants to be) one of the richest and most famous people on the planet. As West’s carefully crafted image has more to do with designer clothes, helicopters and the latest super cars, many people don’t realise that he is actually one of the millions all over the world who have felt the need to use debt to help them through. Kanye began his career back in 1996, first making his way onto the global stage as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records working with some huge names, from Janet Jackson through to Jay-Z. He’s won 21 Grammies and has achieved some pretty impressive sales figures too, shifting 21 million albums and 100 million digital downloads since he first started his career. He was also named one of the most influential people in the world by Time m
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See our infographic for our range of loans

By: Oliver Jones Sep 16, 2015 See our infographic for our range of loans To quickly get an overview of the range of products that we cover look at our new infographic. About Solution Loans: we are a no-fee online-only broker dedicated to providing customers with the information and tools to help them identify the personal finance product that is right for them. Tags: infographic, loans and credit, broker, broking Category: Infographics
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How to protect yourself from Fraud

Oct 13, 2014 Blog RSS feed Fraudsters want to take what you have worked hard to earn. The scale of fraud will astound you. Not only does it affect individuals, but private, public and charity sectors too. In total it is estimated1 that total loses are around £52bn every year! Of this amount £9.1bn is lost by individuals. So, let’s be clear what fraud is. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as:   Forms of Fraud against Individuals The forms of fraud you are likely to be most conscious of are those typically directed against individuals, although it’s clear that at the end of the day we all pick up the tab for fraud committed against government (they have to recover it through taxes) and private sector companies (they recover it through higher prices). So while fraud is a drag on the economy the most painful form or fraud is that which targets you directly:   Major forms of fraud against individuals Mass-marketing fraud telephone calls, letters, emails, text messages £3.5bn I
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How to defend yourself from Fraud

Oct 13, 2014 Blog RSS feed Fraudsters want to take what you have worked hard to earn. The scale of fraud will astound you. Not only does it affect individuals, but private, public and charity sectors too. In total it is estimated1 that total loses are around £52bn every year! Of this amount £9.1bn is lost by individuals. So, let’s be clear what fraud is. The Oxford English Dictionary defines fraud as:   Forms for Fraud against Individuals The forms of fraud you are likely to be most conscious of are those typically directed against individuals, although it’s clear that at the end of the day we all pick up the tab for fraud committed against government (they have to recover it through taxes) and private sector companies (they recover it through higher prices). So while fraud is a drag on the economy the most painful form or fraud is that which targets you directly: Major forms of fraud against individuals Mass-marketing fraud telephone calls, letters, emails, text messages £3.5bn
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