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Tax credits customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning tax credits customers to be aware of scams and fraudsters who imitate the department in an attempt to steal their personal information or money.

About 2.1 million tax credits customers are expected to renew their annual claims by 31 July 2022 and could be more susceptible to the tactics used by criminals who mimic government messages to make them appear authentic.

In the 12 months, to April 2022, HMRC responded to nearly 277,000 referrals of suspicious contact received from the public. Fraudsters use phone calls, text messages and...

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What are direct lender loans?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/24/2022 - 6:17am

What are Direct Lender Loans? These are loans funded and serviced by the same company. There are several advantages to these loans. First, they are simpler to apply for and often do not require a credit check. In addition, they offer flexible repayment terms. In this article, you'll learn about the benefits of applying for such loans. Listed below are just a few of the benefits. You can apply for this type of loan today.

Benefits of Direct Lender Loans

The ultra-low interest rate environment has increased investor demand for direct lending, which can provide attractive...

Why a VPN is essential in 2022

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 10:23pm

With today's technological popularity and the number of people who use the internet.

Security and privacy have become increasingly vital, and utilizing a VPN is the best method to protect oneself online. VPN stands for "virtual private network," and its use is to make your browsing experience safer and anonymous. They're the most effective technique to protect your data and browsing history. VPNs have been the tool of choice for most individuals, whether for work or personal use, especially for those who need to access corporate networks.

How does a VPN work?

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Bathing water season begins in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:53pm

The bathing water season started on 15 May with the Environment Agency carrying out regular testing of water quality at designated bathing sites across Devon and Cornwall until the end of September. High standards of water quality at swimming locations are important for everyone’s enjoyment of beaches across the south west. Throughout the bathing season the Environment Agency will issue warnings of any forecasted pollution risk on its Swimfo website. Signs are also put up at these swimming locations to inform bathers about any possible dips in quality as a result of factors like rainfall...

How to buy a name necklace in the UK

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:44pm

Name necklaces can be a unique and thoughtful gift for all sorts of occasions. The following are the 10 top reasons or occasions when you can give a name necklace as a gift:

1. A name necklace makes a great gift for a child's birthday. It's a way to show them how much you care and to make them feel special on their big day.

2. It is also a wonderful gift for a new mum; it's a beautiful way to welcome her new baby into the world and to show her how much you care.

3. If you're looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member, this type of necklace is a...

Six ways to ensure you aren’t paying too much tax

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:44pm

With the average British household now paying £1.1 million in taxes over their lifetime, Perrys Chartered Accountants provides its six top tips to make sure you aren’t overpaying.

1. Check your tax code

If you’re a full or part-time employee you’re likely to be paying tax via pay-as-you-earn (PAYE). This means your income tax is deducted at source and goes straight to HMRC. Your tax code is essentially a few numbers and a letter, for example 1257L, and it’s shown on your payslip. Those few digits can make quite a difference to the amount of tax you’re paying, and it’s...

Both Exeter and the Rest of the UK Have Remarkable Laws You Might Not Be Aware Of

Authored by BHTNews.com
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 9:56pm

The city of Exeter has some pretty wacky regulations, but how do these compare to the strangest laws in the UK?

Technology law firm EM Law has devised an infographic that unveils some of the UK’s strangest laws and we’ll explore some of those laws and other renowned unique UK laws, as well as those that have been implemented in Exeter.

1. Posting a letter with the stamp upside down is theoretically unlawful in the United Kingdom

Placing a stamp upside down was treacherous because it desecrated the monarchy's image. It's considered treason. The Treason Felony Act of 1848...

Problems associated with bitcoin trading

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:24pm

The number of people trading in cryptocurrencies has significantly increased over the past few years. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin have received a lot of attention from investors because of their ever-increasing values. The exponential increase in cryptocurrency prices has prompted many to invest in these digital coins. In recent times, it is being said that investing in Cryptocurrencies is a better and safer option than investing in traditional stocks.

It didn't take long for individuals to identify the advantages of using cryptocurrencies when trading,...

Are lottery tickets a good investment?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 7:19am

Ask a few financial advisors for their personal opinions on the investment wisdom of lottery tickets. You may be surprised at their response. Before we get into this article, let’s make it clear. No financial professional is going to advise you to sink all of your money into lottery tickets as a financial investment. But, laying down 2£ for a chance at winning millions is not a bad deal.

When you go to an online site, you see the various lotteries that are available. Their high-powered computer calculates the chances of winning the lottery , and lists the odds of each game. At...

Story of Bitcoin's Popularity

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sun, 05/15/2022 - 5:20am

Bitcoin was created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, who proposed an electronic payment system based on mathematical proof. The idea was to create a currency independent of any central authority, transferable electronically, more or less instantly, with very low transaction fees. You can also gain knowledge from Bitcoin Pro .

Bitcoin caught on slowly at first. But its popularity has exploded in recent years as its value has increased dramatically. In January 2017, one Bitcoin was worth about $1,000. By December 2017, its value had reached nearly $20,000. As of February 2018, it was...

The great Foot Anstey bike ride smashes fundraising for Ukraine

A team of riders from national law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, completed a two-day bike ride in support of the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Ukraine Appeal. The fundraisers have now raised over £5,000.

The two-day bike ride started on 5 May from Foot Anstey's Truro office and saw the team cycle to Foot Anstey's offices in Plymouth, Exeter, and Taunton before finishing at the firm's Bristol office on 6 May.

The fundraisers used the firm's CSR Hours initiative, which allows employees to take two additional days off per year to support local charitable organisations or...

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