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Circuit Historique de Laon: Thousands of classic car drivers travel to an historic French city – so we go along to check it out!

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Located in the middle of Aisne in France, the fine medieval city of Laon lies about 140 kms from Paris, just north of Reims. The hilltop city contains many buildings, including the magnificent Cathedral Notre-Dame, dating mostly from the 12th and 13th centuries. But once each year, the whole city…

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Car Trouble

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Finance firms liable for millions of pounds in compensation if regulators decide their products have been mis-sold Britain’s £40bn car finance market could be heading for a crash. Harry Wilson (London Times) reports growing concerns about the reliance on debt to buy vehicles, and fears a mis-selling scandal. Until a…

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New FCA Proposal – Tough Rules to Cut Billions from Credit Card Debt

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Tougher rules to get millions of people out from long-term credit card debt have been proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which will require credit card firms to prompt around 3.3 million customers who have been in “persistent debt” for 18 months to make faster payments, reports Roger Baird…

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Finance Firms to Spend More on Security as Concern over Cyber Crime Soars

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“The rise of more than one third in the number of firms investing in cybersecurity in just 12 months suggests that financial firms are at last waking up to cyber-risks”, says former regulator Vaughan Edwards, now MD of independent regulatory consultancy MediusUK.com. A number of banks have faced cyber attacks in recent…

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