Archive for December, 2010

Britons regret not clearing debt

The biggest financial regret consumers have for 2010 is not paying off their debts quicker, research suggests. (23 mins ago)

7 trillion texts expected to be sent next year

A new research report claims that 7 trillion text messages will be sent from 4.8 billion phones. (1 hour ago)

The end of the cheap-money era

The global economy was fueled for years by low-cost borrowing, and money is still cheap now. But that’s changing. Here’s why it’s happening — and how to respond. (41 mins ago)

New leniency for credit card debt

Credit card users will have a better chance of avoiding being surprised by sudden interest rate increases under new rules. (39 mins ago)

Warning over fake goods online

CONSUMER watchdogs are expecting a flood of calls from online shoppers because of a number of websites selling fake Ugg boots. (15 mins ago)

FMU piloting college transparency plane

Francis Marion University is developing a pilot program for the state’s new higher education transparency act. (49 mins ago)

FMU piloting college transparency plane

Francis Marion University is developing a pilot program for the state’s new higher education transparency act. (49 mins ago)

Men to outspend women in sales

Men will outspend women in the sales this Boxing Day, while NSW residents plan to be the most frugal, research shows. (59 mins ago)

Christmas shopping could set national record

NEW YORK Shoppers came back in force for the holidays, right to the end. After two dreary years, Christmas 2010 will go down as the holiday Americans rediscovered how much they like to shop. (26 mins ago)

Housing market ‘on back foot’ as mortgage lending hits decade low

Mortgage lending rose at its slowest rate for more than a decade during November as the number of loans approved for house purchase also slumped to a 20-month low, latest figu (37 mins ago)