Millions of NatWest bank customers left without access to their money for four hours after computer system crashes AGAINThe majority of the bank's UK customers have been affected by IT blackoutRoyal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Ulster users also hit by glitch Online and phone banking down, ATMs broken and card payments rejected Customers have vented frustrations and threatened to quit for other banksLast year millions were unable to use cards or move money for daysThey were forced to set aside 125m compensation for those out of pocket a computer glitch resulted millions of people having trouble using their debit and credit cards for three days. Just a month later and Natwest were back in the news when more than 700,000 customers were affected by a ‘human error’ which resulted in some accounts being debited twice.
Benefits cheat who claimed he was blind and disabled is caught DRIVING after being given 100,000 in handouts over six years Married Kelvin Kalloo, 34, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, eventually caughtSpotted driving three different cars and working at a market in WatfordTold two councils he was partially blind and car crash left him disabledArrested in October 2008 but it's taken four years to bring him to justice Found guilty of 10 counts of fraud and will be sentenced later this month By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 11:28 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 3 January 2013 A benefits cheat who claimed to be partially blind and disabled faces jail after being caught driving. Kelvin Kalloo, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, claimed nearly 100,000 in handouts from Brent Council and Central Bedfordshire Council over six years before being caught by the authorities' investigators. The married 34-year-old was caught out after being spotted driving three different cars and working no a market stall in Watford, Hertfordshire, jurors at Harrow Crown Court were told last month
One in ten elderly forced to sell or downsize their home to make ends meetStaggering amount of people forced to sell their property to make ends meetBritons are also pushing back the age they expect to retire PUBLISHED: 23:37 GMT, 25 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 25 December 2012 One in ten pensioners in Britain has sold or downsized their home to help make ends meet, according to research. Cash-strapped Britons are reassessing their retirement plans because of the state of the economy, according to a survey of 1,000 adults in 12 European countries, which found that more people in this country are planning to use their property to fund their pension than in most other European nations. They are also reconsidering the age at which they will stop working, with an average delay of five years