Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia’s money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. “Non-residents will start connecting to us this year. People are already turning to us,” said First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Olga […]

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) California’s net neutrality law will cause “significant lost revenues” for Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company said in a court filing this month. Comcast described the net neutrality law’s potential impact on its ability to charge online service providers and network operators for network interconnection. “The paid interconnection provisions will harm […]

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert reveals how to get £200 free right NOW

Martin Lewis is a financial expert who goes by the stage name of Money Saving Expert. He regularly appears on television to give financial advice to Britons, and today appeared on This Morning. Talking to Holly and Philip, Martin revealed how people can get £200 in free money, just be switching bank accounts. “Free cash […]

Britain’s war on dirty money lacks oomph

WHEN Bill Browder investigated a $ 230m fraud perpetrated by Russian officials against his investment company, Hermitage, he uncovered a money trail that led to several financial centres, including London. At least $ 30m of the stolen money flowed into British banks. Much was moved through British shell companies with British nominee directors, one of […]

A ‘dark money’ super PAC managed to spend $1.3 million without saying where it got its money

Alex Wong/Getty Images The Mountain Families PAC managed to spend $ 1.3 million in May without revealing who was supplying the donation. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited sums of money in elections, but are required to disclose where the money is coming from.  Donors have gotten around this by starting a new super PAC after the […]

Cruise secrets: Avoid doing THIS until the last day to save money

Cruise holidays can be a pricey choice when it comes to excursions, tips and travel. Another expensive part can be souvenirs, with many passengers opting to buy a few mementoes to remember their trip. However, the choice of whether to get them on the ship or at the port can be a difficult one to […]

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert BEST bank accounts – get up to £200 FREE for Christmas

Martin Lewis appeared on Good Morning Britain today to reveal his top three bank accounts. The Money Saving Expert advised Britons to change to these accounts to get good deals before Christmas. His three picks are HSBC, Natwest and First Direct. How much free cash could you get to help you through the Christmas period? […]