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First Data Selects IronKey to Help Clients Prevent Online Banking Fraud
MarketWatch (press release)August 1, 2011

"Online account takeovers and fraud are significant concerns for financial institutions today," said Cindi Lieblich, vice president of Product Development for First Data. "Because Internet banking fraud often starts with an attack on the account ...more »

How Andy Haldane gets his haircut
FT Alphaville (blog)August 2, 2011

As readers will no doubt be aware, haircuts on secured finance transactions are impressively pro-cyclical. As prices on the underlying asset fall, counterparties start demanding extra cash or collateral to compensate them for the added risk. ...more »

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Consumer Disputes
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City builder told to pay Rs 45L to flat buyer
Times of IndiaAugust 20, 2011

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a Pune-based builder to pay a flat buyer Rs 45 lakh for a flat he purchased for Rs 6.5 lakh in 2001 but never received possession. The commission also reprimanded the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair
Pickens SentinelAugust 13, 2011

Don't take on any new credit until the current problems are resolved. Full credit repair will take time, but it's worth the aggravation. The biggest benefit to taking steps to repair your credit is that future credit will be cheaper. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Auburn police investigate credit card fraud
WLTZ 38 NBCAugust 31, 2011

On August 28, police say someone went into an area business and attempted to use a stolen debit card to make a purchase. Police are asking for the public's assistance identifying the individual in the photograph for questioning. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Coping with identity theft
Winston-Salem JournalAugust 28, 2011

Stacy McAnulty has been pretty much on a cash diet since her identity was stolen back in May around Memorial Day weekend. She and her husband, who live in Kernersville, got a call from Edward Jones, their financial adviser, on May 26, asking if they ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Hunton & Williams LLP Litigation in Pro Bono Tax Case Leads IRS To Lift ...
Citybizlist (press release)August 26, 2011

... including bankruptcy and creditors rights, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and government relations, regulatory law, products liability, and privacy and information management. ...more »

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