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A university is under fire after putting a convicted art thief in charge of a multi-million pound research project before he used corporate cards to buy luxury goods. James Hampton-Till, 38, was forced to resign from Anglia Ruskin University over allegations he spent £85,000 on art, fine furniture and other extravagant items. The university had appointed him to a senior position in 2012 knowing that he had changed his name from James Paddick after a conviction for a three-month thieving spree from Norfolk art galleries. Hampton-Till was reportedly a 'charming chap' and 'hardworking' and was promoted quickly to deputy dean of the university. James Hampton-Till, 38, was forced to resign from Anglia Ruskin University over allegations he spent £85,000 on luxury goods But an investigation was launched after an anonymous tip-off was sent to a senior executive at the university. They flagged up a photo posted on twitter of Hampton-Till receiving an award. The image, … [Read more...] about University hired art thief before he spent £85,000 on credit cards
ANKARA Turkey’s banking watchdog plans to limit consumer loans and borrowing on credit cards to support financial stability and the macroeconomic balancing process. In a bid to achieve these goals, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) prepared a draft of regulations and opened it to review on Aug. 2. BDDK President Mehmet Ali Akben said the draft “mainly aimed at reducing the inflation rate.” The country’s annual inflation hit 15.4 percent last month, according to official data. The BDDK draft envisages the reduction of the maximum repayment of dues for consumer loans from 48 months to 36 months with the exception of some cases. The repayment dues for automotive loans will also be allowed to stand 48 months maximum, according to the draft. Payment in installments via credit card to buy mobile phones and computers will not exceed 12 months, it added. Credit card installment schemes are also planned to be banned for jewelry again. Such schemes for … [Read more...] about Turkish banking regulator plans loan, credit card limits to help financial stability
Robert Powell Special to USA TODAY Published 11:43 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 Question: I’m 64. My credit score is about 656. For different reasons over a long period of time — including unemployment and health issues — I accumulated credit card debt of about $50,000. I intend to take out an unsecured personal loan, but I don’t want it to have a negative impact on my credit score. I have a job now and I will pay my monthly payments on time. But what will happen if I cannot continue my payments to the lender? If I should file for bankruptcy, which is worse: defaulting on credit card debt or an unsecured personal loan? If I try to negotiate a reduction of my debt with the creditors, do you think this procedure will be successful and not take too long? And what is a nonprofit debt relief company/agency, and how could they help me? Bottom line: What strategy would you implement to resolve the debt problem if you were in my … [Read more...] about How do I get out of $50,000 in credit card debt: personal loan or repayment plan?
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