Northern Ireland people “most generous”

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 January 2010 | News  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy recession Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Northern Ireland people “most generous” A survey by Investec Private Bank reports that people in Northern Ireland were the most likely to give money to charity in the UK during 2009. People in Yorkshire and Humberside were the least likely.The survey for the bank by Research Plus questioned 2,102 people during December.Twenty per cent said they had given less to charity compared to 2008, although 11% said they had given more than the previous year. Overall though the survey indicated that donations to charity across the UK had fallen by 10%.The Bank estimated that this means that £5.3 billion was donated to charities during the 2009, £574 million less than in 2008.www.investec.comlast_img read more

Falconer Man Charged With DWI Following Crash

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image.ELLICOTT – A 40-year-old Falconer man is facing driving while intoxicated charges after allegedly crashing his car late last week.Town of Ellicott Police say Brock Zampogna crashed his car on Gerry-Levant Road just after 10 p.m. on Friday night.Through investigation, officers charged Zampogna with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and moved from lane unsafely.Zampogna was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicott court at a later date. last_img read more

$230,000 refund in mortgage fees after bank errors discovered

first_imgOver 1,000 customers were refunded $230,000 worth of extra charges their bank made on their mortgage accounts – a timely warning for others to check statements and query anything out of the ordinary. Picture: iStock.AUSTRALIA’S finance industry watchdog has a timely warning for customers to check mortgage statements after more than 1,000 customers were overcharged in a single bank.The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), which is the country’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator, said a single customer complaint has uncovered a broader systemic issue at the bank in question.That saw Tasmanian bank MyState refund more than $230,000 in overcharged fees and interest to 1,040 of its customers with mortgage offset accounts.ASIC deputy chair Peter Kell said banks needed to ensure that their products delivered the benefits that they promoted.“This is another example of a single customer complaint revealing a systemic issue, and we are pleased that MyState has taken the appropriate action in response.”It was MyState that reported the matter to ASIC.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago RBA won’t follow US, Canada on rate rise Vacancy rates back from the brink This is Brisbane’s cheapest house An ASIC statement said the problem occurred because of errors in MyState’s manual administration processes which included failure to link loans and offset accounts, and failures to deal with offset accounts when loans were switched or discharged.Some “did not have their offset accounts linked to their mortgages – meaning that they were overcharged interest” while others “were charged ‘offset account’ fees after their loan had been discharged or changed to a kind that could not be linked to an offset account”.“MyState has worked with ASIC to refund customers and improve its internal processes, including by ensuring employees have appropriate account administration training.”MyState, a wholly owned subsidiary of MyState Limited, a national diversified financial services group headquartered in Tasmania, discovered the breach when a customer enquired about their accounts being linked. When MyState reviewed accounts that were created in a similar manner it found customers with loans and unlinked offset accounts, customers with offset accounts but no loans, and customers with offset accounts together with ineligible loan products.last_img read more