Man who created his own credit card sues bank

When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking. But he didn’t throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems. Mr Argarkov’s version … [Read the full story]

Australians targeted by overseas crime networks

Sophisticated international crime networks are invading Australians’ everyday lives, targeting savings and forcing some families onto welfare. The Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) latest report on organised crime has found global syndicates have stolen about $15 billion a year from the nation’s economy. Australia’s wealth and strong economy makes it a prime target for organised crime, … [Read the full story]

Men love women, but women LOVE handbags

One morning I was listening to the radio with my colleague Buford Balony when someone said, ‘The world’s tragedy is this…men love women, women love children and children love hamsters.’ ‘Hummph,’ he said: ‘The real tragedy is that men love women, but women love handbags.’ He had a point. Millions of women do love handbags…and shopping generally…with … [Read the full story]

Australians addicted to credit cards

Australians owe a record $49.4 billion on credit cards with households maxing their plastic to cover escalating living costs. New Reserve Bank of Australia statistics shows total credit card balances have blown out by almost 45 per cent in the past five years to $49.4 billion in May, with $37 billion of this racking up … [Read the full story]

Loads of ways to save money

Credit card holders now owe an average of $2,200 on their plastic and with retailers reporting a slump in sales not seen for two decades, it is clear that shoppers are reining in their spending. In short, it’s payback time. To clear a debt of $2,200 on a card that attracts an interest rate of … [Read the full story]

Ricky Hatton LINES them up

Former boxing world champion Ricky Hatton allegedly caught in wild binge Former boxing world champion Ricky Hatton has been filmed apparently taking cocaine in a 10-hour drink and drugs binge. Hatton, who beat Kostya Tszyu in 2005, was secretly recorded snorting seven lines of the illegal drug in a Manchester hotel room. The 31-year-old is … [Read the full story]