Monday Media Round-Up – Banned businesses
12/03/2019 Knowing your brand is important in business. But what happens when your brand is banned? That’s what happened to 87 businesses last year when Companies House said their names were too rude.
Of course, at least these are just business names, not children’s names.
Here’s the news!
Cash slash bash
Last week a leading report highlighted how the availability of cash machines and branches was going to have a huge impact on society. The BBC asks ‘are we ready to give up cash?’ Meanwhile continuous payment authorities – payments that allow firms to regularly debit your account or card but don’t show up on your ‘regular payments’ – are increasingly resulting in people overpaying or going overdrawn.
The fingerprint mint
The future is upon us... slowly. Despite being around for ages, the first fingerprint recognition bank card is being tested. Other firms are experimenting with ocular identification. If you’ve seen the film Minority Report, you might be more worried about being mugged in future...
Bills bills bills
Collective groans around the nation as householders open electric/water/council tax/insurance documents to find out that everything is going up again this year. But can you reduce those inflation-busting bills? We will be covering this in our next article so email us your tips. And here’s a good one from the Mail on council tax.
Call the irony police
Facebook is suing a business that reaps private data from personality tests. The irony is lost on nobody. The Lords, however, are still focused on all the other rules tech firms have broken.
The cost of care
We’ve often highlighted the challenges elderly people face when it comes to people out to rip them off. The Mail highlight another case where a woman has been hugely overcharged by a solicitor who was a ‘friend’ of the family.
Let’s all go alfresco
Let’s go outside, sang George Michael – and so the nation did. Pubs have reported increased sales thanks to the unexpected heatwave in February, while chain restaurants lost customers as the cost of living bites. Meanwhile, headline writers had a field day as Brexit loving, minimum wage dodging, cheap drink purveyors Weatherspoon’s put their prices up for the fifth time in two years.
We’ve been working hard with the Telegraph to increase awareness of Resolver over the last year and it’s paying off big time. Check out a few of last week’s articles: