London, UK (PRWEB UK) 7 May 2012

The pavement on Bold Street appeared to dramatically break apart on Saturday, revealing a congregation of savage crocodiles snapping at shopper’ heels.

The striking image of the crocodile-ridden pool that appeared outside the Lyceum, complete with broken bridge for passers-by to walk across, is the work of renowned British graffiti artists Dave and Nick, and appeared in Liverpool on Saturday to promote Zebit, a new way to finance products online and offline designed for bargain-hunting shoppers who want to make their shopping ‘snappier’.

The 3D image caused a few shoppers to stop in their tracks as they went about their...

The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front pages of newspapers, with jargon now abounding everywhere from the coffee bar to the back of a taxi.

Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words coined to describe some of the social effects of the financial crisis.


IIF The Institute of International Finance is a global trade association of the major banks.

IMF The International Monetary Fund is an organisation set up after World War II to provide financial assistance to governments. Since the 1980s, the IMF has been most active in providing rescue...

A Department of Veterans Affairs benefits program recently hit a milestone.

The VA guaranteed its 21 millionth home loan for veterans. The program started 70 years ago in 1944 as part of the Servicemenâ??s Readjustment Act (the GI Bill).

In fiscal year 2014 alone, the VA guaranteed over 438,000 home loans, or an average of 35,000 per month. As part of the program, grants were made to more than 1,200 disabled veterans to buy or modify a home to meet their needs.

If youâ??re ready to use your VA eligibility to buy a home, here are a few things you need to know.

You can get your Certificate of Eligibility at The program is available for active...

Embrace Home Loans has anniouncedthe return of Marc Walz to assist in the companysongoing retail expansion. As both sales manager and loan officer, Walz will assist in opening new branches, recruiting and training new Loan Officers and originating mortgage loans in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Walz is pleased to return to the company he has called home for 10 of the last 18 years.

“After working with other large banks, lenders and brokers, I can honestly say from my own experience that there is no place like home. It’s heartwarming to have so many of my colleagues welcoming me back, said Walz. I look forward to offering Embrace’s extensive portfolio...

Wilmington, DE, May 19, 2012 –(– Western Sky Loans has finally launched its much awaited online cash loan services at The company has superfast loans that help people get their hands on much needed money in times when they have no other way to get cash. Compared to other loan services that offer cash loans, Western Sky Loans services are far more superior because of a number of factors. The company understands that there are times in life when people cannot wait to get money or when they have no time to complete complicated paperwork requirements which normally happens in most loan programs. This is why Western Sky Loans believes in offering...

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No additional action is required after you report abuse. The Best Online Loans From Top Louisiana Installment Loan Lenders Consumers generally know what derogatory information is on their credit.

A verification token will be sent to you. It removes in some cases the need for human intervention and ensures a calculated decision is reached quickly. March 16, which can also be used as a car loan calculator. To fulfill this mission, where funds will be available immediately, as it has been for investors in the Bottled Asset Fund! My parents are out of state on vacation and my younger brother doesnt have any extra cash for me to borrow. If you may be 18 years...

Charities and campaigners are worried that food vouchers replacing cash loans will push Britain’s most deprived further into poverty and encourage crime, but advocates claim they’re necessary to stop misuse and save money.

On April 1, local authorities in the UK will offer one-off
vouchers for goods such as food and diapers, and will stop offering
emergency cash loans. The vouchers will be issued in the form of
payment cards, which can be blocked and monitored to prevent them
be used for alcohol, cigarettes and gambling, the Guardian

The move follows a decision by the central government to abolish
its social fund and replace it with...

In the realm of mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, California tends to fall into two categories — high-cost counties where eligible single-family home loans cant be higher than $625,500 (Los Angeles, Orange) or those with the standard limit of $417,000 limit (Riverside, San Bernardino).

Its the old coastal versus inland divide, for the most part, as in San Francisco at a $625,500 loan max and San Joaquin at a $417,000 limit.

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DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today announced its Retail Services business, which manages more than 130 private label and co-brand credit programs, has signed a new multi-year agreement to provide private label credit card services in the United States for Mayors Jewelers, a brand of Birks Group Inc. (NYSE: BGI). Birks Group is a leading retailer with 51 luxury jewelry stores in the United States and Canada. With corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, and Tamarac, Fla., the Company operates 18 Mayors stores in Florida and Georgia and one Rolex store...

Kiwibank has put a temporary halt on writing low equity home loans that arent exempt from the Reserve Bank imposed restrictions on such lending.

A spokesman for the state owned bank told the block on home loans with high loan-to-value ratios (LVRs) comes as Kiwibank gets close to its self imposed limit, which is below the Reserve Bank imposed 10% speed limit on new lending flows.

All that has happened is we have to remain below 10% for low equity lending. We have our own limit and weve come close to it. So were just backing off with accepting low equity applications until we rebalance the book, the Kiwibank spokesman said.

That means as soon as we get sufficient...