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Common trading names

Common trading names

Some businesses have more than one name, so you might not recognise the company when it appears on your statement.

We’ve put together a list of common trading names, which you can use if there’s a payment on your account you’re not sure about.

Hints and tips:

If the name on your statement isn’t on our list, try searching for the name online to see if any familiar shops or company names appear in the results.

List of common trading names

The name you might see on your statement Type of business and other names they use
Amazon Prime Amazon's subscription service
Applegreen Fuel and service stations
Arcadia Group holding name for a UK fashion retailer. Brands include Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Topman, Topshop and Wallis
Ariste Holding Ltd Cash Genie, a payday lender
Ask Zinga Penny auction site that charges following a free trial
B365 Internet Bet 365, an online gambling company
BFL (Paysafe) Big Fat Lotto, an online lottery syndicate
Camelot Group Operators of the UK National Lottery
Capita Payment service for TV Licensing
Cash 4 U Now Payday lender
CHB Child Benefit
Chequeless The Money Shop, a payday lender
Credit Expert Experian – one of the UK's leading credit reporting companies
Domestic & General Provide warranties for domestic appliances
EE A telecomms company. Brands include EE, Orange and T-Mobile
Equifax Ltd A UK credit reporting company
G I Ltd A UK betting shop. Brands include Coral and Gala Bingo
Grattan An online catalogue retailer
HomeLet A UK tenant referencing and specialist lettings insurance company
Home Retail Group A home and general merchandise retailer. Brands include Argos and Homebase
Hutchison 3G UK A company name for Three Mobile
Kingfisher A company group name for B&Q and Screwfix
Knowhow Technology service and support offered within Currys and PC World
LBK Ladbrokes, a betting and gaming company
Littlewoods An online catalogue retailer
Live Career A CV support service
Lowell Group Debt recovery service
Magnum Pay Payment service used by health supplement businesses
MBNA Credit card provider
McAfee Provides anti-virus and internet safety software
MoneyPlus Group Owners of Clear View Finance, a UK debt solution company
Netflix An online streaming service for TV programmes and movies that charges a monthly fee
New Day Providers of credit and store cards for brands including Debenhams, House of Fraser, Laura Ashley, Wallis, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Harvey Nichols, Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Topshop and Topman
Norton Anti-virus and security software
Paddy Power An online betting website
Payday Express Instant Cash Loans Ltd
Payday UK Instant Cash Loans Ltd
PayPal Internet payment company
Quick Credit Score Online membership that provides access to your credit information for a monthly fee
Quick Quid An online loan provider
Sony Ent Network Playstation accounts
Spotify Music streaming website that charges a monthly fee
TfL Transport for London
TicketMaster Providers of tickets for theatre, concerts, sports events and more
UK Credit Online lending company
WHO Internet William Hill Online Betting
Wonga Providers of short-term online loans to individuals and business

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  2. Click on ‘Manage my details and settings’.
  3. Find 'My security' at the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down and click on ‘Report unusual activity on my account’.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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