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  • MARKETS LIVE: RBS shares up 3%, Barclays down 5%
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Barclays shares have tanked despite quarter one pre-tax profits more than doubling. Impairment charges rose and legacy legal issues remain, while its investment bank under-performed. […]

  • PhotonStar boosted by student accommodation IoT platform
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    There was one big shining star among the AIM stocks this week, as intelligent lighting and building controls group PhotonStar LED saw its shares rocket 120 per cent higher today. […]

  • Anthony Joshua's new bespoke Range Rover
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    The IBF Heavyweight World Champion from Watford has just taken delivery of a bespoke Range Rover that's been lavished in personalised touches - it even has a drawer for his belts. […]

  • Lloyds and NatWest customers suffer online banking problem
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    The glitch, which affected online services, occurred on what is payday for most of the British workforce. Many complained of money going 'missing' ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend. […]

  • Cambridge is named as having the slowest traffic in the UK
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    With an average driving speed of 13.73 mph, traffic in Cambridge is slower than anywhere in Britain. […]

  • Pension Wise admits property trumps pensions
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    The Pensions Advisory Service CEO Michelle Cracknell said the perception that pensions were a worse option than buy-to-let could endanger people's ability to pay for retirement. […]

  • Foreign investment in Britain has jumped
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Official figures from the OECD have revealed at Britain is attracting direct foreign investment worth £196billion - more than any other country in Europe. […]

  • Insolvencies hit three year high, driven by rise in IVAs
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Most of the rise was by individual voluntary arrangements, arrangements where money owed is shared out between creditors. […]

  • Kingston-upon-Hull named Britain's most affordable city
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Kingston-upon-Hull (pictured) and three other cities have more than 90 per cent of properties for sale at asking prices below the UK average; Birkenhead Kilmarnock and Middlesbrough. […]

  • What next for mortgage rates?
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

    It's official - mortgage rates have never been lower than they are today. It's possible to get a rate of just 0.89 per cent from Yorkshire Building Society if you have a 35 per cent deposit. […]

  • UK economic growth in first-quarter slowdown
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Official figures show that the UK's gross domestic product rose just 0.3 per cent in the January to March period, compared to 0.7 per cent in the last quarter of 2016. […]

  • Aston Martin thrashes £65m of cars at new Wales factory
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Aston Martin said the film commemorates 104 years of the brand - and what better way to do it than to gather £65m of vehicles and powerslide them through the new facility grounds? […]

  • Couple win competition to live in Kensington rent FREE
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

    A 32-year-old Londoner has won a competition to live in the capital rent-free for the next year, but tells the MailOnline that he may still struggle to afford to buy a home with his wife next year. […]

  • Shawbrook Bank launches 7 year fixed-rate savings deal
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Savers who want to lock into a guaranteed rate of interest until 2024 can now do so, with Shawbrook Bank launching a seven-year fix. […]

  • John Redwood on the French election and Donald Trump
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

    John Redwood says the euro was on the ballot paper in France - and it's passed the test so far - if Emmanuel Macron goes on to win as expected. […]

  • Vodafone confirms price rise of up to £42 a year for some
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 8:23 am

    The rise will come into effect in June and apply to customers who are no longer in the minimum term of their contract. […]

  • Barclays reports a doubling of its profit
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

    The lender said pre-tax profit reached £1.68 billion in the three months to 31, up from £793 million in the first quarter of 2016. […]

  • Royal Bank of Scotland shares climb
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Taxpayer-owned RBS booked a £259million profit in the first three months of the year, compared with a £968million loss in the same quarter last year. […]

  • Marks & Spencer to trial online grocery service
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:58 am

    For years, M&S has resisted giving its customers the option of ordering food online for home delivery, saying it did not make economic sense for its offering. […]

  • Ant Anstead tells us about The World's Most Expensive Cars
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:46 am

    We caught up with The World's Most Expensive Cars host Ant Anstead ahead of its debut on Sunday to find out what's in store and get his thoughts on the booming classic car market. […]

  • Why you'll wait 55,000 years to win Premium Bond jackpot
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Millions of savers with cash in Premium Bonds will see the typical payout fall next week. If you have average luck, your typical return will drop from 1.25 per cent a year to 1.15 per cent a year on May 1. […]

  • Northern cities house price growth strongest for 12 years
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:30 am

    But property values have grown at the slowest pace in five years in more expensive southern cities like London, Oxford and Cambridge, after years of strong growth. […]

  • Taylor Wimpey set aside £130m to cover leasehold disputes
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 12:31 am

    People who bought new-built homes from Taylor Wimpey between 2007 and 2011 now face doubling ground rents as part of a fine print in the leasehold contract drawn up by the housebuilder. […]

  • Wall Street bets on the collapse of shopping malls
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Analysis has shown a 50 per cent drop in visits to US malls over the past three years and that there were more retail bankruptcies in the first three months of the year than in the whole of 2016. […]

  • CITY DIARY: HBOS's seedy tale is perfect for Hollywood
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    The story of how bankers at HBOS 'financially raped' small businesses to the tune of £1bn, now subject of an independent inquiry, is compared to the 2013 Leonardo di Caprio film Wolf of Wall Street. […]

  • Are traders using leaked data to bet on the pound?
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    The study by US academics shows that sterling dealers frequently correctly predicted economic announcements – even when they defied expectations. […]

  • DAILY BRIEFING: RBS settles over 2008 fundraising drive
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The Royal Bank of Scotland has settled with 87 per cent of shareholders over its disastrous £12bn fundraising drive in 2008. […]

  • Lloyds delights traders with bumper first quarter profits
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Lloyds made £1.3bn in the first quarter of 2017 – almost twice the amount a year earlier. Campaigners warned it was punishing savers and grabbing more of the returns on their deposits for itself. […]

  • DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Justin Hughes, SThree
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The 47-year-old purchased 50,000 shares in SThree at 326.6p each. Hughes, who lives in Hong Kong, was made chief operating officer in December. […]

  • Fashion chain that is raking in £259m with credit deals
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    N Brown, which also owns brands including Simply Be, Jacomo and High & Mighty, encourages shoppers to spread the cost of purchases with credit deals around 24.9 per cent. […]

  • ALEX BRUMMER: Sterling stages a May rally
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The combination of a robust output and the prospect of Theresa May winning the election and strengthening her hand in the Brexit talks, has lifted the pound to a seven month high. […]

  • Millionaires snap up Oyster Card-style private jet flights
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    The Gatwick firm, which rents planes to wealthy travellers, reported profits of £4.3m in the year to January 31, a 38.6 per cent increase from £3.1m the year before. […]

  • OECD suggests state pension should be scrapped for rich
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Axing the state pension for the richest 5-10 per cent was mooted by an OECD official, who told the FT: 'Giving less to the people at the top would free up resources to increase general benefits.' […]

  • M&S Bank ups its current account switching incentive
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Along with £5 each month they deposit £1,000 for the first year, customers can also open an exclusive M&S monthly saver with a 'five per cent' rate of interest. […]

  • Which car companies own which vehicle brands
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Brand image is a powerful force in the car world, but many of the most famous are owned by huge carmaking groups. Take our quiz and test yourself with 15 questions on who owns who. […]

  • Mechanics are charging as much as £230 an hour for labour
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Many motorists prepare themselves for excessive repair bills from car garages but new research shows that labour charges quoted by some have escalated to outrageous highs. […]

  • Five of the best female fund managers
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

    It is a well-established fact that when it comes to investment management, the female fund manager is a rare breed. Maike Currie picks five of the best. […]

  • Pret on the hunt for British workers
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Pret will take a proactive approach and hunt for British workers instead of waiting for applicants to come to them, the chain’s chief executive Clive Schlee said. […]

  • Supply of properties for sale slumps 28% in a year
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    The number of properties available to buy reached a record low for the month of March, according to data from the National Association of Estate Agents. […]

  • Should we ditch the pensions triple lock?
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    It says a great deal about our low growth and low wage world that whether to give pensioners a 2.5 per cent annual pay bump is so hotly debated. […]

  • ASK TONY: Can we cash in 11-year-old travellers cheques?
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:06 am

    My wife and I bought £400 worth of travellers cheques from Thomas Cook in 2006. We cashed some in 2007, 2008 and 2010, leaving us with one £100 cheque each. […]

  • Savings rates rise - but not in branches
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Savers who prefer to stick to High Street accounts are being left out in the cold. A flurry of accounts paying top rates of interest are mostly available only to those willing to run their accounts online. […]

  • Number of new-build homes climbs to highest since 2007
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

    In the first quarter of this year, 42,470 new-build homes were registered, marking a 17 per cent increase on a year ago, the National House Building Association said. […]

  • RACHEL RICKARD STRAUS: I'm glad the tax freeze pledge goes
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:38 am

    A government needs to be able to be nimble, to cut spending where necessary and to raise money should it require. […]

  • Crooks hijacking phones to divert texts and calls
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Text messages sent by banks to customers are being intercepted by fraudsters. In the ruse, scammers are hijacking customers' mobile phones and diverting all calls and texts to their own handset. […]

  • How much below a property's asking price should you offer?
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    A third of homes had their original asking price reduced, with the average discount standing at £24,989, according to research by property website Zoopla. […]

  • Cuts to pension and dividend allowances on hold for now
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    The backtracking is likely to be welcomed by savers and older workers, but creates further confusion about whether it is only a matter of time before the plans are eventually introduced. […]

  • 7 crafty ways to boost your income without paying tax!
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Normally, anything you earn is liable for income tax after the first £11,500 - the tax-free personal allowance this year. But there are ways you can earn more than this and keep every penny. […]

  • Government drops digital tax plans for small business
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    The Government confirmed its Making Tax Digital project would be dropped for the moment. But should small firms still prepare for its eventual implementation or are they out of the woods? […]

  • Triodos launches ethical bank account: Here’s what you get
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Dutch-founded Triodos, led by environmentalist Bevis Watts, promises to only lend to projects that make a positive difference to society. […]