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  • Venture capital trust behind Alexa Chung’s clothes range
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Pembroke VCT is ploughing over £1m into the model and designer’s business to help her take it global. […]

  • Alex Brummer: Free-wheeling spending is the road to ruin
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Theresa May’s deal with the DUP is littered with fiscal pitfalls. The Tories have to be careful that they don’t sacrifice the financial credibility built under Cameron-Osborne. […]

  • ‘Fat-fingered trader’ sends price of gold spiralling
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Traders said the sale had likely been a mistake as the price of gold dropped to $1,236 an ounce in the few hours after the market opened – its lowest in more than a month. […]

  • MARKET REPORT: Capita boosted as assets arm is sold
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Capita saw £93.4m added to its value after the announcement it has sold the business to Australian financial services firm Link Administration Holdings for £888m. […]

  • Oligarch buys UK’s health food giant Holland & Barrett
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Billionaire Mikhail Fridman, 53, snapped up the health food stores as he embarks on his first foray into British retail. […]

  • Glencore loses out in battle for Rio Tinto’s coalfields
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Rio said it had picked Yancoal over the commodities giant as the preferred buyer for its Coal And Allied unit. Yancoal and Glencore have been involved in a long bidding war. […]

  • Activist investor Dan Loeb snaps up £2.8bn stake in Nestle
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Loeb said he had taken a 1.3 per cent stake through his hedge fund Third Point and has already begun ‘productive conversations’ with the KitKat and Rowntree’s owner about improving its margins. […]

  • Can new housing minister Alok Sharma build 1m homes?
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Responsibility for housing has now changed hands six times since 2010. So can the latest person tasked with the job, Alok Sharma, pull off the trick of getting enough homes built? […]

  • Where will your mobile network let you roam for free?
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    European roaming charges have now been abolished, but some networks include a slightly different selection of countries and each have their own 'fair usage' caps. We round them u […]

  • How much you should tip around the world
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Research from the Good Housekeeping Institute reveals waiters in the US expect the biggest tips, up to 25 per cent of the total bill, while staff in China and Japan could be offended by the money. […]

  • Triple lock and winter fuel payouts for all are saved
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    TheTory manifesto plan to axe the triple lock, which sees the state pension go up at least 2.5 per cent a year, has hung in the balance since it failed to win an outright majority in the 8 June election. […]

  • Armchair sports fans... let the games begin
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    The British and Irish Lions rugby union tour of New Zealand is reaching its climax while England’s cricket Test series against South Africa starts early next month. […]

  • Should you take your 25% tax-free pension lump sum?
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    The chance to pocket a tax-free 25 per cent lump sum from your retirement fund when you stop working is one of the most popular perks of saving into a pension. […]

  • Extra Energy branded worst energy firm for complaints
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Extra Energy received a score of 2.05 stars overall, out of a possible five, based on a number of factors including customer service and complaints handling. […]

  • Mike Ashley's £15M bar bill
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Mike Ashley, the billionaire boss of retailer Sports Direct, faces court action this week over an alleged multi-million pound deal hatched during an alcohol-fuelled meeting in a London pub. […]

  • Motorists in line for further savings at petrol pumps
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Fuel prices are at their lowest level since the start of the year – with motorists paying about 5p less per litre of petrol and 6p less on diesel than in February. […]

  • Share Tips: Buy vet and pet crematoria firm CVS
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:59 am

    CVS shares are not cheap but the price reflects the company's reputation as a strong and growing business in a market with long-term potential. […]

  • MIDAS BREXIT UPDATE:Trio of tips rocket since vote
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

    In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, Midas recommended three companies whose shares were likely to prove resilient to the Brexit shockwaves. […]

  • Brexit fallout is damaging business, says SIMON WATKINS
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:52 am

    The British economy and business are facing a hidden cost from the political chaos created by Brexit and the shock General Election result. A raft of issues that have been the sources of fury or crisis in the business world […]

  • WORLDWIDE HEALTHCARE: Trust invests in medtech stocks
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Samuel Isaly is boss of OrbiMed Healthcare Fund Management, which he set up in 1989. Its two flagship trusts in Britain are Worldwide Healthcare and Biotech Growth. […]

  • Pioneer is back with a TV streaming idea
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:43 am

    No company epitomised the glitzy heydays of the 1990s more than Planet Hollywood. The restaurant chain was backed by Hollywood A-listers including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and its history. […]

  • Dalston Cola Company's 100 year recipe lands at Waitrose
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:36 am

    A soft drinks company set up in East London five years ago has landed its first supermarket deal that will see its hipster cola stocked in Waitrose from tomorrow. […]

  • Heir to French billions is key backer of wine firm 31Dover
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Bertrand Perrodo, a member of one of France’s wealthiest families and an heir to a multi-billion pound oil industry fortune, has emerged as a key investor in up-and-coming UK wine delivery firm 31Dover.com. […]

  • food start-ups battle out in Virgin StartUp’s competition
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Nick Coleman, co-founder of flavoured pork scratchings brand The Snaffling Pig Co, and spicy Indian tea brand Tuk Tuk Chai, founded by husband and wife Rupesh and Alexandra Thomas […]

  • Moneypenny on a social media mission
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Ed Reeves set up his firm, Moneypenny, in 2000 to provide a phone answering service for busy companies, but he is already planning for the day technology makes his original plan obsolete. […]

  • tax breaks clampdown on entrepreneurs
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

    The Government will reap an extra £1.5 billion in tax from small business owners this year after a clampdown on tax breaks for entrepreneurs. […]

  • Best special offers on prescription sunglasses revealed
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Special offers for ‘free’ or ‘two-for-one’ prescription sunglasses are being heavily advertised in the high street as the sun beams down and we gear up for the summer holidays. […]

  • Phil Howard tells of rich pickings
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Phil Howard, a Michelin-starred chef, prefers to invest in a pension rather than property but says his best financial decision was backing up-and-coming chefs such as The Ledbury’s Brett Graham. […]

  • NOW: Pensions takes eight months to say it's got a £4k pot
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Grant Walker bombarded the pension firm with appeals for confirmation it had received his money and invested it on his behalf, but claims he was fobbed off with generic replies. […]

  • Here’s how to join the self-build boom
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Last year, a record 1,100 people a month built their own properties or restored derelict buildings. Sharon and Les Hume (pictured) now own a house crafted to their own design. […]

  • TONY HETHERINGTON: Mystery of joint annuity
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

    W. W. writes: When I turned 60, I decided to invest my pension pot in an annuity. I chose a single life annuity paying about £5,500 a year. […]

  • Car insurance premiums soar 15.7% in a year
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

    A change to the way compensation is paid out in personal injury claims is partly to blame for the hike, along with rises to insurance premium tax. […]

  • UK utility firms spark outrage as pay rockets
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:43 am

    It comes as analysis by the Mail reveals bonus targets in the sector put profits far above customer service and performance. […]

  • When will state pension age rise again? Steve Webb replies
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I was born March 1955 but I am told that my pension age is 66. Have they bought the date forward again without telling us? […]

  • Top credit cards for spending, holidays or rewards
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 7:58 am

    If used correctly, credit cards can help you get something back or spread the cost of things that you are spend on - but make sure that you use them wisely. […]

  • Best debit and credit cards for overseas spending
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 7:49 am

    A holiday is costly enough without the added horror of returning home to find your bank statement littered with extra fees and charges after using your card overseas. […]

  • Exclusive look at McLaren's space-age road-car simulator
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 7:38 am

    These are the first images of the new simulator that McLaren will sell to other car makers so they can develop their own road cars. Rob Hull tested out the carmaker's technology first hand. […]

  • Sainsbury’s on charm offensive over Nisa takeover
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    The chain has tabled a £130m bid for the mutual and is doing due diligence following Tesco’s swoop on wholesaler Booker. But some of Nisa’s 1,400 members are unhappy at the lack of consultation. […]

  • RBS axes 443 as it shifts jobs to India
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    The company, 73 per cent-owned by the Government, said staff in Mumbai would take over back-office roles such as background checks. […]

  • Tesco, Sainsbury's go shopping for control of cornershops
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Two of Britain’s biggest supermarkets could control almost a quarter of our 41,000 convenience stores if their plans go ahead. […]

  • I'm thrilled says celebrity Jeweller Theo Fennell
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Upmarket jeweller Theo Fennell has led a management buyout of his world-famous jewellery business just a month after the firm collapsed into administration. […]

  • Firms are doing best to assist Grenfell survivors 
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster not only lost their homes, they also lost everything they needed to go about their everyday lives. ranging from cash and vital financial documents to ID. […]

  • As talks begin in Brussels, insurer’s bleak warning... 
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Britain faces three years of recession, thousands of company failures and a £66 billion-a-year slump in exports if it suffers a cliff-edge exit from the European Union, according to a leading insurer. […]

  • Rail fares set to soar as inflation gathers pace...
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Rail  fares are set to soar at their fastest rate for six years in the latest blow to consumers who are being squeezed by Brexit inflation. […]

  • Unreasonable demands scupper small and medium firm deals
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Almost half of all small and medium-sized companies have turned down contracts because of unreasonable demands from customers, according to research. […]

  • How investors have cashed in from a Brexit bounce
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Today marks the anniversary of the day the UK found out it voted to leave the European Union, surprising both the country and financial markets. […]

  • David Gilmour's Ferrari and Elton John's Bentley for sale
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Fewer things add more value to a collectible car than a celebrity's name scrawled in the log book. And these stunning classics all have megastars as their first registered owners. […]

  • RAY MASSEY: Women designing the high-tech cars of tomorrow
    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Autonomous vehicle engineer Dr Amy Rimmer(pictured), is one of an increasing number of women leading the way in car design and engineering. […]

  • Scalextric maker Hornby boosted by shareholder acquisition
    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Shares in Hornby steamed ahead this week after the model train maker was the subject of a mandatory takeover from its largest shareholder […]

  • Hopes of triple lock reprieve dashed by David Gauke
    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    The state pension triple lock cannot last and could still be axed in 2020, according to Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke. […]