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  • Lawyers gear up for a car loan misselling bonanza
    Posted on May 27, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Hundreds of thousands of customers have bought vehicles under personal contract purchase plans – often sold by forecourt salesman who make commission by flogging these finance deals. […]

  • FTSE 250 hits 20,000. So, how high will it go?
    Posted on May 27, 2017 at 8:55 am

    The FTSE 250 is often dubbed the engine room of Britain – because it contains the manufacturers, retailers and investors that are the lifeblood of the nation. […]

  • Should you worry about your pets when moving home?
    Posted on May 27, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Don’t forget to update your contact details with pet insurers, vets, microchip and any ID tags. […]

  • Vodafone and EE voted worst mobile networks by customers
    Posted on May 27, 2017 at 1:25 am

    EE and Vodafone – which have tens of millions of users – received the lowest scores for service, value for money and customer incentives in a Which? survey. […]

  • RAY MASSEY: Jaguar's royal flush at Pippa wedding
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    'Two Jags' Pippa arrived at her wedding with her father Michael in the open-top 1951 Jaguar Mk V drophead coupe and left in a stunning 1961, 3.8 litre 'straight-six' cylinder Series 1 E-Type. […]

  • Fashion spies who made Sainsbury's TRENDY
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    They have identified clothes such as a skirt and top, costing from £12, which are part of Sainsbury's Pisa collection inspired by the Italian Riviera and Dolce & Gabbana. […]

  • DAILY BRIEFING: Informa to deliver fourth year of growth
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The firm, which hosts international exhibitions and events, said it had run 14 of its top 20 events in the first four months of this year and received more than 90 per cent of is budgeted revenue. […]

  • ALEX BRUMMER: UK media’s web success
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    UK websites have had success in the US where there is still a lack of genuinely national media outlets and where local journalism has been decimated by the digital revolution. […]

  • MARKET REPORT: Blue chips set a record as pound drops
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Blue chips gained 0.4 per cent to end the day up 29.92 points at 7547.63, as the pound dived 1.2 per cent to $1.2791 after a poll showed a narrowing Conservative lead for the general election. […]

  • World Bank chief ousted for declaring war on grammar
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Paul Romer lost control of the organisation’s research division just months after taking the job, following a crackdown on language used by underlings. […]

  • SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Gold miner Keras Resources
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Keras Resources, formerly known as Ferrex, is mainly a gold miner and explorer focused on Australia, South Africa and western Africa. […]

  • BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: TSB Bank boss Paul Pester
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Make your way down to Newquay’s Fistral beach this Bank holiday weekend and you’ll likely catch glimpse of Paul Pester bobbing up and down on the icy Atlantic surf. […]

  • Finance chief quits at troubled loans firm Wellesley
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    The troubled lender – which is backed by aristocrat Graham Wellesley – allows savers to lend their cash to housing developers. It has faced fears about the quality of its loans. […]

  • Founders of financial software firm scoop £245m in flotat
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Alfa Financial Software joined the market yesterday, in a move that valued the company at £975m. It handed the co-founder and chief executive a £254m payday. […]

  • Should you invest in India? We get a top manager's view
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    India is an exciting investment opportunity in one of the emerging markets' strongest economies, so why do more UK investors not buy in? […]

  • What would a Lib Dem government mean for your money?
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    The Lib Dems are proposing an extra penny in the pound of income tax to pay for the NHS, a flat rate of pension tax relief and improved insulation in homes. Read more in our round up... […]

  • Can women engineers help the UK prosper after Brexit?
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Engineering will be vital for the UK’s prosperity post-Brexit, but the sector is plagued by a persistent skills shortage. Is hiring more women one of the answers? […]

  • BMW reveals stunning new 8 Series concept
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    BMW has set tongues wagging and memories racing back to a 1990s legend with the release of the first official images of its new 8 Series due to go on sale next year. […]

  • Jaguar's new XE SV Project 8 is its most powerful car ever
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Forget the F Type SVR, Project 7 and even the iconic XJ220. Because this souped-up four door saloon - known as the XE SV Project 8 - is set to be Jaguar's most potent car yet. […]

  • Paragon Bank launches two new best buy cash Isa deals
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    The challenger pays a rate of 1.26 per cent for a two-year fix and 1.41 per cent over three years. It already offers the best deal for anyone locking in for five years at 1.8 per cent. […]

  • Tonic maker Fevertree falls flat but rediscovers its fizz
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    The tonic maker – valued at almost £2billion – saw its share price slump by 5 per cent on Thursday after one of its founders cashed in a chunk of his shares. […]

  • UK cities' house price growth slows down
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    18 out of 20 cities saw house prices grow in April, with the average UK city price level rising 5.3 per cent to £247,400, down from 8.7 per cent growth a year ago, according to Hometrack. […]

  • The 50-year investment trust dividend heroes revealed
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    The number of venerable investment companies that have increases their dividends every year for 50 years has grown to four, research revealed today. […]

  • Contactless card fraud soars nearly 4,500% in two years
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Fraud on contactless cards and mobile devices has ballooned in the last two years as more Britons choose to use it for payments, figures show. […]

  • Don’t expect to retire before you turn 70
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    If action isn’t taken imminently, the UK pension savings gap will rise from £6 to £25 trillion by 2050, according to the World Economic Forum. […]

  • What would a Labour government mean for your money?
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Labour is proposing higher earners pay more tax, investors pay more tax, business pays more tax - but protect the state pension triple look - read more in our round-up. […]

  • Shares in Frankie & Benny's owner leap despite sales fall
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

    The company, which also owns Mexican-style chain Chiquito, said sales at restaurants open for more than a year fell 1.8 per cent in the 20 weeks to the end of May. […]

  • Warning over the collapse of £31bn car loan debt deals
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Two of the world’s biggest credit agencies have issued warnings about the health of loans taken out by car buyers to snap up brand new vehicles for low monthly payments. […]

  • What does the Conservative manifesto mean for your money?
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:07 am

    The Tories have dumped their original social care plan, and said a care bills cap is possible. Corporation tax will come down and more new homes built. Read the full round-up... […]

  • Olympic village landlord Get Living scraps deposit
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 8:03 am

    London renters living in the former Olympic village will get their deposits back, while the move by Get Living may be setting a precedent that other landlords will follow. […]

  • Is my credit score affected by my address?
    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I've received several letters from debt collectors and I'm worried it's going to leave a mark on my credit history, even though they're not in my name. […]

  • B&M celebrates 18% profit boost
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    The discount retailer is opening a new store every week thanks to its mix of low-cost essentials and cheaper versions of middle-class favourites such as wood-fired pizza ovens and DIY tools. […]

  • Sir Philip mounts rescue bid for Topshop Australia
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    The High Street brand has opened 24 stores in the country after Sir Philip sold the rights to Australian tycoon Hilton Seskin in 2011. […]

  • Britain's economic growth is revised down
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.2 per cent  in the first quarter of 2017, revising down the figure from its initial estimate of 0.3 per cent. […]

  • Late Easter sees UK car production fall 18% in April
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Car output fell from 149,324 units in April 2016 to 122,116 cars in the fourth month of this year - but total production for the year to date was still up 1%, which is its highest level since 2000. […]

  • Bitcoin boom: Cryptocurrency soars 180% in five months
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    At the end of last year, one bitcoin was trading for £730, at the time a record high. However, it is up 30 per cent since Friday and has hit £2,050. […]

  • Landlords call for help on tenants who don't pay rent
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Strict laws about evicting a tenant means it can take months for a landlord to repossess a property - and during this time many tenants do not pay rent. […]

  • Job satisfaction prompts many over-50s to delay retirement
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Enjoyment is the top reason offered by over-50s for wanting to stay in a job past official retirement age, new research reveals. […]

  • Ecotricity and Tesla cut fees for motorway car chargers
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

    One of the biggest perks of owning an electric car is that it's cheap to run, but when Ecotricity and Tesla stopped free access to their network of chargers, many British EV owners weren't happy. […]

  • Lotus sold to Volvo-owning Chinese firm Geely
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 11:07 am

    China’s Geely, which owns the London Taxi Company and Sweden’s Volvo Car Group, is buying a 49.9 per cent stake in Proton, the company that owns Lotus. […]

  • Six ways to raise money to expand or start-up a business
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 10:46 am

    From crowdfunding, family and friends to angel investors and venture capital backing - what is the best way of getting your small business off the ground or expanding it? […]

  • I bought a suitcase but got two, should I keep it?
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:51 am

    When I ordered a new suitcase for my holiday two turned up instead of one. Should I tell the company and send it back? Or say nothing and keep the freebie? […]

  • Why was my mother paying £25 a month for boiler insurance?
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:45 am

    My mother recently passed away and her boiler insurance with Domestic and General was stopped. But when I tried to set it up again I was told the boiler was too old to be insured. […]

  • Squeeze a cheaper deal from the energy suppliers
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Sign up to This is Money’s energy switch and you use collective bargaining power to demand a cheaper deal from the suppliers themselves. The last batch of switchers saved £254. […]

  • ASK TONY: Why I can't get a full state pension?
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Please can you explain why I can't get a full state pension? I have written to the National Insurance Contributions Department four times and they haven't answered my questions. […]

  • How do I transfer £20,000 from cash to an investing Isa?
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I've never invested before, but I want to transfer £20,000 from my cash Isa into a stocks and shares Isa. However, I don't want all my money in one fund. […]

  • How monthly cash Isa savers can get 4% return
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Ford Money launched a best buy 4% regular savings deal this week, which sold out within 24 hours. However, its cash Isa version is still open - but is unlikely to last until the end of the week. […]

  • Do you trust pensions enough to save more money into them?
    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

    How can people plan for their future and be willing to commit as much as possible into a product that locks their money up until at least age 55, if things keep getting changed? […]

  • 1.7m visit Zoopla, uSwitch and Prime Location each day
    Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    ZPG, formerly known as Zoopla, had a record 314m visits in the six months to March 31, ensuring record revenues in its first half. […]

  • How you can save thousands with Vanguard's investing site
    Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    With Vanguard you pay just 0.15 per cent a year to invest in a range of funds — a third of the 0.45 per cent pocketed by rivals such as Hargreaves Lansdown. But how does it measure up? […]