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Buy a powerful vacuum cleaner before EU bans them, warns Which?

0 sec ago
Households that need a powerful vacuum cleaner should 'act quickly' before all of the models currently available sell out, consumer watchdog Which? warned.

THE MINOR INVESTOR: Five of the best investing books

44 sec ago
The great investing books are a way to learn how to spot good (and bad) investments and understand your place in the herd. Simon Lambert picks five.

FIDELITY CHINA: The fund that invests in consumer businesses

41 min 41 sec ago
China is currently out of favour, but this means that share prices are cheap. So if you believe in the long-term story, then it’s a good time to invest.

Halifax, Lloyds and First Direct all slash cash Isa rates

42 min 17 sec ago
Halifax has joined the cash Isa rate-cutters with a fall of 0.25 percentage points for new savers in both its Isa Saver Online and branch-based Isa Saver Variable.

I want to buy my lottery ticket online this week because I'm on holiday in Spain. Is it valid if I win?

42 min 56 sec ago
I buy a ticket from my newsagent every week for the National Lottery. But I'm on holiday and forgot to buy one before I left so want to buy one online instead. Will it be valid?

Eurozone austerity a 'disastrous failure', claim Nobel economists

46 min 12 sec ago
Nobel winners have reportedly blasted eurozone austerity policies which they fear will cause a prolonged depression and another dangerous debt crisis.

Quindell shares fall 8% despite impressive first-half profits

1 hour 8 min ago
The AIM-listed company must have hoped that a tripling of pre-tax pofits in the first half to £153.6m and sales increasing 118% to £364.m would help to quell recent controversy.

FTSE LIVE: Footsie rallies with European markets after German data

1 hour 29 min ago
By mid session, the FTSE 100 index was up 17.3 points at 6,772.8, albeit drifting back from a session peak of 6,780.73.

UK retail sales up less-than-expected in July amid fears that consumer-led recovery is slowing down

1 hour 44 min ago
Data from the Office for National Statistics show that retail sales volumes rose 0.1 per cent in July, notching up 2.6 per cent annual growth - the slowest annual rate since November last year.

Household saving halves in 40 years: Families now put away 4.8% of their incomes after years of low interest rates

2 hours 53 min ago
The amount of money households save has halved over the past 40 years, according to research.

This is Money's five favourite best buy Isas

4 hours 21 min ago
We pick our five favourite cash Isas for savers. This is essential Isa reading and is kept up-to-date throughout the year

How to fight back companies trying to avoid paying up

4 hours 23 min ago
Here are the top clangers made by shop, bank and call centre staff — and what to know to rebuff them on the spot.

Yorkshire Building Society launches best buy 2% one-year cash Isa

4 hours 30 min ago
Yorkshire Building Society has offered a small chink of light at the end of the tunnel for crestfallen tax-free savers by launching a new best buy one-year cash Isa.

Average household still no better off despite improved employment

4 hours 50 min ago
Markit's monthly index indicates that people are still pessimistic about household finances, while the latest CBI survey suggests that factory orders are growing faster than expected.

Four top tips to stop your kids falling into a debt trap at university

4 hours 56 min ago
Students have access to credit cards, overdrafts and loans, making it easy to spend money they don’t really have. We reveal four ways to avoid a student debt trap.

Telephone fraudsters stole £80k from our NatWest business account

5 hours 1 min ago
Another small business has fallen victim to a fraudster going by the false name 'Simon Fraser' who posed as a member of NatWest staff in a bogus call from the bank.

Mortgage experts urge homeowners not to panic as base rate rise looms

5 hours 23 min ago
One mortgage expert has played down the effect a rate rise would have on those with a mortgage, saying it would not make 'much difference to most people'.

British car exports from start of decade smash record 5m mark

5 hours 37 min ago
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 102,981 cars built in the UK were sold overseas in July, taking the total since the start of 2010 to 5,095,796.

MARKET REPORT: Interest rate rise fears knock housebuilders Persimmon and Barratt Developments

5 hours 51 min ago
The builders fell 27p to 1323p and 9p to 359.6p respectively, which helped to drag the FTSE down 23.83 points to 6,755.48.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Bank deliberations risk adding to rate hike confusion

6 hours 7 min ago
The path of rates is predicated on the somewhat vague concept of how much spare capacity remains in the economy, on which the MPC itself cannot agree.