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Conjure up a magic mortgage by 2% or less

Daily Mail - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:08
George Neill and his wife Janet saw their payments slashed when they remortgaged. Here are our five key steps to take before interest rates begin to rise.

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Is the customer always right?

Daily Mail - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:56
Stellar customer service should be a goal all businesses strive to deliver. Treat a customer well and they are more likely to come back again. Simple business economics.

Aldi sales soar past £8billion for the first time

Daily Mail - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:43
Sales at German discounter Aldi have soared past £8 billion for the first time after more than doubling in size in four years, the company is expected to reveal this week.

Smart meters may need to be replaced if you swap supplier

Daily Mail - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:27
So-called ‘smart’ energy meters are making it harder for people to switch to cheaper deals. Rod Hudsmith, pictured with his granddaughters, refuses to get one.

Chinese equity fund take bite of the UK firm Apple ditched

Daily Mail - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:16
Microchip maker Imagine Technologies has agreed a sale to China-backed private equity firm Canyon Bridge for £550 million.

Steins Cornish restaurant earns £240k dividend

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:11
It was a family affair as chef Rick Stein, his business partner and ex-wife Jill and their three sons shared a £240,000 dividend last year.

Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of trial

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:03
Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the company even as he sold down his stake.

RAY MASSEY: Citroen C3 Aircross.. a classic in the making?

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:59
It's a fun, practical but quirky, family-oriented, small SUV that is tastefully furnished inside and out. It stands out from the crowd and is on sale now from £13,995 to £19,720, with deliveries from November.

Moody's downgrades UK's credit rating to AA2 over Brexit

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:24
Moody's, which stripped the UK of its top-notch AAA rating in 2013, last night took the rating down a further notch from AA1 to AA2

Prince WIlliam and Kate's almer mata St Andrews named No1

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:14
Demand is generally strong in university towns and most students want to rent for a minimum of 12 months, meaning landlords should not have to worry too much about finding new tenants.

Marks & Spencer launches online devilvery service

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:11
Trials are under way in Camden, north London, and in Woodley near Reading. Customers in a three-mile radius of the stores can order food to arrive within one hour.


Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:02
The company, which changed its name from International Greetings last year, is the world’s biggest seller of Christmas crackers, producing 71m a year.

Where to invest when interest rates finally rise

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:05
After letting UK interest rates languish at record lows for the best part of a decade, the Bank of England is now expected to increase them twice in the next year.

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Drax boss Dorothy Thompson

Daily Mail - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:06
Dorothy Thompson is Drax's no-nonsense chief exec. Stern and almost unnervingly direct. Unlike her contemporaries in the energy sector, she's not one for corporate jargon or management speak.

Two million couples haven't taken advantage of tax break

Daily Mail - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:53
About £1.3 billion is going unclaimed by married couples in the UK, a Freedom of Information request showed.

Government plans for social housing may fall flat

Daily Mail - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:52
Sajid Javid has promised a social housing green paper - but his speech missed out one critical thing, the role of private landlords in helping to deliver improved living standards for social tenants.

Smart meters will fail if you change supplier

Daily Mail - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 23:44
Customers have been urged to sign up for smart meters on the basis that they will be able to see in pounds and pence how much power they’re using - but they will stop working if they change supplier.

Uber is stripped of its license to work in London by TFL

Daily Mail - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:20
The capital's transport authority today announced the firm was barred from working in the city over 'its approach to reporting criminal offences'.

Record year for UK tourism

Daily Mail - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:01
The most popular locations included the Tate Modern, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

MARKET REPORT: Premier Veterinary's US expansion backfires

Daily Mail - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:58
In a double whammy for investors, the company also said that it is likely to need extra funding next year to stop its US business from going under.
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