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Unmarried couples could benefit from new financial perks

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:22
The extra funds could be worth billions of pounds, the study by mutual insurer Royal London suggests.

What to do if your boiler breaks down

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:15
More than one in 10 households admit they would have to rely on a loan or credit card to repair a boiler while 48 per cent of households would rely on their savings to meet the cost.

Energy firm Eon tells customers they need a smart meter

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:31
The message says the provider needs to install smart meters into all customer homes but smart meters are not compulsory and it is up to the consumer if they choose to have on installed or not.

UK households told to expect more interest rate hikes

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:21
Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the MPC that sets rates, said a pick-up in wages and an increase in household debt meant the economy was ‘ready for somewhat higher interest rates’.

Fidelity turns its ‘Select 50’ list into a fund of funds

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:33
The 'Select 50 Balanced Fund' is managed by multi-asset fund manager Ayesha Akbar and offers exposure to between 20 and 40 of Fidelity's top 50 recommended funds at any one time.

FTSE CLOSE: Stock market recovery runs out of steam

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:18
European stock markets have failed to follow Wall Street higher this morning with many opening in the red while the FTSE faltered. An update on UK inflation data will set the path for interest rates.

New car tax bands bite from April for most 2017 vehicles

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:02
Motorists who bought a brand new car from last April are about to have to tackle confusing car tax rates that will pull many popular and greener motors into paying more.

FTSE live: Steady stock market recovery continues

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:10
European stock markets have failed to follow Wall Street higher this morning with many opening in the red while the FTSE faltered. An update on UK inflation data will set the path for interest rates.

Rolls-Royce names Cullinan SUV after a 3106-carat jewel

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:56
The legendary British marque is expected to release the opulent offroader later in 2018 as a rival to Bentley's extravagant Bentayga 4x4.

Online retail giant Amazon cutting hundreds of jobs

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:41
The company, which is worth more than $600bn, is understood to be slashing hundreds of roles from its head office in Seattle and hundreds more from its operations around the world.

BHP Billiton is hit with £1.3bn income tax bill

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:10
BHP Billiton, the multi-national mining company, has been hit with a £1.3bn bill following changes to corporate income tax law in the US.

Shares at car dealership group Pendragon surge 15%

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:19
Pendragon shares rallied 15 per cent during morning trading, despite the car dealership experiencing a slump in full year profits, by almost a fifth.

Britons oblivious to costs and risks of car finance deals

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:15
A survey of 2,000 people who are currently financing vehicles found that 47 per cent were unable to specify how much they had effectively borrowed in order to get the keys to the new car.

Starling Bank launches partnerships with finance apps

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:59
Customers who sign up for a Starling current account will be able to access mortgage advice, pension management, investments and insurance all through one secure app.

Travel giant TUI hails 'resilient' demand from UK

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:57
UK bookings for summer 2018 started well, the firm said, as Brits planned ahead for sunny getaways with performance ‘broadly in line’ with last year as average selling prices rose 3 per cent.

Rupert Murdoch vows to safeguard independence of Sky News

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:58
The ‘firewall’ proposals would give the channel an editorial board to protect its independence and guarantee funding for at least five years.

Crackdown on robot traders that fuel stock market chaos

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:36
Regulators are increasingly concerned about the potential for sudden selling sprees by rogue computer programs which cannot be switched off.

Big Four accountancy firms feasted on Carillion's carcass

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:24
Britain’s ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms made more than £70million from Carillion in the decade before it collapsed, a damning report about how the accountants failed to spot warning signs shows.

Barclays could lose banking licence over alleged fraud

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:11
The lender has been charged over a £7.3bn fundraising drive which saved it from needing a state bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.

Vue International making first foray into Saudi Arabia

WaECwGQZJSwAd - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:03
The firm has paired with Abdulmohsin Al Hokair Holding Group – which operates a raft of leisure and hospitality centres – to launch 30 cinemas over the next three years.
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