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ALEX BRUMMER: Foul play at Premier Foods
ALEX BRUMMER: Foul play at Premier Foods

ALEX BRUMMER: Foul play at Premier Foods

Essentially Premier Foods consists of a series of unfashionable British food brands discarded by bigger and better owners who were troubled by the limited marketing opportunities....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:11:45
DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Burberry CFO and COO Julie Brown snaps up £180,000 worth of shares 
DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Burberry CFO and COO Julie Brown snaps up £180,000 worth of shares 

DIRECTOR'S DEALS: Burberry CFO and COO Julie Brown snaps up £180,000 worth of shares 

Brown joined the British fashion house in January 2017 after four years as finance chief of medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:11:27
Tesco facing competition probe over its tie-up with French supermarket chain Carrefour
Tesco facing competition probe over its tie-up with French supermarket chain Carrefour

Tesco facing competition probe over its tie-up with French supermarket chain Carrefour

France’s anti-trust authority said it will probe the British chain as part of a review into a number of deals struck between French and European firms....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:11:22
Mr Kipling boss set to see off challenge from activist investors who claimed firm was 'zombie-like'
Mr Kipling boss set to see off challenge from activist investors who claimed firm was 'zombie-like'

Mr Kipling boss set to see off challenge from activist investors who claimed firm was 'zombie-like'

Gavin Darby, chief executive of Premier Foods, which makes Mr Kipling cakes, is facing calls to go amid claims he has presided over a ‘zombie-like’ company and failed to lift its share pri...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:11:13
Netflix slumps 13% as viewer numbers slow dramatically
Netflix slumps 13% as viewer numbers slow dramatically

Netflix slumps 13% as viewer numbers slow dramatically

Shares in the internet streaming giant plunged by around 14 per cent in afterhours trading in the US as it added 5.15 million subscribers in the three months to June-end - a million less t...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:10:53
CITY DIARY: 'Britain's Beverly Hills' beckons as shareholders take Footsie bosses to task
CITY DIARY: 'Britain's Beverly Hills' beckons as shareholders take Footsie bosses to task

CITY DIARY: 'Britain's Beverly Hills' beckons as shareholders take Footsie bosses to task

Premier Foods's Gavin Darby will be spending more time at home in Weybridge - aka 'Britain's Beverly Hills' - should he lose tomorrow's squeaky bum time vote at the firm's AGM....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:51:11
China’s £1.7bn raid for British tech talent... as another UK chip firm falls into Beijing hands
China’s £1.7bn raid for British tech talent... as another UK chip firm falls into Beijing hands

China’s £1.7bn raid for British tech talent... as another UK chip firm falls into Beijing hands

Yesterday another UK firm was about to fall into Chinese hands with chip-maker Telit targeted for its technology which provides cars with software that recognises road lanes and parking as...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:51:07
Boeing v Airbus: Rivals fight for dominance in day of £32bn deals at Farnborough Airshow
Boeing v Airbus: Rivals fight for dominance in day of £32bn deals at Farnborough Airshow

Boeing v Airbus: Rivals fight for dominance in day of £32bn deals at Farnborough Airshow

Farnborough bosses said 311 planes had been ordered on the first day of the show, worth about £7bn to the UK. Deals during the week expected to match or exceed 2016’s £90bn....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:51:03
DAILY BRIEFING: Unilever in talks with second-biggest shareholder over plan to scrap UK HQ
DAILY BRIEFING: Unilever in talks with second-biggest shareholder over plan to scrap UK HQ

DAILY BRIEFING: Unilever in talks with second-biggest shareholder over plan to scrap UK HQ

The firm has struggled to convince UK shareholders to back the move, which will see it establish a single top base in the Netherlands instead of its current dual-structure....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:50:59
MARKET REPORT: Indivior gets a shot in the arm as US court bans Indian firm from selling knock-offs
MARKET REPORT: Indivior gets a shot in the arm as US court bans Indian firm from selling knock-offs

MARKET REPORT: Indivior gets a shot in the arm as US court bans Indian firm from selling knock-offs

Indivior had become embroiled in a legal row with Indian firm Dr Reddy’s Laboratories when it began manufacturing a copycat version of Indivior’s drug, used to treat addiction to opioids....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:50:54
Care home trio to net £2.5bn from sale of Barchester Healthcare
Care home trio to net £2.5bn from sale of Barchester Healthcare

Care home trio to net £2.5bn from sale of Barchester Healthcare

The owners of Barchester Healthcare – Dermot Desmond, JP McManus and John Magnier – have asked investment bank JP Morgan to assess their options for the firm, which most likely means its s...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:50:50
Punched executive quits AA: Insurance arm chief Mike Lloyd to leave at the end of the year
Punched executive quits AA: Insurance arm chief Mike Lloyd to leave at the end of the year

Punched executive quits AA: Insurance arm chief Mike Lloyd to leave at the end of the year

Mike Lloyd, 39, said his departure had nothing to do with the incident last year in which he was punched by then chairman Bob Mackenzie during a company away day at a hotel in Surrey....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:50:46
Debenhams shares slide 5% amid reports of reduced credit insurance
Debenhams shares slide 5% amid reports of reduced credit insurance

Debenhams shares slide 5% amid reports of reduced credit insurance

The tumble left the ailing retailer’s shares at just shy of 14 pence, as investors took fright at the disclosure and concern around the health of mid-market department stores mounts....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:29:34
Finsbury Food hit by falling revenues and rising ingredients and labour costs
Finsbury Food hit by falling revenues and rising ingredients and labour costs

Finsbury Food hit by falling revenues and rising ingredients and labour costs

The company, which makes cakes with Disney logos, fancy cupcakes as well as artisan breads, has been hit by higher prices of imported goods and by a rise in the national living wage....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:12:17
I'm selling my business for £1.2m, how can I invest the money?
I'm selling my business for £1.2m, how can I invest the money?

I'm selling my business for £1.2m, how can I invest the money?

I have spent the last 30 years building up a manufacturing business and at the age of 50 I have decided to sell up and spend more time enjoying life....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:55:41
The top 10 best hot hatchbacks on sale today 
The top 10 best hot hatchbacks on sale today 

The top 10 best hot hatchbacks on sale today 

A hot hatch must be savagely fast but also practical enough to be used all the rest of the time; tackle trips to the tip, the school run, five-up journeys to the coast. Here are the best....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:33:21
When will UK interest rates rise?
When will UK interest rates rise?

When will UK interest rates rise?

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent, in spite of forecasts of a 90 per cent chance of a rise just three weeks ago....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:32:52
House prices need to fall 30% to reach 'fair value' not freeze for 5 years
House prices need to fall 30% to reach 'fair value' not freeze for 5 years

House prices need to fall 30% to reach 'fair value' not freeze for 5 years

Britain is in such a property pickle that a five-year house price freeze wouldn’t achieve much, homes would need to fall by 30% to reach their long-term average level against wages....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:32:07
What's the best way to give to charity? How to pick a charity or cause
What's the best way to give to charity? How to pick a charity or cause

What's the best way to give to charity? How to pick a charity or cause

Millions of Britons give to good causes every year and trust one of the 180,000 or so charities in the UK to use our money to make a difference. But how can we make sure our cash is having...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:31:10
More than £120m worth of lottery and scratchcard prizes went unclaimed in the last year
More than £120m worth of lottery and scratchcard prizes went unclaimed in the last year

More than £120m worth of lottery and scratchcard prizes went unclaimed in the last year

A staggering £122.5million in prizes went unclaimed in the last year as Euromillions, Lotto and scratchcard players failed to claim the cash they won, This is Money can reveal....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:30:20
Survey reveals Britain's most annoying office buzzwords in 2018
Survey reveals Britain's most annoying office buzzwords in 2018

Survey reveals Britain's most annoying office buzzwords in 2018

It's no secret that some office phrases and buzzwords can seriously annoy colleagues to the point of frustration - and once again 'touch base' is the worst offender, a survey shows....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:27:51
Road to Zero policy outlines the Government's strategy to shift to electric cars
Road to Zero policy outlines the Government's strategy to shift to electric cars

Road to Zero policy outlines the Government's strategy to shift to electric cars

While many of the changes are focused around the 2040 proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel motors, some of the strategies are already in place today....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:27:39
Visa will require text message confirmation for online card purchases
Visa will require text message confirmation for online card purchases

Visa will require text message confirmation for online card purchases

Online shoppers who purchase goods via credit or debit card will soon have to enter a one-time passcode sent directly to their mobile phone via text message to complete the transaction....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:27:27
Retirees are cashing in £9.5m A DAY from the value of their homes through equity release
Retirees are cashing in £9.5m A DAY from the value of their homes through equity release

Retirees are cashing in £9.5m A DAY from the value of their homes through equity release

A third more people are taking equity release plans than last year, and sums extracted average at nearly £78,000 per plan, new data suggests....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:25:50
How much will my water bill be if I use my hose pipe every day? 
How much will my water bill be if I use my hose pipe every day? 

How much will my water bill be if I use my hose pipe every day? 

I have a water meter so pay for the water I use, therefore should I be preparing myself for a massive bill after using my hose pipe every day during the heatwave?...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:25:15
How to answer what's your biggest weakness in a job interview
How to answer what's your biggest weakness in a job interview

How to answer what's your biggest weakness in a job interview

Is there a harder question to answer in a job interview than responding to: what is your biggest weakness? We give advice on how to respond....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:25:09
What's the secret to early retirement? Ditch your 'default' work pension
What's the secret to early retirement? Ditch your 'default' work pension

What's the secret to early retirement? Ditch your 'default' work pension

The average return from typical 'default' pension funds is trounced by the performance of 10 actively managed funds popular with workers who choose their own investments, new research show...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:05:24
MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Good in a crisis...RA International
MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Good in a crisis...RA International

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Good in a crisis...RA International

RA International is valued on the stock market at more than £120m. The company floated on Aim a fortnight ago, the shares are 69½p and they should move higher....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:28:48
MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: More growth in sight for Asos
MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: More growth in sight for Asos

MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: More growth in sight for Asos

The online retailer listed in 2001 at 20p and was first recommended by Midas in 2004, when the shares were 28p. Today, they are 5750p, valuing the group at almost £5 billion....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:28:19
Edinburgh Worldwide's mission to discover the world's exciting companies
Edinburgh Worldwide's mission to discover the world's exciting companies

Edinburgh Worldwide's mission to discover the world's exciting companies

It is no surprise that the trust’s board is in such an ebullient mood. Under the management of Doug Brodie, the fund is recording some eye-catching performance numbers....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:27:19
Car insurance prices drop at fastest pace since 2014
Car insurance prices drop at fastest pace since 2014

Car insurance prices drop at fastest pace since 2014

Motorists paid £752 a year on average for annual cover in the three months to the end of June, which is £95 less than last year, according to a new survey....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:24:11
DAILY BRIEFING: Household spending in June was 0.7pc higher than the same month last year
DAILY BRIEFING: Household spending in June was 0.7pc higher than the same month last year

DAILY BRIEFING: Household spending in June was 0.7pc higher than the same month last year

And face-to-face sales outpaced ecommerce for the second month in a row – the first time that has happened since June 2012....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:15:35
Do new investment trust KID factsheets help, or mislead?
Do new investment trust KID factsheets help, or mislead?

Do new investment trust KID factsheets help, or mislead?

New investment trust factsheets giving potential return figures in favourable and adverse markets have provoked criticism. Providers and experts say buoyant markets have skewed the data....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:46:39
The majority of insures don't cover music, films and photos bought online 
The majority of insures don't cover music, films and photos bought online 

The majority of insures don't cover music, films and photos bought online 

The majority of home insurance policies, while covering physical contents in a person's home, do not specify which digital products they cover, new research claims....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:30:40
Investing platforms face FCA clampdown to cut switching fees
Investing platforms face FCA clampdown to cut switching fees

Investing platforms face FCA clampdown to cut switching fees

Investors who feel locked in by high fees to switch their DIY investing platform are to get help from the Financial Conduct Authority....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:50:27
TONY HETHERINGTON: A thief sold my son's phone to CeX
TONY HETHERINGTON: A thief sold my son's phone to CeX

TONY HETHERINGTON: A thief sold my son's phone to CeX

My son's phone was stolen and the thief sold it to CeX Entertainment Exchange before being caught. The police told my son to collect his phone from the shop. But the manager's manner was a...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:28:43
Should your business bid for government contracts?
Should your business bid for government contracts?

Should your business bid for government contracts?

Public contacts have been shown in a negative light in recent history following the demise of construction firm Carillion, but they can still be a great way to scale your business....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:28:16
Birmingham Midshires launches 3 new best-buy savings rates
Birmingham Midshires launches 3 new best-buy savings rates

Birmingham Midshires launches 3 new best-buy savings rates

Birmingham Midshires -part of the Lloyds Banking group - has launched a new best-buy easy access savings account paying 1.35 per cent, and two new top-paying fixed rate bonds....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:28:05
Rightmove: Sellers must price realistically to get properties sold this summer
Rightmove: Sellers must price realistically to get properties sold this summer

Rightmove: Sellers must price realistically to get properties sold this summer

Property listing website Rightmove said a wave of fresh homes coming to market is helping to push asking prices down....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:26:40
More than 332m people expected to watch programmes via online streaming service Netflix this year
More than 332m people expected to watch programmes via online streaming service Netflix this year

More than 332m people expected to watch programmes via online streaming service Netflix this year

The US tech giant is set to announce its second-quarter results, with Wall Street analysts predicting it will have added more than 6m subscribers during the three months....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:00:39
Protect your home from subsidence, damp, knotweed and perils
Protect your home from subsidence, damp, knotweed and perils

Protect your home from subsidence, damp, knotweed and perils

We take a look at six common perils facing homeowners or those thinking about buying a new home. Lisa Beeton suffered after excess water and poor drainage undermined her house....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:17:13
I was threatened over three years of energy bills that weren't mine
I was threatened over three years of energy bills that weren't mine

I was threatened over three years of energy bills that weren't mine

Energy suppliers are no longer allowed to charge customers out-of-the-blue for usage dating back more than 12 months. But that didn't stop Co-op threatening Laura Shannon over a 2015 bill....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:15:24
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley sets sights on hockey market
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley sets sights on hockey market

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley sets sights on hockey market

Lovell, an arm of Sports Direct, has paid £261,000 for the Cheshire firm, which collapsed owing creditors £1.6m....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:16:13
Sir John Timpson appointed to lead panel to look at problems facing UK High Streets
Sir John Timpson appointed to lead panel to look at problems facing UK High Streets

Sir John Timpson appointed to lead panel to look at problems facing UK High Streets

In the past six months, 50,000 retail jobs have been lost or are expected to go as firms struggle with high business rates and competition from online shopping....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:15:14
RAY MASSEY: Honda’s new family favourite CR-V is a hit
RAY MASSEY: Honda’s new family favourite CR-V is a hit

RAY MASSEY: Honda’s new family favourite CR-V is a hit

It’s comfortable, conservative, cosseting and roomy, an engaging drive. It’s also the world’s top-selling SUV, of which the UK buys nearly four out of ten sold in Europe....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:12:58
How you can now claim a refund if you hate your holiday hotel's food
How you can now claim a refund if you hate your holiday hotel's food

How you can now claim a refund if you hate your holiday hotel's food

No one likes to imagine their dream holiday going wrong — but it's always better to be prepared, just in case. Here's how to handle the most common holiday disasters....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:31:39
Cost of household goods and bills spiked last month, strengthening case for August rate rise
Cost of household goods and bills spiked last month, strengthening case for August rate rise

Cost of household goods and bills spiked last month, strengthening case for August rate rise

The official inflation rate – the Consumer Prices Index – for June will be revealed on Wednesday and is widely expected to be 2.6 per cent, compared with 2.4 per cent in May....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:59:18
Hard Brexit warning: Thousands of City jobs still at risk, despite backing for White Paper
Hard Brexit warning: Thousands of City jobs still at risk, despite backing for White Paper

Hard Brexit warning: Thousands of City jobs still at risk, despite backing for White Paper

City bosses were infuriated after the detail of the document made clear the industry would not be granted the close EU relationship they had lobbied so hard for....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:58:01
NEIL CRAVEN: British business sees first signs of hope...then Donald Trump arrives
NEIL CRAVEN: British business sees first signs of hope...then Donald Trump arrives

NEIL CRAVEN: British business sees first signs of hope...then Donald Trump arrives

Most trusted partner or ‘abusive lout’. Both have, respectively, been used to describe the US and its President in the past few days....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:45:50
Britain's boardrooms braced for barrage of protests from investors
Britain's boardrooms braced for barrage of protests from investors

Britain's boardrooms braced for barrage of protests from investors

UK household names, including water giant Severn Trent, embattled retailer Mothercare, train operator FirstGroup and AO World are all set for a dressing down....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:15:21
How to invest in the electric car boom
How to invest in the electric car boom

How to invest in the electric car boom

No one wants to buy an electric car unless there is a convenient charging point nearby - but no company will invest in car charging points that aren’t going to be used. This may be coming ...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:01:59
As BT puts up price of a service available FREE elsewhere...How to switch email account
As BT puts up price of a service available FREE elsewhere...How to switch email account

As BT puts up price of a service available FREE elsewhere...How to switch email account

Thousands of BT customers are being slapped with a 50 per cent increase in the monthly fee for keeping long-established email addresses....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:51:45
What are the financial benefits of a civil partnership?
What are the financial benefits of a civil partnership?

What are the financial benefits of a civil partnership?

Lynne Rowland, a tax partner with Kingston Smith, explains the benefit of civil partnerships, which could be available to millions more couples in future after a landmark court case last m...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:16:55
SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Versarien working to incorporate graphene platelets in power storage devices
SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Versarien working to incorporate graphene platelets in power storage devices

SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Versarien working to incorporate graphene platelets in power storage devices

The goal is to significantly increase the power stored and reduce the time it takes to charge. It has already patented the process to create its own type of nano graphene platelets....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:03:38
Record numbers of energy customers shun the Big Six by switching to smaller suppliers
Record numbers of energy customers shun the Big Six by switching to smaller suppliers

Record numbers of energy customers shun the Big Six by switching to smaller suppliers

There were 481,677 recorded electricity switches and 49 per cent of these moved to a small supplier, rather than choosing one of the big six energy firms....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:16:20
Tiller lets you invest in both passive AND active funds but is it worth it?
Tiller lets you invest in both passive AND active funds but is it worth it?

Tiller lets you invest in both passive AND active funds but is it worth it?

Another player has entered the increasingly crowded 'robo-advice' space to cater for modest investors who have been priced out of conventional financial advice....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:15:39
Will your next car be electric? This is Money podcast
Will your next car be electric? This is Money podcast

Will your next car be electric? This is Money podcast

As the Government lays out its road to zero, we look at what it will take to tempt us into electric cars, and how long their range needs to be for drivers to take them seriously....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:08:23
The brands that make the most reliable cars revealed
The brands that make the most reliable cars revealed

The brands that make the most reliable cars revealed

Emerging and new technologies found in premium vehicles are resulting in more owner-reported issues, according to the latest reliability survey. Find out which car brands ranked highest....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:59:40
Aston Martin's V8 Cygnet looks like a city car on steroids
Aston Martin's V8 Cygnet looks like a city car on steroids

Aston Martin's V8 Cygnet looks like a city car on steroids

The 4.7 litre 430bhp engine has been stripped out of a £100,000 Vantage S and shoehorned into the diminutive Cygnet. That means it can hit 62mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 170mp...
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:37:49
You can get a Quality Street tin with just the chocolates you want from John Lewis
You can get a Quality Street tin with just the chocolates you want from John Lewis

You can get a Quality Street tin with just the chocolates you want from John Lewis

It can be source of frustration for any family, large or small – all of the 'good' Quality Street chocolates disappear quickly, leaving the unwanted ones left in the tin....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:38:20
Steve Webb explains the pros and cons of PIE offers
Steve Webb explains the pros and cons of PIE offers

Steve Webb explains the pros and cons of PIE offers

Employers might offer you a better pension at the start of retirement if you give up some inflation-protected increases later. So should you accept or resist the temptation?...
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:27:01
Former British tennis No. 2 Nick Brown's £2m Cambridgshire home
Former British tennis No. 2 Nick Brown's £2m Cambridgshire home

Former British tennis No. 2 Nick Brown's £2m Cambridgshire home

The Old Vicarage is a six-bed house in Cambridgeshire, which belongs to former British No 2 tennis player and Tim Henman's former coach Nick Brown....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:54:29
Yopa reveals if an extension or renovation adds most value to property
Yopa reveals if an extension or renovation adds most value to property

Yopa reveals if an extension or renovation adds most value to property

Where is the best place to spend your money? We reveal if it is better to go up into the loft, or out the back into the garden to create a brand new kitchen extension...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:39:17
London's bus lane blackspots revealed
London's bus lane blackspots revealed

London's bus lane blackspots revealed

A total of 346,860 PCNs were issued by the 26 London councils last year. Find out which areas motorists are most - and least - likely to get caught driving in bus lanes during operating ho...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:22:34
Zoopla: House prices in the North East outpace other areas
Zoopla: House prices in the North East outpace other areas

Zoopla: House prices in the North East outpace other areas

The average asking price of properties put up for sale in the region has risen by 3.31 per cent since the beginning of the year, from an average of £182,321 to £188,851....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:18:43
McLaren says all its cars will be hybrid by 2025
McLaren says all its cars will be hybrid by 2025

McLaren says all its cars will be hybrid by 2025

The ambitious target was announced by the P1 hypercar builder this week as it proclaimed it will launch 18 new models in the next seven years as part of the £1.2billion Track25 project....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:58:59
More than half of over-40s reckon they will have to delay retirement
More than half of over-40s reckon they will have to delay retirement

More than half of over-40s reckon they will have to delay retirement

Over-40s spend an average five hours a week worrying about the future, according to research by Leeds Building Society....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:54:25
Would you fix your mortgage until 2028? Lenders launch a flurry of tempting 10-year deals
Would you fix your mortgage until 2028? Lenders launch a flurry of tempting 10-year deals

Would you fix your mortgage until 2028? Lenders launch a flurry of tempting 10-year deals

With the Bank of England's near-constant flirtations with a base rate rise, it's little surprise that many are looking to fix their mortgages for longer periods of time. But is a 10 year f...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:06:43
10 car hire tips to save money and dodge extra fees
10 car hire tips to save money and dodge extra fees

10 car hire tips to save money and dodge extra fees

Additional charges, unforeseen insurance costs and poor customer service all related are common car rental grumbles. Here's how to avoid them with the help of vehicle rental experts....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:42:19
Will my children have to pay capital gains tax on my flat when I die?
Will my children have to pay capital gains tax on my flat when I die?

Will my children have to pay capital gains tax on my flat when I die?

My mother died in 2004 and left me her flat. My son now lives in it while my husband and I live in our own house. When I die, will the children have to pay capital gains tax on the flat wh...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:19:30
How to start investing in the stock market
How to start investing in the stock market

How to start investing in the stock market

Since I started this column, I’ve had a number of letters saying more or less the same thing: It’s all very well chatting about investing, but how do we get started?...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:55:15
New Isa rules baffle bereaved savers trying to inherit allowance
New Isa rules baffle bereaved savers trying to inherit allowance

New Isa rules baffle bereaved savers trying to inherit allowance

Widows, widowers and bereaved civil partners have been able to claim an extra Isa allowance called the Additional Permitted Subscription (APS) since 2014....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:50:33
Shoppers face new £132 cap on tap-and-go card payments
Shoppers face new £132 cap on tap-and-go card payments

Shoppers face new £132 cap on tap-and-go card payments

At present, there is no rule on how many consecutive contactless payments can be made before you must input your PIN, but any purchase over £30 does require you to do so....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:30:58
Why is the ethical Co-op 'ripping off' the elderly on insurance?
Why is the ethical Co-op 'ripping off' the elderly on insurance?

Why is the ethical Co-op 'ripping off' the elderly on insurance?

Renee Hensman, who is 95 years old, hard of hearing, blind in one eye and suffers from arthritis has been on an expensive, outdated home insurance policy for more than a decade....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:18:14
A £10,000 bill for a mobile phone Rachel barely uses
A £10,000 bill for a mobile phone Rachel barely uses

A £10,000 bill for a mobile phone Rachel barely uses

Rachel Howkins was hit by the enormous charge after provider Unicom claimed she had used more than 17 gigabytes of data - enough to watch around nine films - in one afternoon....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:36:31
Simple trick to get one-year fixed-rate savings account paying 7%
Simple trick to get one-year fixed-rate savings account paying 7%

Simple trick to get one-year fixed-rate savings account paying 7%

Savers who are looking for fixed-rate savings account could grab a deal paying far beyond the current rate of inflation with a simple trick....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:20:41
SEB mini-bond investors' victory three years after £7.5m collapse
SEB mini-bond investors' victory three years after £7.5m collapse

SEB mini-bond investors' victory three years after £7.5m collapse

Investors in a failed mini-bond are celebrating after the ombudsman upheld complaints about the role of a firm who promoted them with bold claims....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:38:25
Bank of England 'should be able to freeze house prices for five years'
Bank of England 'should be able to freeze house prices for five years'

Bank of England 'should be able to freeze house prices for five years'

The Bank of England should be given expansive new powers to halt house price inflation for five years according to the left-wing think tank IPPR....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:24:11
Mothercare's position still looks precarious even after closures, says EMILY HARDY
Mothercare's position still looks precarious even after closures, says EMILY HARDY

Mothercare's position still looks precarious even after closures, says EMILY HARDY

Like struggling retail counterparts Carpetright, New Look and House of Fraser, Mothercare believes that store closures through a CVA will give it the breathing room it needs...
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:19:27
How do I research an investment trust?
How do I research an investment trust?

How do I research an investment trust?

We look at what new investment trust 'key information documents' provide to investors, which parts are most worth investigating, and how to use them when deciding where to put your money....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:47:55
New best easy access savings rates and Atom's 3 month bond
New best easy access savings rates and Atom's 3 month bond

New best easy access savings rates and Atom's 3 month bond

Coventry Building Society and Bank of Cyprus UK have launched two new market-leading easy access savings deals while Atom Bank has added two new fixed rate bonds to its ranks....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:30:57
How can you fight back if a step-parent disinherits you?
How can you fight back if a step-parent disinherits you?

How can you fight back if a step-parent disinherits you?

I need to get a copy of my mother’s will. My stepfather’s daughters have got all the funds and my brother and I have been pushed out. Lawyer Andrew Wilkinson (pictured) replies....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:27:44
Can I be divorced without knowing?
Can I be divorced without knowing?

Can I be divorced without knowing?

Can my husband divorce me without me knowing? And if he has cashed in his pension, can I claim my share back? Lawyer John Fotheringham (pictured) replies....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:42:18
BT hikes email address price to £7.50 a month for former customers
BT hikes email address price to £7.50 a month for former customers

BT hikes email address price to £7.50 a month for former customers

BT will hike the current £5 a month charge by 50 per cent from August 22nd. Existing customers who use a BT email address will not have to pay the fee....
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 18:10:25
Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform
Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform

Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform

Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and changes to charges have left many investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best....
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:18:23
Ten tips for buy-to-let: Essential advice for property investment
Ten tips for buy-to-let: Essential advice for property investment

Ten tips for buy-to-let: Essential advice for property investment

For many Britons the idea of investing in property still appeals, as they trust bricks and mortar and may feel that they can add value to a property. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips...
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:49:05
What next for mortgage rates?
What next for mortgage rates?

What next for mortgage rates?

Halifax, Nationwide, the Post Office and Tesco Bank have all pulled their cheapest rates and mortgage brokers say others are likely to follow by the end of the month....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:06:22
How to invest in an Isa quickly and easily
How to invest in an Isa quickly and easily

How to invest in an Isa quickly and easily

Rightly or wrongly, some people simply want a quick, straightforward route map to investing in an Isa. To that end, this is our distilled guide to getting started....
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:04:24
50 of the best funds and investment trusts
50 of the best funds and investment trusts

50 of the best funds and investment trusts

We asked trusted experts to recommend the best funds that cover different investment sectors – and included This is Money’s selection of active and passive options too....
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:02:55
50 ways to save money....
50 ways to save money....

50 ways to save money....

This is Money's top 50 – updated – money-saving tips may appear light-hearted but are deadly serious....
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:16:46
How much money do I need to save for my pension?
How much money do I need to save for my pension?

How much money do I need to save for my pension?

We tend to put ambitious targets on our hoped-for income in retirement and then underestimate how much we will need to set aside to achieve that. So how much should you save?...
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:28:49
 
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