Millions of 4G smartphone owners in UK could be entitled to a £480m payout

Millions of 4G smartphone owners could be entitled to a £480m payout as claim from Which? says US tech firm bumped up prices Around 29m smartphone owners could be entitled to a payout in new claim  Which? has spoken out against Qualcomm, saying it has breached UK law  It says it has charged manufacturers like […]

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Fuel stations to switch to greener E10 petrol from September

E10 arrival in September:The Department for Transport has confirmed that fuel retailers will be selling the greener fuel later this year – though drivers of older cars are warned to avoid it Filling stations across the UK will switch from E5 to E10 petrol in September, the Department for Transport has confirmed today. The greener […]

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City superwoman Helena Morrissey slams Neil Woodford’s return 

‘I just cannot contemplate him coming back’: City superwoman Helena Morrissey slams Woodford’s return By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 17:03 EST, 24 February 2021 | Updated: 17:03 EST, 24 February 2021 Helena Morrissey thinks Neil Woodford should not return to fund managing after the damage he caused.  The 54-year-old ‘City superwoman’ declared: […]

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£60m Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio says bank is back on its feet

Lloyds £60m man bows out: Departing boss Horta-Osorio insists the bank is now back on its feet – buts its shares are STILL languishing By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:53 EST, 24 February 2021 | Updated: 17:03 EST, 24 February 2021 The boss of Lloyds Bank scooped another £3.4million last year – […]

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ALEX BRUMMER: Bailey’s call to arms as EU derivatives battle heats up

ALEX BRUMMER: Bailey’s call to arms as battle with the EU over £1trillion-a-day derivatives trading heats up By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail Published: 17:02 EST, 24 February 2021 | Updated: 17:02 EST, 24 February 2021 The choice of Britain’s EU negotiators to put fishing ahead of finance and sectors such as music was […]

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Issa brothers appoint Dame Alison Carnwath to EG Group board

Issa brothers beef up board ready for float: Former investment banker Dame Alison Carnwath joins EG Group By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 17:00 EST, 24 February 2021 | Updated: 17:00 EST, 24 February 2021 The new owners of Asda have appointed another heavyweight director to their petrol station empire to allay concerns […]

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MARKET REPORT: Hot property! Landlords surge as lockdown lifts

Landlords were some of the big winners on the stock market as offices and shopping centres gear up to reopen later this year. The commercial property market has been hammered since Britain first went into lockdown last March, with warehousing being the only sector that has really thrived. Since the Prime Minister’s Covid roadmap was […]

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Fred’s folly at RBS’s Gogarburn HQ transformed into a food bank

It is not quite a tale of scallop kitchen to soup kitchen, but not far off. Royal Bank of Scotland’s vast Gogarburn complex outside Edinburgh, widely viewed as a monument to the vanity of former chief executive Fred Goodwin, is now playing host to a food bank. Shortly after the UK went into the first […]

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Fan-tasy supercar: Feast your eyes on the Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda

A new limited-edition British-made supercar has been unveiled this week and is a feat of automotive engineering. The flame-orange masterpiece is the work of legendary car designer Gordon Murray and is based on his forthcoming T.50 model. But this V12-engine stunner is a more hardened track-only version that takes the driving performance to the extreme. […]

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Reckitt Benckiser achieves its largest annual sales increase in history

Disinfectant demand lifts consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser to its largest ever annual sales increase Durex sales also rose despite periods of strict social distancing regulations Reckitt Benckiser expects net revenue growth this year of 0-2 per cent The firm also announced it had bought pain relief label Biofreeze By Harry Wise For This Is […]

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Robots posing as humans now answer 85% of customer queries online

Hi Rosie, I can see you’re thinking of leaving us,’ a customer services adviser called Ann wrote via the live chat service on my broadband provider’s website. ‘Yes, I’ve been trying to speak to the call centre but I’ve been on hold for 42 minutes.’ ‘I understand that,’ came the message back. But did she? […]

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MARKET REPORT: Tesla slams brakes on the US tech stock boom 

Investors who have used London-listed funds to access the seemingly unstoppable US tech rally chalked up heavy losses yesterday. The likes of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Allianz Technology Trust have been in demand in the last year from British retail shareholders who prefer not to buy into firms such as Apple, Facebook, Google-owner Alphabet and […]

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Melrose boss under fire over closure of GKN Birmingham car parts plant

Melrose chief under fire from union over closure of GKN Birmingham car parts plant By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 17:19 EST, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 17:36 EST, 23 February 2021 The boss of Melrose faced a backlash after claiming that the closure of GKN’s last British automotive plant was ‘difficult’ but […]

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Households braced for bill hikes as providers announce price rises

Households braced for higher bills as TV, broadband and energy providers announce a raft of price hikes By Amelia Murray For The Daily Mail Published: 17:00 EST, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 17:35 EST, 23 February 2021 Households are preparing themselves for a big rise in bills this year as a string of providers announce […]

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It’s never been easier to make yourself an Isa millionaire

Becoming an Isa millionaire will be twice as easy for the next generation of investors, new research shows. Joining the £1 million club is an impossible dream for many, but investing in Isas might make it easier than you think. There are 579 investors with Isas worth more than £1 million with broker Hargreaves Lansdown.  […]

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£400m in Child Trust Funds opened 18 years ago waiting to be claimed

Teenagers are sitting on £400 million in childhood savings they may not know exist. Around 200,000 Child Trust Funds (CTF) are still waiting to be claimed – with an average of £2,000 in each, figures reveal.  The investment and cash savings accounts were opened for every child born between September 1, 2002, and January 2, […]

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How SPACs became the new investment craze that’s sweeping Wall Street

What does Joanna Coles, a former women’s magazine editor, have in common with US sports stars Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) and Shaquille O’Neal, tycoon Sir Richard Branson and Martin Luther King III? The answer, as those who keep up with the latest craze on Wall Street will know, is that they are all aficionados of the […]

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My BT ordeal! TONY HAZELL negotiated a deal but they hiked the price

When it comes to treating customers with complete disdain, I’d like to present the telecoms companies with this year’s Oscar. Earlier this month, I spent a couple of hours negotiating a new two-year deal with BT. Yet, just one week later, the firm sent an email telling me my bill will rise by more than […]

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The vaccine hero practice nurses who can’t get fair play over pensions

Proudly smiling on graduation day at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham in 1984, these four friends had their whole nursing careers ahead of them. Now, after serving the public for four decades, they have reached retirement age and can think about drawing on their hard-earned NHS pensions. But unlike her colleagues in the photograph, […]

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Hyundai aims at Tesla’s Model 3 with electric Ioniq 5 crossover

Hyundai is the latest car maker to unleash a new electric vehicle on the market, and it has clear intentions of taking down the market-leading Tesla Model 3. The Ioniq 5 is a bold new family-size crossover to be launched under the Korean manufacturer’s ‘Ioniq’ electric car sub-brand this summer. Reports suggest entry models will […]

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Two thirds of small British firms expect to grow their business in 2021

Many small and medium British businesses are becoming more confident about the near future despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey suggests.   After a dreadful 2020, two thirds of UK businesses have said they are optimistic about their prospects of growth in 2021, with younger business owners the most upbeat about […]

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NS&I power outage left savers locked out of online banking on Monday

Millions of savers were unable to access their money yesterday after a meltdown at beleaguered National Savings & Investments. A ‘power outage’ hit the systems of the Treasury-backed bank meaning many of its 25million savers could not access its website, while its customer services could not help them over the phone either. Savers trying to log […]

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Housing transactions drop for first time since April as stamp duty holiday nears end

Property transactions in the UK took a tumble in January for the first time in nine months, in the latest sign the pandemic-fuelled market boom is coming to an end. There were 98,830 residential property transactions last month, according to HMRC’s provisional estimate of UK residential transactions – 25.2 per cent fewer than December 2020. […]

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