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Brits hoard a billion in penny jars

Brits have amassed £1.3bn worth of loose change as millions of savers choose penny jars over banks and building societies.

Current Accounts | 21 Aug 2014
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Deflation in the eurozone: Should investors be concerned?

With Greece already in the grip of deflation, and other economies teetering on the edge, Emile Gagna, economist at Candriam Investors, analyses how investors should react

Markets | 21 Aug 2014
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Edinburgh least affordable British city for next-time buyers

The average price difference between a flat and a first house is 125 per cent in Edinburgh, making it one of the hardest places to scale the property ladder in the UK.

Mortgages | 21 Aug 2014
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How to keep university debt down

These handy tips will help to minimise the amount you or your loved ones spend at university.

Credit Cards & Loans | 21 Aug 2014
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How to get a mortgage if you’re self-employed

Millions of Brits are now working for themselves, but the freedom of being your own boss could be a roadblock when it comes to securing a mortgage.

Mortgages | 21 Aug 2014
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Investors snap up China stocks 'priced for financial crisis'

Global investors have been snapping up cheap Chinese stocks as signs of a banking collapse recede, but economic data remains mixed.

Markets | 21 Aug 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks saw a subdued start on Thursday as investors continued to digest rate-hike speculation following minutes of the latest Bank of England and Federal Reserve meetings.

Markets | 21 Aug 2014
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Southern mortgage borrowers fear interest rate rise the most

Southern homeowners are more worried about an incoming rate rise and its effect on mortgage payments than borrowers in the North East, Wales or Scotland, said a survey.

Mortgages | 20 Aug 2014
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Around the world in funds - US

We go across the Atlantic for our second week of regional fund picks, bringing you the best and brightest from the USA.

Investments | 20 Aug 2014
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MPC minutes reveal two members voted for August rate hike

Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted for a 25bps rate hike this month, latest minutes show - the first call for a hike in over three years.

Investments | 20 Aug 2014
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Women hitting state pension age before April 2016 can boost their pension pot by 20% if they defer

By combining Budget reforms with existing rules which reward savers who delay taking their State pension, eligible women can boost their payout by up to tens of thousands of pounds over a lifetime.

Pensions | 20 Aug 2014
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Bank of Scotland unfairly double billed customers says judge

Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

Mortgages | 20 Aug 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks snapped a five-day winning streak on Wednesday ahead of the minutes from meetings at the Bank of England (BoE) and Federal Reserve (Fed).

Investments | 20 Aug 2014
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Investor sentiment reaches lowest level in years

Investor sentiment has fallen to some of its lowest levels in two years as the FTSE 100 faces strong headwinds.

Investments | 20 Aug 2014
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Prudential: Average retirement lasts 20 years

People turning 65 this year can expect to live an average of nearly 20 years in retirement, according to an analysis of Office for National Statistics data by Prudential.

Retirement | 20 Aug 2014

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