Reeds Rains tripped up over marketing letter lie to customers

National property lettings firm Reeds Rains has been caught out lying to its landlord customers about the existence of new rules to safeguard tenants from Legionella.

Mortgages | 18 Dec 2014
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Financial adviser among four jailed for ‘dizzying' £5m mortgage fraud

An estate agent and financial adviser are among four fraudsters due to be jailed in Wales today after perpetrating a complex web of mortgage and ID fraud.

Mortgages | 18 Dec 2014

Putin: Russia may not recover for two years

Vladimir Putin has said Russia could take as long as two years to recover from its burgeoning economic crisis.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014

Mind those fairy lights - Axa finds accidental damage claims spike at Christmas

Contrary to popular belief, the Christmas period is one of the quietest periods for thefts, but homeowners need to be more way over accidental damage.

Insurance | 18 Dec 2014

Retirement now a moveable feast, finds Zopa

Changes in life expectancy, economic circumstances and government legislation are prompting a seismic shift in the way people retire in the UK, according to a new report released today from peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa and Consumer Intelligence.

Retirement | 18 Dec 2014
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Share Centre's most popular funds for November

The Share Centre has released details of the most popular funds on its platform for November 2014.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014

Government reveals fresh plans to sell down Lloyds stake

The UK government is to sell another tranche of shares in Lloyds Banking Group as it moves to return the bank to private ownership.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014

Federal Reserve moves a step closer to rate hike with hawkish statement

A hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve has been perceived by markets as another step towards an interest rate rise, although it is unlikely to come before April 2015.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014
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Government 'lost £180m' on Royal Mail privatisation

The government's privatisation of the Royal Mail was underpriced by £180m, a report commissioned by Business Secretary Vince Cable has suggested.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks gained on Thursday morning following a stellar performance by Wall Street indices after the Federal Reserve said it would be "patient" to tighten monetary policy.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014

Jailed adviser banned by FCA

A financial adviser who was jailed for stealing from his pensioner clients has been banned from working in financial services by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Investments | 17 Dec 2014

Brewin Dolphin fund picks for the New Year

Ben Gutteridge, Brewin Dolphin’s head of fund research, shares his fund picks for 2015.

Investments | 17 Dec 2014
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Least wanted: Biggest Christmas disappointments revealed

More than 70 per cent of British adults would be unhappy to unwrap socks on Christmas morning, according to new research. Find out which other gifts go unappreciated here.

Savings | 17 Dec 2014

UK unemployment falls by 63k in three months to October

Unemployment in the UK fell by 63,000 to 1.96 million in the three months to October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Savings | 17 Dec 2014

BLOG: What will it take to end Russia's currency crisis?

Alexander Moseley, senior portfolio manager, Emerging Market Debt Relative at Schroders, weighs in.

Investments | 17 Dec 2014

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