Are small energy suppliers as bad as the Big Six?

Last week energy regulator Ofgem sent a series of scathing letters to big and small energy suppliers alike, criticising the entire industry for poor handling of customer complaints.

Utilities | 01 Oct 2014

No will? New rules change who will inherit

Intestacy rules – which govern who will inherit from a person who has left no will – change today for the first time since 1925. What are the new rules?

Inheritance Tax | 01 Oct 2014

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

The Footsie has begun the Wednesday session trading lower following downbeat performances from both US and Asian markets overnight and ahead of the latest manufacturing sector data out Stateside this afternoon.

Investments | 01 Oct 2014

Tesco shares fall as FCA opens 'full investigation' into profit debacle

Tesco has said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started an investigation into its accounting error, after the supermarket revealed last month it had overstated its half year profits by £250m.

Investments | 01 Oct 2014
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Sainsbury's slumps after group cuts sales forecast

Shares in Sainsbury's fell further today after it became the latest supermarket to cut its sales forecast for the full year, following a slump in trading in the second quarter.

Sharedealing | 01 Oct 2014
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Couples keep cards close over money

Couples are surprisingly duplicitous when it comes to their finances, failing to come clean to their partners about debts, savings, investments and even how much they earn, according to new research from Prudential.

Savings | 01 Oct 2014

Five money chats you must have with your partner

As research from Prudential shows that Brits are a duplicitous lot about money, we ask what you should know about your partner's spending habits.

Life Insurance | 01 Oct 2014

Move along Mum: One in 10 expect inheritance money to prop up old age

People are not just relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad while they are alive, but also after they are gone, according to new research.

Savings | 30 Sep 2014

Women less likely to use new pension freedoms, finds poll.

Men are more willing to make use of the pension freedoms granted in the 2014 budget, according to new research by the Association of Investment Companies in partnership with YouGov.

Investments | 30 Sep 2014

Housing market growth slows after 16 months of price rises

The housing market cooled in September halting 16 months of growth as prices fell by 0.2 per cent, figures from the Nationwide House Price Index revealed.

Mortgages | 30 Sep 2014

UK Q2 GDP revised up to 0.9%

The Office for National Statistics has revised second quarter growth figures in the UK up from 0.8 per cent to 0.9 per cent in its final estimate.

Investments | 30 Sep 2014

The pros and cons of pre-paid cards

If you’re seeking some last-minute sun a pre-paid currency card may be the perfect travel companion - but be wary of the downsides.

Savings | 30 Sep 2014
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Accountant jailed for £2.3m 'Ponzi' scheme

An accountant has been sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of running a £2.3m ‘Ponzi' scheme.

Investments | 30 Sep 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

Stocks started the Tuesday session slightly lower, weighed down by weakness overnight in Asian markets, although Wall Street did manage to finish off its intra-session lows.

Investments | 30 Sep 2014

Clearing interest-only debt most often named reason for equity release

Clearing mortgage debt is the most common reason over 55s have for equity release, lifetime mortgage specialist Stonehaven has found.

Mortgages | 30 Sep 2014

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