City news: Lloyd's, Odeon, B & Q and William Hill...

LLOYD'S of London suffered a 30 per cent drop in annual pre-tax profit to £ 2.1billion as low interest rates hit investment returns. The 328-year-old insurance market, which underwrites large and complex risks through...
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25 March 2016, 14:26

Spring cheer for high-street retailers as sales increase...

RETAIL sales fared better than expected in February, but the cold and wet weather deterred shoppers from hitting the new spring and summer clothes collections, official figures suggest. The Office for National...
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25 March 2016, 14:26

Brussels attacks estimated to cost its economy € 4 billion...

THE damage to the economy in Brussels following yesterday's attacks has been estimated to cost € 4billion. The horrific attacks left 31 dead and 260 injured, will have deep financial impacts for the European nation....
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24 March 2016, 4:02

BHS boss Darren Topp vows to bounce back...

BHS boss Darren Topp pledged to lead a "revitalised" department store group back into profit after creditors backed a rescue plan involving big cuts to its rent bill. Topp hailed as a "significant milestone" a vote by...
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24 March 2016, 4:02

Equity Release: Providing a Living Inheritance...

We all want our children to enjoy experiences and opportunities we never had and to live their lives to the fullest. So it stands to reason that being able to help a loved one get on the property ladder, foot the bill...
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23 March 2016, 20:40

The Crusader: Driven mad by repair bill...

DOING the right thing landed a volunteer charity worker with a difficult dilemma, when he had a small prang in the vehicle he was driving while collecting donations. Ian D and a group of helpers were picking up...
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23 March 2016, 16:02

City news: Thomas Cook, Sports Direct, RBS and Bellway...

THOMAS Cook has seen a 5 per cent drop in summer bookings as holidaymakers put off decisions on where to travel due to security concerns. The tour operator reported a "marked shift in demand" with significantly lower...
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23 March 2016, 14:03

BT hits back in fibre optic row...

BT HAS accused regulators of presiding over a "cherry pickers' charter" after being ordered to give rivals access to its optical fibre network. The telecoms giant hit back after being told it must improve its...
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23 March 2016, 6:20

Are new Isas right for you? Find out which one works best for you...

GEORGE OSBORNE tinkered with individual savings account (Isa) rules last week, spreading more confusion among savers. He will increase the Isa allowance to a generous & pound; 20000 from April next year, allowing you...
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23 March 2016, 6:20

Sainsbury's favourite for £ 1.4bn Argos deal...

SAINSBURY'S closed in on a £ 1.4 billion takeover of Home Retail Group yesterday after rival suitor Steinhoff pulled out of the bidding race for the Argos chain owner. The supermarket confirmed its cash and shares...
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23 March 2016, 3:41

EU in financial CHAOS: European markets plunge amid Belgian terror attacks...

STOCK markets across the globe fell after the terror attacks on Brussels which killed at least 32 people. Travel sector stocks including airlines and hotels fell the most, pulling the broader indices down from...
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23 March 2016, 3:41

Business News: Pets at Home, Sports Direct, Markit...

PETS At Home has appointed Ian Kellett as its new leader of the pack after chief executive Nick Wood resigned to spend more time with his family. Wood oversaw the Cheshirebased retailer's stock market fl oat in 2014...
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22 March 2016, 19:40

Rolls Royce to create 350 jobs at Derby factory...

AERO-engine giant Rolls-Royce is to create hundreds of jobs at its Derby factory as Britain's UK manufacturing sector looks to bounce back from its biggest drop in output since 2009. The company will add 350 new roles...
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22 March 2016, 12:40

The Crusader guide to: Avoid becoming a financial fraud victim...

Consumers and businesses urged to follow key steps to avoid ending up victims Consumers - how to avoid becoming a financial fraud victim:Remember your bank or the police will never: Phone you to ask for your 4-digit...
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22 March 2016, 11:40

What is the lifetime ISA and how does it work?...

THE lifetime ISA will allow young people to save towards their first home and retirement at the same time. But what is it? The new type of savings account, Announced in the 2016 Budget, is designed to allow greater...
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22 March 2016, 1:20