Deception scams drive rise in financial fraud...

FINANCIAL fraud rose sharply last year with losses increasing to £ 755 million, up 26 per cent as crooks found rich pickings targeting people's personal information. Impersonation and deception scams, alongside...
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22 March 2016, 1:20

What is the national living wage and when does it come in?...

MORE than a million British workers are set to get a pay rise when the new minimum living wage comes in. But what is it? What is the national living wage?A new national living wage, set at & pound; 720 an hour, will be...
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680
21 March 2016, 20:00

Share Hunter: Legal & General eyeing long-term strategy...

LEGAL & General was established in 1836 and has since grown to become one of the world's largest insurance and investment management companies. It has been in a sweet spot due to three trends in pensions and...
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21 March 2016, 18:21

One of Britain's biggest mining projects could start in 2021 with £ 2.4bn bid...

ONE of Britain's biggest mining projects for decades could be under way by 2021 as plans were set out to dig up to 20 million tonnes of potash a year out of the North Yorkshire moors. Owner Sirius Minerals, a company...
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21 March 2016, 0:22

Thousands will struggle if mortgage rates rise...

ONE in five mortgage holders would be forced to make spending cutbacks if interest rates started rising - and one in 14 would seriously struggle to cope, a report has found. Half of people surveyed for Nationwide...
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20 March 2016, 23:40

City news: Online ticket fraud, Next, UK airlines and what the Sunday papers say...

INCIDENTS of online ticket fraud rose by 55 per cent last year at a cost of £ 5.2million to the UK public, figures show. The sum is a leap from the & pound; 335million lost by consumers in 2014 with more than a...
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20 March 2016, 23:40

Business News: Ted Baker, GlaxoSmithKline, Imagination Technologies, Rio Tinto...

TED Baker has more international expansion in store after fashioning a 20 per cent rise in annual pre-tax profit to £ 58.7million. The FTSE 250 company has grown from a single shirt shop in Glasgow in 1988 to a...
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20 March 2016, 22:20

The Crusader: Courier service sinks couple's claim...

PAYING to send back a kitchen sink that did not fit was "money down the drain", according to Mervyn and Carol Price after the item was damaged beyond repair in transit. Despite having taken out insurance as part of...
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20 March 2016, 22:20

Osborne is facing new deficit shock...

CHANCELLOR George Osborne could miss his revised deficit reduction target for the year, just days after it was changed in the Budget, according to new data. On Tuesday the Office for National Statistics will release...
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20 March 2016, 21:40

Interest-only time bomb is ticking: Defuse mortgage worries with an equity release plan...

UP TO A million older homeowners could lose their properties because they can not afford to pay off their mortgage and now the crisis looks set to intensify. Last year Citizens Advice warned that 934000 homeowners who...
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20 March 2016, 17:05

BHS: Fears of administration if landlords reject review...

BHS is holding last-ditch talks with its landlords this weekend in a bid to get them to slash its crippling rent bill and prevent it from tumbling into administration. The struggling high-street stalwart and its...
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20 March 2016, 4:31

Nike set for £ 570m revenue hike...

SPORTSWEAR giant Nike will unveil a 10 per cent hike in its revenues at its third-quarter results on Tuesday, according to Wall Street analysts. Despite the negative impact of the US dollar's increased strength on its...
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20 March 2016, 4:31

City News: Fastjet, Amazon, HSBC and Berkeley Group...

FASTJET hit more turbulence as a possible legal battle with its second biggest investor Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou loomed after he threatened to take back the brand from the African budget airline. The company's shares...
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19 March 2016, 19:58

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Fuel duty...

TO THE delight of motorists fuel duty was frozen for the sixth year in a row. It was feared falling oil prices might lead to an increase but the Chancellor told MPs families "should not be penalised". He claimed the...
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19 March 2016, 19:43

Boeing gives Brexit ANOTHER 'fantastic' boost by picking Britain for new European HQ...

THE world's largest aircraft maker has made the case for leaving the union even stronger by choosing Britain for its new European headquarters. Boeing will be based in London regardless of the outcome of the in-out...
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19 March 2016, 19:43