Why firming up cyber defences is good business...

HACKERS? What hackers? Small and mid-size firms seem to be taking a relaxed approach to cyber attacks. Latest findings from leading UK commercial insurer Aviva in its Pulse survey reveal almost half are not convinced...
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09 March 2016, 18:00

A capital way to clear all debts...

EQUITY release may be the best way to pay off interest-only mortgages. Equity release may be the best way to pay off interest-only mortgages, says Harvey Jones. Older homeowners struggling with hard-to-clear debts and...
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546
09 March 2016, 18:00

Moonpig's Mother's Day DISASTER: Customers reveal ripped flowers and smashed vases...

ONLINE card firm Moonpig has been bombarded with customer complaints after botching deliveries of Mother's Day gifts and cards. Ripped flowers with snapped stems and smashed vases were among the examples of ruined...
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773
09 March 2016, 16:25

Is YOUR pension fit for purpose?...

IF YOU want to save enough for a comfortable retirement your first step is to find out how much you have in your pot today. It is all too easy to lose track of your various workplace and personal pensions and other...
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681
09 March 2016, 16:24

Petrol prices fall yet AGAIN amid fears George Osborne will soon raise fuel duty...

PETROL prices fell for the eight consecutive month in February, heightening fears the Chancellor could launch a tax raid in the Budget later this month. The cost of unleaded has dropped by an average 15p a litre since...
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690
09 March 2016, 13:40

Public sector pensions 'worth five times more than private sector pensions'...

PRIVATE sector workers can expect a retirement income that is typically just a fifth of the amount public sector workers will enjoy, according to calculations by experts. Amid expectations the Chancellor is gearing up...
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802
09 March 2016, 13:40

Business news: Halfords, Aviva and Vivobarefoot...

HALFORDS will unveil a new range of children's bicycles on Thursday, designed by Britain's first Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, as part of its plans to drive the recovery in its cycling division. The...
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795
09 March 2016, 12:48

1 in 3 UK savers use BISCUIT tins instead of banks to save cash...

DESPITE the proliferation of online savings options, one in three of us still saves money in a jar or biscuit tin. Younger people are actually more likely to save the old-fashioned way despite a reliance on technology...
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493
09 March 2016, 12:48

Old Mutual will assess all options amid rumours of a £ 9 billion break-up...

OLD Mutual has said it is considering "all options" in a strategic review of the business amid talk of a £ 9billion break-up of the Anglo-South African financial services giant. The FTSE 100 firm is reported to have...
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754
09 March 2016, 12:08

Business News: Burberry, PizzaExpress, Paddy Power Betfair, Oil industry...

NEARLY £ 400million was added to Burberry's market value yesterday after stakebuilding by a mystery investor fuelled talk of a possible takeover. Shares in the luxury fashion brand were marked up 91p to 1462p as it...
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545
09 March 2016, 12:08

Why this 'Golden Cross' graph is PROOF it's the perfect time to buy gold...

GOLD prices could be about to rise after a so-called 'golden cross' formed for the first time in two years. The key technical level occurs when the 50-day moving average surpasses the 200-day moving average -...
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831
09 March 2016, 6:08

Services sector 'blow' fuels rate talks...

BRITAIN'S growth prospects were dealt a "hammer blow" as the powerhouse services sector stuttered last month amid Brexit fears and a slowing global economy, increasing speculation about a potential interest rate cut. ...
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720
09 March 2016, 6:08

City news: UK car sales, Africa bank bid, advertising executives and Steve Backshall...

BRITAIN'S car industry shrugged off signs of a slowdown as February new car sales hit a 12-year high. Registrations accelerated by 8.4 per cent from the previous year to 83395 according to the Society of Motor...
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438
09 March 2016, 5:08

The Crusader: Cold caller victim gets full refund...

THE loss of £ 400 devastated Patricia Humphreys after a mystery company accessed her bank account. But last week the 85-year-old was £ 500 better off and cock-ahoop following an astonishing upturn in her fortunes. ...
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494
09 March 2016, 5:08

Instant is still king: ATM machine operator helps cash hold its ground...

"DO NOT discount cash, it's here to stay," says entrepreneur Jenny Campbell who is putting money on it with plans to expand her ATM empire this year. The founder of UK independent machine operator YourCash is moving...
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09 March 2016, 4:32