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Your home insurance holds the key to property disputes

8 April 2016 9:20

Rising house prices and a lack of properties has prompted many homeowners to improve rather than move. And who can blame them?…

Housing

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

8 April 2016 9:02

House prices increased more than £20,000 in the year to March to a new record high as annual UK house price…

Reckless conservatism: don’t blow your fortune in cash

7 April 2016 10:16

Savers are wasting a fortune by keeping their money in cash only. They may as well be burying the £735…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

7 April 2016 9:10

Millions of internet users face costs of up to £60 a year to keep their email address if they switch…

Housing

Counting the cost of becoming a nation of renters

6 April 2016 10:16

Proof, if proof was needed, earlier this week that property prices in the capital are out of control. Research by Savills…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

6 April 2016 9:04

Today marks the implementation of the new state pensions system amid fears that millions will lose out. While the self-employed…

Flood Re: help for homeowners in flood-stricken areas

5 April 2016 9:55

If you’re not familiar with the nuances of the insurance industry (and quite frankly, who is?), then the name Flood…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

5 April 2016 8:44

Two days after a huge leak of more than 11 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, the newspapers are…

Could you be an ISA millionaire? Not likely

4 April 2016 9:02

‘Become an ISA millionaire in 24 years’, the press release breathlessly announced. A millionaire? In 24 years? Yes please. In…

Money digest: your need-to-know financial news

4 April 2016 8:46

The weather has rarely been out of the news over the past few months following devastating flooding across the country. Today…

PPI scandal rumbles on as bank complaints hint at next big scandal

1 April 2016 10:07

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. According to the latest figures from the city watchdog, the number of complaints…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

1 April 2016 9:04

It’s April Fools’ Day but a raft of price hikes due to come into force today are no laughing matter.…

Birmingham emerges as the UK’s ‘crash for cash’ capital

31 March 2016 10:12

Birmingham, home of Cadbury, the X-ray and state education, has just scooped another accolade. Today it has emerged as the…

Money digest: today’s need to know financial news

31 March 2016 9:10

New research from Aviva is making headlines this morning after the insurer revealed statistics on so-called ‘crash for cash’ claims.…

Housing

More misery for landlords

30 March 2016 10:08

The news for landlords seems to keep getting worse. Following a clampdown on tax relief and a huge hike in…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

30 March 2016 9:00

A crackdown on the buy-to-let market makes it to the front page of a number of this morning’s newspapers following recommendations…

A common sense approach to pensions

29 March 2016 10:21

When the government implemented radical new pension freedoms a year ago, it was the most fundamental reform to the system…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

29 March 2016 9:02

If the thought of work after the long Easter weekend fills you with dread, look away now. A new study…

The bank of grandma and grandad is ring-fencing its cash

24 March 2016 10:13

Do you trust your grown-up children with money? Apparently a lot of us don’t. More than half of the grandparents…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

24 March 2016 8:56

It’s not easy to keep track of household bills. Now new research has revealed that more than a third of people…

Poisonous pensions: why we will work until we drop

23 March 2016 9:52

No-one in their right mind would have willingly created the monster that is now the country’s current pension system. It…

Housing

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

23 March 2016 8:49

After years in the doldrums, the reinvigorated housing market continues apace. With a stamp duty stampede attributed to rising prices…

The government has tied itself in knots about what it does and doesn't want energy suppliers to do. Picture: Getty

Spring is in the air but energy bills still set to rise

22 March 2016 10:31

It’s officially Spring, bringing it with the prospect of sunshine, longer days and warmer weather. So you could be forgiven…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

22 March 2016 8:54

In a world where fewer and fewer people use their landlines to make calls, new proposals from the Culture Minister…

Ambulance-chasing lawyers driving up the cost of car insurance

21 March 2016 9:48

Nuisance calls are up there with spam emails and junk mail as one of the scourges of modern life. Whether it’s…