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Household bills: loyalty doesn’t pay … and it’s the elderly who pay the price1h 42m Household bills: loyalty doesn’t pay … and it’s the elderly who pay the price
Switching supplier after years seems counterintuitive. But that can cost the most vulnerable customers £200 or more a yearWhen it comes to navigating the vast array of suppliers, offers and tariffs for insurance, broadband, television and other services, there is one strategy consumers are told to use to ensure they get the best deal – keep switching. Although frequently seen as being a cumbersome and time-consuming process, moving from one provider to another has become the best way to avoid overpaying by hundreds of pounds a year.
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As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay2h As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay
An unlikely hero – the Investment Association – is wading into pension inequality with a simple, compelling propositionWhen the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin reluctantly agreed, in the wake of the bank’s collapse and nationalisation, to
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Advice for Brexit bosses who fear they ‘can’t get the staff’2h Advice for Brexit bosses who fear they ‘can’t get the staff’
Avoiding the B word, (no, not Barcelona) will be tricky at the British Chambers of Commerce conference this weekAs aficionados of 1970s situation comedy know well, Basil Fawlty did not support the UK’s entering the “continent”, but graciously pledged to make as good a stab at it as he could. “I didn’t vote for it myself, quite honestly, but now that we’re in I’m determined to make it work,” he told a family of unfortunate German visitors staying at his terrible Torquay hotel. That was just after a bump on the head was to have disastrous consequences, causing Fawlty to ignore his own advice and repeatedly
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May can’t shirk the blame for a Brexit crisis she created | William Keegan2h May can’t shirk the blame for a Brexit crisis she created | William Keegan
Her attempt to frighten everyone by talking up no-deal amounts to almost criminal negligence with the economy‘People,” a civil servant friend of mine once observed, “are divided into two distinct groups: those who blame others, and those who blame themselves.” After her
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Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’5h Updated Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?
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Cruise Ship Near Norway With Nearly 1,400 Passengers Is Being Evacuated5h Cruise Ship Near Norway With Nearly 1,400 Passengers Is Being Evacuated
Dramatic videos and photos on Twitter showed the ship listing, furniture sliding from one side to the other and water rushing on board.
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Boeing Was ‘Go, Go, Go’ to Beat Airbus With the 737 Max8h Updated Boeing Was ‘Go, Go, Go’ to Beat Airbus With the 737 Max
Caught short by its rival’s gains, Boeing raced to update its workhorse jet rather than design a new one. Workers describe a hectic project, but say they hadn’t felt safety was compromised.
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The Disney-Fox giant in six charts9h The Disney-Fox giant in six charts
What Disney's takeover of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox means for the industry - in charts.
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HAMISH MCRAE: Time to nurture OUR talent and support entrepreneurs10h Updated HAMISH MCRAE: Time to nurture OUR talent and support entrepreneurs
Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for US President, wants to break high-tech titans up. But how do you stop them buying out the competition?
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Wall of FTSE 100 companies set to reward shareholders with dividend payments10h Wall of FTSE 100 companies set to reward shareholders with dividend payments
A wall of companies is preparing to reward shareholders for their support with attractive dividend payments in the next couple of months.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Psst! Cash in on Law Debenture, the firm that helps whistleblowers 11h Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Psst! Cash in on Law Debenture, the firm that helps whistleblowers 
The Law Debenture Trust was established to ensure that bonds were administered properly and that, if companies fell into problems, investors were treated fairly. It still performs that task today.
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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Make pensions fairer... axe the lifetime allowance 11h JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Make pensions fairer... axe the lifetime allowance 
There is a pensions ‘time bomb’ ticking away in the background which at some stage the Government must address.
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You can profit while making your grandkids proud: Ethical Isas and how to find the right one11h You can profit while making your grandkids proud: Ethical Isas and how to find the right one
Ethical Isas are plans where money is allocated to shares, funds, bonds or even cash deposits that go towards companies or projects that make a positive impact on society.
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Travelling over Easter? Book your airport parking now - and bring the bill back down to earth 11h Travelling over Easter? Book your airport parking now - and bring the bill back down to earth 
If you plan ahead it is possible to save 60 per cent on the cost of the parking space, according to the parking comparison website Airport Parking Shop.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Persimmon plot that gives greed a bad name 11h TONY HETHERINGTON: Persimmon plot that gives greed a bad name 
We purchased a new property off-plan from Persimmon. But when our solicitor heard from the Land Registry he found the plot size had been reduced by about 30 per cent from the original plan.
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The new tax free pension pot - income from an Isa11h The new tax free pension pot - income from an Isa
Pensions are not the only fruit when it comes to retirement saving. Isas also play an increasingly important role in helping us reach income goals when we give up work.
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How a continuous payment trap made my food freebie taste a bit sour11h How a continuous payment trap made my food freebie taste a bit sour
A gift that was meant to cover the price of a ‘freebie’ ended up costing me £42 this month thanks to a ‘continuous payment’ trap, writes Laura Shannon.
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Would YOU pay £1,416 more for a phone you can fold? How to get a high-tech smartphone for just £9911h Would YOU pay £1,416 more for a phone you can fold? How to get a high-tech smartphone for just £99
The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes out in April and although a technological marvel with a folding screen, the phone will carry a hefty £1,515 price tag. Yet for £99 you could buy the sleek Nokia 2.1.
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Legendary advertising mogul Sir John Hegarty launches stinging attack on Facebook and Google 11h Legendary advertising mogul Sir John Hegarty launches stinging attack on Facebook and Google 
Sir John Hegarty, one of Britain's original 'Mad Men' who co-founded agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in the 1980s, has a new message for the world: the time has come to break up the internet giants
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Victory for hunger striker as MPs rap banks hounding indebted small businesses 11h Victory for hunger striker as MPs rap banks hounding indebted small businesses 
MPs have asked the City watchdog to stop banks hounding indebted business customers after we revealed that an entrepreneur was going on hunger strike over the scandal.
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Small business tsar intervenes over late-paying Ryvita 11h Small business tsar intervenes over late-paying Ryvita 
Paul Uppal, the Small Business Commissioner, has rebuked Jordans & Ryvita for being slow to pay Magellan Design.
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STOCK WATCH: No dealing of top UK stocks in London under No Deal 11h STOCK WATCH: No dealing of top UK stocks in London under No Deal 
EU banks and asset managers would have to trade shares of UK-based firms on Continental exchanges rather than in London if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
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Dixons Carphone is off the hook in row with mobile networks as it signs landmark agreement11h Dixons Carphone is off the hook in row with mobile networks as it signs landmark agreement
Phones retailer Dixons Carphone has sealed a landmark agreement with mobile network operators over contracts it had described as ‘unsustainable’.
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Software tycoon Mike Lynch blasts new US cover-up claims on eve of titanic court battle11h Software tycoon Mike Lynch blasts new US cover-up claims on eve of titanic court battle
The new criminal charges brought by the US government stunned Lynch and his team of lawyers on the eve of a blockbuster High Court battle in London.
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Debenhams plans to scrap leases in ploy to leave Ashley steaming in Miami11h Debenhams plans to scrap leases in ploy to leave Ashley steaming in Miami
Debenhams will scrap leases that have weighed it down for more than a decade as part of plans likely to be unveiled within weeks.
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Upmarket cafe chain Le Pain Quotidien finally set to stop pocketing cash for staff 11h Upmarket cafe chain Le Pain Quotidien finally set to stop pocketing cash for staff 
Currently, all bills have a 12.5 per cent service charge added as standard – but 40p in every £1 of this is kept by the company. That rate was cut from 60p in the £1 last November.
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Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’13h Updated Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’
Tom Brady, Meek Mill, Drew Bledsoe and Kenny Chesney on the man caught up in a scandal.
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How will British museums survive if they subject every donor to an ethical audit? | Mark Lawson15h How will British museums survive if they subject every donor to an ethical audit? | Mark Lawson
Nan Goldin’s opioid protest campaign means Sackler money is no longer welcome at the Tate, and the National Portrait Gallery is now poorer by £1mConsumers of culture will have been aware of the name “Sackler” above the frame of rooms and galleries in artistic institutions around the world. I remember once briefly wondering, when ducking under such an arch, how they had made the money that permitted such extensive philanthropy. Now everyone knows. The photographer Nan Goldin has advertised demonstrations outside the
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Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’16h Updated Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?
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Why the road to full employment is lined with food banks17h Why the road to full employment is lined with food banks
Economists say a low joblessness rate is not necessarily a sign of a healthy economy
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Why Netflix Won’t Be Part of Apple TV18h Updated Why Netflix Won’t Be Part of Apple TV
The first skirmishes have already been fought in what could turn into a tech cold war. “The game is on,” said the Netflix chief executive, Reed Hastings.
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False insurance claims rise by 27% across the country in past year19h Updated False insurance claims rise by 27% across the country in past year
Household and motor insurance fraud had the biggest number of false claims, with a 52 per cent and a 45 per cent rise, respectively, new figures from Cifas have shown.
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Italy and China in plan for new Silk Road-style trade network19h Italy and China in plan for new Silk Road-style trade network
Xi Jinping visits Rome as Italy becomes first G7 country to back Belt and Road initiative Italy has become the first G7 country to endorse a contentious plan by China to build a Silk Road-style global trade network, irking its EU and US allies. The prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to Italy’s participation in China’s
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FA in talks with Barclays director about CEO job20h FA in talks with Barclays director about CEO job
A director of Barclays' retail bank is a leading candidate to become the most senior figure in English football.
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Cash Cars: The Jaguar XJR gets you supercar speed and luxury for £6k22h Updated Cash Cars: The Jaguar XJR gets you supercar speed and luxury for £6k
Jaguar’s supercharged luxe-express might not be the unreliable money-pit you think it is, reckons Tony Middlehurst, and a smasher could be yours from about £6,000.
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MARKET REPORT: Shares in high-cost lender Amigo drop to record low23h Updated MARKET REPORT: Shares in high-cost lender Amigo drop to record low
Another £26m was wiped off Amigo's value, just a day after it shed £78m from its market capitalisation. The plunge followed a speech delivered by FCA boss Jonathan Davidson.
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Debenhams shareholders facing wipeout as department store edges closer to securing £200m lifeline23h Updated Debenhams shareholders facing wipeout as department store edges closer to securing £200m lifeline
Debenhams is expected to launch a pre-pack administration if it wins the money from its lenders – allowing them to seize control of the business.
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Chairman of bookmaker GVC is stepping down amid investor fury after he sold £6m stake23h Updated Chairman of bookmaker GVC is stepping down amid investor fury after he sold £6m stake
But sources claimed Lee Feldman is leaving because he has been in charge since 2008, breaching a corporate guideline saying chairmen shouldn't serve for more than nine years.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Problems in Europe reflect a weakening of the global economy23h Updated ALEX BRUMMER: Problems in Europe reflect a weakening of the global economy
Central banks are once again stepping into a policy vacuum. The European Central Bank is pumping larger sums into the eurozone system. But the Bank of England is sitting on its hands.
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Autonomy founder set for £4bn legal battle: Mike Lynch in High Court clash with Hewlett Packard24h Updated Autonomy founder set for £4bn legal battle: Mike Lynch in High Court clash with Hewlett Packard
Lynch is accused of cooking the books at his former software firm Autonomy before it was sold to HP for £8.5 billion eight years ago.
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Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment24h Updated Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment
Tom Brady, Meek Mill, Drew Bledsoe and Kenny Chesney on the man caught up in a scandal.
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The Great American Cardboard Comeback24h Updated The Great American Cardboard Comeback
“No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.”
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What do US expats need to know before the UK tax year ends?24h What do US expats need to know before the UK tax year ends?
Another US tax year may have come to a close, but for Americans living in the UK this means it is time to put things in order for 5 April.
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Wellness is swallowing the fashion industry whole. Should I switch camps? | Jess Cartner-Morley24h Wellness is swallowing the fashion industry whole. Should I switch camps? | Jess Cartner-Morley
To be fair, my beat has had a good innings. For a hundred years, it has made billions of pounds out of selling us stuff that boosts our self-esteem I’m thinking of giving up writing about clothes and catwalk shows and reviewing bra tops and yoga classes instead. The latest “in” look for abs; whose mat was in the front row – that sort of thing. What do you think? After nearly two decades as a fashion editor, I feel as though it’s a straightforward transfer of my skillset. It’s time for me to jump ship because
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Best 0% balance transfer deal falls to shortest length for 5 years24h Best 0% balance transfer deal falls to shortest length for 5 years
The longest 0% balance transfer deal has been slashed below 30 months for the first time in more than five years, prompting further concerns that owners of such cards could end up in trouble.
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Retirement interest-only mortgages offer lifeline to older borrowers26h Retirement interest-only mortgages offer lifeline to older borrowers
Demand is growing for a new type of home loan that helps the over-55s facing a shortfall at the end of their existing term
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Is it worth getting a coach rather than the train to save money?26h Is it worth getting a coach rather than the train to save money?
I need to travel travel from London to Durham – a rail ticket will be £70 but the bus costs £12
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Cashless Britain: over-55s and low earners at risk of being left behind26h Cashless Britain: over-55s and low earners at risk of being left behind
Study warns banks to adapt offerings to help consumers to use mobile or online banking
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Cancelling services: why is leaving so hard to do?26h Cancelling services: why is leaving so hard to do?
You sign up online, but when you try to cancel, it’s not so easy Fans of the TV series Friends will remember when Chandler wants to quit the gym. He goes to the health club to cancel his membership, but they bring out “Lycra/Spandex-covered gym treat, Maria”. Chandler then agrees to the gym taking $50 from his account each month for ever, and Ross signs up, too. But this fictional gym isn’t the only membership tricky to cancel. A whole raft of companies, from insurers and telecoms companies to magazines and slimming clubs, make it easy to subscribe, but annoyingly difficult to leave.
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Down and out at House of Fraser27h Down and out at House of Fraser
Dismal scenes at stores taken over by Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley raise questions over his ambition to turn it into the ‘Harrods of the high street’ Everlast sports socks at “mega value” prices jostle for space amid dozens of rails of Lonsdale tracksuit bottoms and Karrimor waterproofs. No, this is not a branch of Sports Direct but House of Fraser in Richmond, one of the wealthiest suburbs of London. Just over six months after Mike Ashley’s retail group
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RBS to wind down £1bn worth of contentious local council loans27h RBS to wind down £1bn worth of contentious local council loans
Campaigners say early repayment of lobo loans will end up saving taxpayers £16bn Royal Bank of Scotland is aiming to wind down the remainder of about £1bn in controversial bank loans held by local authorities across the country, after criticisms that high payments have diverted cash from council services. Campaigners have welcomed the move, which followed similar efforts made by Barclays in 2016 and comes as both lenders face a string of lawsuits.
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