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'I'm sitting on a timebomb': legal action gives renewed hope to 200,000 mortgage prisoners


Many homeowners have been trapped paying thousands of pounds over the odds for more than a decade; but now there may be a way out

Mortgage prisoners: Heart attacks, strokes and suicides caused by stress, survey reveals


New survey details heavy toll on ordinary homeowners, and piles pressure on ministers and regulators to act

Lloyds and Halifax customers could see credit cards cancelled from February under new rules


People in 'persistent debt' face having cards suspended or cancelled if they cannot start reducing balance

The everyday energy habits that cost you hundreds


British homes are responsible for around 25 per cent of UK carbon dioxide emissions, making them one of the biggest contributors to the country's greenhouse gas emissions

7 expensive travel mistakes to avoid for this year's big trip


If you're one of the millions booking your summer holidays this month, you need to read this first

Plans to 'transform the country's financial wellbeing in a decade' announced


More than 10 million British adults are in their worst financial position ever

This winter's best travel insurance deals


It's no good. As the nights draw in and the prospect of a bleak mid winter fills you with dread, the call of the winter break is getting stronger. Now, what about travel insurance?

Where to find the cheapest car insurance


Car insurance is expensive but necessary. Here's our guide to saving money without missing out on vital cover

Funeral bills soar amid ongoing investigations into death monopoly


Families struggle to cover bills as seasonal death rate hits peak

Where to find the cheapest personal loans


Need a low-cost loan for a crucial project? Make sure you don't pay more than you have to

How to send money overseas


If you need to send money abroad, here's where's best for fees, security and convenience

How to buy the best home insurance


Your home is your castle – time to protect it properly

How to find the cheapest mortgage deal


Cut through the rip-offs and jargon with our straight-talking guide

The best money apps for your wallet


How fintech can transform the way you bank, budget and buy

Are first time buyers dying out?


... and if so, where will they go?

What Harry (and everyone else) needs to be financially independent


Harry and Meghan aren't the only millennials finding financial independence tricky to pull off...

How to plan big home improvements without losing money


New year, new bathroom. Or kitchen, extension, garage conversion…

Crackdown on 'broken' savings market could hand consumers £260m


… but we'll still lose £1.1bn because we won't switch

The big money events you need to know about in 2020


There's a lot to get prepped for in the next 12 months

How to be debt free


This is the year you'll stop living in the red. Here's how to do it

New year's resolutions for your wallet


However much you have or don't have heading into January, here are the pledges that could make all the difference in 2020

Five ways to boost your income in 2020


Starting 2020 with a financial hangover? You don't need a second job to become better off this year

How to shop better this Christmas


Counterfeit goods, fraudulent websites, overspending – there are real dangers for Christmas shoppers

Small energy firms top the energy satisfaction table: But where did your supplier rank? 


Octopus Energy has taken the top spot in Which?'s satisfaction survey yet again as small and medium sized energy suppliers dominate the rankings.

British Gas launches new green tariff, but how does it compare to other deals?


The Big Six supplier has introduced its Green Future Plus July 2022 fixed tariff for dual fuel customers with each customer supporting the growth of trees in the UK, according to the firm.

FTSE LIVE: Stocks plunge as coronavirus outbreak spooks investors;


The FTSE 100 has plunged deep into the red as markets begin a new week after initial calm over the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in China gave way to heightened fears.

Poll of 17,000 motorists finds 91% don't feel safe on smart motorways


Two in five (42%) said they think no more smart motorways should be introduced in the UK while a further 15% think all existing smart routes should just be scrapped with immediate effect.

PERSONAL ASSETS TRUST: Trust has one key mission - to protect wealth


Investment trust Personal Assets' main objective is to preserve the 'real' value of investors' wealth - that is, to ensure it increases in value sufficiently to beat the corrosive impact of inflation.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Global Sustainable Farmland Income Trust could bear fruit


The Global Sustainable Farmland Income Trust is designed to give investors access to productive farmland and pioneering farmers around the world.

RAY MASSEY: Honda's new e electric city car is a virtual aquarium


Around 2,000 Honda es will allocated for sale in the UK in the first year and already there have been 'hundreds' of firm orders and around 10,000 'expressions of interest.'

MIDAS UPDATE: Our student digs tip Watkin Jones has really made the grade 


Watkin Jones was recommended by Midas at £1.09 in 2016, just a few weeks after it floated. Today, the shares are £2.48.

Take out loan to avoid 50% overdraft fees, says City watchdog FCA


The FCA, led by Andrew Bailey (pictured), is advising borrowers to take out loans or use credit cards to avoid increased charges. But critics said responsible customers could be penalised.

Threat of frozen state pensions lifted for British expats in EU


The withdrawal agreement under which the UK exits the EU on January 31 provides certainty on future state pension rises for current EU expats.

Redundancy has a 40% drag effect on pension savings


People aged 39-54 who suffered compulsory redundancy have average pensions savings of £120,634 - while those who avoided being laid off have £202,017.

Ten tips for buy-to-let: Essential advice for property investment


Buy-to-let mortgage rates may be at near rock bottom levels but investing in property is much tougher than it once was. If you a a landlord, or tempted to become one, read our guide.

Self-assessment tax filers using their marriage allowance report surprise bills


Those filling out their tax returns ahead of the January self-assessment deadline who are looking to take advantage of their partner's unused allowance have reported surprise tax bills.

If you have life insurance, you're less likely to take out income protection - but do you need both?


New research has revealed that those who take out life insurance are less likely to take out different types of cover even if this means that they aren't protected if things go wrong.

Nine surprising interview tips to help you stand out from the competition


In the latest installment of our interview cheat sheet we look beyond the obvious advice to offer tricks you can adopt to ensure you get the job of your dreams

Number of struggling British firms hits record high according to insolvency firm


Almost half a million UK businesses are in 'significant financial distress', a report has claimed.

Turkish conglomerate Cengiz eyes British Steel as talks with Chinese group Jingye break down


Turkish conglomerate Cengiz has confirmed it is ready to swoop on British Steel as rescue talks with Chinese group Jingye have stalled.

Stellar Christmas sales at Reiss spark speculation fashion firm will be sold


Stellar Christmas sales at Reiss have fuelled speculation the high-end fashion chain could soon be sold by its US owners.

Savers brace as Bank of England dithers on interest rate cut


Long-suffering savers could be hammered this week by an interest rate cut despite signs the economy is perking up.

Barclay twins sink £8m into casino as buyers circle The Ritz 


The billionaire owners of The Ritz, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, have injected £8million into its loss-making casino as they seek a buyer for one of the world's most famous hotels.

Private equity checks out Poundland after South African owner decides to offload its Pepco division


Advent International and Switzerland-based Partners Group Holding has approached Steinhoff International about buying its European retail division, called Pepco, which includes Poundland.

Aussie hospitals group eyes up scandal-hit mental healthcare giant Priory 


Ramsay Health Care is eyeing Priory Group, the scandal-hit mental healthcare firm that has treated celebrities including supermodel Kate Moss.

Fury at Presidents Club clothes sold by House of Fraser 


Deparetment store chain House of Fraser owned by billionaire Mike Ashley - the self-proclaimed saviour of the high street - has come under fire for selling The Presidents Club clothing.

Now Burford boss in the US is accused of betrayal as firm continues to battle short-sellers


Burford Capital has been dragged into a legal row in the US in a further blow for the litigation financier as it battles short-sellers.

Over-50s firm Saga on brink of break-up as tour arm goes on sale 


Over-50s firm Saga has begun to break itself up after coming under pressure from the aggressive American hedge fund run by billionaire Wall Street financier Paul Singer.

DEALS OF THE WEEK: From half-price personalised pillows to free eye tests and discounted coffees


This week's deals include: half price personalised pillow costing £17.50, 50p off the cost of a coffee at Pret a Manger, a free eye test at Specsavers and a 'free' audiobook from the Amazon service Audible.

Smaller funds could beat the big names in your portfolio 


Size is the big issue of 2020. Not so long ago, it felt hugely comforting to be an investor in an extra large stock market fund, run by a star manager. But then came Neil Woodford.

HAMISH MCRAE:  Deal or no deal, trade with Europe will go on


On Friday, one chapter closes - and another begins. The UK departs the EU, leaving it clear to start negotiations on its future trading relationships with the world.

Is luxury golf club Beaverbrook the key link in Goldmans bust-up?


One of Britain's most exclusive golf clubs has found itself at the centre of an extraordinary City row involving American banking giant Goldman Sachs and a controversial German financier.

Lloyds' bill over HBOS fraud debacle could climb to £500m


Lloyds will be forced to set aside hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation for fraud victims when it reveals its annual profits next month.

Woolworths brand to be reborn as a car insurer after entrepreneur registers trademark 


The iconic Woolworths name, once a familiar sight on British high streets and synonymous with pick 'n' mix, is set to be reborn this year as a car insurance company.

Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin: 'My peace offer for Brexit Day - German beer for £1.49'


Tim Martin is immensely looking forward to a tipple on Friday, when he will toast Britain's exit from the EU with a pub crawl of 'five or six' of his chain's Central London pubs.

STOCK WATCH: Hypersonic jet hopes that cost Woodford £5m 


Documents I've unearthed at Companies House reveal the extent of Woodford's belief in smaller firms, even as the walls were falling in around him, says Jamie Nimmo.

Going skiing? Don't hit the slopes without FULL cover 


Thousands of skiers heading off to the slopes over the coming weeks should be aware that they risk more than a twisted ankle if they do not have adequate travel insurance.

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: This poem is the lightbulb moment for smart meters 


Smart meters are not as dangerous as hard shoulder-less smart motorways will ever be, but their creeping introduction has not been without buckets of controversy.

CASH IN THE ATTIC:  Surviving stereoscopes can fetch £1,000


Long before virtual reality headsets were invented, people enjoyed the thrills of 3D viewing by looking through a stereoscope.

Will solar panels in the desert guarantee you a sunny future?


A stream of newish 'alternative assets' paying investors attractive dividends has become available to income-hungry investors.

Nearly half of the Bank's policymakers are expected to vote for rate cut amid slowing growth


Economists think there will be a nearly equal split in the Monetary Policy Committee, with half of the members voting to take the base rate down from 0.75 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

Deadline looms on tax returns as 11m Britons are due to file online by midnight on Friday


Are you feeling smug - or in a state of panic? Around 11million self-assessment tax returns are due by midnight on Friday and last year 735,258 people left it until the very last day to file.

How Extinction Rebellion's British hedge fund backer profits from 'dirty' firms


Sir Chris Hohn, the billionaire helping to bankroll Extinction Rebellion, became the world's top hedge fund manager thanks to major investments in firms hit by environmental scandals.


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