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Why social media could cost you a fortune


The psychology behind the social spending that costs us £400m a month

Three network failure: your rights


It wasn't quite the apocalypse, but here's what you need to know if you've been affected

The best money apps for your wallet


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

How to find the cheapest mortgage deal


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

Debt still cripples victims a year after financial abuse agreement


It has been a year since banks and building societies committed to treating victims of financial abuse better. But has anything changed?

How to manage kids' cash as pocket money goes digital


Even the tooth fairy is paying online

How to avoid expensive home repairs this winter


Before the winter weather hits you need to be sure your home insurance will protect you

'Friendly' debt costs us £100 each


Why you need to start having those awkward conversations about money

Good Money Week: Will ethical investing ever go mainstream?


We favour reusable coffee cups and canvas bags, but our investment choices still tell a different story

High Court state pension loss highlights female funding crisis


Wake up call for all women as millions risk old age poverty

How to buy the best home insurance


Your home is your castle, time to protect it properly

Faked mortgage applications increase as Britons fail to see it as fraud


More than one in 10 UK adults think it's 'reasonable' to exaggerate income on a mortgage application

£600m tax raid on savings points to 'broken' pension system


Calls for urgent review of pensions rules grow as the number of people hit by some taxes doubles in a year

Your consumer rights when things go wrong


Whether you've booked a flight or a wedding cake, you have some rights that can't be ignored. But you need to know them first

Natwest app down: Business customers having trouble logging into Bankline


Problems affecting only desktop version of app, bank says

Where to find the best car insurance


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

How to send money overseas


How to transfer money overseas without paying over the odds

As a general election looms, should you start Corbyn-proofing your money?


As the Johnson grip on premiership, party and international power slips ever further, should we start shoring up our investments for what could come next?

The true cost of going cashless


Protecting the past or the vulnerable – why should we resist the shift to a cashless society?

The mental health impact of students struggling with debt


Fresher's week is about fun, friends and finding your feet but it should also be about financial planning

RAY MASSEY: Lexus joins the big boys with its hybrid RX SUV


It's 30 years since Lexus was launched by the Japanese car giant Toyota. So to help celebrate its three decades on the road I've been for a spin in the new 5th generation Lexus RX SUV.

Sirius Minerals could quit stock market, says boss


Chris Fraser said being a publicly-listed company was useful at the start when it wanted to be transparent about its plans to build a £4bn fertiliser mine under the North York Moors national park.

ALEX BRUMMER: Choosing next Bank chief is a soap that has run too long


Chancellor Sajid Javid wants a governor who is independent and, after two Brexit-related extensions in office, Mark Carney's term would come to an end on January 31 next year.

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Lessons to learn from Woodford's meltdown


Neil Woodford's fall from grace has seen his empire crumble and his customers suffer heavy losses. But there are ways to minimise risk and protect the value of your investment.

MARKET REPORT: Boss Patisserie Valerie lands £12m in hotel deal


Elegant Hotels skyrocketed after Marriott International swooped on the AIM-listed firm in a £101m deal. Elegant owns seven luxury hotels and a fancy beachfront restaurant in Barbados.

Tesco launches new Clubcard Plus loyalty scheme: is it worth paying for?


Available for new and existing customers, card holders will have to pay £7.99 a month for which they will receive up to four benefits each month, including 10 per cent off two 'big shops' in-store.

Serious Fraud Office shuts down seven-year Libor probe


The SFO launched a probe into Libor manipulation in 2012. Dozens of traders were accused of manipulating their institution's estimates to boost profits and bonuses.

Nationwide to hand £2m back to customers in PPI gaffe


The Competition and Markets Authority revealed the building society had neglected to remind borrowers between 2012 and 2016 that they were paying for payment protection insurance.

Bonmarche plunges into administration putting 2,900 jobs at risk


Bonmarche will continue trading while the brand looks for a buyer. In the year to March 2018, the company made a £7.9m pre-tax profit on £186m of revenue.

China growth sinks to 27-year low stoking fears for the global economy


Chinese officials said the world's second-largest economy expanded by 6 per cent in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter's 6.2 per cent growth.

DIRECTOR DEALS: Next boss Lord Wolfson cashes in £10m worth of shares


Lord Wolfson sold 153,000 shares in the fashion retailer for just over £66 each. But he quashed concerns he was heading for the exit saying he was just putting more cash into a private business.

TRUST WATCH: Gulf Investment Fund


The Gulf Investment Fund invests in companies based in the Gulf Cooperation Council region, which comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

PUNT OF THE WEEK: Phone payment security firm PCI-Pal


PCI-Pal helps businesses which take payments over the phone to secure and protect customers' payment card data. Its full-year results showed revenue up 40 per cent to £2.8m.

Will investors benefit from Woodford being axed? The This is Money podcast


Neil Woodford's Equity Income Fund, which has locked in investors' money since June, will never reopen - the star fund manager has seen his empire toppled.

One in ten drivers feel safer on 'smart' motorways, finds new survey


Edmund King, president at the AA, warned ministers: 'Before any further smart motorway schemes begin, we need an urgent and independent review into the safety of existing schemes.'

'Sham' fuel price wars bolster supermarket sales but are short-lived


A new report by the AA revealed that headline-grabbing 'fuel price wars' sometimes don't last for long, with supermarkets quietly increasing pump costs shortly after the cuts are announced.

City offers cautious backing for Government's new Brexit deal


One of Britain's highest profile remainer business figures Stuart Rose, chairman of online supermarket Ocado and former M&S boss, said he supports the deal.

Entrepreneur accused of duping savers in airport car parking scheme


In the latest scandal to rock the investment industry, the Financial Conduct Authority has launched legal action against a string of firms including Park First and their bosses.

Wincanton mulls takeover of Eddie Stobart a week after another suitor walked away


Wincanton - one of the country's biggest warehouse and logistics businesses - is running the rule over haulage company Eddie Stobart Logistics.

Dad passed away in South Africa and his partner has made off with the inheritance - what can we do? 


My partner's father died in South Africa and his girlfriend has cut all ties with us after the funeral. We think she may have made of with the inheritance - what can we do?

How the 'magic' of compounding investment growth has its dark side


Investors are often told about the wonders compounded returns will work on savings, but not the damage wreaked by compounded fees. James Norton, of Vanguard, spells out the risks.

A disabled BT customer had her internet and phone line cut, leaving her with little independence 


Dee Stanton, from Nottinghamshire, found that her phone line and broadband was cut off without warning at the end of September.

Winter holiday destinations with biggest flight price drops for 2019


As temperatures in Britain drop and the dark nights draw in, many will be dreaming of a warm destination they can escape to for a winter break. We reveal where flights have fallen most.

How aristocrat entrepreneur turned Goodwood into £100m empire


Most of us imagine aristocrats lead a life of languid ease, but not the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, who is an entrepreneur with a Stakhanovite work ethic.

Post Office cash ban for Barclays customers will punish the poorest, 124 MPs tell the bank


In a damning letter to chief executive Jes Staley, 124 MPs criticised the bank for the 'retrograde decision' to stop its savers withdrawing cash from post offices. They warned the move will add to the 'cash crisis'.

Hargreaves Landsdown quizzed by watchdog over Woodford collapse 


Many investors say they only put their money in fund manager Neil Woodford's doomed funds because they were championed on Hargreaves Lansdown's best-buy list.

New IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva welcomes Boris Johnson's Brexit deal 


The Bulgarian economist, who succeeded Christine Lagarde at the watchdog this month, said if the deal is approved by Parliament it would boost confidence and output across Britain and the EU.

Britain's department stores suffer worst sales since the 2009 recession


Sales in department and other non-specialized stores were 2 per cent lower in the third quarter of the year than in the same period 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics.

ALEX BRUMMER: Consumers pin their hopes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal


On his first visit to the International Monetary Fund as Chancellor Sajid Javid brought details of Boris Johnson's draft Brexit agreement with Brussels. It could not have been better timed.

HSBC and First Direct slash their regular savings account rates


The decision by the two banks means that M&S Bank is now the only institution offering 5% interest on the popular savings accounts.

Want a comfy retirement? You'll need a £1M pension pot


A study by Loughborough University details everything from the brand of baked beans we might buy to the quality of wine and beer we'll be drinking depending on retirement income.

Is equity release a safe way to top up our retirement income?


My husband and I are retiring next year and we don't think that between us, our pensions will provide us with enough income to keep up with our lifestyle. Should we do equity release?

Tesla given the green light to build electric cars at its £1.5bn factory in China


The American firm has been added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China's industry ministry said on Thursday.

Cancer put me out of work two years ago, what benefits can I claim?


I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of blood cancer that put me out of work two years ago, can I claim Employment Support Allowance or get any other help?

Shares in WH Smith jump as retailer chugs along with US expansion plans amid deal to buy Marshall


While WH Smith looks set to continue losing money across its high street branches in the UK, the deal with Marshall will enable it  to continue expanding at travel hubs in the US.

Credit union members will be given the chance to win up to £5,000 a month with new prize account


The new PrizeSaver account has been launched by the Treasury who has teamed up with 15 credit unions across Britain - we reveal which ones and how it works.

Hudlow Castle property for sale needs updating but has same price as one-bed London flat


The four-bed property sits in the grounds of Hadlow Castle in Tonbridge, Kent, and has two adjoining square towers.

Woodford investors boil with anger and regret - here are their stories


This is Money readers express unhappiness at the way the fund has been managed and promoted, and at the fees they have continued to pay while the fund has been closed.

Falling another 20% behind the market finally toppled Woodford


Woodford's only hope for survival was outperforming while the find was frozen; he didn't - and continuing to rake in fees to the tune of £8.8million infuriated investors further.

I've accidentally under-egged annual mileage to our insurer: Do I need to confess? 


I told my insurer that my annual mileage would be 8,000 but I think it will be 10,000 by the time I come to renew my policy. Should I tell my insurer? Will it want to up our premium?


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