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Coronavirus: Safeguarding a roof over your head


Our guide to the vital measures designed to help you keep your home during the outbreak

Coronavirus: protecting your money


Now is the time to make sure your wallet is fighting fit

Here are the ways you can protect your income during the pandemic


Unprecedented times, yes, but there are also unprecedented protections

How to invest for a pandemic


Are there things investors can do to sure up their portfolios, or even make the most of a few opportunities? Or are the unknowns just too great?

Coronavirus: Will life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover pay out?


In these unsettling times we want all the protection we can get, so what are different insurers doing?

Coronavirus fraud warnings as Britons lose £800,000 since outbreak arrived


Experts warn of bogus emails urging readers to click on fake Covid-19 update links

Coronavirus: Banks ordered not to cancel people's credit cards


City watchdog tells lenders to hold off on hitting customers with orders to pay up on debts

Budget 2020 tax tables: what the government's changes mean for you


Those saving for retirement will also gain. From 2020-21, the thresholds used to calculate the tapering of the annual allowance will be increased so that workers with an "adjusted net income" [taxable income] of below £240,000 are not affected by the reduced limits. The annual allowance is the total amount an individual and employer can contribute into their pension fund without incurring a tax charge.

Budget 2020: Online calculator reveals what Rishi Sunak's announcements mean for your money


Input a few details and it will offer an indication as to how much better or worse you will be

Budget 2020: the extraordinary measures that could affect your finances


Brexit, the climate emergency and a little thing called Covid-19, here's how the Budget could stack up for your wallet

Coronavirus: What will the Bank of England's interest rate cut mean for your mortgage?


Borrowers on tracker deals will see repayments reduced but many others may not experience much benefit

How to turn 'social distancing' into a win for your wallet


Self-isolating or working from home? How to use your spare time to boost your finances

Budget 2020: what happens next


Will today's announcement be more holding operation or headline act?

Black Monday collapse: 'Too late to panic'


Oil and illness spark 'end of reason'. But where does the potent effect of fear leave everyday investors?

Mortgage approvals soar as buyers return to market 'in their droves'


Buyers herald more settled 2020 with race to bargains before market catches up

Counting the cost of coronavirus


Travel disruption and self-isolation could wreck economic havoc – but who is footing the bill?

Millennial financial focus masks wider money worries


Figures show we need to stop focusing on a single generation as other bubbles of financial stress are forgotten

ALEX BRUMMER: If world tips over precipice - because we ignore its needs - Britain goes with it


Experience suggests when faced with economic mountains to climb, Britain does well. That cannot be the case if the rest of the world is stricken too.

Travel firms 'strangled' by Barclays threats: Payments withheld over collapse fears


While the bank has signed up to the emergency loans scheme to help firms survive the pandemic, the ruthless approach taken by its Barclaycard division has been laid bare in a leaked letter.

Arcadia halts £2m pension top-ups as it tries to cling on to cash in face of coronavirus lockdown


Arcadia will halt the £2m monthly contributions which were agreed with The Pensions Regulator last summer to reduce a shortfall in the pension scheme.

Coronavirus set to claim a series of corporate victims as Brighthouse and Carluccio's near collapse


Brighthouse will appoint administrators after the lockdown tipped it over the edge. And Carluccio's is working with FRP to 'consider all options' in a move which could threaten more than 2,000 jobs.

Locked down zoo saved as Lloyds Bank stumps up £300,000


Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, in Wraxall near Bristol, was forced to shut last weekend in the run-up to its busiest time of the year, but was facing substantial costs to look after more than 1,000 animals.

Investment guru Anthony Bolton says he has started buying shares again


Anthony Bolton, who has been one of the UK's most successful investors over the last four decades, said he has returned to investing in a personal capacity.

Your coronavirus financial questions answered


Coronavirus is hitting our financial lives like nothing in modern history. Here, we answer some of the many questions you have raised - on everything from work to home, cars and lifestyle.

HAMISH MCRAE: Soon we will need to get on the road to recovery


When markets cannot function properly it is better to shut them down. But it is also important to get them functioning again as soon as possible. There is the challenge we face.

Electric cars: Five important questions answered by Which?


Consumer group Which? has given us its exclusive expert answers to five of the key questions buyers are asking about electric vehicles right now.

Scottish Investment Trust manager went on the defensive as crisis hit


Alasdair McKinnon turned his trust defensive and it may now be better able to ride out the storm and benefit from a bounce back.

Co-op boss: We'll deliver food to needy during Coronavirus outbreak - but shops may have to close


Decades in the grocery industry were not enough to prepare Steve Murrells for the past few weeks. 'I've never seen its like,' says the chief executive of the Co-operative Group.

Estate agents turn to online tours in the hope of staying in business 


Thousands of estate agents have accelerated plans to use digital technology to show off homes to buyers who they hope will remain interested until the virus outbreak subsides.

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: We are here to help with the financial turmoil


I trust that you are well and withstanding the turmoil brought to all our lives by this wicked coronavirus. In this time of great uncertainty, we need to look after each other like never before.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Hold on to these stocks for a bounce back


Coronavirus has brought economies to a standstill, sent financial markets into shock and panicked investors. Midas recommendations have shared the pain. What should shareholders do?

Director dealing: Bosses are buying shares, should you?


In buying shares in their own firms, they are signalling they have confidence in the company's future - and that the share price represents good value.

Savers will be hit by rate cuts, so be ready to look for a better deal


Many savers can expect a round of brutal interest rate cuts to their accounts from this week - after the Bank of England base rate was slashed from 0.25 per cent to a record low 0.1 per cent just over a week ago.

You can still live the good life in lockdown - so dig for victory over the Coronavirus!


Confinement to home may stretch some relationships, but it could also encourage you to become a little less reliant on the weekly shop. Here, Toby Walne looks at some do-it-yourself food and drink ideas.

TONY HETHERINGTON: A huge payments scam - and Nationwide and Visa should be ashamed


I fell for a sales pitch from, and now am unable to withdraw any money. I have filled in several withdrawal forms, but it never happenes.

How to rebalance your investments


A balanced portfolio has a mix of assets, all of which perform differently at varying stages of the economic cycle. All investors should ensure a good mix.

Airports 'will fail in weeks' without cash injection for baggage firms, Government warned


Ground handling firms, which supply 25,000 staff in the UK to manage the most vital airport operations, told Transport Minister Kelly Tolhurst they are 'perilously close to collapse'.

Unilever facing allegations that it underpaid hundreds of millions of pounds in tax


Bosses at the Anglo-Dutch giant are challenging the claim, but admit that it could cost the firm up to £550m. The dispute comes after the company abandoned a plan to ditch its UK headquarters.

Hedge fund kings betting against our firms


They stand to make huge profits if shares in the companies they have targeted collapse after using the controversial trading tactic called short-selling.

Horror on the high street as Marks & Spencer faces 60% slump


The devastating blow to retailers from mass store closures has been laid bare in a report by Goldman Sachs predicting a huge sales slump at Marks & Spencer.

Make bosses pay for aid, says Nat Rothschild: City scion demands fat cats give up perks for bailouts


The eldest son of Baron Rothschild said bosses who have profited from risk-taking must be forced to sacrifice their share awards and 'a percentage of pay' if they tap into state support schemes.

Head of ATM network warns cash could be killed off by end of summer as shoppers switch to cards


John Howells, chief executive of Link, which runs Britain's 70,000 cashpoints, said the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically sped up the switch from cash to card and online payments.

What entrepreneurs are doing to avoid going bust during coronavirus


We speak to small business owners and self-employed workers who tell us how they're adapting their businesses in the face of coronavirus.

What are property buyers and sellers allowed to in lockdown?


The Government has now released guidance on what to do if you're in the middle of a move. So should you move house, delay your purchase, or pull out of the sale completely?

Surge in DIY sales boosts B&Q before lockdown


Kingfisher, which also owns Screwfix, saw sales shoot up 38 per cent in the third week of March. Online sales jumped by a quarter as people avoided shops as the threat of the virus became clear.

I moved flat last weekend, during the coronavirus outbreak. Can I get my deposit back in 10 days?


I moved flat last weekend, thankfully just before the Government lockdown. Will I still be able to get my deposit back from my old flat, once I leave, within 10 days?

Banks warned: Axe bonuses and dividends


Barclays' boss Jes Staley (pictured with his wife Debbie,) took home £5.9m last year, Lloyds' Antonio Horta Osorio received £4.7m, RBS's Alison Rose bagged £1.4m for her first two months in the job.

Will my bank write off my overdraft fees during coronavirus?


Britain's six biggest high street names have set out measures to help holders of Britain's £7.7billion overdraft debt, including increased fee-free buffers and temporarily writing off overdraft charges.

Now pub chain Wetherspoons refuses to pay breweries


The pub chain, founded by Tim Martin (pictured) has been forced to close its pubs during the lockdown and has put thousands of staff on reduced wages under a government-funded scheme.

Long-term recovery bets - but only for the brave


The stock market rally earlier in the week was largely in response to the US government aid package, but it also suggested some investors are hazarding a guess at what the future will hold.

Will coronavirus sink the property market? This is Money podcast


Britain is on lockdown and so is the property market. Amidst all this, many are asking the inevitable question: 'What will happen to house prices?'

DVSA says it is 'urgently' looking into safety recalls for cars during Covid-19 lockdown


Andrew Hebbs, 67 (pictured), told us this week that an appointment with a Toyota dealership for a recalled seatbelt fault on his Prius hybrid had been cancelled.

What are the differences between the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250?


The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 may belong to the same family, but they tend to possess certain distinct qualities in greater abundance.

We reveal what motorists need to know during the coronavirus pandemic


With the Prime Minster's announcement of strict restrictions to prevent people leaving their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, what does it mean for car owners?

Gold coins at online-only Spink auction sell for up to £65,000


Collectors and investors flocked to gold coins as a safe haven buy amid stock market turbulence caused by coronavirus, with some selling for triple their estimates in a behind closed doors auction.

Best savings rates: Marcus Bank launches 1.45% one-year fixed-rate


Goldman Sachs-backed Marcus Bank has finally expanded its offering beyond its sole easy-access account after 18 months, but savers hoping for a new top rate deal will be disappointed.

Birmingham fuel retailer is first to sell petrol for less than £1-a-litre


A petrol station in Birmingham is the first retailer in Britain to offer fuel for less than £1-a-litre following the oil crash earlier this month - the first time it has dropped below £1 since early 2016.


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