Finance

The agent said it would take time to process, but I need the money for a house purchaseSeven months ago I paid the agent Travelup over £2,300 for a return flight from Manchester to Port Harcourt in Nigeria with Air France.
Barclays’ lack of communication made things worse after the death of my motherMy mother died recently and a substantial sum was wired from her estate in the Caribbean to my Barclays account. A month later it has yet to arrive.My...
Green Star Energy was unable to get our names on an account despite repeated callsWe moved into a new house which had gas and electricity supplied by Green Star Energy. In the five months since, we’ve been unable to get our names...
The worst Isas pay 0.2% interest while the best pay 26%. We review the best on offer for youIf you are lucky enough to have accumulated decent savings, it’s the time of year to decide where best to deposit them and earn...
There are good rates out there for savers – especially those willing to tie money up for a whileIf you’ve done nothing with your savings in recent years – having assumed banks were paying terrible rates – it’s time to think again...
Cash Isas are falling out of favour – but there are deals to be found if you can lock money awayIt’s tough for savers: the best-paying easy-access cash Isas – from Virgin Money and Leeds building society – pay just 1.21% interest....
There’s a wealth of financial products out there – here’s how to choose the right ISAInvestors have under three weeks left to exploit this tax year’s £20,000 tax-free Isa allowance. Most opt for safe cash Isas, but investment Isas, with the money going...
The ‘innovative finance’ Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who’s offering them and how they workIt’s the new type of Isa offering returns of up to 12% – or perhaps...
Study says 97% of population carry coins or notes after report warned of cash’s demiseCash is still king across large parts of the UK economy, with more than 80% of people in Britain saying they pay taxi drivers, newspaper sellers, window cleaners and...
An unwelcome bid from its former boss’s upstart rival could be short, sharp and painfulIn the unlovely world of subprime lending – a place of high interest rates for credit-impaired borrowers – an entertaining corporate scrap has broken out.

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