News archive from 11 December 2013, page 4

Match-fixing suspect Sodje investigated over sports charity 'irregularities'

The sports foundation run by one of the brothers at the centre of football's spot-fixing allegations is being probed by the charity regulator over claims of irregularities. The Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF) is run by Steve Sodje, who was arrested by...

Daily Mail, 01:48 in Sport
 

Mourinho: Chelsea WON'T win the Champions League... but we are going to keep attacking

Just days after conceding Chelsea's hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title without a prolific goalscorer were slim, Jose Mourinho confessed he did not expect to win the Champions League either. Form has been fitful for Mourinho's team,...

Daily Mail, 01:48 in Sport
 

Odd man out: Mertesacker, Veron and Santa Cruz make the line-up but who is the misfit in our XI?

2 View comments Every week we'll name an XI of past and present footballers for you to guess what links them all. But there's a twist - one player will always be the odd man out in the dressing room. This week's team is full of current and former...

Daily Mail, 01:48 in Sport
 

What a gift for your children! Easy-access accounts for youngsters pay 3% - double the rate on offer to adults

If you want to teach your child or grandchild the value of saving this Christmas, open an easy-access savings account for them, where they can earn as much as 3 per cent - double the rate on offer to adults. Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Lloyds...

 

Savers warned against locking their savings in poor fixed-rate bonds as major banks continue to make cuts

Savers looking to reinvest fixed-rate bonds should turn to easy access accounts, rather than put their money back into the major banks. Rates on shorter-term one and two-year bonds have tumbled in the past few weeks. Some pay less to those who are...

 

ASK TONY: What has happened to my £12,500 lost in an Indian bank?

I am having great difficulty getting some money returned by ICICI Bank. My husband died in 2012. Earlier this year, Barclays Bank changed our joint current account to be in my name only. This account had been linked to the ICICI one and was where...

 

Want to spend your golden years in the sun? Take our quiz - and start saving

Many people hitting retirement age find their dreams of golden years are shattered. They thought they would be savouring long holidays, meals out, trips to the theatre and cricket or football matches - and precious time spent helping out with the...

 

New state pension age: What's happening and why retirees in Dorset may be £67,000 better off

The age at which you can claim the state pension is rising - and twenty-somethings face working until they are 70. It is part of the most radical overhaul of the state pension ever. Ruth Lythe explains what's happening. Why retirees in Dorset may be...

 

Wooden Spoon Award 2013: What do our Terrible Ten have to say?

The competition is hotting up . . . to be crowned winner of Money Mail's 2013 Wooden Spoon for rotten customer service. Last week saw the launch of voting for our sixth annual awards - and already our mailbag is filling up. Today...

 

JAMES CONEY: New state pension age will push thousands into an early grave

If you turned on the radio or TV news in the past few days you'd think the perfectly practical decision to increase the state retirement age was the equivalent of highway robbery. It has been branded as an example of how the Government has yet again...

 

Costa owner Whitbread smells the coffee with Middle East success despite its Premier Inn brand misses rooms...

Delays in the opening of a flagship London hotel will cause Premier Inn owner Whitbread to miss targets for the number of hotel rooms it had promised to open by its year end. Shares fell 50p to 3475p after it warned it now planned to open 3,500 budget...

 

TUI Travel sees improved profits as package holiday make a comeback

TUI Travel boss Peter Long hailed the renaissance of the package holiday, as Britons' lust for sunshine helped offset a more gloomy year in France. Some £188million of one-off charges - including the impact of North African political upheaval on...

 

RBS turmoil as finance chief Nathan Bostock quits after just 10 weeks in the job

Royal Bank of Scotland was dealt a fresh blow last night when its finance director quit after just ten weeks in the job. Nathan Bostock, who has been with the bank for some years, is understood to have left to take up a senior post at Spanish-owned...

 

Hedge fund guru Crispin Odey aims to net result on poor Manchester United shares

Hedge fund guru Crispin Odey has made a £22million bet that Manchester United's poor performance on the field will be echoed in the stock market. The founder of Odey Asset Management has taken out a 0.78 per cent "short position' on the club,...

 

GM is first major car manufacturer to have a woman in the driving seat as it appoints Mary Barra as chief...

Vauxhall-maker General Motors is the first major car manufacturer to have appointed a woman chief executive. The firm, which also makes Cadillacs and Chevrolets, emerged out of bankruptcy this year and saw the US Treasury sell its final stake this...

 


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