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Virgin Media falls foul of watchdog over £240 exit fees

Virgin Media falls foul of watchdog over £240 exit fees

Virgin Media may have breached consumer protection rules by charging customers up to £240 for ending their contract early, according to an investigation by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. In a preliminary ruling this week, Ofcom says it has “reasonable...

Guardian, today, 16:09
 

Irn-Bru bottles recalled amid fears caps may pop-off

AG Barr is voluntarily recalling 750ml glass bottles of drinks including Irn-Bru amid fears the caps might pop off unexpectedly. The company said it is recalling the bottles as a precaution due to an “intermittent fault” in how some caps have been...

Scotsman, today, 13:27
 

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Beware a banking boss whose golf handicap is lower than their shirt size, they say,...

Beware a banking boss whose golf handicap is lower than their shirt size, they say. However, Ana Botin might just be the exception to the rule. Santander’s £9m-a-year executive chairman knows her way around a balance sheet almost as well as she does...

Daily Mail, today, 10:06
 

TSB customer watched helplessly as hackers stole £9,000 wedding savings from his online account as he...

A TSB customer watched helplessly as hackers stole £9,000 of his wedding savings while he was on hold to the bank for more than four hours. Ben Alford, from Weymouth, called TSB after noticing a £9,000 loan from another company that he had not applied...

Daily Mail, today, 09:54
 

The city firm that teaches insurers how to rip you off by helping them locate 'time poor and cash rich'...

The vast array of information used by insurance firms to find the most profitable customers – and hit them with higher rates – is laid bare by today’s Money Mail investigation. Insurers and comparison websites refuse to talk publicly in detail about...

Daily Mail, today, 09:54
 

Fleeced by the insurance spies: Firms are plundering your personal data to work out the maximum they can...

Insurers are exploiting sensitive data to hike bills, a Money Mail investigation reveals today. Firms now spy on shopping habits, credit records, social media posts and even phone usage before setting premiums. They also assess how likely an...

Daily Mail, today, 09:54
 

Should you save with an Islamic bank? Sharia accounts offer some of the best savings rates in the UK - we...

This week saw challenger bank Gatehouse launch the first one-year savings rate to hit 2 per cent in more than 12 months.  The bank is Sharia-compliant and is one of a growing number of Sharia banks rising up This is Money's independent best buy...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 

Allow savers to have as many Isas as they like and hike dividend tax rates, propose Government tax gurus

Isa rules should be relaxed to make moving savings and opening numerous accounts easier within the same year, according to an official report on tax simplification. Partial transfers of money invested should be allowed within the same year, and the...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 

Going on holiday and your cat gets sick? Here's how pet owners can claim on their travel insurance if they...

In its most basic form, travel insurance covers you if you need to cancel your holiday, you become ill while you're away, or your property is lost, stolen or damaged. But there are also a number of other hidden clauses that may be buried within the...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 

The cost of a collapsed property sales has hit nearly £3,000, but what makes buyers pull out and can you...

Moving house is one of the most stressful and expensive things you can do in life, so when the whole process collapses and costs you thousands of pounds in wasted expenses, it can be devastating.  New research shows the cost of a property sale...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 

The UK's electric car charging is 'playing catch-up', as study reveals 85,500 chargers are needed in the...

Another 83,500 public electric-car charging points need to be installed by 2020, if Britain is to keep up with the increasing demand for zero-emissions vehicles. Currently there are just 16,500 public charge points in the UK. But with a million...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 

Should you buy a state pension top-up? It could boost your payouts by £244 a year

Savers approaching retirement are being urged to check whether it is worth buying state pension top-ups that can add £244 a year to their payouts. Doing this can get you nearer or over the threshold for getting the maximum payout, which is currently...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 

RAY MASSEY: Royal Enfield launches military-style bike that honours one of World War II’s great unsung heroes

Royal Enfield has launched a military-style bike that honours one of World War II’s great unsung heroes. The motorcycle builder’s new Classic 500 Pegasus is inspired by the lightweight, but rugged, 125 cc Flying Flea which was dropped behind enemy...

Daily Mail, today, 09:36
 
Debt collectors held to account as traffic fines claim a life

Debt collectors held to account as traffic fines claim a life

It started with two £65 traffic fines, one for being in a bus lane a few minutes before the restrictions ended, the other for making a prohibited right turn. Within a matter of months, those two penalties had spiralled into a debt of more than £1,000...

Guardian, today, 07:25
 
I'm fed up mowing the lawn – should I get artificial grass?

I'm fed up mowing the lawn – should I get artificial grass?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. I’m already heartily fed up with mowing our lawn every Saturday morning. I’m...

Guardian, today, 07:25
 


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