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End 'feudal' rip-off of home leases, says minister: Sajid Javid calls for protection from 'unjustifiable'...

Buyers should be protected from the ‘unjustifiable and unfair’ sale of thousands of leasehold homes, ministers said yesterday. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid criticised the ‘practically feudal practices’ of developers who build new houses and sell the

54 min. ago in Business

Don't force people to use tap and go cards, banks are told by watchdog amid growing fears about fraud

The City watchdog has told High Street banks not to force customers to use contactless cards amid growing fears about fraud. MPs have put pressure on the Financial Conduct Authority to close a security loophole which allows criminals to make ‘tap and go’

54 min. ago in Business

Revealed: Phone call that finally sunk £21bn merger between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse

Settling back in his first-class train carriage as the Belgian countryside rolled past, Carsten Kengeter might have allowed himself a small smile of satisfaction. The greying, burly German boss of Deutsche Boerse was closing in on his prize: a takeover o

54 min. ago in Business

Don't leave home: Cyclone Debbie moves south closing offices, schools and causing flooding chaos and...

Sydney and Brisbane are being warned to brace for torrential rain and widespread flash flooding as ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie moves down the east coast of Australia. Queenslanders are being told to go home at lunchtime on Thursday, as the state prepares

today, 08:54 in Travel

Sprawling shopping malls are fast filling the Middle East - but Doha is an oasis of magical grandeur with...

Floating on its very own private island, Qatar’s first ‘ultra-luxury’ hotel, the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, claims to be fit for royalty - and it does not disappoint. Those with a penchant for self-indulgence would be in their element at the palatial hotel –

today, 08:54 in Travel

Inside the legendary Saint-Tropez hotel beloved by Hollywood legends: Discovering what drew the likes of...

Check into Hotel Byblos in Saint-Tropez and you're in very good company. Past guests include Brigitte Bardot, Mick Jagger, Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson. But it's not a hotel that needs to name-drop guests to attract custom – it's a hotel of supreme

today, 08:54 in Travel

What do YOU see when you look at this picture? Clump of mud on Queensland family's farm is a huge saltwater...

A cane farming family is living in fear after a large crocodile was given freedom to hatch eggs in the middle of their property. Wildlife officers have ignored calls to remove the predator and its nest from the farm near Mossman, in far north Queensland.

today, 08:54 in Travel

MARKETS LIVE: Little action on the markets as the Brexit bickering begins on day one of negotiations 

Day one of Brexit negotiations has begun and already there is bickering over how the UK can untangle itself from Brussels.  EU leaders want the UK to stump up £50billion before negotiations have even begun, while UK Brexit secretary David Davis has insis

today, 08:52 in Business

How to invest in an Isa quickly and easily: The Minor Investor guide to getting started

‘I want to invest in an Isa, can you give me any tips on getting started?’ This is a question that regularly crops up and we usually refer people to This is Money’s investment guides, best DIY investing platforms round-up and other useful articles. Yet,

today, 08:52 in Business

Russell Westbrook breaks NBA record for highest-scoring triple-double as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Orlando...

Russell Westbrook recorded the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history on Wednesday night, totaling 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead Oklahoma City Thunder to a come-from-behind, 114-106 overtime road victory over Orlando Magic. For West

today, 08:13 in Sport

Argentine FA appoint former road sweeper Claudio Tapia as its new president... and his first goal is to get...

The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former road sweeper as its president on Wednesday. Claud

today, 08:08 in Sport

Motor neurone risk may be higher for pilots and welders: Workers exposed to electromagnetic fields are more...

Workers exposed to electromagnetic fields in their jobs could be at risk of developing motor neurone disease, research suggests. Aeroplane pilots, welders, electricity network engineers and factory workers may be more likely to develop amyotrophic latera

today, 08:07 in Health

Carlton Cole reunited with old Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien as he signs for Indonesian side Persib...

Former England striker Carlton Cole has signed for the Indonesian team Persib Bandung, where he will be reunited with former Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien. The 33-year-old, who last played for the American team Sacramento Republic last year, has signe

today, 07:59 in Sport

Should you open a Lifetime Isa? How they work, and what's on offer to young savers hoping to get on the...

New Lifetime Isas will allow under-40s to save for a home and retirement at once, and the Government is offering free top-ups worth up to £32,000 if you max out your fund during your younger to middle-aged years. That sounds like a big giveaway, but thes

today, 07:52 in Business

Could we finally see a battle in the easy-access savings tables? YBS launches a new best-buy rate (but with...

Yorkshire Building Society has boosted the rate on its 'limited' access savings account, an area of the market which has been long neglected by banks. Britain's second largest mutual has increased its rate from one per cent to 1.15 per cent, leapfrogging

today, 07:52 in Business

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