News archive from 2 November 2013, page 19

'My direct debits went astray twice': Bank account switch still comes with a hitch

Teething troubles affecting the "simple, reliable and hassle-free' bank account switching service threaten to dampen customers' enthusiasm for making a change - despite clear benefits if they do. The Mail on Sunday has heard from a number of...

 

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: It's bananas not to cap payday lenders' rates

Price caps are now a big issue for Britain's pensions industry to contend with after Government Minister Steve Webb last week proposed a limit on annual charges imposed on workplace pensions - set at either 0.75 or 1 per cent. But strangely, they...

 

'I had to wait three months for a refund': Energy suppliers earn millions as they reap interest on customer...

An astonishing 13million households are being penalised millions of pounds every year as energy suppliers sit on refunds owed to them. The "Big Six' are cashing in from overpayments made by customers on estimated bills as they are allowed to keep...

 

TONY HETHERINGTON: Insurer leaves flood victim high and dry

I. F. writes: UK Insurance is refusing to abide by a Final Decision of the Financial Ombudsman Service. Our home in Cumbria was flooded in 2005 and we claimed on our household policy. UK Insurance appointed a surveyor to oversee putting the house back...

 

'I was fed up with savings rates and I am proud to back a UK firm': Wake up to bigger returns on savings...

Putting cash under the mattress is one method of saving, but now you can put your money into the real thing by investing in a mini-bond launched by British bedmaker Warren Evans. The firm is tapping into savers' desperation for better returns on their...

 

'I had to provide a great deal of information': How you CAN get a mortgage after 65 - if you meet the six...

More people are retiring with outstanding mortgages. Around 350,000 over 65s still have a home loan according to the Office for National Statistics - and over the next decade the Financial Conduct Authority says 40,000 retired people a year will see...

 

'I pooled six insurance company pensions into a single pot for higher future income': You can boost your...

Many people collect several pensions during their working lives - and it can be hard to keep track or get advice, especially for small sums. Pensions Minister Steve Webb says he wants workers to be able to take their pension pots from job to job...

 

'We save £50 a month for each child into stock market Junior Isas': Help your children save tax free - they...

More than 366,000 children have a Junior Isa, or Jisa - a fraction of the six million eligible for this valuable savings scheme which can help them save tax-free for many years. Now Jisas have reached their second birthday, The Mail on Sunday explains...

 

Sports Direct 'faces 20,000 legal challenges' over use of zero-hours contracts

Up to 20,000 workers at Sports Direct may have a legal claim over the retailer's controversial use of zero-hours contracts, according to lawyers. A team at law firm Leigh Day launched a test case against Sports Direct in August on behalf of Zahera...

 

Next generation are in danger of being priced out of game

Andre Villas-Boas ruffled a few feathers by complaining about a "difficult atmosphere with no support' at White Hart Lane after Tottenham's narrow 1-0 win against Hull last Sunday. To be honest, you could say the same thing about a lot of grounds...

Daily Mail, 23:47 in Sport
 

Chelsea to make Lewandowski swoop, Arsenal scouts watch Benteke and Reid... but could Beckham really snap...

Chelsea will test how truthful Robert Lewandowski is being about not having made an agreement to join Bayern Munich at the end of the season as early at the January transfer window. It has long been assumed that the Borussia Dortmund centre forward is...

Daily Mail, 23:47 in Sport
 

Penalty shoot-outs are life or death... England may need a psychologist to help them get through another one

Having spent a lifetime managing some of the world's great teams - and enjoying all the perks that came with it - Sven Goran Eriksson is in wistful mood as he talks about his latest incarnation. The 65-year-old Swede is now head coach of Guangzhou...

Daily Mail, 23:47 in Sport
 


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