News archive from 15 June 2016, page 3

The builder who'll pocket £50m: Berkeley Group boss - who was adopted by gipsies aged four - set for bumper...

The rags-to-riches founder of high-end housebuilder Berkeley Group could pocket nearly £50million for two years’ work. Tony Pidgley – who worked his way up from nothing after being adopted by travellers at the age of four – sparked outrage when he...

 

Rage of the Betrayed BHS staff: As Sir Philip Green prepares for a grilling in the Commons, employees...

For more than a decade Lin Macmillan worked in BHS stores.  For eight of those she was based in Aberdeen and for another two in Lincoln. It was hard work, and the pay wasn’t brilliant, but there was a sense of family that she loved. It meant all the...

 

Another British tech triumph in foreign hands: Raspberry Pi computer maker Premier Farnell bought by...

The maker of Britain’s best-selling computer has been bought by a Swiss tech company for £792million – but its inventor won’t make a penny. Premier Farnell, which manufactures and distributes Raspberry Pi computers, was bought by Datwyler Holdings in...

 

Retail tycoon Philip Green faces tough questions on BHS demise

LONDON Retail tycoon Philip Green faces tough questions on Wednesday from British lawmakers when they hope to get to the bottom of why he sold department store chain BHS to Dominic Chappell, a serial bankrupt with no retail experience. After more than...

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Alert over pension freedom rip-offs: Seven in ten savers who have taken advantage failed to shop around for...

Seven in ten savers who have taken advantage of new pension freedoms failed to shop around for the best deal. The research by charity Citizens Advice has sparked fears that millions of over-55s who opted to keep their pensions invested and use them...

 

Big banks locking savers into accounts paying below 1% if they don't move their money when an old deal ends

Major banks are locking savers into accounts that pay less than 1 per cent if they fail to move their money when their old deal ends. When a fixed-rate bond expires, many banks and building societies automatically move your cash into the newest...

 
More than 200 Hartlepool families at risk of losing their home

More than 200 Hartlepool families at risk of losing their home

0 Have your say More than 200 Hartlepool residents faced being evicted from their homes in the last year according to latest government figures. Across the North East, over 12,000 private renters were put at risk of losing their home in the last year...

 

First Groups pays bus drivers golden hellos and puts them up in hotels amid fears a shortage would hurt...

Golden hellos, free hotel accommodation and extra overtime are the banker-style packages being offered to bus drivers at First Group. The transport giant used its full-year results to warn trading would be affected by a shortage of bus drivers. First...

 

How tiny errors on our credit file cost us our dream home: A £24 mistake on a mobile bill and a bungled...

It had taken James and Nichola Bell six months to find the perfect family home. But the moment they saw the four-bedroom semi-detached house in the village of Saltaire, West Yorkshire — a stunning World Heritage Site — they knew their search was...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: Betfred forced to pay out £800k after online customer gambled with stolen money

BOOKIE SETTLES Betfred has paid out £800,000 over revelations that one of its online customers was gambling with stolen money. The Gambling Commission found failures in the bookie’s anti-money laundering and social responsibility policies. Customer...

 

Hundreds of gift cards cancelled following collapse of Austin Reed amid fears BHS vouchers will soon be...

Shoppers have been left with thousands of pounds in worthless Austin Reed gift vouchers after the failed menswear retailer stopped accepting them in stores. The decision should prompt customers with gift cards for BHS, which fell into administration...

 

Beware rise in pension scams with around 60 savers a month being targeted by crooks in 2016

A major insurer says the number of customers asking to transfer their pensions to suspected scams has tripled. Aegon says 60 savers a month are being targeted by crooks in 2016, up from 20 last year. The fraudsters typically cold-call victims and...

 

Banks urged to allow customers with mental health problems to elect a family member to take charge if...

Bank customers with mental health problems should be able to elect a family member to take charge if their spending gets out of control, experts say. According to a new think-tank, 93 per cent of sufferers spend more when they’re unwell.  Those with...

 

Penalties cut for landlords who want to repay their mortgages early 

Landlords may be able to repay their mortgages early without eye-watering charges as a growing number of lenders scrap fees. On a typical £150,000 loan, early repayment could mean as much as a £7,500 penalty — charges vary from 1 per cent to 5 per...

 

One in five home insurance claims rejected because the owners bought the wrong cover

One in five home insurance claims are rejected because homeowners have bought the wrong cover. Most people assume their insurance will protect their belongings in any situation. But successful claims on home contents cover have fallen 6 per cent in a...

 


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