News archive from 28 March 2018, page 3

Ulster Bank to cut its rate for e-savers from 1.25% to 1% next month as rival easy-access rates edge up

Ulster Bank is cutting the rate on its e-savings account from 1.25 per cent to 1 per cent next month. Launched last June, the account topped the best-buy tables at a time when the average rate was just 0.38 per cent. It was withdrawn from sale in...

 

DAN HYDE: Perils of online cover show why if there's any doubt you should always check with the insurer...

Paul Weldin isn’t a crook. Yet you’d be forgiven for thinking he was given the way Ageas has treated him over a disagreement about whether his family home in East Devon had five or seven bedrooms before it burnt down last April. Paul, as Ageas rightly...

 

INVESTMENT CLINIC: What is the difference between active funds and passive funds - and which is better?

I’ve read about active funds and passive funds — what is the difference and which is better? L. K., Torquay. An active fund is run by a manager who makes decisions about where to invest money. Each fund has a strategy — for example, a UK Equity Income...

 

Victory! Risky trading sites that scam customers into betting their life savings on dodgy deals are banned

Firms have been banned from luring customers into risking life savings on financial bets known as binary options. In a victory for Money Mail, new Europe-wide rules will bar companies from flogging the deals to savers in the UK. We exposed how people...

 

With just ten days left to use your allowance... Could posh tonic water put some fizz into your Isa?

Savers have just ten days to use up this year’s £20,000 Isa allowance — so where should you invest for the best returns? Money Mail analysis of the best-selling Isa investments found star fund managers such as Terry Smith and Neil Woodford are proving...

 

ASK TONY: NatWest wouldn't give my special needs daughter vital bank statements

My daughter, who has special needs, was asked by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to supply all bank statements from April 2015 to the present date.  We left Nationwide and Halifax with the requested documents — but NatWest was a different...

 

Escape the fees maze: Almost every bank has changed the way it bills you for slipping into the red......

Having a modest overdraft in place offers peace of mind that should a bill come out early or a payment go in late you're covered. But over the past six months major High Street banks have changed the way they charge customers who go into the red. And...

 
Shoppers to pay deposit for bottles and cans in bid to cut waste

Shoppers to pay deposit for bottles and cans in bid to cut waste

People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. The deposit will increase prices - but consumers will get the money back if they return the container. The scheme is...

BBC, 00:59 in Regional
 

Colombian fans invade pitch after goalless draw with Australia at Fulham's Craven Cottage

A corner of South West London enjoyed a taste of World Cup fever on Tuesday night as thousands of Colombian fans descended on Fulham's Craven Cottage. A sea of yellow shirts, scarves and flags transformed the famous old stadium as Colombia faced...

Daily Mail, 01:00 in Sport
 

Real Madrid star Isco admits he 'doesn't know how to win Zinedine Zidane's confidence' after scoring first...

Isco said he felt 'alive' after his first career hat-trick helped Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. The Real Madrid playmaker has seen his club football limited in spells under Zinedine Zidane this season....

Daily Mail, 01:02 in Sport
 

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'Cling film' shield could save the Great Barrier Reef by blocking the sun's rays and protecting the reef...

The future of the Great Barrier Reef may depend on a type of 'cling film' 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. Scientists have created the biodegradable covering to block the sun's rays and protect the reef from bleaching. This occurs when corals,...

 

Privacy fears as Microsoft says it can investigate your accounts for violations of its terms and may BAN...

Microsoft’s latest updates to its terms of service have some users concerned that the firm is exerting too much control over what they can and cannot do online. In the new version of the Services Agreement, effective May 1, Microsoft says it will be...

 

Finnish schools employ robo-teachers that can speak multiple languages and adjust their methods to meet...

Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even do the 'Gangnam Style' dance.  Elias is also a robot. The language-teaching...

 

Waymo CEO says he would 'fight' for humans' freedom to drive themselves around - after the firm reveals...

Self-driving cars have gotten so advanced in recent years that many proponents believe humans should be banned from driving altogether.  But the boss of Google's Waymo, which is widely considered to be the leader in autonomous vehicle testing, doesn't...

 


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