Economy

How to get a pay rise in the middle of a crisis

How to get a pay rise in the middle of a crisis

How to get a pay rise in the middle of a crisis How to get a pay rise in the middle of a crisis This is a very tough jobs market. The official unemployment count between March and May was 1.35 million, according to the Office for National Statistics. And although that included a very slight fall of 17,000, the …

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Ethical funds come out on top in the battle for returns

Ethical funds come out on top in the battle for returns

Ethical funds come out on top in the battle for returns Ethical funds come out on top in the battle for returns The days when investors either had to compromise on ethics or earnings appear to be well and truly over as a new in-depth survey reveals ethical funds consistently perform better than their non-ethical counterparts. A study by Moneyfacts …

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How will you pay £1,000 a week for old-age care?

How will you pay £1,000 a week for old-age care?

How will you pay £1,000 a week for old-age care? How will you pay £1,000 a week for old-age care? It has been pushed into the political long grass for decades but finally, like so many things in life Covid-19 has made the UK’s broken social care system an urgent problem that needs solving right now. This week it emerged …

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Car buyers to save £165m per year after watchdog bans finance commissions

Car buyers to save £165m per year after watchdog bans finance commissions

Car buyers to save £165m per year after watchdog bans finance commissions Car buyers to save £165m per year after watchdog bans finance commissions The financial watchdog has promised that car buyers could save around £165m a year after it said it would ban commission to sellers from financiers. The Financial Conduct Authority said that current rules give car salespeople …

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What the Wirecard scandal means for your finances

What the Wirecard scandal means for your finances

What the Wirecard scandal means for your finances What the Wirecard scandal means for your finances Despite Covid-19, Brexit and the constant litany of explosive tweets from Trump, Wirecard has managed to be big news over the last few weeks. It’s a complex tale that ranges from consumer loss to wild rumours of spying. So what has actually happened with …

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Four hidden ways the Covid crash is hitting your wallet

Four hidden ways the Covid crash is hitting your wallet

Four hidden ways the Covid crash is hitting your wallet Four hidden ways the Covid crash is hitting your wallet It hasn’t been easy keeping on top of what felt like a daily flurry of changes, announcements and breaks that made a huge difference to our personal money matters in the early days of the pandemic crisis. But now, as …

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FCA given powers to crack down on ‘Wild West’ cryptomarket

FCA given powers to crack down on ‘Wild West’ cryptomarket

FCA given powers to crack down on ‘Wild West’ cryptomarket FCA given powers to crack down on ‘Wild West’ cryptomarket The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been handed new powers to deal with misleading cryptocurrency adverts as the popularity of digital currencies soars. Just like the use of traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies are a method of payment that allows people to …

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How to save money on your staycation

How to save money on your staycation

How to save money on your staycation How to save money on your staycation We’re all staying on a summer holiday. Well, lots of us are. After three long months of lockdown, the government finally said we could travel again, both within and outside the UK. And although we now have access to overseas breaks, many of us seem to …

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Why £33,864 buys you happiness

Why £33,864 buys you happiness

Why £33,864 buys you happiness Why £33,864 buys you happiness It’s fair to say money is not making us very happy right now. Incomes are under threat, our investments have taken a beating, the fear of inflation is rising and the end of all those payment holidays loom. More of us are facing struggles to pay the bills than we …

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Lockdown exposes looming tech gaps as money management goes digital

Lockdown exposes looming tech gaps as money management goes digital

Lockdown exposes looming tech gaps as money management goes digital Lockdown exposes looming tech gaps as money management goes digital Two-thirds of UK adults now rely on mobile and online banking technology to manage their money, as lockdown prompts the wholesale shift to digital financial management. Since March, a study of thousands of British adults has found almost 90 per …

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