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Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:24:40 +0000

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John Lewis fined over sky-high loan charges

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:51:20 +0000

The store's credit card, and loans from HFC Bank, both run by HSBC, imposed fees of up to 16.4 per cent on customers who were contacted by debt collectors.


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Pound falls against dollar after 'terrible' retail sales

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:32:30 +0000

The drop of 1.9 per cent month-on-month in December as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods, compared to forecasts of a 0.1 per cent fall.


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Amazon named top for customer satisfaction by UKCSI

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:54:20 +0000

The retail giant received the highest levels of customer satisfaction for the third time running in the UKCSI. To reward its customers, Amazon is offering £10 off orders over £50 today.


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Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks to close 40 more branches

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:03:09 +0000

The bank said demand for electronic banking meant the number of customers using bank branches for day-to-day transactions across the industry had fallen by a third since 2011.


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Barratt Developments bust-up leads to exit of finance boss

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:29:50 +0000

Housebuilding giant Barratt Developments has been rocked by the departure of its finance boss. Neil Cooper left immediately last night with a payoff worth £741,000 after little more than a year in the job.


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ALEX BRUMMER: None of these dogs seemed to have barked

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:17:03 +0000

Britain likes to boast it has the most sophisticated corporate governance among the Western democracies. When you look at the corruption and falsification of documents...


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Davos party includes David Cameron and Bill Gates

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:17:01 +0000

Matthew Freud’s annual party on Wednesday was attended by David Cameron, George Osborne and Microsoft nerd Bill Gates. It was held at the art nouveau Schatzlap Hotel. 


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Royal mail shares slump to lowest level

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:16:59 +0000

Royal  Mail shares slumped 6 per cent after it revealed that its letters business had struggled in the run-up to Christmas.


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Aviva chair loses post after boardroom shakeup

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:16:57 +0000

 A top Aviva executive once tipped to run the company has quit following a boardroom reshuffle.


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Portmeirion's ceramics exports thriving in U.S and Korea

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:13:14 +0000

 An American appetite for quintessentially British tableware is driving exports at luxury manufacturer Portmeirion.


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May faces calls to stop Macquarie buying national assets

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:53:36 +0000

The chief economic adviser to the Prime Minister was a leading consultant at controversial Australian bank Macquarie that is earmarked to buy crucial UK assets.


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£61m wiped from St Ives as it warns of a profit fall 

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:31:18 +0000

Some £61m was wiped off the value of St Ives as the firm warned on profits. The marketing services group said full-year figures would be materially below expectations.


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Nasser Hussain's brother quits Glaxo

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:31:10 +0000

One of GlaxoSmithKline’s most senior figures is leaving after he missed out on the top job.


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'Buckingham Palace is ordering from us now'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:29:30 +0000

For  those who associate Argos with cheap jewellery and cut-price electronics it might come as a surprise, but Buckingham Palace is one of its best customers.


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European Central Bank chief drops Euro

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:29:12 +0000

Mario Draghi drove down the euro yesterday by ruling out an end to the European Union’s money-printing programme.


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HSBC will move 1,000 jobs to Paris from London

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:29:26 +0000

The banks' announcements follow yesterday's Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech outlining plans for Brexit, in which she said the UK would definitely quit the single market.


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Meals on wheels costs rocket up to 50%

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:46:21 +0000

The average hot meal has jumped from £3.62 to £4.30 since 2014, according to research by the National Association of Care Catering. This is a rise of 68p or 19 per cent — far outstripping inflation.


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Two weeks left to file self-assessment tax return online

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:22:25 +0000

Workers have until 11.59pm on January 31 to file their self-assessment tax return online — or face a £100 fine.


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Savers to get £10,000 extra protection if their bank fails

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:54:06 +0000

Under existing rules, £75,000 of each saver’s money is covered under the Financial Services Compensation scheme. From January 30, however, this limit is set to rise to £85,000.


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Insurer Legal & General will publish its pay ratios

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:25:51 +0000

The insurer intends to publish the ratio in March when it updates investors on boss Nigel Wilson's pay for last year in its annual report, according to Bloomberg.


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Rolls-Royce bosses now face bribery charges 

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:00:50 +0000

In secret deals, middlemen working for the engineering giant paid senior foreign officials and senior company staff over a period of about 20 years.


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China warns Davos of a global trade war

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:55:38 +0000

In a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Xi Jinping cautioned against protectionism as he launched a staunch defence of globalisation.


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Inflation wipes out interest on 94% of savings accounts

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:20:03 +0000

UK inflation rose to 1.6% in December, up from 1.2% in November. The rate is the highest since July 2014. Now, just 44 out of 669 savings account are inflation-beating.


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UK supermarkets in the grips of a courgette shortage

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:20:19 +0000

A Tesco spokesperson said: 'Due to bad weather conditions in Spain, we are experiencing a few availability issues, but are working with our suppliers to resolve them as quickly as possible.'


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Southern Railways scores lowest customer satisfaction

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:17:33 +0000

The train operator, which runs trains from London to Surrey and Sussex, saw its customers satisfaction more than halve to just 21 per cent, from 44 per cent last year.


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