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Published: Tue, 31 May 2016 21:55:21 +0100

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Ordeal of the British sea cadets stranded on this container ship for a month after Korean owner goes bust 

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:33:37 +0100

The 40,855 ton Hanjin Louisiana container ship has been anchored 40 miles off the coast of Singapore in international waters, an area rife with pirates.


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Can you trust a firm that says it can get rid of your timeshare — for a price? These families did — and lived to regret it 

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:41:00 +0100

Over the years, the timeshare deal Christine and William Tight signed in the late Nineties as a way of getting cheap family holidays around the world had become a millstone.


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VICTORY: How our campaigns changed Britain... and saved you thousands

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:25:24 +0100

Over the years Money Mail has fought the fraudsters, highlighted dodgy dealings and government incompetence and exposed all manner of scandal and rip-off.


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Five decades that changed personal finance for ever: When Money Mail began, wages were paid in cash on Fridays and tax was 95%

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:48:25 +0100

When the Daily Mail was dropped through Britain's letter boxes on Wednesday September 28, 1966, it contains a new feature called Money Mail.


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Two million Brits remain financially tied to an ex-partner

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:43:52 +0100

Thirty-six per cent are tied up in a joint mortgage with their former partner, while 30 per cent are caught up in joint tenancy agreements, research by the Debt Advisory Centre reveals.


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Brexit jobs exodus 'has begun' as banks shrink operations and shift staff from London

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:10:38 +0100

Brexit has acted as the catalyst for major US banks to carry out 'radical surgery' on UK operations, including cost cutting and shifting hiring plans from London to rival cities, DHR International said.


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Nearly 60% of Britons have not written a will

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:27:27 +0100

One in four people aged 55 or over do not currently have a will, up from 30 per cent last year, Prudential and Unbiased.co.uk's research shows.


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How much does a private tutor cost? Tips to save on tuition fees

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:40:17 +0100

Government plans to boost the number of grammar schools in the UK are likely to spark a boom in private tutoring as parents seek help in preparing children for the 11-plus exam.


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BHS reborn: Qatari group to launch ranges online in time for Christmas 

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:10:23 +0100

The online shop is being launched by the brand’s new owner, the Qatar-based Al Mana Group, with a plan to offer a full range of home furnishing and fashions in time for the Christmas season.


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Out of reach: BT rivals step up battle over its broadband arm – as fury grows at slow pace of ‘superfast’ access 

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:58:04 +0100

By this weekend more than 75,000 consumers had contacted the media regulator to support Fix Britain’s Internet – a campaign orchestrated by BT’s main competitors to split BT from Openreach.


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Government MPs join in attack on £11bn smart meter plan 

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:56:51 +0100

Energy firms have been told to install up to 53 million smart meters in more than 30 million premises, with consumers paying for the cost through their bills.


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Government ministers WON'T bar a Chinese bid for National Grid 

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:32:19 +0100

The move comes despite calls this weekend for the sale to be put on hold until the Government’s proposed rule changes on ‘critical infrastructure’ are in place.


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Sorry Icelanders, the name is ours, says frozen food supermarket boss

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:32:13 +0100

It emerged last week that the Icelandic Government was considering a legal claim over the name used by Walker’s stores group.


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World's cheapest universities revealed: UK students 'pay three times over the odds and could save over £12k a year'

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:31:56 +0100

Based on annual tuition fees, living costs and currency rates, universities in Germany, Sweden and South Africa offer British students the best value for money, FairFX suggest.


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The top 50 brands for customers service in the UK (and a bank won!)

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:53:59 +0100

Handmade cosmetics company Lush slipped from first to third place, taking the place of John Lewis which moved into second place.


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Computer users blighted by Microsoft Windows 10 should get compensation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:38:19 +0100

The installation of Windows 10 has caused people to lose files and e-mail accounts, and a host of other problems, including defunct printer connections, Which? says.


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Verdict due in row between Airbus and arch-rival Boeing over 'illegal' payouts

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:39:50 +0100

Billions of pounds are at stake in a long-running spat between the airlines, with each claiming the other benefited from illegal subsidies.


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Ofgem probes pre-payment energy company Economy Energy amid concerns over its selling practices

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:55:46 +0100

Economy Energy, which provides gas and electricity to households primarily on pre-payment meters, is the focus of a probe by the energy watchdog Ofgem.


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HMRC uses handwritten Post-it notes on letters to tax avoiders

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:32:01 +0100

The taxman is sticking handwritten Post-it notes on letters to tax avoiders in a bid to 'nudge' them into paying up, it has revealed.


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Pound hovers close to five week lows as Brexit uncertainty weighs despite an improvement in public finances

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:43:16 +0100

The pound stood just below $1.30, having recovered slightly after hitting a five-week low in early trade. It was also flat against the euro at €1.16, close to yesterday’s four-week low.


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