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City watchdog launches investigation into Moneybarn

The City watchdog has launched an investigation into Moneybarn, a car loans firm controlled by Provident Financial.

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Virtual currencies are under the spotlight.

Capital markets: Investors must be cautious of bitcoin appeal

HARDLY a day goes by at the moment without a headline referring to bitcoin and so-called crypto-currencies.

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When your pet needs treatment, you could face significant costs  Photo: Johnston Press

Conal Gregory: Record £706m paid out as the health of our pets comes first

When a pet needs treatment, the costs can be sky high and continue to escalate if ongoing veterinary care is required. Fortunately, pet insurance is available as the way to protect against the unexpected.

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Lowell employs 1,500 staff in Leeds

Lowell signs deal to create second largest credit management business in Europe

A YORKSHIRE-based company has signed a deal which will lead to the creation of the second largest credit management business in Europe.

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Interest rates are set to rise for the first time since 2007.

Household budgets under pressure as Bank of England plans to hike interest rates for first time in over a decade

Households are expected to be hit with the first rise in interest rates for more than 10 years on Thursday as the Bank of England looks to cool surging inflation.

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27 October 2017.
The Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Survey breakfast at Source Skills Academy, Sheffield.
Keynote speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart of 7 Investment Management one of the
most respected City commentators.

‘Yorkshire needs a new investment platform to back fast growing firms’

BUSINESS leaders have been urged to establish a Yorkshire index to ensure local firms gain investments to secure economic growth.

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Caroline Wayman the chief financial ombudsman

Financial ombudsman reports ‘significant increase’ in PPI complaints

THE Financial Ombudsman expects to receive around 180,000 new complaints about Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) over the current financial year.

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Sara Wilson of Alliance Trust Savings

‘Many middle-aged people would run out of cash within months if they stopped working’

It’s supposed to be a period of stability, but many middle aged people fear they would face a financial crisis if they lost their job.

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Library image of the skyline of the City of London Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

UK watchdog to investigate advice given by consultants to pension schemes

BRITAIN’S competitions watchdog will look into the advice given by consultants to pension schemes and other institutions managing more than £1.6 trillion of funds, to see if there are conflicts of interest.

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UK petrol prices are set to soar.

Motorists warned to expect rise in unleaded petrol prices as US hurricane whips up demand

British drivers are being warned that the price of unleaded petrol could jump in the coming days as demand in the US – as a result of Hurricane Harvey – has seen wholesale prices soar.

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Falling house prices mean sellers are having to work harder

Selling your house? Tricks to beat the property price slump

As annual house price growth slows to the lowest rate in four years, homeowners need to do everything they can to boost the value of their property and buck the trend.

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The WASPI group from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

‘Cross-party support grows for the WASPI campaign’

CROSS-party support is growing for a campaign to force the Government to offer fair transitional arrangements to women who are suffering hardship because of changes to the state pension age, it has been claimed.

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Are you confident about spotting a scam?

High-risk investment calls on the increase

At Which? HQ, I sit opposite our money helpline – a crack team of financial experts who field thousands of queries about money issues our members are facing.

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The affects of Brexit will hit British tourists in the purse this summer.

Tourists to face fresh Brexit woes as we lose our spending power abroad

BRITISH holidaymakers are faced with deepening financial woes as the pound is in line to reach parity with the euro and obliterate the spending power of UK tourists in some of Europe’s leading destinations.

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Enjoy a more carefree break with extra cashback in your pocket

Holiday tips: how to save a fortune

The debate about term-time holidays has loomed large in the public consciousness lately, with the Supreme Court ultimately enforcing the fines on families for pulling their kids out during the school year.

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FLAT BROKE: How to spread the cost of schooldays

School bill hell: average parent spends £64,000

We look at some of the best ways to save cash before your little cherubs head back to the classroom in September

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What is the average deposit for first-time home buyers?

Survey reveals how much deposit the average first-time buyer in Yorkshire needs

First-time buyers make up nearly half of all house purchases financed by a mortgage – but those taking their first step on the property ladder need to put down a £33,000 deposit on average, a report has found.

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House price growth rebounded in June, pushing the average value over the 210,000 mark for the first time.

House prices growth pushes average value over £210,000, confirms Nationwide

House price growth rebounded in June, pushing the average value over the £210,000 mark for the first time, according to an index.
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The Huddersfield branch of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)

Thousands of Yorkshire women face financial hardship, says WASPI campaign

THOUSANDS of Yorkshire women are facing financial hardship because the Government has failed to offer fair transitional arrangements for changes to the state pension age, according to a campaigning group.

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