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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Finance

Waiting for money to be wired from overseas caused me stress

Barclays’ lack of communication made things worse after the death of my motherMy mother died recently and a substantial sum was wired from her estate in the...

We were threatened with debt collectors over a bill we weren’t allowed to pay

Green Star Energy was unable to get our names on an account despite repeated callsWe moved into a new house which had gas and electricity supplied by...

Isas can spell big returns – if you pick the right type

The worst Isas pay 0.2% interest while the best pay 26%. We review the best on offer for youIf you are lucky enough to have accumulated decent...

Cash Isas: canny choices could earn you nearly 2%

There are good rates out there for savers – especially those willing to tie money up for a whileIf you’ve done nothing with your savings in recent...

Isas: what are the best deals now interest rates are low?

Cash Isas are falling out of favour – but there are deals to be found if you can lock money awayIt’s tough for savers: the best-paying easy-access...

Investment ISAs: Act now or lose your £20,000 allowance

There’s a wealth of financial products out there – here’s how to choose the right ISAInvestors have under three weeks left to exploit this tax year’s £20,000...

A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch?

The ‘innovative finance’ Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who’s offering them and how they work

Eight in 10 Britons rely on cash for everyday payments, report finds

Study says 97% of population carry coins or notes after report warned of cash’s demiseCash is still king across large parts of the UK economy, with more than...

Provident Financial needs to gets its skates on if it’s to save itself

An unwelcome bid from its former boss’s upstart rival could be short, sharp and painfulIn the unlovely world of subprime lending – a place of high interest...

Investors urge HSBC to stop bankrolling coal-burning projects

Bank urged to close loopholes allowing it to lend to projects in countries until 2023A group of powerful HSBC shareholders have written to the bank’s CEO, John Flint, urging him...

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