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ME AND MY MONEY: Big Brother star invests in property

Handy: TV presenter Craig Phillips Former bricklayer Craig Phillips made hundreds of thousands of pounds as the first ever winner of TV’s Big Brother 20 years ago, but says his best money making venture has been to invest in buy-to-let property.  The 49-year-old spoke to DONNA FERGUSON from his home …

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Keep calm and carry on making profit during coronavirus

From crippling businesses to sending us stir-crazy, lockdowns already have a lot to answer for. But there’s another charge to lay at their door: they could be making us worse investors.  The best investment decisions are made when we’re cool and collected and able to follow a strategy. Yet the …

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How to challenge an unfair lockdown penalty

Lockdown in England ends on Wednesday, but it will not put a stop to the fines that can be issued to those who break coronavirus rules.  Since March, at least 20,000 penalties of £100 or more have been handed out – an average of more than 500 a week. And …

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Marcus Bank simple access cost savings rate to fall to 0.5%

Marcus is making another cut to its easy-access account as cost savings providers continue to slash rates on the back of ruthless cuts by National Cost savings & Investments. The UK savings arm of Goldman Sachs will cut its easy-access rate from 0.7 percent to 0.5 per cent in simply …

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City grandee Martin Gilbert reveals bold plans for Revolut

Focus: Martin Gilbert wants the app to have a full banking licence City grandee Martin Gilbert has played golf with top professionals including Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson over the years. But one playing companion stands out – and not for his touch around the green. His name is Donald …

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Private equity firms approach Sabadell about buying TSB

Private equity firms have approached Sabadell about buying TSB from the Spanish bank.  It is understood that NewDay, a credit card provider, looked at a possible merger with TSB earlier this year. It is not known if NewDay is still interested.  Sabadell, which bought TSB in 2015 for £1.7billion, said …

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Short-term bonuses are hiding real saving rates

Savers looking for a safe place for their cash face a raft of penalties, restrictions and teaser rates, research conducted on behalf of The Mail on Sunday reveals.  Of the top 50 instant access savings accounts, more than half are not straightforward.  Sixteen limit the number of withdrawals savers can …

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