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  • 20s in pocket
    12 Aug 2013
    Laura Whitcombe

    First Direct is upping its hugely popular joining incentive for all new 1st Account customers from £100 to £125 from 12 August until 20 October.

  • Benefits
    12 Aug 2013
    Laura Whitcombe

    The final stage of the government's new benefit cap launched today, with the last 40 local councils now limiting welfare payments to £500 a week for couples and those with children, and £350 a week for single people.

  • 12 Aug 2013
    Laura Whitcombe

    Almost 80% of those nearing retirement think staying with their existing pension provider will ‘make no difference' to the amount of money they receive from their annuity.

  • Old couple on beach
    12 Aug 2013
    Jamie Stinson

    Eight in 10 British expats believe they have a better quality of life living overseas than they would back home, new research has shown.

  • House
    10 Aug 2013
    Laura Whitcombe

    House prices near Premier League football grounds have more than doubled in value, on average, over the past 10 years, according to Halifax.

  • Supermarket shopper
    09 Aug 2013
    Laura Whitcombe

    Asda has been voted best UK supermarket for value and quality, according to a survey by shopping rewards App Shopitize.

  • Volcano
    09 Aug 2013
    Laura Whitcombe

    The UK energy market is like "a volcano about to erupt", according to switching service energyhelpline, which has said prices could go up by 5 to 10% in the next few months.

  • 09 Aug 2013

    One of the UK's top 20 most wanted tax criminal fugitives has been captured, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). But the organisation said today that 19 other tax evaders were still wanted - and it added a further 10 to the list.

  • House with money
    09 Aug 2013
    Mark King

    Buy-to-let mortgage lending soared past the £5 billion mark in the past three months, leading to fears the housing market may once again be over-heating.

  • Smartphone
    09 Aug 2013
    Jamie Stinson

    It will be easier for consumers to switch landline and broadband providers under new measures announced by the communications regulator.