Saving & Spending

Kate Hudson's on-line sports brand Fabletics empties your account should you not say 'quit'

Posted on August 15, 2015 at 05:00 AM

Simon Read is Personal Finance Editor at The Independent. He composes the Daily Money column and Wednesday's Midweek Money section in i paper and edits the Saturday Your Money section. He also...

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Peer to peer financing must develop to flourish

Posted on June 13, 2015 at 07:00 AM

Does the drive for increase mean the ending for the first peer to peer model? There have been some notable growth figures posted in the peer to peer (P2P) sector in the past few years by market...

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The Mad Rationale You Can Pay For Auto Insurance

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 12:37 AM

You most likely find that if you’re a terrible driver and gather some fender benders or tickets that are speeding in your DMV record, your insurance provider will bill you so. However, what you...

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Simon Read: 'Low rates give a false sense of security to homeowners '

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 09:18 PM

Great news - record low interest rates mean how many house repossessions is dropping. Nevertheless, the bad news is because there may be risks sleepwalking to disaster. That is the viewpoint of...

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Is it really that bad in the bond market?

Posted on May 16, 2015 at 03:30 AM

There's been a $450bn selloff of bonds all over the world in late weeks, and on Monday and Tuesday there was additional chaos. Yields on bonds, which move in the opposite way to their cost, had been...

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Issues of Cash: Why has TalkTalk still not activated my account?

Posted on May 09, 2015 at 05:30 AM

Q. I created an account with TalkTalk in November for telephone and high speed medium fibre optic, with free setup - that's usually GBP50 - and a GBP6 delivery cost for the router. The router arrived...

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Derek Pain: 'My two new resort purchases bed down in the portfolio'

Posted on May 02, 2015 at 02:00 AM

I'm a superstitious old soul and so made a decision to add two components in one go rather than risk the portfolio's strength by alighting on "unlucky 13". Peel has been on my shopping list...

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Derek Pain: 'OBJECTIVE could be high-risk, but even blue chips are known to fail'

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 02:30 AM

Although the no pain, no gain portfolio has endured a few AIM catastrophes, I stay a strong supporter and have not indulged in the frequently hysterical profession of AIM bashing. Really, the...

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Derek Pain: Look out for warning signs in the event that you have become wedded to a stock

Posted on April 04, 2015 at 03:00 AM

Brian Winterflood, a revered City expert, once told me: "When the image changes, subsequently sell." It Is sensible advice. Too frequently, investors stick with a business come hell or high...

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Issues of Cash: I stopped the call but the line remained open. BT billed me for six days

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 03:30 AM

Q. I connected to your conference call through my house BT line. I hung up by the end of the call, but the line connection failed to shut. A day later I realised and told BT - but it took five days...

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