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Phone scams: Rise in fraudsters making fake HMRC calls

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 23:56
A crackdown on email and mobile phone hoaxes has led to more fraudsters targeting victims by landline.
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'Right to Rent' checks breach human rights - High Court

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:40
Making landlords check the immigration status of tenants is causing racial discrimination, judge rules.
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Payment scam victims more likely to be reimbursed

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 06:55
More victims of "push" payment scams will be reimbursed by their bank under agreed new rules.
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New Ernie, same slim odds of winning

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:04
The fifth incarnation - a computer chip the size of a grain of rice - has now drawn its first Premium Bond winners.
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Premium Bonds numbers generator Ernie 5 is launched

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:04
The first Premium Bond was sold over 60 years ago and now the fifth iteration of the number generator Ernie has been launched.
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Foxtons warns London housing market in 'prolonged downturn'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 08:30
London-focused estate agent swings to a loss and says Brexit uncertainty is harming confidence.
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Online gambling: Labour promises tougher limits

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:12
Limits on how much gamblers can stake online would be introduced under Labour, Tom Watson says.
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Bank customers hit by dozens of IT shutdowns

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 00:04
Customers suffer regular operational and security incidents, BBC analysis of new data reveals.
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Does Help to Buy prop up housebuilders?

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:02
The government says it helps people on to the housing ladder. Critics say it just subsidises builders.
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Wonga causing damage 'from beyond the grave'

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:02
Thousands of customers seeking compensation from the collapsed payday lender are being cast aside, MPs say.
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Rail franchise model cannot continue, says review chief

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 18:57
The man leading a review of Britain's rail system says franchising no longer delivers "clear benefits".
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Gap between rich and poor starts to widen

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:11
Income inequality widened last year, reversing the recent trend, as benefits were squeezed but wages rose.
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Housebuilder Persimmon's profits top £1bn

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:02
The firm also names a new chief executive, following the pay row surrounding his predecessor.
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Investment scam targets Instagram users

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:10
Victims lost an average of nearly £9,000 after falling for scams appearing on the image-sharing platform.
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Brexit: What would it mean for UK pensioners living in Europe?

BBC Money News Feed - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 00:45
If you're claiming the UK state pension outside the UK how could Brexit affect your claim?
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Housing costs: Five surprises explained

BBC Money News Feed - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 00:39
Some assumptions about the UK's housing sector may no longer be true. Here are five that may surprise you.
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Fine warning as HMRC delays tax return penalty letters

BBC Money News Feed - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 15:49
Tax experts warn people could be hit by higher fines over the late warnings.
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Energy firm Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:37
The regulator warns Solarplicity could lose its licence if it fails to improve its customer service.
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City centres 'could become ghost towns'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:38
Shop closures will become the norm unless the government supports struggling retailers, MPs say.
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Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:35
New-build homes should be warmed by heat pumps or networks of hot water, a report says.
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