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    1. July 16, 2016

      Cost of holidays to France and Italy soar

      The cost of eating, drinking and entertainment in the western Mediterranean has soared this year, thanks to the weak...

    2. June 24, 2016

      UK banks suspend euro sales amid demand surge

      High street banks have halted euro exchange services following a jump in demand from consumers after the UK’s vote to...

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      June 22, 2016

      Currency sales in UK surge ahead of Brexit vote

      With opinion polls suggesting a tight result, British holidaymakers are clearly taking no chances a day ahead of the...

    2. May 18, 2016

      Post Office to shut down UK mobile phone service

      The Post Office is set to close down a shortlived attempt to build a UK mobile phone network service as its offering...

    3. March 23, 2016

      Review: ‘Electronic Dreams’ by Tom Lean

      In 1983 Britain proudly boasted the highest level of computer ownership in the world, technology historian Tom Lean...

    4. March 2, 2016

      Really useful groups prosper in FTSE

      Lombard’s old dad has been a stalwart on Unilever’s share register since the 1970s, resisting financial advisers’...

    5. December 4, 2015

      HSBC to offer business customer services in Post Offices

      HSBC has struck a deal with the Post Office to serve the bank’s business customers across its national network of...

    6. November 24, 2015

      Ireland: bank on it

      Ireland is more than a low corporate tax rate, though Pfizer — which has bought a $160bn ticket to Dublin by buying...

    7. October 25, 2015

      TalkTalk’s problems go beyond cyber security

      Sir Charles Dunstone has a knack for extracting extraordinary value from ordinary businesses. He managed to pull off...

    8. September 25, 2015

      Paul Lewis — premium bonds are a winner

      As a teenager, I lost £5 to a card sharp in Oxford Street when I failed to find the lady. So I never gamble. Well,...

    9. August 7, 2015

      Travel money swap shop seeks to ride peer-to-peer wave

      Rent your holiday home on Airbnb, find a driver with Uber and swap your travel money with another tourist travelling in...

    10. June 19, 2015

      How can I transfer my pension overseas?

      I have dual US/UK nationalities and may return home to the US on retirement. I am still not clear on how to transfer my...

    11. May 8, 2015

      How to buy travel money

      With the pound breaching €1.40 for the first time since 2007, this spring has seen surging interest in advance...

    12. April 20, 2015

      Post Office criticised over treatment of sub-postmasters

      The Post Office has been accused of failing to properly investigate the cause of cash shortfalls at sub-post offices...

    13. March 13, 2015

      Build a cash reserve

      Ultra-low interest rates may have reduced the appeal of cash Isas for long-term saving, pushing savers into higher-risk...

    14. February 23, 2015

      UK Post Office agrees banking services tie-up

      The Post Office has struck a deal with an alternative finance provider to broaden customer access to banking services...

    15. January 26, 2015

      Santander to offer services through Post Office

      Santander UK is joining forces with the Post Office as the government raises pressure on lenders to increase banking...

    16. January 18, 2015

      Bank of Ireland UK plans push into current accounts

      The Bank of Ireland UK is planning a big push into the current-account market before the end of the year in a move to...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Dream turns to nightmare for post office couple in fraud ordeal

      By Gill Plimmer and Andrew Bounds It was a couple’s retirement dream — running a post office in their local community...

    18. December 9, 2014

      MPs accuse Post Office over ‘fraud’ ordeal of sub-postmasters

      MPs have accused the Post Office of mishandling compensation claims from more than 150 sub-postmasters who believe they...

    19. November 14, 2014

      Mortgage brokers grab market share from cost-conscious banks

      Brokers are taking a bigger slice of the mortgage market as new affordability regulations raise the costs of direct...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Business loses out by neglecting dementia pound

      When drivers at Mainline Sevens, a Salford taxi company, received pick-up requests from an elderly customer in the...

    21. September 19, 2014

      Technology spells the end for banks’ heyday

      Do you own shares in a bank? You might want to look away. The halcyon days of banks and bankers are over. Returns on...

    22. July 18, 2014

      ‘Massive’ delays on Co-op mortgage applications ‘massively’ delayed

      Borrowers seeking a fixed-rate mortgage from the Co-operative Bank face waiting times of up to four weeks as the lender...

    23. July 8, 2014

      UK Post Office to enter mobile services market

      Post Office will enter the British mobile services market with low-cost, easily understood offers that it hopes will...

    24. February 21, 2014

      RBS to piggyback on to Post Office branches

      Royal Bank of Scotland has said it will increase its high street presence tenfold by piggybacking on the UK’s vast...

    25. February 14, 2014

      Lenders step up buy-to-let offers as demand rises

      Lenders are offering more buy-to-let mortgages – with better rates on smaller deposits – in response to soaring demand...

    26. January 24, 2014

      Challenger banks face uphill struggle against ‘big four’ lenders

      The arrival of new “challenger” banks in the UK has been met with scepticism ever since the financial crisis. While...

    27. January 13, 2014

      Post Office extends bank services

      The Post Office has tripled the number of branches offering current accounts as it moves to the next phase of its plan...

    28. November 27, 2013

      Post Office given £640m to complete modernisation of branches

      The Post Office is to get an extra £640m for the three years up to 2018 to complete modernisation of post office...

    29. October 7, 2013

      A sense of déjà vu on Royal Mail

      A big state-owned company is controversially floated on the stock market by a Conservative-led government. A rising...

    30. September 12, 2013

      UK Royal Mail privatisation has been on the cards for 20 years

      Ministers have been eyeing privatisation of Royal Mail for more than two decades. If the latest attempt is successful,...

    31. September 9, 2013

      Royal Mail float set to heighten postal competition

      The impending privatisation of Royal Mail, the world’s oldest postal service, is set to sharpen competition in the UK’s...

    32. July 8, 2013

      Campaign aims to protect consumers’ right to receive paper bills

      A campaign has been launched to protect consumers’ right to choose to receive paper copies of bills and statements in...

    33. June 21, 2013

      March of maple leaf quickens as Canadian investment grows

      As Mark Carney steps into the Bank of England for the first time as governor on July 1, tens of thousands of his...

    34. June 13, 2013

      Royal Mail eyes Sunday deliveries as internet boosts prospects

      Royal Mail is preparing a move to seven-day-a-week deliveries after privatisation, driven by customer demand for...

    35. June 6, 2013

      Filtrona faces rebranding test

      One can only speculate whether Google would have achieved its rise to the top of the corporate tree had it kept its...

    36. May 27, 2013

      Brutal treatment for the Brutalists

      There is something fitting, you might say, in the brutality with which some of Britain’s prime modernist buildings are...

    37. May 20, 2013

      Sub-postmasters seek delay to Royal Mail sell-off

      Sub-postmasters have called for Royal Mail privatisation to be delayed, despite an attempt by the head of the Post...

    38. May 13, 2013

      Royal Mail: instructions in the post

      The instructions are in the post. Well, not quite. But Royal Mail is inching towards privatisation, with the...

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