Eurozone dealt hammer blow as UK vaccine drive means economy will grow twice as fast as EU | City & Business | Finance

The CBI predict the UK economy will accelerate by 8.2 percent this year and continue to surge by more than six percent in 2022. In comparison, economists forecast the eurozone will spike by 4.2 percent with the EU’s largest economy, Germany, seeing just a 3.4 percent increase. CBI economist Alpesh Paleja has said the predictions for the UK GDP More...

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By S.P. On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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Amazon Prime day a ‘perfect opportunity’ for scammers – what to look out for as sales near | Personal Finance | Finance

Amazon Prime Day falls on June 21 and 22 and in mere days, thousands of deals will be launched. Consumers will be able to get a bargain on a huge range of products from home appliances to computers but warnings More...

By S.P. On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Nationwide offers £1million prize draw – could you be in with a chance to win? | Personal Finance | Finance

Nationwide is one of the most familiar names on the high street, with the building society helping millions of people. It offers a range of savings products, including its ever-popular FlexDirect account, for More...

By S.P. On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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State pension increase explained as Rishi Sunak asked whether pensions would rise by 8% | Personal Finance | Finance

“With regards to pensions uprating, there is a statutory review which is carried out later on in the year, which is then brought to Parliament.” As he was pressed further, Mr Sunak continued: “What More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Ashling Park welcomes the world to its wine wonderland | City & Business | Finance

Part of a new wave it typifies the continuing revival of English wine and the respect it now reaps due to investment, innovation and a changing climate. But far from a frothy lightweight, Ashling Park’s beguilingly More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Rishi Sunak grilled on tax rises as he addresses Income Tax and National Insurance pledge | Personal Finance | Finance

The broadcaster replied: “I understand that, but I’m wondering how you can do all that extra spending – and you’ll be asked to do a lot more, the Cabinet Office has estimated that up More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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Rishi Sunak squirms as Andrew Neil says pensions could rise 8% ‘So the answer’s yes!’ | Personal Finance | Finance

The Chancellor looked visibly uncomfortable on GB News as he was confronted with the potential of the bumper increase in pensions as the country’s debt piles higher and higher. The triple lock mechanism More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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Savings account warning as UK inflation rate busts Bank of England target | Personal Finance | Finance

“At the moment, no normal savings accounts can keep pace with inflation, not even if you tie your money up for five years or longer,” she said. “You can do so in a regular saver account, but More...

By S.P. On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Virgin Money: 2.02% interest rate account available to British savers – how to apply | Personal Finance | Finance

Virgin Money is becoming a more familiar fixture on Britain’s high streets, with many choosing the provider each year for their banking needs. Now one of the largest banking providers in the UK, the savings More...

By S.P. On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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State pension age Britons may receive boost of up to £360 per month – how to check | Personal Finance | Finance

State Pension age is usually the point at which Britons choose to leave the workforce for retirement. While this is well-earned, often after decades of hard work, it can present a challenge financially. Without More...