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'Failing' firm soars in value as amateurs buy stock

BBC Money News Feed - 7 hours 10 min ago
Shares in a games company have soared 276% - the result of a fight between private and professional investors.
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Contactless limit could rise to £100

BBC Money News Feed - 7 hours 44 min ago
The financial regulator will consult "shortly" on a rise from the current limit of £45.
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Covid crisis: 'I've been excluded from any help'

BBC Money News Feed - 18 hours 49 min ago
Millions of people have been shut out of government schemes designed to help, a new study suggests.
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Victims lose average of £45,000 in investment scams

BBC Money News Feed - 19 hours 13 min ago
Lockdown led to a surge in reports of fraudsters imitating genuine investment firms, regulator says.
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Student rent: 'We're paying for a service we're not getting'

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 15:35
The BBC has discovered sharp contrasts in the way universities are handling rent for unused accommodation.
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Co-op and Morrisons see queues over payments outage

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 01:54
The supermarket chains confirmed that an ongoing issue is affecting payments processing in some stores.
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Brexit parcel price shock: 'I had to pay £30 for a gift'

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 00:22
It's not just shoppers facing surprise costs when EU parcels arrive, but what is behind the charges?
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Barclaycard customers face higher minimum payments

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 00:05
The changes affecting some customers take effect as finances are squeezed by Covid and Christmas.
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Cladding crisis: 'Delays could bankrupt us'

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:26
Campaigners say a government fund to pay for the removal of dangerous cladding is woefully inadequate.
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Shoppers stuck at home shun new clothes in 2020

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:36
Clothing was the hardest-hit sector last year, seeing a 25% drop in sales overall.
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Premium Bonds operator NS&I 'must work hard to win back customers'

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:07
Its boss apologises after customers were left to wait an average of 20 minutes for calls to be answered.
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Covid: Nine million people forced to borrow more to cope

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:37
There is a "widening financial gap" between households because of the pandemic, says the ONS.
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Plans to cap fees charged by claims companies

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:25
It follows criticism that firms take a large proportion of compensation for mis-sold financial products.
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Brexit: 'I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:19
Shoppers buying items from Europe now have to pay customs or VAT charges on those above a certain value.
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Marmite maker Unilever to insist suppliers pay 'living wage'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:43
Unilever says that by 2030 suppliers must pay staff enough to cover a family's basic needs.
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Covid: House hunters travelling 'hundreds of miles' to view homes

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 00:53
Estate agents call for tougher measures - as buyers race to beat the end of the stamp duty holiday.
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Depop CEO says UK users are 'entrepreneurs’

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 15:29
Maria Raga, CEO of second-hand clothing app Depop, says users of the platform are “entrepreneurs”.
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Low-deposit mortgages return after Covid slump

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 13:41
There has been a fourfold increase in mortgage products for those offering a 10% deposit.
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Inflation: Cost of living up despite Covid Christmas curbs

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:06
The UK inflation rate jumps to 0.6% in December from 0.3% in November, led by higher transport costs.
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Scrapping £20 benefit could see Tories called 'nasty party' - Casey

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 09:17
The ex-government adviser said the Tories would be seen as the "nasty party" by ending the top-up.
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