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Contactless card limit to rise to £100 in October

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:05
The limit per transaction will increase from £45 to £100, but the move has led to fears of a rise in crime.
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UK loses 83% of department stores since BHS collapsed

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 00:01
New research reveals the sharp decline of department stores since 2016 when BHS closed its doors.
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Contactless payments dominated as lockdowns eased

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 10:59
Spending on cards rose inevitably in May as Covid restrictions were lifted, says UK Finance.
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Make Universal Credit top-up permanent - Tory MPs

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 09:12
The call comes as charities warn that cutting the £20 top-up will push millions of families into debt.
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The real victims of mass crypto-hacks that keep happening

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 00:21
Millions in Bitcoin and other digital coins are being stolen by hackers with victims left in limbo.
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Why rent control isn’t working in Sweden

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 00:15
Young people are struggling to afford city living, and even the Swedes can't crack the problem.
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Amigo warns of collapse as losses jump and compensation payouts rise

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:58
The sub-prime lender Amigo sets aside £345m for compensation for mis-selling and warns it may not survive.
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UK self-catering holiday prices soar in pandemic

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 08/25/2021 - 00:03
Holidaymakers are paying an average of £300 more per week than before the pandemic, analysis suggests.
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Bitcoin back above $50,000 as recovery continues

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 16:09
The digital currency is rebounding from a deep slump as more mainstream financial firms recognise it.
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Covid: Government warns Covid test firms over misleading prices

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 08:52
More than 80 Covid test firms are issued with warnings and could be taken off the government's website.
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Gambling: Poorer UK towns found to have the most betting shops, study shows

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 04:20
Areas with the highest number of betting shops per capita include Glasgow, Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
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Why phone scams are so difficult to tackle

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 08/23/2021 - 00:13
Phone fraud, both via calls and text messages, has soared during the pandemic.
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Love and money: Why breaking-up is so hard to do

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 00:19
More people are looking for help in paying for divorces after relationships ended during Covid.
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FTSE bosses earn 86 times more than average worker in 2020

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 08/19/2021 - 00:02
The bosses of Britain's biggest public companies earned 86 times the average full-time wage last year.
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Northern English regions drive house price growth

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 11:17
Wales also records rapid rises as the UK sees property prices go up at the fastest rate for 17 years.
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Trials of shared banking hubs to be extended

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:01
The two trial projects allow different banks to operate from the same premises after branches closed.
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Trendy shoffices and pizza ovens raised lockdown fire risks

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:00
Insurer Zurich says residential outbuilding fires rose by 16% last year compared with 2019.
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Mastercard to end magnetic strip on cards

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 14:41
The company sets an expiry date of 2033 for the decades-old technology.
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Love and money: 'I borrowed from a friend, it went wrong'

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 00:10
After sleeping on the night bus with her daughter, Jo was forced to borrow money.
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Covid testing is rip-off, says former regulator

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 00:00
Lord Tyrie, ex-boss of the competition watchdog, says it was slow to react to complaints about providers.
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