House prices rally to hit their highest ever levels – but how long will the recovery last?

Average house price surges to all-time high as Halifax confirms post-lockdown property rally – but how long can the mini-boom last? House prices recovered following lockdown to hit the highest levels on record   Price of the average UK home now £241,604, 3.8 per cent higher than last year  Experts warn recovery may be short lived … Read more

Son’s fury at SSE sending letters threatening to cut off his mothers energy supply

SSE have come under fire for ‘threatening’ an elderly customer with excessive energy bills – despite the fact she has dementia and her son looks after her finances. Andrew J, who does not wish to be fully named, from Swindon, has voiced his frustration at the energy firm, after it continually sent estimated bills to … Read more

Worried about your mortgage? Save thousands on your home loan with our top tips

Furlough is set to end in just over two months and already, job cuts are pushing 650,000, leaving thousands worried about how to pay the bills, let alone the mortgage. Whether you’re concerned you might lose your job or not, cutting the cost of any outgoing is a sensible move right now and that’s even truer … Read more

Cut train fares for commuters or cities will suffer warns LEE BOYCE

Last week, I saw a quote suggesting Britain is seeing a ‘polo mint’ effect – that is, city centres hollowing out and periphery towns buzzing with activity. This is where office workers have been remote working from home in the pandemic and since lockdown eased, are spending more money in local shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs … Read more

LV= launches millennial friendly car insurance product, Flow

A major car insurer has introduced a new policy targeted at younger drivers offering flexible cover depending on their personal circumstances. LV= has launched Flow, a ‘fuss free’ monthly car insurance subscription that gives drivers flexible cover with tailored monthly pricing, based on individual circumstances alongside no administration fees. To simplify the process, customers have … Read more

I can’t find how much a home sold for online – where has the Land Registry data gone?

We made an offer on a house for sale near the end of last year but the sellers said it was not enough and it wasn’t accepted. The house then went under offer in January and we have been trying to find out if it sold and how much for, but when I look at … Read more

NHS accused of wasting ‘eye-watering’ amount of money

NHS accused of wasting ‘eye-watering’ amount of money as main ‘test and trace’ contract costs taxpayers £900 per person contacted Virus ‘test and trace’ contract cost taxpayers £900-plus per person contacted  Thousands of contact tracers have been employed but many have no work to do  Labour health spokesman said scheme should have been run in-house  … Read more

Hybrid BMWs can automatically switch to full electric mode in low emission zones

Clever tech: Hybrid BMWs will be able to detect when they’re entering a low emission zone and turn off their combustion engines Smart hybrid cars that automatically switch off their engines to run purely on electric power when they enter city clean-air zones have been launched in Britain by German car giant BMW. In a … Read more

Will shares take off under new Aviva boss Amanda Blanc?

Will shares take off under new Aviva boss? Amanda Blanc hints she will pull out of some overseas markets in major shake-up By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 21:55 BST, 6 August 2020 Aviva’s chief executive Amanda Blanc ended her first month in the job by … Read more

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos cashes in £2.4bn worth of shares

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos cashes in £2.4bn worth of shares as pandemic boosts sales By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 6 August 2020 Jeff Bezos has cashed in £2.4billion worth of shares, as Amazon’s sales are supercharged by the pandemic. The ecommerce business’s 56-year-old … Read more