EU chiefs brand Greek finance minister 'a time-waster, a gambler and an amateur' amid warnings that Grexit is a 'serious option'

EU chiefs brand Greek finance minister 'a time-waster, a gambler and an amateur'

In private talks that were described as a 'hammering' for Greece in the Latvian capital of Riga, eurozone finance ministers hurled abuse at Varoufakis, pictured, amid warnings that a Greek exit from the single currency is now a 'serious' option. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch chairman of the Eurogroup of treasury chiefs, could barely contain his anger at the failure by Athens to deliver the economic reforms required to secure further emergency funding to keep Greece afloat.

Government now holds less than 21pc of Lloyds as Treasury sells another chunk of its stake in state-backed lender

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The Treasury started selling its stake in 2013 and the latest sale of more than 700million shares - worth £586million - means it has recouped about £9.5billion.

Thousands of parents risk missing out on air tax rebate for their children as one in three 'can't be bothered' to claim 

Thousands of parents risk missing out on child air duty compensation

Controversial Air Passenger Duty for the under 12's is set to be abolished on economy flights taken from the 1st May. It is estimated it will cost the Treasury an estimated £40million in 2015-16 alone. But new research from financial comparison website reveals that not all airlines are offering automatic rebates.

Bosses pay row shakes up HSBC as almost a third of shareholders refuse to back lavish awards handed to top staff

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A string of scandals at the bank, as well as its spluttering performance, has made the issue of executive pay increasingly sensitive for investors.

Annuity firms slash rates to worst level EVER as pension freedom causes slump in purchases of retirement income product

Annuity rates have collapsed to all-time lows within weeks of pension freedom reforms, which removed the need to buy the unpopular products to provide an income for life.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Threat to leave UK over EU is a handy smokescreen for HSBC to divert attention from questionable governance and pay revolt

How convenient for HSBC's top executives that the location of the bank's head office blew up into the story of the day, overshadowing questions of directors' conduct and performance.

Proof Poundland's NOT such a bargain: Comparison of price with supermarket rivals provides surprising results

Food writer MARTIN ISARK compared Poundland's prices with its supermarket rivals - with surprising results.





Are UK supermarket shares now a bargain? Funds still stocking up on Britain's grocers - and stress that in the long haul it may pay

Are UK supermarket shares now a bargain?

Fund managers and brokers continue to put the case for keeping your money invested in the nation's grocers - and stress that in the long haul it may pay off. Richard Buxton, who runs Old Mutual's UK Alpha fund, has bought just one stock this year: Tesco. He originally sold the shares in 2010 at £4.25 and recently bought them back at £1.75. He says: 'It's going to be a long haul but the new chief executive Dave Lewis is doing all the right things.'

Blow for the City as HSBC looks at leaving the UK - but could bring back famous British banking brand Midland


Global banking giant HSBC will consider moving its headquarters out of the UK, chairman Douglas Flint will reveal today, with rumours that it could also relaunch the Midland banking brand.

Why would HSBC want to quit the UK - and will other banks follow suit?

Chairman Douglas Flint told the group's annual general meeting that it was responding to 'regulatory and structural reforms' in the industry in the wake of the financial crisis.

ALEX BRUMMER: The graduates of the school for rogue traders and their potential for doing mischief to the financial system

It is implausible to think that however smart and computer savvy Navinder Singh Sarao may be that he was the sole originator of the 'flash crash' on Wall Street in 2010.

French Connection flailing as fashion retailer issues trading warning

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Hopes of a long-awaited profit at French Connection were dashed yesterday as it issued a trading warning that sent shares down by 26 per cent to 39p.

AstraZeneca admits sales have been hit by copycats as it beats off investor rebellion over boardroom pay


The firm said first quarter sales fell 6 per cent to $6.1billion while operating profits dipped 8 per cent to $1.8billion.

Solar mini-bond offers the chance to do some daylight saving with a 6% annual return - but is that enough for the risk?

Solar mini-bond offers 6% annual return

The Big60Milllion mini-bond, is hoping to raise £20.4million to refinance three fully operational solar farms. It could also help investors offset their electricity bill, but it is important to understand the risks. Open until 27 May, the minimum investment is £60 for a unit.

House price growth in UK cities outpaces central London rises for the first time in ten years - and Oxford and Bristol are the biggest winners 

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Glasgow, Cambridge and Manchester also saw particularly high gains at 7.6, 7.4 and 6.8 per cent respectively, according to Hometrack. Prices in Oxford (pictured) grew at 13.4 per cent.

'Someone drove into my car and now MY premiums have gone up': Drivers' insurance costs soar after accidents that weren't their fault - even if they don't make a claim

How drivers see their insurance costs soar after no-fault accidents even if they don't

The policy means thousands of cautious drivers end up paying for the mistakes of other more careless drivers through hiked car insurance premiums. Drivers complain of being penalised for their honesty - after all if they don't tell their insurer they might never find out and their premiums remain unaffected.

A yawning reality gap: Young people expect to retire with £95,000 pension pot - but most haven't started saving yet

Men aged 18-25 are more optimistic about what they will retire on, setting their sights on an average retirement pot of £111,000, while women expect to save £82,000.

The small deposit mortgages with a £1k sweetener, could you save money with Clydesdale and Yorkshire's home loan?

The lenders are offering a fee free range complemented by £1,000 back. The rates on offer are by no means the lowest, but could the cashback make them worthwhile?

Top ten holiday home hotspots revealed: Cornwall is favourite - and 165,000 UK households own second property for leisure

Top ten holiday home hotspots revealed - and Cornwall is top

Of all properties in Cornwall, 6.2 per cent - some 10,169 - are used solely as holiday homes, research from Direct Line shows. Also in the top three are Gwynedd, in Wales, and North Norfolk. Supporters see the increase in second homeowners as bringing money and business into areas, while critics say second home-ownership has driven up house prices.

Number of homeowners who believe year ahead will be a good time to sell hits a four-year high as house price confidence grows

More people could be tempted into putting their homes up for sale in the coming months amid strong expectations values will continue to rise, a confidence survey shows.

Transport for London boss attacks commuter trains into the capital as 's***', like the 'wild west' and with Gestapo-like inspectors

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In a Management Today interview, Sir Peter Hendy picked out Southeastern and South West Trains for special treatment in a rant that will be music to many commuters' ears.

SIMON LAMBERT: Eight simple but important lessons about money

Eight simple but important lessons about money

From banks to credit card firms, fund managers and shops, there are a lot of smart people whose job it is to try and take your cash off you. Learning more about money is a good way to keep hold of it and make more of it. Here are some simple but important things I'd teach people about money. What would you suggest?

'Clocking' plague stages a comeback in the second-hand car market as drivers try to hide excess mileage on car deals

Tampering with the mileage on second-hand cars is back for the first time in years and motors reaching three years old are most likely to be hit.

Cost of renting rises across the UK and London tops the league with biggest increase in last year

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London as usual saw the biggest increase, with rents 3.2 per cent higher than they were last year - or £16 more expensive if we consider a £500 rent.

The flash crash has been blamed on a Hounslow trader, but Michael Lewis says it's high frequency traders we need to beware

Michael Lewis says it's high frequency traders we need to watch

The 'flash trading' scandal is a result of the 'culture of greed' on Wall Street, says the author who uncovered the story. And Michael Lewis says there will be more scandals unless there is 'fundamental change' in the way bankers are rewarded. Lewis is no academic economist. He was a successful trader on Wall Street and in the City before he wrote 'Liar's Poker' in 1989 - the classic insider's account of the 80s boom.

IFS says giving housing association tenants Right-to-Buy their home could 'harm public finances and reduce social housing'

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The IFS said that forcing local authorities to sell-off their most expensive properties, with the proceeds used to compensate Right-to-Buy tenants. would ultimately cost the taxpayer.

Halifax and Santander win waves of new current account customers while Barclays is clearest loser, switching data shows

There was a seven per cent increase in the number of people choosing to switch current account in the last 12 months, according to data published today.

Would you buy a home under the hammer? How to invest in property at auction - or even get on the housing ladder

How to invest in buy-to-let or get on the property ladder at auction

Record numbers of buyers are turning to property auctions where as long as you can finance a winning bid you can lock in a property purchase within minutes. But you need to brave and sometimes willing to enter a bidding war to secure your dream property, so is it worth buying a home under the hammer?

Paragon Bank fires to top of best buy tables after upping rate on two of its fixed-rate savings accounts

New challenger bank Paragon has fired to the top of the independent This is Money savings tables after upping the rate on two of its fixed-rate offerings.

Plucky motorist loses parking fine battle in court but RAC says days of 'sky-high charges' from private firms are numbered

A chip shop owner says he is 'absolutely furious' after losing his landmark legal bid to sweep away 'rip-off' parking charges. He was fined £85 for overstaying by 56 minutes in a retail car park.

MARKET REPORT: Clinigen scores for Aston Villa nut Andrew Derrick Leaver as shares rocket after 'transformational' deal

MARKET REPORT: Clinigen scores for Aston Villa nut Andrew Derrick Leaver as shares rocket

Shares touched 585p before closing 3.5p or 8 per cent up at 565p following the acquisition of Idis for £225million, which will create a leader in the market for the supply of ethical medicines - prescription drugs, as opposed to illegal ones - to UK hospitals, a market estimated to be worth more than £3billion. The deal is to be funded through a £135million placing at £5 a share and £90m of debt through a new facility.

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Shares in fleet management company Trakm8 up 25%; oil firms also contribute to index's rise   

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Shares in fleet management company Trakm8 up 25%; oil firms also

Tak8M shares revved up by 25 per cent to 120p yesterday as the black box provider for car insurance company Direct Line said sales in the year to March were 95 per cent higher. Recurring revenue climbed to £7.3million, 60 per cent ahead of last year and chairman John Watkins now expects results to be ahead of expectations in its current financial year.

Shares in Intesa Sanpaolo slump as Italian bank is rocked by hoax claim about boss

An office worker looks at a screen showing trading on the FTSE 100 index. The amount consumers have invested in shares has reached its highest level for more than three years as people's confidence in the stock market grows, research suggests. Private investors collectively had £233 billion invested in shares at the end of February, the highest level since November 2007, according to share registration group Capita Registrars. The group said the rise reflected both the recent stock market recovery, and the fact that people were increasing their holdings in equities, with £473 million of new money invested during the three months to the end of February. See PA story MONEY Investors. Photo credit should read: PA Wire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 28, 2011. 
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A statement claiming to be from Intesa Sanpaolo, which has an office in London, said it had 'received today a letter from its managing director and chief executive Carlo Messina'.

US mega-merger scrapped as Comcast and Time Warner Cable pull plans for £30bn deal

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US giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable had planned a tie-up that would have created the largest cable group in the US with more than 32million customers.

DOGBERRY: 'Through the lens of humanity'? We have no idea what Starbucks boss Howard Schultz means...  


Constable Dogberry in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing mangles every word he utters - and so do many business leaders.

LEE BOYCE: Is Tesco the next Woolworths: jack of all trades and master of none?

LEE BOYCE: Is Tesco the next Woolworths: jack of all trades and master of none?

If Tesco is not careful, it could become the next Woolworths. Beloved Woolies was also once a British staple, which seemed like would never disappear. Tesco is trying to be a one-stop shop for everything. Electricals, clothing, mobile phones, banking - the majority just want to go in for their weekly food shop. It could be its downfall.

The best buy-to-let mortgage rates to build your property portfolio or cut your costs

There are now 143 five-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage deals with an interest rate below five per cent, compared to 105 six months ago and 55 a year ago.

The 40 money-saving tricks everyone needs to know: Pay for everything by credit card, buy your Christmas crackers in January and get paid to shop . . .

40 money-saving tricks everyone needs to know

Feeling the pinch? From claiming for compensation if your train is delayed to splitting TV costs, here Money Mail looks at 40 ways you can save money. Some require just small tweaks to your regular habits or a phone call or two and could save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds. You can save cash just by spending with a different type of credit card or planning ahead for big events or trips.

Two-thirds of estate agents say there are fewer house buyers since the start of tougher mortgage checks last year

People look at propeties advertised in an estate agent's window in Dulwich, London, England. 
The Government launched their 'Help to Buy' scheme today, which will enable eligible first time buyers to buy a home with only a 5% deposit, with the government guaranteeing a further 15%.  

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The National Association of Estate Agents said 65 per cent of its members were reporting a fall in buyer numbers since the Mortgage Market Review reforms were introduced, a year ago on Sunday.

Going away? Don't tell your Facebook friends or risk having your insurance claims rejected

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People who post photos of their trip or mention the dates they will be away on social media could have their break-in claims thrown out.

Our cars were written off while parked on the drive, so why are insurers still arguing?

Our cars were written off while parked on the drive, so why are insurers still arguing?

A mum and her teenage son have faced a year-long battle with insurers after their cars were written off while parked on their own driveway. Sixth-form student Josh Coultas and his mother Jaki Cowling were sitting in their front room when they heard a loud bang outside. Looking out the window, they saw his red Ford Fiesta, which had been parked on their driveway, was in a neighbour's garden.

Rents have outpaced inflation since last general election - but have grown at just half the rate of house prices 

Rental costs in England and Wales have risen 15.2 per cent since the last general election - a pace faster than the rate of inflation, a monthly index shows.

How saving works: Your essential guide to building up a nest egg

How saving works: Your essential guide to building up a nest egg

There are many good reasons for saving. A rainy day fund can give you protection against unexpected bills or losing your job. Tapping into your savings is also the key to many of life's major events, such as buying a car, getting married or buying a home. The good news is that once you decide to get that saving habit there are ways to make it work even better.

Estranged bankrupt son forced his gran to buy four iPhone contracts - and O2 wants her to keep two at cost of £100 a month...

ASK TONY: Help us cancel the phone deals our son forced his gran to take out

My estranged bankrupt son forced his grandmother, who is 85, to buy four iPhone 6 Plus mobile contracts from three operators for him, his wife and two daughters as Christmas presents. Virgin was brilliant and cancelled the phone charges; 3 insisted the contract be paid up; and O2 has insisted she pays £100 a month to the end of the contract.

Saver wins compensation from a building society after it fails to inform them of a rate cut - can you?

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A report by the financial ombudsman, revealed that the building society had not told their customer of the change in rate because it deemed the cut to be small.

I want to cash in some equity from my second property while rates are low - should I keep some back to pay tax in future?

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There?s is a wider range of special deals aimed at first-time buyers, including saving schemes.

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I want to know whether I will have to pay tax if I remortgage my second home to release money. I have assumed that there won't be any tax to pay until I eventually sell it for good.

'We are the Guy Fawkes of brewing': Craft beer pioneers BrewDog snub the City with world record £25m crowdfunding bid

Craft beer BrewDog snubs City with world record £25m crowdfunding bid

The Aberdeenshire based company, which takes pride in its anti-establishment image, wants to raise the cash by offering 526,316 shares to the public through its 'Equity for Punks' scheme. The minimum investment in this latest round is £95 for two shares. BrewDog's management has made no secret of its contempt for banks and financial institutions and today it reiterated its stance. Chief executive, James Watt, said 'We are not Rockefeller. We are Guy Fawkes. We are burning the established system.'

The UK's richest young musicians revealed: Sam Smith storms into the top 20 but none can match Adele's £50million fortune

With an estimated £12million in the bank, London-born Sam Smith has landed a spot on the Sunday Times Rich List of the UK's top 20 wealthiest young musicians.

Record low buy-to-let rates slip away but landlords investing pension freedom cash can still get a cheap fix

The opportunity to lock into a cheap fixed rate mortgage remains for the influx of property investors expected to take advantage of their pensions freedom cash.

Wind-in-your-hair motoring from £3,000: The ten most popular used convertible cars for summer driving

Ten top used convertible cars for summer driving

Lighter evenings, sunny weekends and a fast approaching British summer mean the number of drivers letting their car roof down is rising at a rapid pace. For those looking to join them, there are a number of bargain convertibles out available. Data compiled by used car website Motors for This is Money show that the number one selling used convertible at the moment is the Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Fund managers take bets on previously unloved countries such as Australia and Canada to boost your income


Bonds are attracting masses of savers' cash - trade body the Investment Association reported that £130million flooded into these funds in February alone.

Two-thirds of CPP customers who were mis-sold card and identity fraud cover miss out on compensation payout

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Only 2.4million of the estimated seven million customers who were invited to claim received cash. The average payout was £190.

As more music fans turn the tables in the vinyl revival...  here's the ten most valuable records in the world 

We reveal the ten most valuable records in the world

With interest in vinyl records on the rise, the long-standing market for collectible records is being given a new lease of life. The renewed interest will prompt many to question whether the records clogging up attics, boot fairs or lounge are worth anything. Is there a rare gem lurking in your collection - and what are the most valuable vinyl records?

Tories offer voters cut-price Lloyds shares if they win the election - but should small investors back this deal?

Private investors will be offered Lloyds shares at a 5% discount to their market value, and buyers who hold onto them for a year get a free bonus share for every 10 held.

Inheritance and gifts the only way for many young people to get on the property ladder, as more struggle to raise deposits

Inheritance and gifts only way for many to get on property ladder

One in six young people between 25 and 34 years old said to have relied on inheritance from a relative to buy their own house, compared to just one in 20 people aged over 55, housing charity Shelter said. Half think their children will be able to buy their first home only after receiving an inheritance, a survey of more than 1,000 parents suggest.

Ambitious sellers add £4k in a month to send asking prices to another record high, but lack of homes for sale squeezes buyers

Rightmove said that the challenge to meet the country's housing needs is greatest in the south of England and that a rise in interest from buyers was not met by an increase in homes for sale.

The Investing Show: What next for the Footsie, buy-to-let returns, and how to invest when markets are riding high

The Investing Show: Interest rates vs investors, buy-to-let & spotting a market top

In the second episode of our new Investing Show, we take a look at what next for the FTSE 100, what a potential US rate rise would mean for investors, and the temptation of buy-to-let returns. In this show special guest Justin Urquhart Stewart, of Seven Investment Management, discusses how to invest when markets are riding high.

50 ways to save money: Simple steps to cut what you spend that could clear your debts or seriously boost your savings

50 ways to save money....

To clear the average national household debt of £13,000 at 6% interest with a monthly repayment of £100 will take around 17 years. There are, however, plenty of simple ways to make significant savings on your regular spending that could clear your debt - or boost your savings - in less than a year. This is Money's top 50 - updated - money-saving tips may appear light-hearted but are deadly serious.

How to choose the best (and cheapest) DIY investing Isa - and our pick of the platforms

Pick the best (and cheapest) investment Isa platform

Choosing the right DIY platform is crucial but a wealth of choice and changes to charges have left many investors scratching their heads. We pick some of the best. We also highlight why investing in an Isa makes sense, as it should protect your hopefully growing investments from tax forever.

Revealed: The world's cheapest and most expensive stock markets - and where the UK stands

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We highlight the world's cheapest and most expensive stock markets, measured on three popular valuation tools and where the UK sits.

INVESTING TIPS: Fund and trust ideas for beginner and cautious investors

Starting out: Fund tips for beginner or cautious investors

If you are new to investing then the huge number of funds and investment trusts on offer can be confusing. Fortunately, This is Money's experts have some ideas to get you started.

INVESTING TIPS: Top fund and trust ideas for income investors

Income investing: Dividends can deliver both a healthy boost to long-term growth and a way to earn from your investments.

Income investing can let you draw on your portfolio or reinvest dividends to build solid growth over time. Our experts give their fund and investment trust recommendations.

INVESTING TIPS: Top fund and trust ideas for emerging markets

On the up: Emerging markets such as Brazil are where much of the world's growth is expected to be over future years.

If you're looking to add some flair to your investing Isa with emerging markets, This is Money's experts have some ideas to get you started

When will interest rates rise? UK narrowly avoids deflation as 'noflation' sticks instead

When will UK interest rates rise?

The UK economy failed to post expected deflation as CPI instead stayed flat for the second month in a row, according to new official figures. That left the outlook for rates firmly unchanged, with a first move still expected upwards in spring 2016.

Our savings picks: This is Money's five favourite best buy cash Isas for 2015

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We pick our five favourite cash Isas for savers. This is essential Isa reading and is kept up-to-date throughout the year

What next for house prices? Buyers offered a chance to negotiate and save money as sellers cut asking prices


The traditional pre-Christmas drop in asking prices has been far more pronounced than usual, according to Rightmove. We look at the outlook for house prices.

Looking for a better bank? This is Money's five of the best current accounts

Best five: which current accounts offer the best perks?

How hard does your bank account work for you? Here's our pick of the best accounts to make your money work harder, cut down on fees, or get free stuff.

What next for mortgage rates? Fixed rates tumble to as low as 1.29% as lenders keep on cutting

Lock in a five-year fix now: The bank rate could rise as early as next year, which would send mortgage rates up

Homeowners can fix for two years at just 1.29 per cent and up to ten years at less than 3 per cent. We highlight the best mortgage deals and look at whether it is time to fix.

Ten tips for buy-to-let: the essential advice for property investors

Ten tips for buy-to-let

For many buy-to-let looks an attractive income investment in a time of low rates and stock market volatility. Climbing house prices, rising rents and improving mortgage deals are tempting investors - although they will need a big deposit. Read This is Money's top ten buy-to-let tips

Best paid UK jobs 2014: Compare your pay to the national average in the league table of salaries across 350 trades and professions

Best paid UK jobs 2014 Compare your pay to the national average

The influence of financial services on the economy is spelled out again as City brokers steal top spot in this year's official list of highest earners. According to the detailed 2014 annual salaries survey, brokers pocketed around 40 times more this year than those at the bottom of the list - the people responsible for keeping children safe on the way to school. Lollipop crossing patrols earned around £3,400.


Do you think you will be better off in a year's time?

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