Mark Carney says China's woes will not derail rate rise plan with decisive MPC meeting to go ahead at end of the year

Relief for savers as Mark Carney says China's woes will not derail rate rise plan with

In his first comments since global stock markets were hit by gyrations in the Shanghai share index, governor Mark Carney said that 'recent events' did not yet merit a change in strategy. He said the decision about when to start returning rates from their current 300-year-low of 0.5 per cent will come into 'sharper relief around the turn of this year'.

HSBC issues apology and says all 275,000 payments missed in computer meltdown are now processed as customers demand compensation

Britain's biggest bank, which has 16 million UK customers, failed to transfer hundreds of millions of pounds this morning. They say those who missed out should be paid this evening.

'Through the recession banks closed their doors to businesses like mine': Need a loan? Want to invest? Peer into the future of funding...

‘Through the recession banks closed their doors to businesses like mine': Need a loan?

Investors terrified of global stock market falls, but also disappointed with pathetic cash savings rates, are hunting for a happy medium. Enter peer-to-peer. It is the investment buzz-phrase of the moment and one of the most rapidly expanding areas of finance in the 21st Century - doubling in size over the last year. But questions remain about how it works and whether it is safe. Maria Hopwood (pictured) has benefited.

'I turned my back for a moment when looking to get change and the parking attendants pounced': Join the fightback - and beat a parking penalty

The tide is turning for victims of overzealous car park attendants and traffic wardens - with more than half the fines being overturned. Ana Mazover sold her car after paying £1,400 in fines.

I joined my husband when he was posted abroad during 25 years with the Coldstream Guards - is it true I can claim state pension for time spent overseas?

Last year the Government announced spouses of HM Forces who accompanied their husband/wife/partner abroad could claim NI contributions, but I can't find out any more about it.

Free thinking Bank of England economist - Andy Haldane - tipped for top job at the Financial Conduct Authority

Andy Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability at the Bank of England. 

The 48 year old Yorkshireman has built a reputation as an independent free thinker and last year TIME magazine voted him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

'My broker knows the market inside out - and the questions I'll face': Confused about mortgages? Here's how to beat the traps

A rate rise may have been delayed by turmoil in world stock markets. But there are still traps waiting for those looking to take out a loan. Peter Georgiou (pictured) has used the same adviser for 15 years.




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A shares stumble won't stop the long march of modern China: Sir Martin Sorrell's angry reply to the doom merchants

A shares stumble won't stop the long march of modern China: Sir Martin Sorrell’s angry

Sir Martin has been doing business in China for nearly 30 years and he detects something unsavoury in the West's reactions to China's current crisis. Founder of the world's biggest advertising group, WPP, Sorrell numbers some of the biggest names in the corporate world among his clients in China - including Ford, L'Oreal, Unilever, HSBC and Adidas.

New blow for RBS as it is sued by high profile peoperty developer over £1.1bn loan - bank could face a flood of fresh actions linked to rate-rigging

A former property tycoon is suing the Royal Bank of Scotland over a £1.1 billion loan deal signed at the height of the financial crisis. The case could open the floodgates for other legal actions.

City watchdogs investigate unusual share price activity ahead of £5.6bn Aviva - Friends Life merger 

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The Financial Conduct Authority is asking investment bankers and advisers to the deal to hand over records and to disclose any discussions they had ahead of the tie-up being announced.

Tesco aims to cash in on vinyl records boom by stocking Iron Maiden's new triple LP

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The new limited edition triple LP, Book Of Souls. the first studio offering from the British rockers in five years, will be on sale in 55 of the largest Tesco Extra stores, priced at £24.

Challenger banks to confront Treasury over plans for an 8% surcharge on corporation tax

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George Osborne announced in his Budget a reduction in the bank levy and a new 8 per cent corporation tax surcharge that would kick in on profits above just £25m.

'Supergiant' gas field discovered off Egyptian coast by Italian oil group Eni

SOCIAL 3 Gas...General view of the South Morecambe Gas field from the massive British Gas Central processing plant, on the Morecambe Bay gas field in the Irish Sea off the coast of Blackpool, on Thursday 31 October 2002. Retired British Gas engineer John Bains,76, who discovered the field 18 years ago, is having a site on it named after him. He discovered the huge gas deposits in the area, which now provides 15% pf the nation's gas supply, after looking at previously discarded charts made by another company who had completely overlooked them. See PA story. SOCIAL Gas. PA Photo: Phil Noble....A...Blackpool...UK

The deepwater Zohr well - the largest ever found in the Mediterranean - may hold 30 trillion or more cubic feet of gas. Claudio Descalzi, Eni's chief executive, said it is a 'historic discovery'.

Revealed - how unclaimed airport luggage is being sold for a bargain at auction just weeks after going missing

'I often buy for myself, but I have also bought to resell for a profit': Bag a Posh

Auctions are not just for the well-to-do and held at grand auction houses in London such as Sotheby's and Christie's. Kara Gammell looks at how you can pick up a bargain by attending an auction of anything from unclaimed luggage, surplus government equipment, through to goods seized by the police. For Barry Butcher (pictured), police auctions are a useful way to make his money go further.

SIMON LAMBERT: My council has gone parking mad with another wild goose chase attack on the motorcar

SIMON LAMBERT: Islington has gone parking mad

A month ago I arrived home from holiday to a letter from Islington Council. It had invented a problem that doesn't exist and come up with a solution in the form of massively extended parking restrictions. Islington appears to be using its CPZ as part of its self-serving quixotic tilt at the motorcar. I wonder whether that is actually legal?

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch new best-buy purchase credit card giving shoppers 26 months 0% interest

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have boosted their Gold Mastercard offerings to give shoppers 26 months 0 per cent interest on their purchases.

Customers CAN request not to have a contactless debit card major banks say - but at one, just 1,200 out of millions have...

Contactless technology has become more popular in the last year, with recent reports suggesting usage has grown significantly. Some don't like them - but you can request not to have one.

House prices up 4.6% over year, says Land Registry, with average property values in London FIVE TIMES higher than North East

The figures, which lag a month behind other house price indexes, shows the region with the most significant annual price increase is the East of England with a surge of 8.9 per cent.

Are hedge funds making a fortune from the China crash - and if they are such amazing money-making machines, how do I buy in?

Some hedge funds have done very nicely out of the global market turmoil. How do they work, and how do you cash in - assuming you're willing to take the risk and pay high fees.

Pensioners could get 'mis-sold annuity' compensation as financial watchdog examines thousands of retirement contracts

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Savers are close to winning cash compensation from companies who sold them bad annuity contracts, it has emerged.

Experts say we're heading for £1-a-litre petrol while supermarkets keep up 'price war' noise: But shouldn't filling up be that cheap already?

Motorists have to drive back to 24th March 2009 for the last time both unleaded and diesel were under the 'golden' £1 a litre mark - will drivers ever see this level return to pumps?

TONY HETHERINGTON: Between the Rock and a hard place in binary fiasco - investor stung by firm 'headquartered' in Gibraltor

TONY HETHERINGTON: Between the Rock and a hard place in binary fiasco

Last year I was recruited through the Millionaire Society to Lbinary, a binary options trading firm. I invested £300 which was then automatically traded by Lbinary's software. Seventeen trades won, 29 lost and two showed no result. This left £8 in my account so I decided binary options were not for me. However, two months later I found Lbinary used my debit card details to take from my bank account £2,000, then £1,000, and then a further £1,000, all without my authorisation.

Family booked on phantom flight to Portugal by budget travel agent left mystified at the airport as firm blames 'human error'

A family who turned up to Birmingham Airport in the mood for a sun drenched 10 day trip to Portugal were left panicking after it transpired the flight didn't actually exist.

British Gas is 'short-changing' customers with 5% tariff cut: Energy giant urged to slash gas bills further to reflect huge drop in wholesale prices

A person holding a British Gas bill as around eight million British Gas customers will face higher utility bills from next month as the energy supplier confirmed a hike in tariffs. 
Household bills for gas and electricity will increase by an average of 7% from December 10, which will amount to an increase of £1.50 on the average weekly dual-fuel bill.
The increases apply to customers on standard and variable tariffs. The company said rising wholesale prices had forced it to lift the bills, but vowed not to apply the increase to the company's 300,000 most vulnerable customers, such as the poorest pensioners.

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Some 6.9m British Gas customers on its standard and fix & fall tariffs will pay around £35 less a year for gas bills. But uSwitch accuses it of 'short-changing' customers.

Reg Traviss: My big break, with Prince Charles's cash - How the late Amy Winehouse's boyfriend got film career off the ground 

Reg Traviss: My big break, with Prince Charles's cash - How the late Amy Winehouse's

Reg Traviss, former partner of the late singer Amy Winehouse, says his best financial decision so far has been to invest in himself - by funding a short film that helped to establish him as a screenwriter and director. Now on his fourth feature length film, the 38-year-old admits he has never owned a property and is yet to start saving for retirement.

Solar panel returns set to be slashed by 90% from January - sending payments down from £495 to just £64 a year

Cuts would drive energy generation returns on a typical home's panels down from £495 to just £64 per year, which experts suggest could kill off solar panels' appeal as an investment.

House price growth slows in August to weakest annual rate for more than two years - but values are nudging towards £200k

24 St Philips Road, Hackney, London. Where house prices have sharply risen in the last year.

Property values rose by 3.2 per cent in August compared with a year ago, which is down from 3.5 per cent in July and the weakest annual growth since June 2013.

What is Corbynomics and could it work? We look at the Labour leadership frontrunner's alternative economic plan

What is Corbynomics? Labour frontrunner's economic plan explained

Jeremy Corbyn has a plan for overhauling the economy and generating growth that is being dubbed 'Corbynomics'. It's matter of debate whether his ideas are new or whether he's recycling old ones that just haven't received this kind of thorough airing in decades. So what is Corbynomics and does it stack up?

Don't worry about the China crisis - now is the time to BUY shares, Hargreaves Lansdown boss tells investors

Ignore the China crisis - now is the time to BUY, Hargreaves Lansdown boss tells investors

Ian Gorham, 43, plays a key role in the finances of 715,000 savers who have entrusted Hargreaves with more than £55bn of their money. So what should advice would he give savers worried about the impact of the turmoil in China on their pensions and investments?

Travellers heading to Australia and South Africa get best currency rates since the financial crisis - but pound slides six cents against euro in a week

Travellers heading to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are now getting the best currency rate seen in the last eight years, exclusive data for This is Money reveals.

Virgin Trains axe railcard perk for those travelling at peak-time - and it means some will see their journey price TREBLE

Virgin Trains are scrapping off-peak fares for railcard holders who use services at peak times which will see cost of return to London from major cities more than double.

Now is prime time to haggle a new car discount as manufacturers look to shift motors before 65 plate launch

How motorists can haggle big new car discounts before 65 plate launch

Motorists looking for big discounts on new cars could find this week offers a great opportunity to shave up to £14,000 off the price, a mystery shop by magazine WhatCar? shows. It found buyers can negotiate substantial discounts as manufacturers look to record sales head of the 65 plate launch on 1 September.

Train cancellations and high ticket prices ruling out a spontaneous Bank Holiday weekend trip? 'Ridesharing' could be the answer...

BlaBlaCar ridesharing service takes off in Britain as people avoid train strikes

Many will be put off by last minute travel plans over the Bank Holiday because of high train ticket prices and cancellations. Could the growing 'ridesharing' craze be the answer? Some journeys listed on the BlaBlaCar website are a fraction compared to last minute train tickets.

Britons embrace contactless payments with spending up 560% in a year - and half of transactions are made by the over-50s

Britons are increasingly using contactless credit and debit cards to pay for goods and services in the last 12 months, according to two separate reports.

Halifax boosts rate on its one-year fixed-rate cash Isa in move which could help kickstart competition among rivals

A general view of a Halifax Bank of Scotland branch in the centre of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Halifax has bumped up the interest paid on its one-year fixed-rate cash Isa for new savers from 1.4 per cent to 1.6 per cent - and the move could help stimulate competition.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Investing abroad is now easier, but is it worth it?

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Investing abroad is now easier, but is it worth it?

There are almost 2,500 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and for most of us that is quite enough to choose from. However, a small but growing number of investors are looking further afield, buying and selling shares around the globe. That calls for cool heads and a weather eye on fundamentals, as the recent fallout from China's turmoil has shown.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyGroup facing legal action after being accused of making groundless threats to company called EasyRoommate

EasyRoommate's parent firm is demanding damages of £100,000 from easyGroup and is seeking an injunction to ban the company from threatening to sue for trademark infringement.

JON REES: George Osborne should put us out of our misery as soon as he can - and get out of banking

The cost of legal actions and fines will have been factored into RBS's share price, so Osborne got the best deal he could when he sold the first lot of our shares in the bank - he should sell the rest quickly.

888 Holdings pleads with Bwin to reject lure of Sportingbet owner GVC 

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Takeover suitor 888 Holdings has insisted it is best placed to seal a tie-up with FoxyBingo owner amid signs it could be jilted at the altar in favour of a rival £1billion proposal.

BEN GRIFFITHS: Turbulence over for red-faced SHH after bizarre tale of light aircraft 'impounded'

The short life cycle of the incident has raised wider issues and highlights the assaults that small companies can quickly find themselves under due to the power of social media.

DOGBERRY: Jimmy Choo boss Pierre Denis' words will be perfectly understood by fashionistas but to man on street it comes across as pretentious jargon

Constable Dogberry in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing mangles every word he utters - and so do many business leaders. We put the worst offenders in the dock.

Fears about slowdown in China have not yet hit sales of luxury goods, according to Hermès and Jimmy Choo

China's stock market collapse and fears that its economic growth is slowing has caused concern that companies including luxury goods brands will be impacted.

British clothing brand Joules celebrates 25th anniversary with sharp increase in profit

The Market Harborough-based company was set up by Tom Joule in 1989 after his success at selling country clothing and equestrian equipment at country shows in Leicestershire.

Bank of England testing banks to measure resilience in face of collapse in Chinese output

House prices drop 20 per cent and the UK economy suffer a dip as big as the early 1980s recession, if an official model designed to forecast the effects of a Chinese economic crisis comes true.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: We may have no sway over Chinese economy but we do have control over many aspects of our personal finances

Over the course of an adult lifetime, whether or not we cultivate good habits with money is likely to have far more of an impact on our wealth than the Black Mondays that periodically hit the stock market.

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Investors should remember their history and ignore lure of 'cheap' companies as we head towards rising rate environment

We are approaching an era which will present a new paradigm to stock market investors: prolonged rising interest rates.

Britain's economy bounced back this spring as surging exports and strong business investment kick-started recovery

The Office for National Statistics said UK gross domestic product - the total size of the economy - rose by 0.7 per cent in the second quarter following growth of just 0.4 per cent in the first quarter.

Lord Howard and oil company he chairs face new questions after second report emerges into Somali payments

The Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into Soma Oil & Gas, which is searching for oil in the war-torn country.

Should investors sell up, sit tight or even buy 'cheap' shares? And is your pension in peril? A market mayhem survival guide

Should investors sell up, sit tight or buy 'cheap' shares after the Great Fall of China?

The last 48 hours have been frantic and fearful for savers with money in shares and funds.. Fearful investors have been ditching shares and funds but others are asking if lower share prices mean this is actually a good time to start buying. Here's our guide to the market mayhem.

Cut off by BT for 64 days: Are Sandra and Ghyll paying the price for firm's £897m investment in Champions League football?

Cut off by BT for 64 days: Are we paying the price for Champions League football?

After 43 years as loyal customers, Sandra and Ghyll Morfey from Itchingfield, West Sussex didn't give a second thought to contacting BT when their line went dead in June. More than two months later they are still waiting for it to be fixed.

Lives wrecked because COMPUTER SAYS NO: Major report reveals human toll of inflexible customer service by banks and insurers

The lives wrecked because COMPUTER SAYS NO: Major report reveals human toll of inflexible

Cancer survivor Dawn Marsh (pictured right, alongside Carol Beer from TV show Little Britain) is among record numbers of elderly, sick and distressed customers being abandoned by Britain's banks and insurers. Frontline staff ordered to parrot computer-driven scripts instead of trying to personally resolve tricky financial problems are leaving those in serious difficulty worse off than before. Money Mail investigates...

How to beat the claims firms and get YOUR slice of £32bn: Bill for PPI and other rip-offs continues to rocket and claiming is simple

How to claim for PPI and other rip-offs compensation

Insurers and airlines will have to put their hands in their pockets to the tune of nearly £32 billion if all those owed payments come forward. Claiming has never been easier to do yourself, so there's no need to use a firm charging fees of up to 40%. Here's what you need to know.

Slash bills by £347 with First Utility's top new one-year fixed gas and electricity deal


The new iSave Fixed October 2016 v2 tariff costs households an average £890 a year if they pay by monthly direct debit.

Monthly income account trap costs savers 12.5% interest compared to deals which pay out annually

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In April, a new personal savings allowance means basic-rate taxpayers pay no tax on their first £1,000 of any savings interest.

INVESTMENT CLINIC: I want to find a good financial adviser - how do I go about this?

INVESTMENT CLINIC: How do I find a good financial adviser?

Finding a first-rate financial adviser is important, as this individual is going to be helping you make some of your biggest finance decisions - about your savings, insurance and retirement. The best place to start is usually word of mouth. Ask friends and family about positive experiences they may have had.

Companies snubbing loyal customers in their hour of need makes me feel sick to the stomach, says SAM DUNN  

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In too many cases it seems as though financial firms treat previously perfect customers who have the temerity to fall ill, suffer a misfortune like naughty children.

Personal loan rates fall by 20% to their cheapest levels ever 

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Borrowers typically pay interest of 6.05 per cent on a £5,000 loan - after rates plummeted by a fifth since the start of the year. Monthly repayments on this balance over five years are £97.

ASK TONY: Why has Europcar charged me £126 extra with an 'all inclusive' car hire deal?

ASK TONY: Why has Europcar charged me £126 extra with an 'all inclusive' car hire deal?

The deal stated all airport taxes and fees were included in the price. But after we returned, my credit card statement showed six charges from Europcar. I have contacted its customer service department more than a dozen times. The firm says it will get back to me, but never does.

Return of rapid rent rises sends tenants' bills to a record high - as report shows biggest jump since buy-to-let index began

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Rents are rising at a rapid pace once more across the UK, a pair of market studies have revealed - with one showing the biggest monthly rise since its index began.

Number of households remortgaging nearly DOUBLES as borrowers shelter themselves from future base rate hikes

There has been a huge surge in remortgaging activity in the last month as homeowners look to shelter themselves from a lurking base rate rise.

Buy-to-let mortgage frenzy means there are now 1,000 deals available to landlords for first time since financial crisis

Buy-to-let mortgage frenzy means there are now 1,000 deals available

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available to landlords has tipped over the 1,000 mark for the first time since April 2008, data from information website Moneyfacts shows. There are now 1,011 mortgages available compared to 460 just two years ago with appetite for buy-to-let properties continuing to grow

UK households £17 a week better off than last year in July thanks to continued lower food and petrol prices

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However, the annual growth in family spending power fell below 10 per cent for the first time since February last month, according to the latest Asda Income Tracker.

Households without a mortgage £1k worse off than seven years ago, official stats show - and it's thanks to the savings rate crash

While households are now marginally better off, savers without a home loan are roughly £1,000 worse off than they were before the financial crisis bit seven years ago, the ONS said.

End of the London property bubble? Strong pound and emerging markets chaos turns Asian investors off homes in the capital

End of London bubble? The property boom could be a catalyst for meltdown 

Foreign investors have been attracted to the London property market for years - snapping up homes, office blocks and other commercial sites across the capital. A report published this week shows offshore companies have bought more than £150billion of property in England and Wales over the past 15 years.

Why won't our lender cancel half of the mortgage on our cottage after my partner's death?

Why won't our lender cancel half of the mortgage on our cottage after my partner's death?

My partner died in September last year, so I asked our lender Mortgage Agency Services to cancel her half of the mortgage on our cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. However, the firm says it will not do so, and that I still owe the full amount. I feel this is wrong and that the debt should be reduced by half.

Bonuses bounce back to 'pre-crash levels' despite a slump in the amount paid to bankers

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In total bonus payments rose 2.7 per cent in 2014/15 to reach £42.4billion - just 0.1 per cent below the record amount paid out before the financial crash in 2007.

Spending limit for contactless cards to go up from £20 to £30 to cover cost of average supermarket shop

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Paying for goods using a contactless card is much faster because you don't need to enter your Pin - you just tap the card against the terminal at the till.

What next for mortgage rates? The best fixed rates inch up as rate rise chatter increases - so is it time to fix?

What next for mortgage rates?

With interest rates tipped to rise in early 2016, homeowners have been rushing to fix their mortgages. Some of the absolute cheapest mortgage rates have been pulled, as banks look to squeeze a little more from borrowers, but rates remain historically low.


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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.

SIMON LAMBERT: Eight simple but important lessons about money

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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.

How to complain to the chief executive: We reveal the names and contact details of Britain's top company bosses

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Here is a list of the name and address for the chief executive of Britain's largest consumer facing companies: big banks, building societies, utilities companies, telecoms and mobile networks.

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

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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? Unemployment rises but wages robust after Bank hints at a move in early 2016

When will UK interest rates rise?

Unemployment has increased for the second month in a row, adding weight to the arguments of ratesetters in the lower for longer camp. This follows the outlook for when interest rates will rise shifting forwards slightly to about February 2016 in the recent inflation report.

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

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.

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

What next for house prices? House prices rise across the UK but London has caught a chill


House prices are rising across the UK but London has caught a chill - property in the capital remains expensive but prices are slipping back from their peaks. We look at the latest figures.

What next for mortgage rates? The best fixed rates inch up as rate rise chatter increases - so is it time to fix?

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Some of the absolute cheapest mortgage rates have been pulled, as banks look to squeeze a little more from borrowers, but rates remain historically low.

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.

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