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Can my son challenge my will because I disinherited him?

My youngest son has been abusive and, at times, even violent towards me. In view of his behaviour, I drafted a new will over 10 years ago leaving everything to my eldest son. He has stated that 'when I'm dead he'll be back for his share' and I'm concerned that he may still inherit despite my wishes. Could he challenge my will? Lawyer Daniel Winter (pictured) replies.

Alternative Investment Market shares are still not for the faint hearted, but they can provide diversification and potentially enhance portfolio performance, says Rebecca O'Keeffe.

This 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth is pitched to sell for £105,000

The 1987 model - number 38 out of 500 built - is the second souped-up Sierra expected to break the £100,000 mark in as little as two months after another sold for £112,500 in May. The car has an incredibly low 10,840 miles on the clock and has been kept in the same family since 1988. It's now being offered by the original owner's wife - who the car is registered to after his death - who wants to use the funds to purchase a retirement bungalow.

Debenhams has slashed profit expectations for the third time this year after 'increased competitor discounting and weakness in key markets' knocked sales in May and early June.

This time a year ago, bosses at Dixons Carphone were toasting record profits and gloating that it was 'well positioned to flourish'. One year later and the tone could not be more different.

You have to hand it to the nation's favourite tax exile Sir Richard Branson. When he founded Virgin Direct in 1995 he aimed to shake up the fuddy-duddy world of finance.

Energy providers with at least 150,000 customers will have to start paying the discount by 2021, the government minister for energy Claire Perry announced.

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FTSE LIVE: Shares on the slide as trade war worries grip markets

The FTSE 100 closed down 27.48 points at 7603.85 as trade war worries sparked a market sell-off. The US Dow Jones, German DAX and French CAC 40 all shed 1% of their value as President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on £200billion worth of Chinese imports. Debenhams issued its third profit warning of the year and saw its shares tumble 11% in today's session.

The stock market value of Footasylum has nearly halved after it warned that annual earnings would be more 'modest' in the new fiscal year.
It plans to invest in new stores and its website.

Fashion retailer Bonmarche has boosted its pre-tax profits by 38.1% thanks to strong online sales and cost cutting offsetting a 'disappointing' high street performance

Shares in retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone hit a record low, plummeting 17% in early trading after it issued a profit warning

The online shopping boom continues to lift sales for DS Smith. The packaging maker, which supplies Amazon and Next with boxes, made sales of £5.7billion last year

Sir Richard Branson will make £15million a year from the sale of Virgin Money - while 1,500 staff lose their jobs.

Asking prices hit record high driven by lack of houses for sale in North

The Rightmove House Price Index found that newly-marketed properties' average prices increased 0.4 per cent to £309,439 in the month to mid-June. On a yearly basis, average prices were up 1.7 per cent. It said the North is a sellers' market - encouraging people to raise prices - whereas more homes are coming onto a softer market in the South.

For many Britons the idea of investing in property still appeals, as they trust bricks and mortar and may feel that they can add value to a property. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips

In this week's This is Money podcast, the team get to the bottom of why the housing market is coming to a standstill and reveal the truth about the Paddington Bear 50p coin 'worth thousands'

The BMW 8 Series will be the most powerful Beemer ever

After almost two decades away, BMW has rekindled the 8 Series name. Revealed on Friday evening ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the enormous two-door coupe has wowed fans. Prices will start from £76,000 - though if you want the yet-to-be-seen M8 version, which is based on BMW's Le Mans racer, you'll have to fork out closer to £130,000.

Stadler is the most senior company official so far to be taken into custody over the German carmaker's part in the emissions cheating actions first highlighted in 2015.

To reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured, the Government has set aside a Safer Roads Fund to enable local authorities to improve around 50 of the most notorious A-roads.

My old employer went bust, so how do I track down my pension?

'A few years ago I worked as a care home manager. Our home was taken over by a large care company that went into liquidation. Can you tell me what will have happened to my pension?' Today, our pensions columnist Steve Webb answers his 100th question from a This is Money reader, this time helping someone find an old fund from an employer that went out of business.

Former Pensions Minister Steve is This is Money's Agony Uncle. Here's where you can check out all his previous columns to see if any involve issues affecting you.

Almost every week there is at least one question about the impact of 'contracting out' on state pensions, while getting married, divorced or living together are also popular topics, says Steve Webb.

How to track down old CTFs savings accounts possibly worth £1,000

Six million Child Trust Funds accounts were opened while they were available between 2002 and 2011 offering a tax-free savings headstart for your child from the Governement ,kick started with a £250 handout. One million of these accounts have been forgotten by parents, labelled 'addressee gone away' after they move home.

Supermarkets and suppliers have stepped up efforts to block the £14.1billion merger of Sainsbury's and Asda, warning it could increase prices and limit options for shoppers.

TONY HETHERINGTON: Sainsbury's linked 0% interest loan to my credit card?

Sainsbury's linked the £4,000 I borrowed to my Sainsbury's credit card. I am now charged interest at 16.94 per cent on all purchases unless I pay off the full amount on the monthly statement, including the £4,000. Though I am sure this is legal I regard it as unfair trading. For many years I have used the card for all my purchases and paid the full balance by the due date to avoid paying interest.

While the society's commitment to customer service par excellence stands it apart from many competitors, this positive is blemished by what goes on in the boardroom.

Nearly seven weeks ago, John Edwards (pictured) was informed he was dead. As TSB's computer systems began to implode, he became one of 370 customers accidentally 'deleted'.

How do I buy a property abroad and what are the pitfalls to avoid?

Buying a property overseas is a life-long dream for many people looking for sun, relaxation - and perhaps a place to retire. Some will plan on basing themselves abroad for a few months of the year while others will want to relocate permanently. Many will pick spots on the Continent though some will venture further afield. Whatever you decide, unless you plan carefully those dreams of owning a place in the sun could soon turn into a nightmare. Here are some of the potential problems and pitfalls you need to be aware of.

Five Tory MPs are urging the Government to probe a group set up to sue RBS on behalf of small investors following a Mail on Sunday investigation.

The couple who blew the whistle on the fraud at HBOS Reading last night piled pressure on Lloyds to release a secret internal report into the scandal.

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER SHARE TIPS: Ashoka India Equity, Speedy Hire and Merlin

We round up the Sunday newspaper share tips. This week, Midas tips the new Ashoka India Equity Investment Trust, the Sunday Times looks at Speedy Hire, and the Telegraph assesses Merlin Entertainments.

Ashoka India is the brainchild of Prashant Khemka, an experienced fund manager with a track record of success. He spent 10 years running a multi-billion-dollar Indian fund for Goldman Sachs.

BT closed last week at 210¼p, having fallen from a high of more than 1,000p in 1999. The firm has faced a rapidly changing market, stringent regulation and an onerous pension deficit.

How to unlock cash with a home reversion plan

Dwindling pension pots mean the number of retirees tapping their properties for income is expected to rise by nearly 50 per cent over the next decade. Research compiled for The Mail on Sunday reveals that one fifth of over-50s - around 3.9 million people - are planning to solve a cash crisis in retirement by downsizing, making use of buy-to-let property or borrowing against the value of the family home. Borrowing, commonly known as 'equity release', is rising in popularity. Unlike a conventional home loan, equity release does not require a borrower to pay any monthly interest charges. Instead, the interest charges roll up into the loan with the final debt usually cleared when the homeowner dies or goes into long-term care.

Rupert Hambro, now in his 70s, is the fifth generation of a distinguished City dynasty. But far from fading into retirement, he and his much younger business partner are backing start-ups.

Their hit Don't Stop Me Now was named by scientists as the world's happiest song and the three surviving members of Queen are taking its message to heart.

How to go to a music festival without spending a fortune

The music festival has come of age. It is no longer about muddy fields, poor toilet facilities and flower power. It is a slickly run industry with more than a hundred events nationwide from which to choose, catering for a wide range of tastes and budgets. Here, we look at how you can experience festival season without having to dig too deep. One option is to join the army of volunteers and paid workers required for concerts, providing everything from first-aid, media support, through to litter picking. Student Napsugar Bardocz (pictured) gets to enjoy festivals for free by offering support to bands and working as a talent scout.

German airline Lufthansa joins BA in battle for Norwegian Air

The Germans have entered the battle to take control of Norwegian Air. Lufthansa has held talks with its low-cost rival about a deal - setting the scene for a bidding war with British Airways owner IAG. Ryanair is also said to have had discussions with Norwegian regarding a tie-up - something the company denies.

Shares in the online clothing retailer dubbed the Asos of India jumped 62% after it signed a deal with the owner of the Hindustan Times newspaper.

Former TalkTalk boss Dido Harding is about to return to the stock market. Baroness Harding, a Conservative peer, is to be a senior independent non-executive director at Mind Gym.

Shamed KPMG is lambasted by industry watchdog over botched audits

Scandal-hit KPMG was lambasted by the industry watchdog last night for an 'unacceptable deterioration' in the way it checks companies' books. The accountancy group, already under fire for failing to spot the collapse of infrastructure company Carillion, has been put on special watch by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) following an annual review of its work. The move is highly embarrassing for KPMG and follows criticism over its work for a host of companies including Carillion, Co-op Bank, Rolls-Royce and Quindell.

Google is investing more than £400million in Chinese online retailer JD as it steps up the battle in online shopping against Amazon.

Will Bank of England hold off on interest rates hike again next week?

Last time around, two members of the monetary policy committee voted to raise the bank rate to 0.75 per cent, while the remaining seven voted to hold. So a hike next week is unlikely, especially given the mixed bag of signals on the economy that has emerged in recent weeks.

A boom in house prices has squeezed out millions of families, leaving them no option but to choose smaller, 'hutch' properties, the estate agent Savills said.

Officials at the Prudential Regulation Authority said that some banks are too optimistic about the long-term value of customers lured in by introductory 0 per cent rates.

Will resurgent Ocado stock now reach £13?

At times Ocado has looked like it could be Britain's next big tech sensation AND its biggest flop. Supporters have long championed its leading technology as the antidote to Amazon's impending domination of the online grocery sector. Critics, and there were many, decried the pace at which Ocado sold its high-tech robot warehouses to supermarkets.

Woodford has been one of the largest shareholders in Stobart Group, with his Woodford Investment Management holding 20.4 per cent, for more than a decade.

More than 250,000 savers will get thousands of pounds each as insurance company Equitable Life is shut down after 256 years and its assets absorbed by its rival Reliance Life.

Get 50p off your coffee, £5 off at M&S, free beauty, and Apple discounts

Following large-scale plastic campaigns, using recyclable products and avoiding those which will end up in landfill is now becoming much more common. There are also bonuses to take advantage of when recycling and several large high street chains offer discounts and freebies as a reward.

Sir Geoff Hurst's Ferrari 550 Maranello for sale as World Cup starts

On the same day the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia, Sir Geoff Hurst's Ferrari 550 Maranello, worth £110,000, has been advertised for sale on Auto Trader.

Aston Martin bosses described the new Rapide AMR as the company's 'most extreme four-door sports car' with acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.2 seconds.

Up to 1.5million customers are believed to have signed up for the service in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Wills were typically offered for as little as £75, or even free.

With 2% of UK housing designed for older people more affordable retirement schemes are

With just two per cent of UK housing designed specifically for older people - much of which is priced at the higher end of the market - the pressure is on to build more affordable retirement schemes. In March, the normally pricey retirement-housebuilder Audley secured planning permission to begin work on its first affordable scheme, Mayfield Villages. The site, in Watford, will offer 253 one-and-two-bedroom apartments priced from £262,500

UK Oil & Gas Investments added almost 50% yesterday after UK authorities gave it the green light to kick off the next round of testing at the Horse Hill discovery in south-east England

Britons struggle to figure out how much money they need to retire on

Nearly 40 per cent of people across Britain are worried about their ability to retire comfortably, with many having no idea how much they are saving into their pension. Worse still, 13 per cent admit to having no pension savings, while more than a quarter of those who are saving for retirement have no idea exactly how much they are amassing.

If you're travelling to destinations such as Stockholm in Sweden (pictured), new research suggests you're likely to rely on plastic as 81 per cent of holidaymakers chose a card over cash.

Experts' World Cup 2014 fund portfolios tested four years on

How do football tournament fund picks fare once the razzmatazz has passed? In 2014, we put two fantasy fund portfolios for the Brazil World Cup to the test - a globally-focused team from Hargreaves Lansdown and a UK-geared first eleven from Tilney. Four years on, we can now reveal how each portfolio has scored.

anager Nick Greenwood aims to beat three-month Libor, the interbank lending rate, by 2 per cent over the long term. He does this by primarily investing in other funds, rather than shares.

When Poundworld crumbled into administration earlier this week, it did more than add to the ongoing narrative of high street carnage. It raised questions over the value sector.

Is your state pension correct? Government admits data bungle

A huge ongoing clean-up of old pension data has uncovered errors in work records stretching back decades. Those who have received too much state pension will not be forced to repay the money, but they will face reductions to future payments. Those underpaid will receive back payments and future increases, but not interest or compensation.

NS&I; has dealt wealthy savers a punishing blow by slashing the amounts they can squirrel away in its popular Guaranteed Growth Bonds from £1million to £10,000.

What is inheritance tax and how do people avoid paying it?

Rising numbers of estates are subject to inheritance tax and increasingly even those who don't consider themselves wealthy find they are affected by it. But what is it and how does it work? On this episode of the Big Money Questions, Wealth Club founder Alex Davies explains what it is and how it works. He explains who has to pay and when, and how it is calculated - all of the nitty-gritty.

When will UK interest rates rise?

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent, in spite of forecasts of a 90 per cent chance of a rise just three weeks ago. Policymakers voted 7-2 for a hold, with the two members who called for a rise saying that they believed there were 'upside risks' for inflation.

We tend to put ambitious targets on our hoped-for income in retirement and then underestimate how much we will need to set aside to achieve that. So how much should you save?

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.

We asked trusted experts to recommend the best funds that cover different investment sectors - and included This is Money's selection of active and passive options too.

Rightly or wrongly, some people simply want a quick, straightforward route map to investing in an Isa. To that end, this is our distilled guide to getting started.

What next for mortgage rates?

Borrowers are being offered a raft of cheap fixed rate mortgages as lenders attempt to lure them into remortgaging or buying a home. But HSBC has decided to buck the trend and launch a new rate mortgage that is a tracker instead. We pick out the best fixed and tracker rate mortgages and look at what next for rates.

Ten tips for buy-to-let: Essential advice for property investment

Buy-to-let is much tougher than it once was. A tax crackdown on buying properties and a tax raid on the rental income from owning them has seen to that. But for many Britons the idea of investing in property still appeals, as they trust bricks and mortar and may feel that they can add value to a property. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips




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