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What happens if pension sharing order is not passed on after divorce?

My ex-husband and I divorced in June 2006 and I was awarded a pension sharing order for one of his final salary pensions. I have recently discovered that the order was never passed to the pension company. The fund has since merged with that of the parent company and the administrator says the order would no longer apply as it is out of date and also for an invalid named scheme. My ex says he cannot be held liable for the failure to transfer as he fully complied with the court order. What can I do? Lawyer Jane Keir replies.

NEW Nearly £25m-worth of attempted fraud prevented due to rapid response scheme which sees bank branch staff easily contact police if they suspect a customer is in the process of being scammed.

Churchill Home Insurance reveals what do to if you live in a block of flats with noisy

I live in a luxury block of flats in a central city location, with neighbours who regularly hold late night parties. Sometimes, it means I struggle to get more than a few hours sleep before I have to head off to work in the morning. I've asked them politely to be more considerate to their neighbours, but this has been ignored

The Bank of England's ratesetters voted 6 to 3 to hold rates rather than the expected 7 to 2, as the Bank’s chief economist Andy Haldane joined those calling for an immediate rise.

Coverbox says the average increase in no claims discount value from year two to three works out at less than the average rise in insurance prices year-on-year.

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FTSE LIVE: Pound continues to climb back; Shares also in the green heading into the

The pound continued to climb back on Friday after the Bank of England was perceived to be slightly more hawkish than expected despite keeping rates on hold. Having sunk as low as $1.31 before the update, it is closing back in on $1.33. Shares also in the green heading into the weekend as investors continue to calculate a path with be found to deescalate the burgeoning global trade war.

Digital cameras are being taken off the shelves at Dixons Carphone and being replaced by flat-screen TVs in a bid to turn around the struggling business.

Brawny ex-Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn has jumped aboard the £200,000-a-pop speaking circuit while he weighs up his next career move, according to Vanity Fair.

Shares in iPhone chip maker Dialog Semiconductor fell 4per cent after it revealed it was mulling an ambitious reverse takeover of a US rival.

The French-based group hopes its new UK Projects division will clinch a string of domestic deals, including an upcoming tender for a UK highways project.

Heineken has snapped up a stake in trendy north London craft beer firm Beavertown Brewery. The Dutch brewing titan will inject Beavertown with £40million to build a 450,000 hectolitre brewery.

This Ferrari 250 is set to become the priciest car bought at auction - but is still a

The Ferrari 250 GTO is the third example built by the Italian factory in 1962 and is just one of 36 in existence. Take a guided tour around the $45m beauty in this selection of stunning images.

Thermal imaging conducted outside schools showed that children under 11 years inhale almost a third more harmful vehicle fumes because they are in closer proximity to car exhausts.

According to a recent report, 3 in 5 car seats fitted in UK motors aren't safe. We've asked an industry expert to answer 30 FAQs about child seats so you don't make the same mistakes.

The Lifetime Isa is a duff idea but a great deal if saving for a home

The Lifetime Isa's 25% bonus is a level of a return you would need to wait 25 years to achieve on money paid into a standard savings account paying 1.5 per cent interest. So, while it is a bit of a duff product, it can also be a great deal. If you are saving for a first home then get one (or tell your children or grandchildren to open one if they are).

TSB was unprepared for a disastrous IT upgrade which left 1.9million customers unable to access their accounts, according to a damning internal report.

The big technology firms such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook have been gobbling up rivals at a relentless pace. Tapping into this could provide you with an investment win.

Costa Navarino reveals new luxury eco-homes for sale in Greece with average sold prices at

There are 50 plots of land for new homes at the development, which also includes established five-star hotels and one of Europe's best golf courses - which hosts a professional and amateur golf tournament every year. Each new home at Costa Navarino is individually designed within the development's strict sustainability criteria, ensuring that the buildings blend seamlessly into the stunning landscape.

Birmingham and Leeds plan Clean Air Zones charging cars £10 a day

Birmingham and Leeds city councils are set to introduce Clean Air Zones in 2020 that will charge drivers between £6 and £10 a day to enter their centres. Similar to the existing T-Charge and next year's Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, the levy will be applied in a bid to tackle lethal 'crisis-level' air pollution.

New 2019 Suzuki Jimny 4x4 looks like a baby Hummer or G-Wagen

Cheap to run, almost impossible to break and capable of taking you just about anywhere a set of wheels can go, the Suzuki Jimny has a big fan base. Now the first new one in two decades has been revealed. With its stretched grille and cheery oval headlamps, the new Jimny looks like it could be the love child of a Hummer, inset, and the equally battle-ready Mercedes G-Wagen.

ASK TONY: I paid £100 into a Santander cash machine – and then it went missing 

I tried to deposit £100 into my Santander account via a cash machine outside the bank. After I had inserted the final note, a message appeared on the screen, telling me it couldn't process the transaction. A member of staff had to open the machine to retrieve my card. I completed a form and was told that someone would phone me by 1pm the next day and the money would be credited to my account.

I'm still deeply in love with my solar panels, having paid £6,250 for them in October 2014. I have so far received around £2,300 back in generation and tariffs. What more could a prudent investor want?

The Valuation Office Agency - the body responsible for working out which council tax band homes fall into - found more than 10,000 of the 40,000 who appealed had paid too much.

Currys PC World customers claim they were sold insurance they didn't want or hadn't asked

Thousands of shoppers complained after finding Currys had taken up to £22 out of their bank account each month for something called 'product support'. Peter Harris, 71, and his wife Janet, 75, set up a monthly payment plan to buy a £600 TV in May last year. But when checking their bank account carefully this April, they saw £77 was missing and realised an extra £7 had been taken each month.

A fifth of those struggling with debts are already under strain with mental health problems, serious illness or after a significant life event, such as a bereavement, according to StepChange Debt Charity.

Atom Bank has burst through the 2 per cent barrier on one-year fixed-rate bonds. At 2.05 per cent, this is the highest rate savers have been offered over this term for more than two years.

Best towns and cities to invest in property revealed in buy-to-let map

Buy-to-let landlords squeezed by recent tax changes may find better returns by targeting towns with strong student populations, research suggests. University towns and cities where housing is cheap, such as Liverpool and Middlesbrough, provide rental yields up to seven times higher than in London, a study by credit specialists Totally Money found. Its report compared average rents to house prices to highlight the most profitable places for buy-to-let and named a pair of postcodes close to two of Liverpool's three universities as a hotspot for property investment - with rental yields of almost 12 per cent.

Britons were bombarded with 3.9 billion nuisance phone calls and text messages last year - the equivalent of 7,420 every minute, according to watchdog Ofcom.

When you've been wronged, there is nothing more frustrating than knowing you are entitled to a refund or compensation and then being told you can't have it.

Two UK building societies cut rates in order to keep costs down for borrowers

Nationwide, the largest society, with assets of more than £200 billion, will pare the rates of its Instant Isa Saver, Instant Access Saver and Smart Saver for children from June 28. And Coventry, which ranks at No 2 in the UK, with assets of £42.5 billion, is lowering rates on 20 accounts at the start of next month.

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. I've seen various press articles suggesting that disaffected family members are achieving more success in challenging wills which do not make any provision for them. My youngest son 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.

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.

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.

The Valuation Office Agency - the body responsible for working out which council tax band homes fall into - found more than 10,000 of the 40,000 who appealed had paid too much.

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.

Bosses at De La Rue warned by investors to prepare for hostile raid

The banknote printing firm which lost the contract to make British passports is preparing to defend against hostile takeover bids, the Mail understands. De La Rue has been warned it is a sitting duck after the controversial decision by the Government to award the contract for the new blue British passport to French firm Gemalto. Bosses have been warned by investors to put in place a strategy that protects the firm from predators.

More than 250,000 savers with Equitable Life are set to receive surprise payouts worth thousands of pounds as the firm is shut down and its pension book is taken over by another company, Reliance Life.

A novice trader made £9million after his practice account turned out to be real. Harouna Traore opened what he believed to be a dummy account with broker Valbury Capital.

One of Britain’s biggest engineering projects will start today as digging begins on a £3.2billion 23-mile tunnel beneath the Yorkshire Moors.

Chanel reveals full year earnings for first time with soaring sales

Chanel has posted soaring sales and profits as it revealed full year earnings for the first time. The French fashion house, which was founded in 1910 by Coco Chanel, racked up an 11per cent sales boost to £7.3billion as profits grew 18.5per cent to £1.4billion. Until now, privately owned Chanel has been secretive of financial figures and seemed uninterested in making money from selling its clothes online.

High-end restaurant chain Prescott and Conran, founded by Sir Terence Conran, has slumped into administration, putting over 168 jobs at risk.

The 55-year-old boss of the French fashion house famous of its red-soled stilettos, pictured here with Kylie Minogue, took home part of the dividend as UK profits dropped to £1.1m from £5.8m.

Fox wants to buy Sky, but in turn Disney plans to buy Fox. A new offer for Fox by Disney is expected any day now after rival Comcast, owner of Universal Studios, made a higher bid.

Clydesdale Bank's decision to rebrand itself Virgin Money following its £1.7bn takeover of the brand carries one potential ramification for the Scots.

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.

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.

Typical worker can no longer afford to buy an average home anywhere in England or Wales 

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. Even buyers with a 25 per cent deposit could not afford an average-sized home in every region of England and Wales, according to the research.Lawrence Bowles, a research analyst at Savills, said home ownership remained 'frustratingly out of reach for those who don't wish to hutch up'. Our stock picture shows a row of homes.

Using recyclable products and avoiding those that end up in landfill is becoming much more common. There are other advantages as several high street chains offer discounts and freebies.

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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