Upmarket housebuilder Berkeley Group's founder and chairman Tony Pidgley (pictured) has sold £65million of shares in the last 12 months, while chief executive Rob Perrins has cashed in £37million. Steve Morgan, founder and chairman of Redrow, sold shares worth £76million in September last year. His charity, to which he gave away more than £200million in Redrow shares, also sold shares worth £76million. Countryside Properties chief Ian Sutcliffe last week joined the selling spree by offloading nearly £6million of shares.
Six ways to halt the pain of rail price rises: From gold cards to taking out a loan to pay for an annual season ticket
Rail passengers face a hike in fares of up to 3.2 per cent from January - but there are ways to fight back. Writing to your MP or joining a passenger campaign group are ways to vent frustration - though being canny with how you buy your tickets is the best way to beat the financial pain of the impending rise.
MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Britain's largest power station owner Drax can put the fizz into pints... and portfolios
Drax owns Britain's largest power station, located in North Yorkshire. This month it announced plans to start a trial into Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage. The project - the first of its kind in Europe - could make the renewable power that Drax generates at the site carbon negative. What does this have to do with beer drinkers? It is estimated that a ton of carbon dioxide could be captured and stored every day under the trial. That's enough to produce bubbles for 32,000 pints of beer a day. It's a fraction of the ten million pints of beer served across the nation every day, but every little helps.
Are you carrying insurance cover you don't need? From broken phones to legal expenses, insurers are hiking up premiums with a raft of 'add-ons'
Premiums for add-ons are cleverly pitched at a low level so as not to deter buyers from making the final purchase. Such policies are a huge money spinner for insurers. Direct Line revealed earlier this month it pockets almost £6million a year from selling legal cover add-ons to home and motor customers.
Glaring question to authorities in £200m RBS compensation battle: Why has NO ONE acted to bring RBS action group's kingpin to book?
An Irishman called Gerard Walsh with a documented record of fraud and deception co-founded the Royal Bank of Scotland Shareholders Action Group in 2009. The action group portrayed itself as a public-spirited organisation that would lead an army of aggrieved small investors in a battle for compensation from RBS. So when the action group won a £200million settlement last summer, it seemed like a cause for celebration. In fact, it was the start of a new nightmare for investors.
Card Factory 's interim results are not due until September, but it has already indicated a profits downgrade. A trading update this month warned that like-for-like sales at the greetings card retailer were down 0.2 per cent in the six months to July 31. The news spooked investors and shares tumbled 10 per cent from 196p to 177½p in the following days.
Petrol prices soar to a four-year high despite cost of oil falling - and supermarkets continue to be far cheaper than elsewhere to fill-up
Millions of families will be 'hammered' by petrol prices as they surge to a four-year high. Petrol has hit 129.71p per litre, the highest price since August 2014, meaning it now costs almost £71.50 to fill up a typical family car - with this figure soaring to £80 at some motorway service stations. The price surge comes despite the price of oil falling since June from $80 to close to $70 a barrel.
London's planning application postcode lottery: How households in wealthier boroughs are nearly twice as likely to have projects approved than those in poorer areas
London's wealthiest homeowners are more likely to have their planning applications approved than those living in cheaper boroughs, new findings suggest. Homeowners in certain boroughs with properties valued at £1million or more have a better chance of getting their applications pushed through than those with homes in boroughs where the average cost of a home is £500,000 or less. The City of London, which has an boasts an average property price of over £800,000, has been found to be the London borough where planning applications are most likely to be given the green light, online architectural group Resi.co.uk said.
We exchanged contracts on our new home, then a water leak left us with a £45,000 bill - but why didn't our solicitor explicitly tell us we needed buildings insurance?
James and Daisy Callahan were left with £45,000 worth of damage to their new home following a massive water leak - before they had even finished buying the property. Without insurance cover, the young couple were forced to rent another house, paying two lots of council tax on top of their mortgage, in order to put a roof over their child's head.
Women 'bury heads in sand' when it comes to pensions: Here's a simple 10 step guide everyone should follow for a richer retirement
Aegon has created a checklist guide to sorting your pension, after its latest research found one in three women are unsure how much they have saved, compared to one in five men. 'Many women are burying their heads in the sand,' said head of pensions Kate Smith. 'Everyone should think ahead to retirement, regardless of their age or gender.'
Elon Musk was not smoking weed when he sent his infamous tweet announcing Tesla was to be taken private at $420 a share - a move which caused such a high in the markets. It also sparked rumours the electric car boss was under the influence of the drug because the number 420 is code for smoking marijuana in West Coast argot. Rather Musk says he chose 420 because he wanted to offer a 20pc premium over the stock price - which was $419 - and rounded it because it seemed like 'better karma'.
How to make sure you don't get ripped off when you spend abroad: Three sneaky holiday money tricks to avoid
The pound hit a 13-month low against the Euro this month as Brexit uncertainty continues to bite. But while the pound in your pocket doesn't stretch as far as it used to there are a few ways holidaymakers can claw back some of the losses. We reveal the tricks to beat the bad exchange rate when heading abroad.
House price growth slows to its lowest rate in five years as property market cools - but new-build prices soar
Average house prices across the UK grew at 3 per cent in the year ending in June - the slowest rate since August 2013, figures released by the Office for National Statistics today who. And in London house prices actually fell by 0.7 per cent - the biggest tumble since September 2009 when the country was reeling from the global financial meltdown. But house prices in the capital are still some of the highest in the world with the average home costing £477,000. London's property market has long been seen as a safe investment, fuelling a massive rise in prices partly driven by big-money foreign investors. The news will alarm house buyers who have recently taken out hefty mortgages to pay for their properties. But the news will be welcomed by Millennials and other people who have not been able to get their foot on the property ladder as prices have sky-rocketed.
Interest on my Nationwide Loyalty Isa and Loyalty Saver accounts is to rise from 1 per cent to 1.1 per cent. Chief executive Joe Garner knows about rewards - we recently calculated that his job perks last year were worth £595 a day. Nationwide savers would need £54,000 in a 'loyalty' account to earn that amount in a year. This is why, if we want a decent income and the possibility of protecting our savings against inflation, we must turn to shares.
'We had £2,000 in valuables stolen but esure won't pay': Why your holiday insurer may refuse your claim - even if thieves break into your villa
Alison Smith-Squire and husband Keven (pictured) had a total of £2,000 in valuables stolen from their rented Spanish villa, including a camera and headphones. They called straight away to report the burglary to the police and esure. The police gave them a written report in Spanish and a crime number for esure. However, two months later esure rejected their claim, pointing out a tiny clause buried in their 82-page, 40,000-word policy booklet.
In July 2016, my husband bought some nail clippers from Amazon on his credit card for £9.99. On August 3, £79 was also taken from his account. We could not understand why - we had never dealt with Amazon before. He had to go into hospital shortly afterwards and died on November 8. All his bank details were cancelled. I have tried to claim this £79 back with phone calls, but Amazon says it will only refund against his credit card.
The 63p annuity that shows savers MUST be allowed to cash in: Steve's pension won't buy a first-class stamp but he can't swap it for a lump sum
Steve Richardson, right, Robert Dickson, left, and Vivienne Salsbury all receive a paltry income from annuities that they cannot cash in. Steve made one payment into a private pension he set up in the early Nineties with Target Life when he was in his 40s working as a sales manager. He says he forgot about it and it was later frozen.
Heartless pension sharks loot £91k on average from victims - here's how to keep your pot away from the scammers
Financial watchdogs have launched a new TV, radio and social media campaign to highlight common fraud tactics and explain what to do if you are targeted. The ads show the heartbreaking consequences of a pension scam for a fictional couple, and contrast this with the glamorous lifestyle being enjoyed by criminals at their expense.
The art of hiring: Should your business employ candidates with the right skills or those with the right mindset?
The need to hire talent is a good indication that your business is scaling up, but entrepreneurs looking to make new additions should proceed with caution. Making a dud hire could inhibit your firm's growth and firing an employee can be a headache as you'd have to dedicate even more time and resources to that and finding a replacement. We get a top recruiter's tips.
I gave my son a loan for a flat, but now his girlfriend wants to be joint owner: How do I stop her getting half my cash if they split?
My son's partner has informed him that, as she has been paying half the bills she wants her name on the deeds. If they split up she would be entitled to half the proceeds of any sale of the property. I could possibly lose half of the money I have lent my son. Would it be possible to get a legally binding document written up, so she hasn't got a claim on the property until I have received all my money back? Lawyer Michael Prendergast replies.
Victory for the fans! Ticketmaster to axe resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In as it looks to combat 'professional' touts who ramp up prices
Ticketmaster's two sites allow people to offload unwanted tickets to concerts but have been exploited by touts who snap up tickets and list them for far more. It will launch a new service allowing fans to sell for face value or less - but add its own 15 per cent charge. Artists including Adele, pictured, Ed Sheeran and the Arctic Monkeys have been critical of the practice in recent times and tried to stop their tickets being resold.
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Coventry BS pays a top rate of 1.4% interest on its Limited Access Saver account. The rate includes a 12-month bonus, after that interest drops to 1% and it only permits three penalty-free withdrawals a year. It requires a minimum deposit of £1.
Ford Money pays 1.45% AER (1.44% monthly income) on its one-year fixed rate Isa. It is a Portfolio Isa which means savers can open more than one Isa under the same tax-free wrapper to divide cash between easy-access and fixed rates. It requires a minimum deposit of £500.
Wyelands Bank pays a top rate of 2.15% AER interest on its fixed-rate bond lasting one year (2.13% monthly). The minimum deposit is £5,000. You must apply and manage your account online
Gatehouse Bank pays 1.9% AER interest on one-year fixed term deposit plus This is Money readers can earn up to £80 bonus for opening an account and depositing their pot. The bank is Sharia compliant and therefore quotes expected profit rather than guaranteed interest. It requires a minimum deposit of £1,000.
RCI Bank pays 1.3% AER variable interest on its easy access deal - the best rate on the market without a temporary rate bonus. Deposits in its Freedom Savings Account have no FSCS protection, but you are covered for up to €100,000 by the French equivalent (FGDR) It requires a £100 deposit.
The amount you can save into a pension ultimately depends on what you can afford - but the longer you leave it the more you will need to save. 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?
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.
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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