Daily Archives: September 19, 2020

Fund tech revolution, Bank chief tells Chancellor

Britain’s top economist has called on the Government to spearhead a tech revolution for millions of firms, creating a ‘faster and smarter’ economy as the country fights its way back from the Covid-19 crisis. Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane – writing in his capacity as chairman of the …

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Rolls-Royce set to tap investors for £2.5bn cash boost

Rolls-Royce is on the cusp of launching an emergency fundraising to tap shareholders for between £2billion and £2.5billion.  City sources said the FTSE100-listed jet engine maker is close to securing the funds from investors, possibly through a rights issue and placing.  Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are believed to be …

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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Eve Sleep a bet on miserable winter

With insomnia a feature of this pandemic for many of us, a company that makes mattresses ought to be an investment dream.  But Aim-listed Eve Sleep has been more of a nightmare in recent years, after a failed merger with rival mattress maker Simba and an association with disgraced fund …

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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Percy Pig will deliver for Ocado

Back in the darkest days of lockdown, scoring an Ocado delivery slot was almost as exciting as winning the lottery. Six months on, even if most of us have moved on from wanting to kiss Pete the van driver when he turns up with the goods, we’re still embracing online …

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Cash in on the work at home winter winners

If you’re expecting to settle in for a winter without the commute, you’re not alone. Despite Boris Johnson’s appeal for the nation to get back to the office, figures show that only six in ten workers travelled to work at some point last week – spending the rest of the …

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TONY HETHERINGTON: Why did VW let NHS nurse go without car?

Tony Hetherington is Financial Mail on Sunday’s ace investigator, fighting readers corners, revealing the truth that lies behind closed doors and winning victories for those who have been left out-of-pocket. Find out how to contact him below.  Ms S.E. writes: Three years ago, I took out a Personal Contract Purchase …

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Xtra Factor star says put black icon on our banknotes

Plea: Sarah-Jane Crawford says our money should acknowledge black Britons who have helped society Sarah-Jane Crawford would like to put the face of an iconic black Briton on banknotes if she were Chancellor of the Exchequer.  The former BBC Radio 1 DJ and Xtra Factor TV presenter reveals she struggled …

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Could you get a long lost family fortune as TV shows claim?

A knock on the front door. This is not a parcel delivery or lost pizza delivery driver but an ‘heir hunter’ offering a life-changing inheritance windfall. He mentions a name you have never even heard of – a long-lost black sheep of the family.  This unknown relative has died leaving …

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Could inflation plunge put dampener on your funds?

A low inflation rate is usually cause for celebration among savers. But experts are warning that the dramatic fall announced by the Office for National Statistics last week could have a sting in the tail for millions of stock market investors.  Inflation on the Consumer Price Index has dropped from …

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Struggling to get mortgage? Try broker or small lender

It’s mayhem in the mortgage market at the moment due to a paperwork backlog at banks and pent-up demand from the lockdown.  Lenders are making changes to their home loan deals with little or no notice to limit the amount of business they take on.  So that cheap rate you …

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