How you can make your investment portfolio great again

Whatever you think about Donald Trump’s promise to ‘make America great again’, investing in some of the country’s biggest companies has certainly been the saviour of many an investment portfolio. As a result of strong stock market performance, British investors who bought into the S&P 500 index of major American …

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Book your MOT now as the lockdown amnesty ends

A six-month extension to MOT certificates introduced in lockdown will be axed at the end of this month, but this will still leave many vehicles too dangerous to drive, advisers say. More than nine million cars have faults, according to research by the comparison website GoCompare. Because of the extension, …

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Lower rates for careful Zopa credit card users

Zopa is to become the first lender to offer lower credit card interest rates to careful spenders who have better credit ratings. In a challenge to the big banks, the peer-to-peer lender plans to launch its first credit card later this year. Zopa secured a banking licence last month and …

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HETHERINGTON: Can my military ex sidestep his child support?

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 K. C. writes: I have been dealing with the Child Maintenance Service …

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Beware the online crooks preying on your dream of a holiday

Following the easing of travel restrictions, thousands of holidaymakers have wasted no time in booking a summer break. But people are being urged to be vigilant as criminals look to exploit their eagerness to get away. Jesús Sanchez-Aguilera Garcia, of cybersecurity firm McAfee, says: ‘With the travel industry getting back …

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Hargreaves Lansdown overhauls their Wealth 50 list

Best buy lists and tables are part and parcel of the way most of us now shop for financial products. Whether it is for a savings account or mortgage, it is the ‘best’ buys we invariably turn to as a starting point. Many consumers do not look beyond them, content …

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Briton who was FIRST to spot fall of Wirecard

A British stock market research firm today lays claim to being the first whistleblower to raise the alarm about the collapsed German payment giant, Wirecard. Mark Hiley, who runs The Analyst, reveals in The Mail on Sunday that he issued a ‘Red Flag Alert’ on Wirecard to his clients six …

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Banks braced for £10bn hit as job losses shoot up

Britain’s biggest banks could face losses of up to £10billion as customers are weaned off loan payment holidays, research has found. Lenders have granted payment holidays on loans worth more than £250billion, according to an analysis by Barclays. Many of the three-month holidays will come to an end this month …

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