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Is it ever worth the money to buy a warranty? OFT investigates whether consumers get good value

The squeeze has left hard-pressed retailers looking for ways to boost profits in the face of flagging sales of costly items like TVs, furniture and appliances.

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Why Inger calls NatWest’s Sajid her ‘guardian angel’: Cashier’s advice helped avoid financial disaster when illness struck

When Inger Wallis visits her bank she always tells cashier Sajid Fani: ‘You’re my guardian angel’ – much to his embarrassment. She has been saying this since a brain aneurysm nearly killed her.

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The Indian bank bucking exodus from High Street

State Bank of India will open branches in Coventry and Wolverhampton before the end of the month, taking its British network up to ten.

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Service promises refunds for financial advice that dries up

Investment expert Ivan Massow is launching an online service that will allow consumers to slash the amount of commission they pay for financial advice they no longer receive.

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Has your bank missed the PPI complaints deadline?

Wait for compensation drags on as not all the lenders meet their target of an August 31 cut-off

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STEFAN ORLOWSKI INTERVIEW: I love British pints – but Heineken will also be serving schooners

Stefan Orlowski is getting to know Britain by engaging in a giant pub crawl, though the Aussie with a Polish heritage at least has the excuse of being the managing director of Heineken UK.

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Southern Cross wins new rent reprieve worth £18m

The troubled care home operator has been granted a further rent deferral worth £18million by landlords, which are set to take over most of its homes.

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Top DIY chains in discussions with Whitehall to join Green Deal

Leading DIY retailers are in talks with Whitehall on how to set up schemes to allow them to cash in on the Coalition’s ‘Green Deal’ being launched next year.

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Bumper £43m dividend gold for Olympics builders

Recently filed accounts for CLM, the Olympic Delivery Authority’s ‘delivery partner’, show turnover of £92million and pre-tax profits of £32million for 2010.

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Service sector holds key for nervous MPC as new figures could push Bank to print more cash

A key measure of economic health due tomorrow will provide a nervous backdrop to the Monetary Policy Committee meeting this week and could raise pressure for the Bank of England to increase quantitative easing.

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CITY FOCUS: How prudence is punished in Broke Britain

Middle class families have for the past few years been forced to endure the destruction of their hard-won financial security, often built up through many years of hard graft, thrift and self-denial. Welcome to Broke Britain.

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Markets around the world plunge on US jobs nightmare

Stock markets around the world plunged yesterday after ‘disastrous’ American jobs figures fuelled fears of a double-dip recession. The US Labor Department said ‘non-farm payrolls’ – the number of Americans in work and a key measure of the health of the world’s biggest economy – were unchanged in August.

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MARKET REPORT: Federal Reserve pressured to launch QE3

Desperately disappointing data from across the Pond showing that no new jobs were created in the US in August hit stock markets hard. It raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will have to print more money (QE3) to help re-ignite the US economic recovery.

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Smart meters ‘may not have much effect’ on energy consumption

Every household in the UK is to have a smart meter fitted by the end of 2020 as part of a government plan to help energy efficiency, costing an estimated £11.3bn.

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The quick interview: State Bank of India chief Rajnish Kumar

As the State Bank of India prepares to open the doors on two new branches, Jo Thornhill of Financial Mail meets its chief Rajnish Kumar to discuss its future expansion plans.

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