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Overcharging for Oyster card mistakes tackled in new TfL system

Overcharging of London travellers who forget to touch out with their Oyster pay-as-you-go card at the end of their journey is finally being addressed by Transport for London (TfL).

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How income protection insurance paid me £1,200 a month when illness struck

When Inger Wallis visits her bank she always tells cashier Sajid Fani: ‘You’re my guardian angel’ – after he sold her the insurance policy that saved her finances.

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Should I give up on Groupon? Millions of us use the money-off voucher website – but its deals aren’t always what they seem

The ASA has upheld eight complaints against misleading Groupon deals since December and informally ordered the rewording of another 24. So which money-saving deals can you trust?

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FTSE PREVIEW: Market seen opening lower following falls in Asia and on Wall St

The FTSE 100 is seen opening 70 to 75 points down according to financial bookmakers, tracking big falls on Wall Street and in Asia after Friday’s U.S. jobs data exacerbated concerns about the health of the world’s biggest economy

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MONDAY VIEW: Selling to China, the three key words for the UK

Now the world’s second largest economy, China is experiencing an industrial revolution every bit as important as the one the UK enjoyed more than two centuries ago.

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Music festival wet weekend turns into a dream as couple’s business idea born

When rain put a dampener on Suzy Myler and Mark Shelley’s weekend camping at a music festival, a bright business idea was born.

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Business Improvement Districts back in fashion on the High Street

Many small and medium-sized businesses, like florist Mark Hollingworth, have been boosting the economic potential of their area for years through Business Improvement Districts.

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A music festival wet weekend turns into a tangerine dream

When rain put a dampener on Suzy Myler and Mark Shelley’s weekend camping at a music festival, a bright business idea was born.

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Japanese pledge £600m for UK wind power

Marubeni Corporation, the Japanese trading giant, plans to treble its ‘green energy’ investment in Britain to more than £600million over the next few years.

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BoE set to ignore calls for quantitative easing to inject life in to the UK’s flagging economy

The Bank of England is set to ignore mounting pressure to pump more money into the economy on Thursday amid fresh fears of another global recession.

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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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