We show you how to make sense of the mortgage mayhem

Borrowers are facing mortgage mayhem as banks axe deals and hike rates. Major delays also mean homebuyers are at risk of missing out on generous stamp duty savings.  But don’t despair — here Money Mail explains everything you need to know to navigate the chaos…  WHY IS THE MARKET BOOMING …

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Outgoing CBI boss tells PM to save economy from Covid

Tough at the top: Outgoing CBI boss Carolyn Fairbairn Carolyn Fairbairn, the first female director general of the CBI, is stepping down after one of the most turbulent periods in the business organisation’s 55-year history.  In her time at the top she has dealt with three prime ministers, a seismic …

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Bloomsbury posts best first-half profits in 12 years

Bloomsbury has posted its best first-half profits in 12 years after the coronavirus crisis boosted online sales of books and ebooks.  The Harry Potter publisher said families had ‘rediscovered the pleasure of reading’ during the pandemic, when lockdown measures forced people to spend more time indoors.  Bloomsbury said this helped …

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Can’t get a refund? Take stubborn companies to court!

Unhappy customers who are tired of waiting for months to receive refunds are threatening ­ stubborn companies with legal action.  Tens of thousands of people are thought to have been denied or made to wait for refunds thanks to disruption caused by the pandemic.  But now Money Mail readers are …

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Prize problem for Premium Bond holders without email

Premium Bond holders who do not use telephone or online banking cannot sign up to have prizes paid into their bank accounts unless they have an email address.  From December, National Savings and Investments (NS&I) is phasing out posting warrants — a type of cheque — to winners. The Government’s …

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