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  • Wedding cake
    28 Jul 2008

    Thousands of couples have been left in limbo after Wrapit, a wedding gift company, admitted it was in financial difficulty. Rebecca Atkinson reports.

  • A house of cards
    28 Jul 2008

    Homeowners prepared to sit out the housing market downturn could see their property increase in value by 25% over the next five years, new research suggests.

  • Northern Rock
    25 Jul 2008

    Northern Rock has relaxed its mortgage lending criteria and will start to offer its best rates to people with 25% deposits again, rather than those with at least 30% to put down.

  • 25 Jul 2008

    The average Brit would run out of money in just 52 days if they were to lose their job, according to new research.

  • 50% off
    25 Jul 2008

    There is now over a 50% chance of the UK sliding into a recession, after the latest data reveals that the economy slowed sharply in the second quarter of 2008.

  • 25 Jul 2008

    More than £1 billion of compensation has been paid out to financial consumers in the past seven years, official figures reveal.

  • A plastic "fake" fish
    24 Jul 2008

    More than 20,000 online ‘phishing’ attacks have been reported in the first half of this year, as criminals increasingly target the popularity of online banking, according to the UK’s payments
    association APACS.

  • Gas hob
    24 Jul 2008

    British Gas is following in the footsteps of EDF Energy and increasing the cost of energy by up to 35%.

  • A child listens to music
    24 Jul 2008

    Internet users who illegally download music and films face a crackdown as part of a new initiative to wipe-out online piracy.

  • Woman with shopping bags
    24 Jul 2008

    The onslaught of the credit crunch has finally hit shoppers’ wallets with retail sales falling at record levels.