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Deborah Meaden tips to deliver the perfect business pitch

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Deborah Meaden tips to deliver the perfect business pitch
From cucumber condoms to personal phone boxes, multi-millionaire entrepreneur Deborah Meaden has sat through some unique and downright weird business pitches in her time at Dragons’ Den. Now in its 15th series, there is an expansive catalogue of past shows for start-up hopefuls to trawl through in a bid to learn from the mistakes made Read More

Trinity Mirror and Northern & Shell merging talks continue

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Trinity Mirror has experienced a decline in third-quarter revenue as talks continue to acquire Northern & Shell, the owners of the Daily Express and Star newspapers. According to the update from the owners of the Daily Mirror there has been an 8% fall in like-for-like revenue in the period, with publishing revenue falling by 9% Read More

Businesswoman on how she discovered ethical capitalism

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The penny dropped when I saw my pension fund was invested in BP, Shell and British American Tobacco.  How could I let my hard-earned cash finance companies which depend on burning fossil fuels and keeping people hooked on cigarettes? It made no sense that I could be donating to Cancer Research one minute – I Read More

Card sharks' £1.5m-a-day spree – on YOUR cash 

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Fraudsters are going on a £1.5million a day spending spree – using other people’s plastic cards.  These new fraud figures are published just as Financial Fraud Action UK steps up its Take Five campaign to help shoppers and householders beat the scourge. The campaign encourages everyone to be suspicious of uninvited approaches and to keep Read More

How jockey Jim Crowley made £35k in just 90 seconds!

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Flat out: Jim switched away from steeplechase to flat racing ten years ago When champion jockey Jim Crowley jumps on the back of a racehorse, he can earn up to £35,000 in just 90 seconds.  But for 39-year-old Crowley, who won the Flat Jockeys Championship last year, getting paid £389 per second is just ‘part Read More

Just 10% of parents willing to invest a Junior Isa

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Just 10% of parents willing to invest a Junior Isa
Despite inflation and poor interest rates hammering savings accounts, parents are still shunning the potential of bumper returns through stocks and shares investment, according to new research. A poll of 2,018 parents and grandparents, conducted by mutual financial services firm OneFamily, found 90 per cent of parents who are saving for their children are not using Read More

Money Pit Stop: I want to invest in green technologies

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New to investing: Andrew is a web developer looking to invest in green technologies In our series Money Pit Stop, we ask an investing expert to give one of our readers a free portfolio makeover. Andrew, 45, is a web developer living in Kent who has no investments outside of an endowment mortgage at present. Read More

Halifax will pay you £125 to move to its bank account

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Halifax will pay you £125 to move to its bank account
Halifax has brought back its £125 cash sign up bonus for current account switchers while launching a tempting £750 mortgage cashback offer. The current account sweetener comes hot on the heels of a similar move from First Direct, which announced its own £125 incentive earlier this week as banks continue to compete for switchers’ attention.  Halifax’s Read More

RAY MASSEY: Peugeot's 5008 seven-seater SUV

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Preparing to drive Peugeot’s new 5008 family-friendly seven-seater SUV is a bit like getting ready for an aeroplane flight. How much can you get away with packing? Will you be able to keep it in the cabin, or must you book it into the hold? Well, this new French vehicle is flexible when it comes Read More

MOT data reveals UK regions where cars are likely to fail

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The biggest MoT car failures in the UK have been revealed – along with the regions with vehicles most likely to flunk the test. It comes as critics warn that the Government’s controversial switch to making the first roadworthiness tests after four years – rather than three as at present – will put lives at Read More