Diggers giant JCB halts production for first time in its history because of coronavirus pandemic

Diggers giant JCB halts production for first time in its history because of coronavirus pandemic By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 23:02 GMT, 18 March 2020 | Updated: 23:02 GMT, 18 March 2020 Diggers giant JCB has halted production for the first time in its history because of the pandemic.  The British company … Read more

ALEX BRUMMER: At Bank of England, Andrew Bailey displays assertiveness he never discovered at FCA

As the Covid-19 crisis erupted, few would have predicted that central banks would end up front of stage. The ongoing volatility on financial markets has given them a key role.  In his third day as Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey displayed the assertiveness which he never quite discovered in his previous job … Read more

More than half of scam victims still being refused refunds despite banks’ pledge for fairness

More than half of scam victims still being refused refunds despite banks pledging to treat customers more fairly By Amelia Murray Money Mail Chief Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 23:02 GMT, 18 March 2020 | Updated: 23:02 GMT, 18 March 2020 More than half of scam victims are still being refused refunds despite banks … Read more

Tenants are struggling to pay rent amid the coronavirus outbreak

Rental sector under threat from coronavirus disruption: What tenants and landlords can do when rent payments are a problem Five million households in the private rented sector could be affected by virus  Prime Minister promises to protect renters from eviction while crisis unfolds   Landlords report that tenants are already struggling to pay   Coronavirus symptoms: what … Read more

Virgin Mobile gives pay monthly customers unlimited minutes and data boost for free

Virgin Mobile gives pay monthly customers unlimited minutes and data boost for free to help them cope with working from home Virgin Mobile is giving pay monthly customers unlimited minutes to landlines  It is also offering a 10GB data boost at no extra cost for a month  The new plan will kick in on Monday … Read more

Scam code hands back £41m to victims but losses grew to £456m in 2019

Blameless fraud victims were handed back £41.3million by banks in the second half of last year, new figures reveal, as the percentage winning back some money doubled.  But in a sign of the mounting risk to people’s finances losses to bank transfer and impersonation scams rose 29 per cent last year to £455.8million. The introduction of … Read more

Sainsbury’s expecting to save £500m from the 100% rates holiday

Sainsbury’s shares rise as it reveals £500m saving from government stimulus package giving retailers a 100% business rates holiday Sainsbury’s customers can now buy no more than three of a grocery product Tesco’s 24-hour stores will no longer be open all day so that they are restocked EU drivers’ hours rules have been relaxed so … Read more

Aviva, Janus Henderson and Kames suspend property funds amid coronavirus market panic

Kames Capital, Janus Henderson and Aviva Investors have suspended trading on their respective open-ended property funds due to valuation uncertainty as markets continue to be rocked by the coronavirus panic. The groups join M&G which suspended its £2.3billion Property Portfolio at the end of last year due to liquidity concerns, however the most recent closures … Read more