First-time buyer mortgage rejections spike: Here’s how to boost your chances of being accepted

First-time buyers are more likely to be rejected for a mortgage than they were before the pandemic, a new study has found. Only one in five prospective first-time buyers were able to get a mortgage on their first attempt, according to Aldermore Bank’s annual survey of people who have got on the housing ladder. This … Read more

Rescue of Meghan Markle’s dressmaker thrown into turmoil

Rescue of Meghan Markle’s dressmaker thrown into turmoil after co-founder dramatically resigns By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 9 May 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 9 May 2021 The rescue of Meghan’s dressmaker has been thrown into turmoil after its co-founder dramatically quit.  Ralph & Russo collapsed into administration in March … Read more

BT accelerating investment to roll out more super-fast broadband

BT preparing to accelerate its investment to roll out super-fast broadband to millions more homes By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 9 May 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 9 May 2021 BT is preparing to accelerate its investment to roll out super-fast broadband to millions more homes.  The company is getting … Read more

Aviva backs calls for Government crackdown on financial fraud

Pension giant Aviva backs calls for Government crackdown on financial fraud after its brand is hijacked by criminals At least 27 fake websites were set up in Aviva’s name to dupe unsuspecting victims into handing over cash  The pension giant warned that shutting down the scammer websites is like playing ‘whack-a-mole’ under the current rules  … Read more

Kurt Geiger’s Shoeaholics brand opens UK’s largest shoe shop

Kurt Geiger’s Shoeaholics brand opens UK’s largest shoe shop, selling 20,000 pairs in store size of nine tennis courts By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 9 May 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 9 May 2021 Kurt Geiger’s Shoeaholics brand opened the UK’s largest shoe shop yesterday, selling 20,000 pairs of shoes … Read more

Wendy’s to take on McDonald’s and Burger King in Britain

American burger giant Wendy’s to take on McDonald’s and Burger King with 400 outlets in Britain Wendy’s has a motto specifically for the UK market – All Beef, No Bull  This includes a promise of no zero hour contracts  Burgers from Wendy’s include the Dave’s Single and the Baconator  By Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday … Read more

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Copper-bottom mining returns with Trident

Little more than a year ago, copper was trading at around $4,500 (£3,200) per ton. Over the past few days, the price has topped $10,000 and forecasters expect it to keep rising through the summer.  Other metals tell a similar story. Aluminium, zinc and nickel have shot up since last spring, while iron ore prices have … Read more

STOCKS TO WATCH: Royal Mail bullying tarnishing shares

STOCKS TO WATCH: Unfolding bullying affair at Royal Mail threatening to tarnish stellar year for its shares By Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 8 May 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 8 May 2021 The unfolding bullying affair at Royal Mail is threatening to tarnish a stellar year for its shares.  The … Read more