Ministers preparing to intervene in Nvidia’s £30bn swoop on Arm

Ministers preparing to intervene in Nvidia’s £30bn swoop on Arm in move that could scupper controversial deal Culture Secretary will order an in-depth investigation into the deal The Competition and Markets Authority will carry out the probe  Cambridge-based Arm has been owned by Japan’s Softbank since 2016  By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: … Read more

ALEX BRUMMER: LV deal steeped in secrecy

ALEX BRUMMER: A key reason why LV members need to be wary of Bain Capital’s bid for the mutual is the huge deficit of information By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail Published: 16:50 EST, 14 November 2021 | Updated: 16:50 EST, 14 November 2021 A key reason why members of mutual insurer LV need … Read more

Buyers urged to seize opportunity as asking prices fall

Buyers looking to negotiate their new home can try to take advantage of a seasonal dip in asking prices, new figures have revealed. Property website Rightmove said the average asking prices of homes newly listed for sale fell by £2,044 in the past month, as the traditional November slowdown arrived, despite this year’s soaraway housing … Read more

Britain’s Victorian housing stock could see values plummet if government introduces EPC regulation

The government is on a mission to retrofit the UK’s ageing housing stock – which accounts for roughly 20 per cent of the nation’s CO2 emissions. Its current aim is to have as many homes as possible reach a C rating by 2035 in England and Wales, with an even earlier target being set for private … Read more

Water companies ordered to slash customer bills by more than £67m

Water companies ordered to slash customer bills by £67m next year after failing to meet regulator’s standards By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 17:06 EST, 11 November 2021 | Updated: 03:22 EST, 12 November 2021 Falling standards: Water companies will be forced to slash bills by £67m next year Water companies will be … Read more

UK house prices could grow by 35% between 2020 and 2025

The average property price could still grow by up to 7 per cent in 2022, according to one forecast – as separate research revealed that Merseyside and Lancashire towns have seen the biggest collective price growth since the pandemic began.  High-end estate agent Strutt & Parker has predicted that prices will increase by 7 per … Read more

Savers hit by ’emergency’ pension tax overpay £3,350 on average

Savers slapped with ’emergency’ tax when making pension withdrawals are overcharged £3,350 on average HMRC returned £44.7m to those overtaxed when taking lump sums this summer  Some £794m has been refunded since pension freedoms were launched in 2015 What should you do if you are caught out by ’emergency’ tax? Find out below  By Camilla … Read more

Britons’ credit scores shoot up during pandemic

Pandemic-hardened Britons have seen their credit scores improve over the past two years with many having spent less, saved more and reduced their debts. The UK’s average credit score is on the rise, according to Experian, having increased from 776 in September 2019 to 797 in September this year.  This was helped by the so-called ‘mortgage … Read more