VW marks the 25th anniversary of the patchwork Polo Harlequin with one-off special

1. The answer’s on the roof Because the original VW Polo Harlequin was made up of a group of cars with shared panels, it was difficult to tell what colour each car started life out as when you see one on the road.  Body parts of blue, yellow, green and red cars – including bonnets, … Read more VW marks the 25th anniversary of the patchwork Polo Harlequin with one-off special

NS&I boss apologises to savers for customer service meltdown

NS&I boss apologises to savers for poor customer service but warns them to expect long waiting times to continue until spring In a letter to MPs, Ian Ackerley defended NS&I and its performance last year   He defended its decision to maintain and then slash savings rates in November  It was deluged with £69.4bn from savers … Read more NS&I boss apologises to savers for customer service meltdown

Scam alert: Thieves are targeting drivers at pay-and-display machines

Scam alert: Thieves are targeting drivers by claiming parking machines swallowed their bank cards before making off with cards belonging to sympathetic motorists and ‘stealing thousands of pounds in minutes’ Richmond Council has reported a rise in cases in recent weeks in Kew, Twickenham and Teddington It says some cases have seen criminals steal thousands … Read more Scam alert: Thieves are targeting drivers at pay-and-display machines

Nectar points from Sainsbury’s shopping can be turned into Avios

Sainsbury’s shoppers can soon swap Nectar points for Avios air miles… but the rate is less generous than with previous Tesco scheme New tie-up means 400 Nectar points can be converted into 250 Avios points  This works out at a conversion rate of 0.625 Avios per point This is less generous than the 2.4 Avios … Read more Nectar points from Sainsbury’s shopping can be turned into Avios

I returned a Prada handbag but the firm refused a refund saying it was used

I purchased a re-edition nylon bag from Prada on 13 October 2020 for my girlfriend’s birthday but she didn’t like it so we decided to return it. I contacted Prada on 16 October to arrange a return and a collection from DHL. After initially not collecting it when it was meant to, the parcel was … Read more I returned a Prada handbag but the firm refused a refund saying it was used

I’m divorcing my abusive husband who has left me in financial ruin

Divorce: My abusive husband took away almost all my savings and even got me into a large debt I married more than a decade ago and my partner has been physically, verbally and financial abusive to me. He took away almost all my savings and got me into a large debt.  He has been taking … Read more I’m divorcing my abusive husband who has left me in financial ruin

How to become a property guardian and save on your rent

There is a nomadic lifestyle in Britain that sees around 10,000 people rent in unoccupied properties for a reduced rate.   Kevin Harris, 54, has saved hundreds each month by becoming a property guardian, although he accepts it is not for everyone. He has lived in seven different properties in the last seven years, including police … Read more How to become a property guardian and save on your rent

Smash hit shows drive Netflix to more than 200m subscribers

Smash hit shows and extra demand during lockdowns drive Netflix to more than 200m subscribers By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 20 January 2021 Shares in Netflix hit record highs after the streaming giant passed 200m subscribers and revealed it no longer needs debt … Read more Smash hit shows drive Netflix to more than 200m subscribers

Strong gains for sterling against the Dollar and the euro

Strong gains for sterling as rising inflation dampens expectations of further interest rate cuts By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 20 January 2021 Sterling made strong gains against the dollar and the euro as rising inflation dampened expectations of further cuts to UK interest … Read more Strong gains for sterling against the Dollar and the euro

Burberry blasts decision to end of duty free shopping for tourists

Burberry blasts end of duty free for tourists: Fashion giant claims the decision could cost it hundreds of millions of pounds By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 Fashion giant Burberry has told the Government that the decision to scrap duty-free shopping … Read more Burberry blasts decision to end of duty free shopping for tourists

Burberry blasts decision to end of duty free shopping for tourists

Burberry blasts end of duty free for tourists: Fashion giant claims the decision could cost it hundreds of millions of pounds By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 Fashion giant Burberry has told the Government that the decision to scrap duty-free shopping … Read more Burberry blasts decision to end of duty free shopping for tourists