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Guess which one’s the banker: Geoffrey Howe talks salaries with

Can you spot the difference between these three chaps? It’s hard I know. But the brooding, sex-in-a-suit type (near right) is Geoffrey Howe, chairman of Nationwide, who has compared the extravagant salaries of bank executives with those of “footballers” (such as Cristiano Ronaldo, centre) and “pop stars” (Jon Bon Jovi, far right).

Questions of Cash: It must be possible to come up with a way of

Q: I was very interested in the questions and answers about ATM security (Questions of Cash, 11 May and 25 May).  I don’t understand why the construction of ATMs makes it possible to fit “skimming “ devices. Why cannot the ATMs be designed or modified to stop the devices being fitted? PS, Twickenham.

House prices show 2.6% decrease

House prices have recorded their biggest year-on-year decline in almost three years amid the toughening economy, Nationwide building society said today.

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House prices make small gains

Property prices rose by 0.4 per cent during October to take the annual rate into positive territory for the first time since last March, figures revealed today.

Money Insider: Finding the right personal loan could net a wheel deal

With the 59 new registered cars due out on 1 September, there will be a boom in demand for personal loans over the next few weeks, a fact that’s not gone unnoticed by some big-name lenders. That’s good news if you’re seeking some finance for your new wheels, as there are a couple of tempting offers that have appeared on the shelves this week.

How not to add value to your home

Thinking of selling your property? You don't need to splash out on expensive renovations, just stay practical and functional, says Graham Norwood