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Money Insider: Mortgage rates tumbling for those with 40% or more deposit

Interest payments on fixed-rate mortgages are tumbling to record levels for those fortunate enough to have a decent-sized stake to put down, while borrowers with smaller deposits are being ignored.

Poor bike cover can put a spoke in your wheel

Cycling has never been so high profile, but with Bradley Wiggins's Tour de France win and the Olympics road race comes a dark side – cycle theft.

Barclays cuts mortgage rates

Competition in the mortgage market was stepped up today as Barclays announced it is cutting a raft of rates in its fixed deal range.

Seven more banks join swaps sale review list

Seven more banks have agreed to review the sale of interest-rate swaps to small businesses and compensate customers where evidence of mis-selling is uncovered, the Financial Services Authority said yesterday.

Seven more banks review rate swaps

A further seven banks have agreed to review the sale of complex financial products to small businesses and compensate customers where evidence of mis-selling is uncovered, the City watchdog said today.

Leading article: The more banks on the high street the better

Our banks are too powerful, too badly behaved and too often offer a woeful service

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Brazil striker Neymar hands control of image rights to country's richest man

Brazil forward Neymar has handed control of his career and image rights to the country's richest man, Eike Batista, in a deal announced yesterday.

One in five UK families admit they are 'living on the edge'

UK families are facing an uncertain financial future with one in five admitting they are living on edge.

Banks fear Moody's credit rating cut

Some of Britain's biggest banks are reportedly facing credit rating cuts as early as tonight in a move which will stretch lenders' already taut finances.

'Two-tier' bank number revealed

Many leading banks, insurers and energy companies are making existing customers pay to phone them while offering free numbers to new customers, a watchdog has found.

Do we really need bank branches anymore?

Building society and bank networks have shrunk by half in the last 30 years.

Jubilee festivities may leave hard-up families in debt

Many will be celebrating with money they haven't got, and payday lenders are happy to come up with the cash.

Money Insider: First-time buyers need the help of 95% mortgages

The latest figures released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders made grim reading this week, as it reported new lending was at its lowest for 12 months. It was estimated that £10.2bn was lent in April, almost 20 per cent lower than the March figures which were inflated due to first-time buyers trying to complete their purchases before the stamp duty concession came to an end.

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