Matt Hooper

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Do new Isas trump the new pensions?

The ‘Big Bang Budget’ radically improved both Isas and pensions. So which is better?<p>The pension and Isa regimes are being dramatically overhauled and improved, reigniting the debate about which savings vehicle is better.<p>Last week George Osborne, the Chancellor, announced sweeping changes in the …

Abolition of 10p rate on savings to benefit pensioners

Resolution Foundation says 54pc of financial gains from the change will go to households headed a pensioner<p>Pensioners will benefit most from George Osborne’s abolition of the 10p tax on savings income in the Budget, with some in line for a £700-a-year boost.<p>The Chancellor scrapped the 10pc starting …

A depressingly familiar reality lies behind the UK’s economic miracle

Growth is predicted to depend entirely on rising household spending, a recovering housing market, and the questionable assumption of a bounce in business investment<p>George Osborne is on a roll. Rarely does a Chancellor receive the high praise that was afforded after last week’s Budget. It is also …

Barclays bank tops list of customer complaints

The number of complaints about financial services firms fell in the first half of 2013. However, consumers still raised almost 16,000 issues a day about insurance and banking products, figures from the regulator show.<p>Between January and June, 2.9m complaints were lodged with firms, 15% fewer than …

Banks and building societies slash savings rates

September saw the biggest cuts to savings rates in recent memory, with returns on more than 240 accounts lowered during the month, according to savings analysts.<p>Nationwide and Sainsbury's were among the account providers slashing rates, with some customers seeing interest cut by 1%. However, in a …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Bank reform plans could open up text message payments

The Government has unveiled plans to radically reform the UK’s bank payment system.<p>The Government has outlined plans to reform the UK’s bank payment system, which could lead to people being able pay their friends by text message.<p>Sajid Javid, the new Financial Secretary to the Treasury, announced …

About the FCA

What we do<p>Financial markets need to be honest, fair and effective so that consumers get a fair deal.<p>We aim to make markets work well – for …

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an age that seeks quick fixes and easy answers. Sometimes leaders abdicate their thinking to others and accept "prevailing wisdom," which is often an oxymoron.<p>I grew up, like most, accepting many things at face value. It wasn't …

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DJ Woody presents 'Hip Hop is 40'

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Jay Z, Run DMC, And Skrillex Bring The Noise In The Trailer For Ron Howard’s “Made In America” Concert Documentary

With its ominous tone and epic scope, you might forget that it’s a documentary about rich people putting on a fun concert, but that just makes it even Jay Z-ier.<p>While ultimately the Ron Howard documentary <i>Made In America</i> is just a concert film about last year’s Jay Z-sponsored, Jay Z-headlined, …

Terry Hooligan - Autumn Mixtape

Woodhead - Late Night Business - Vol. 2 Mix

DJ Moneyshot – Solid Steel & the Hour of Chaos

This week we return to the <b>Solid Stee</b>l birthday celebrations and share the cake with something else that turns 25 this year – <b>Public Enemy</b>‘s <b>‘It Takes A</b> …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

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6864-1: Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

10937-1: Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout

Batman™: Arkham Asylum Breakout - 10937 | DC Comics™ Super Heroes

• Includes 8 minifigures: Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted …

The Shellraiser Street Chase - 79104 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™

• Includes 3 minifigures: Leonardo, Michelangelo, a Foot Soldier and 2 characters: Dogpound and The Kraang<br>• Features a LEGO® Technic shooting cannon, …

Hulk's™ Helicarrier Breakout - 6868 | Marvel Super Heroes

The Hulk and Thor have Loki captured on board the Avengers' awesome Helicarrier. Use the exploding containment cell function to bust Loki out and …

i>Superman</i>™ vs. <i>Power Armor Lex</i> - 6862 | DC Comics™ Super Heroes

• Includes 3 minifigures: <i>Superman</i>™, <i>Wonder Woman</i> and <i>Lex Luthor</i><br>• Features <i>kryptonite</i> robot and <i>kryptonite gun</i>• <i><br>Kryptonite</i> robot features movable fingers for …

The Batmobile and the <i>Two-Face</i> Chase - 6864 | DC Comics™ Super Heroes

• Includes 5 minifigures: <i>Batman</i>™, <i>Two-Face</i>, 2 henchmen and a guard<br>• Vehicles include the <i>Batmobile</i> and <i>Two-Face’s</i> car<br>• Features bank, safe dynamite and dollar …

The Bat vs. Bane™: Tumbler Chase - 76001 | DC Comics™ Super Heroes

High above Gotham City, <i>Batman™</i> spots Bane in the armored Tumbler chasing Police Commissioner Gordon. Bust through the road barricades in the Bane …

The <i>Batcave</i> - 6860 | DC Comics™ Super Heroes

• Includes 5 minifigures: <i>Bruce Wayne</i>, <i>Batman</i>™, <i>Robin</i>, <i>Poison Ivy</i> and <i>Bane</i><br>• Features <i>Bane’s</i> drill tank, the Batcycle, handcuffs, binoculars and 2 …