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The secret database blacklisting borrowers

Around 640,000 people are flagged on a little-known fraud database, making it hard to secure a mortgage or loan<p>A fraud prevention register owned by banks and building societies is blocking borrowers from obtaining credit – even though most people don’t even know that their details are on it.<p>The …

You Asked: What Is 5G Wireless Data and Why Do I Want It?

Back in the 2000s, it seemed like new wireless data technologies were as much of a reason to upgrade our phones as new hardware. Since the launch of …

How 30 years of a polarised economy have squeezed out the middle class

The number of middle-income households in England is falling as the extremes of rich and poor rise – with London highlighting the divide<p>London has always been a city of extremes but the extent to which it has become polarised between rich and poor is laid bare in research that reveals a 43% …

Survival of the fittest: Apple Watch versus fitness trackers

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Paul Butler comes up short as Zolani Tete knocks him out after eight-round masterclass of skill and power

Ellesmere Port fighter was floored by an uppercut after enduring a painful schooling by the South African in the IBF superflyweight title bout in Liverpool<p>‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Paul Butler failed in his bid to become the 10th British fighter to win world titles in two weight divisions, and the …

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

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Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents

Last month Apple and Ericsson went to war over the fees Ericsson is trying to charge Apple for the use of its mobile broadband patents. Apple sued …

Half of Dragons' Den investments fall through after the show

Fewer than half the successful pitches on BBC hit show Dragons’ Den ever saw a penny of investment, new research has found.<p>In an analysis of all 143 businesses that successfully won cash on the show between series 1 and 11, just £5.8m of the £13m pledged was ever invested.<p>The study was conduced by …