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Fraudsters hijack eBay parcels in a postcode lottery

Refunds to buyers rely on Royal Mail tracking using postcodes rather than signatures, and it’s helping thieves Anastasios Siampos was suspicious after …

Marks & Spencer finance chief to step down

Humphrey Singer will work with chief executive Steve Rowe on succession process Marks & Spencer’s chief financial officer, Humphrey Singer, is stepping …

Electricity and gas bills: now is the time to switch energy supplier

Getting a new fixed-price tariff before winter begins could save you £290 a year The experts are in agreement: now is the …

Theatre seats: here’s how to bag them at bargain prices

We reveal the tips and tricks that can get you into shows for as little as £10 – or even free You …

Credit cards: interest rates hit a record high

Customers who don’t pay off their bill in full each month face an average charge of 24.7% this month Interest rates may …

Student halls and food malls: House of Frasers turn over a new lease

As old leases expire, landlords look at innovative options to reuse department store sites House of Fraser in Wolverhampton is set to …

Thomas Cook: plans made for biggest UK peacetime repatriation

Travel firm holding last-ditch talks to avert bankruptcy Up to 150,000 Britons holidaying abroad could be affected The government and the aviation …

Fresh blow for Neil Woodford as mattress maker reports losses

Eve Sleep, in which fund manager holds 31% stake, says losses due to competitors cutting prices Neil Woodford was dealt another blow …

Thomas Cook shares plunge as travel firm stands on brink – business live

Thomas Cook shares have hit a record low as the firm races to raise an extra £200m to stave off collapse Thomas …

New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low

Cost of supporting offshore turbines drops to less than market price for electricity The UK’s next wave of offshore windfarms will generate …