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RAY MASSEY: Bentley's Bentayga is king of the snow

Today

British luxury car maker Bentley took to the Tyrolean slopes with its new V8 Bentayga 4x4, which it's fitted Bentley's king of the snow! with an impressive new 4-litre twin-turbo petrol engine.

BA prepares for new war on budget long-haul flights

Today

The airline’s owner IAG has faced increasing pressure from airlines which are offering flights to South America, the US and the Caribbean for a fraction of BA’s ticket price.

DAILY BRIEFING: Rumours of a boardroom shake-up at HSBC

Today

The chairman of banking group HSBC is plotting a drastic shake-up of his boardroom, it is claimed. Mark Tucker is reportedly axing three non executive director roles to leave a 14-strong board.

Why Woodford has not lost his magic touch

Today

Not so long ago, it seemed like everything Neil Woodford, Britain's most famous fund manager, touched turned to gold. Over the years he has acquired an almost god-like status.

How to ensure your charitable donations go to good causes

Today

We run through the checks you can do, the warning signs to look out for and the rules to follow to increase your confidence that your money is doing what you want it to.

TRUST WATCH: Chelverton Small Companies Dividend

Today

The managers aim to deliver a high and growing income to savers by investing in small-cap companies worth £500m or less, though up to a fifth of the fund can be invested in larger firms.

MARKET REPORT: Phoenix on the rise after insurance buyout

Today

Serial business-buyer Phoenix Group was the talk of the trading floor yesterday after completing a £3.2bn deal for Standard Life Aberdeen's (SLA) insurance business.

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Santander chairman Shriti Vadera

Today

On Whitehall they called her 'The Shriek'. As Gordon Brown's most trusted adviser, hot-breathed Shriti Vadera's volcanic eruptions were legendary.

HAMISH MCRAE: Betrayed on our pensions

Today

A quarter of a century ago Britain's occupational pension system was the envy of the world. Along with the Netherlands, we had better funded private pensions than any other country.

I'm skint, says ex-BHS owner as he's hit with £87,000 fine

Today

The former owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell, has been ordered to pay a £50,000 fine and £37,000 court costs for failing to disclose vital details to the pensions watchdog.

Seven tatty old-school shopping tricks now online

Today

It used to be so easy to do your shopping. You'd go to the only shop, get deliberately overcharged and leave. Nothing much has changed argues RICHARD BROWNING

Why property isn't the investment you think it is

Today

Researchers found that despite the widely held belief that property offers the best returns over the long run, the housing sector has returned a loss of 2 per cent a year by one measure.

LED lights on pedestrian crossings could prevent accidents

Yesterday

A working prototype showed how person-detection tech can identify when someone is walking on - or about to walk on - a crossing and bright red LED lights signal to motorists to stop.

Ofcom rules more households should get faster broadband

Yesterday

The monthly wholesale price charged for a basic broadband package by Openreach to rival firms will be reduced from £14.43 to £11.92 by 2021.

Move also means some scheduled services may be cancelled

Yesterday

Rail passengers who book well ahead stand to miss out on some of the cheapest train tickets or find their scheduled service is cancelled

This is Money podcast: How do credit ratings work?

Yesterday

Just how does the mythical and bizarre world of credit ratings really work? How can you improve your score and what does the figure even mean?

Dart Group boosted by strong leisure travel business

Yesterday

Shares in the owner of the Jet2 holiday brand, Dart Group Plc took off this week after the AIM-listed firm raised its full-year profit expectations

Volvo XC60 scoops the 2018 UK Car of the Year award

Yesterday

An expert independent panel of 27 seasoned motoring journalists have chosen the best new car drivers can buy in the UK this year - but a poll of 3,817 Mail readers picked a different winner.

New property ombudsman plan to make complaints simpler

Yesterday

Homeowners and tenants currently have to navigate a complex network of property-related ombudsmen. Housing secretary Sajid Javid announced plans to replace the existing ones.

How to choose a trustworthy and competent builder

Yesterday

If a builder — who is, or should be, VAT registered — offers to work at a discounted price, walk away, says Charles Brook.