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BILLIONS lost from building jobs due to ‘cowboy builders’ | The Crusader | Finance

Householders’ fear of being stung by cowboy builders is costing us all £10billion a year according to trade body the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). That’s the sum its research suggest is being lost to the economy because people hold back and don’t commission new home improvement projects. “A third …

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Personal finance: Savers urged to stay clam amid global stock market meltdown | Personal Finance | Finance

Despite an afternoon rally the FTSE100 closed yesterday at 7,141.40, down 8.2 per cent from its all-time high of 7,778.6 on January 12. Investors are selling because they fear rising inflation will force central bankers to hike interest rates faster to keep a lid on prices and this will hit …

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Bitcoin price: Cryptocurrency fight-back Bitcoin rises to $8000 XRP Ripple LTC | Personal Finance | Finance

Bitcoin was priced $8,177 at the time of press, a rise of around $478 dollars on the day so far and a spectacularly better place than the $5,947 low from earlier this week. So-called ‘wallet-holders’ – owners of highly volatile cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP/Ripple – have been …

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Ripple price LIVE: XRP down $17BILLION as crypto token drops $5billion in 24 hours | City & Business | Finance

Ripple’s XRP crypto token is hovering around the $0.79 (£0.56) pricetag today after falling from $0.83 (£0.59) on Sunday. The cryptocurrency suffered massive price losses along with other crytocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum last week, resulting in an XRP massive price drop of $12.9 billion on Friday. Although XRP has recovered, …

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Over-65s aren’t shy and retiring and have many options to stay at work | Personal Finance | Finance

GETTY While some OAPs can’t afford to retire, many want to carry on working to stay active and sociable More than one in 10 over-65s are still working, official figures show, while separate research from pension specialists Retirement Advantage suggests roughly half of today’s over-50s want to remain employed beyond …

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Bitcoin is BORING!’ Here’s what needs to happen before EVERYBODY uses cryptocurrency | City & Business | Finance

Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency craze has been met with scepticism by institutional investors, but Bonnie Cheung, a venture partner at 500 Startups, has revealed what needs to happen for everybody to adopt the digital currency.  Speaking to Bloomberg, Cheung said: “From an investor perspective, especially as a VC investor, Bitcoin …

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