Money Tips

High street baker Greggs ramps up store openings

Total sales were up 7.4% last year according to the bakery’s latest trading numbers with like-for-like sales for the year up 3.7%. Source link

ONS: Economic productivity grows at six year high

Britain’s economic productivity grew at its fastest rate in more than six years, during the three months, leading to September 2017. Output per hour work grew by 0.9 per cent. Source link

TRADER TIPS:City insiders say invest in Ted Baker

Liberum recommends adding Ted Baker to your portfolio.The investment bank said the retailer’s strong Christmas trading bodes well for the future, while investment should spur growth. Source link

Ocado is poised to introduce robots in warehouses

Online supermarket Ocado is preparing to introduce a robot to help warehouse workers pick and pack food for deliveries.The robot (pictured) has been likened to Luke Skywalker’s sidekick C3P0 Source link

RBS Shareholder Action Group faces probe

The RBS Shareholder Action Group is facing demands for a Government probe into its activities amid claims investors are yet to receive their share of a £200 million payout. Source link

DAILY BRIEFING:D&D toasts its best ever Christmas sales

FESTIVE CHEER Strong trading helped D&D London toast its best ever Christmas. The restaurant group, which owns Bluebird, Quaglino’s and 100 Wardour Street, said sales jumped 11 per cent Source link

What's the point of the Lifetime Isa?  

Investing app Moneybox is the latest provider to announce it will offer a Lifetime Isa with the app’s founders aiming it at those saving a deposit for their first home. Source link

Entrepreneur Rob Moore shares his tips for earning more

Rob Moore started out with nothing, got into a lot of debt – and now 11 years on owns and manages 720 properties and employs over 200 staff. So what’s the trick? Source link

Black supersedes white to become most popular car colour

Here’s the countdown of the top choice colours and how much people are having to pay to get the favoured tones on the most-bought cars in the country. Source link

Why did Amazon close our book selling account?

A loyal seller on online retail giant Amazon has had his account shut down without a concrete explanation, despite using the website successfully since 2003. Source link

Government contractor Carillion goes into liquidation

Construction giant Carillion has said it has ‘no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect’ after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts. Source link

Premium rate text messages adding unknown costs to bills

People who fail to regularly check their phone bills could not only be paying to receive nuisance texts – but may well have paid hundreds of pounds over several years without realising. Source link

Tony Hetherington investigates a blocked HSBC account

Tony Hetherington investigates a blocked a reader’s blocked HSBC account. They live in Spain and were receiving retirement income from Britain into their HSBC account. Source link

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Very precious metals

Established in 2006 Tharisa is a chrome and platinum group with shares at 121p that should increase materially over the next few years. The group’s recent progress has been encouraging. Source link