More and more Britons could be heading to Spain on their holidays, thanks to improved transport links between the two countries. British Airways CityFlyer has announced that it will be more than doubling its service for winter 2013/14. This is after it debuted regular flights from London City Airport to Ibiza and Mallorca in 2012/13.

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If money were no object, what kind of house would you buy and how would you furnish it?

Euromillions jackpot winners, 24-year-old Matt Topham and 23-year-old Cassey Topham made headlines this week with their planning application for a somewhat unconventional-looking £5m, eight-bedroom mansion, complete with waterfall garage.

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IF SETTING up a hedge fund were easy, more people would do it: bar inheritance or winning the lottery, there are few swifter paths to immense riches. Sadly for aspiring plutocrats, it is getting ever harder to launch a fund. Swaggering financiers once joked that launching with less than $1 billion of outside money to invest was hardly worth their

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When it comes to Spanish property, it seems Britons are being pipped to the post by Russian investors. Taylor Wimpey Espana claims that people from the former Soviet nation are now the single largest buyers of real estate in the country, closely followed by Scandinavians. This is certainly an interesting turn of events and marks the end of UK...

About 30,000 people on certain fixed or tracker deals may have lost out due to a paperwork error in 2008 regarding mortgage rates

Up to 30,000 Santander mortgage customers are set to share millions of pounds in compensation after it emerged they may have lost out because of confusing letters sent by the bank more than four years ago.

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ANY good history of financial markets will have a section on Amsterdam. The Dutch city was the home of the world’s first stock exchange, kicked off in 1602 by the issuance of shares in the Dutch East India Company (the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, or VOC). Equity derivatives followed: forward contracts on VOC shares were being traded by 1

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Golfing estates are proving to be among the resilient segments in the South African property market. Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, explained to an audience at a recent Talking Turf summit that while the golfing sector has struggled in places like the US, in South Africa it has been performing relatively well....

For a glimpse of England long past, consider Kenilworth. It's got England's most romantic ruined castle

What's going for it? It's hard to imagine someone waxing quite so lyrical about Kenilworth these days as Sir Walter Scott did in his eponymous novel. Not because the town isn't lovely: it is. At its heart broods the evocative, ruined castle – g...

SOME on Wall Street casually call it the “anti-Deutsche Bank rule” because of its potential impact on Germany’s biggest bank. In truth, it should probably be known as the “anti-globalisation rule” for the chilling effect it may have on cross-border banking almost everywhere.

At the end of this month the Federal Reserve will close its consultation

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