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  • Four in 10 of the 285 instant-access and cash Isa savings accounts currently available come with strings of some kind attached, it has been foundWarning over account restrictions

    Four in every 10 savings accounts which are described as being instant-access come with "frustrating" restrictions that can prevent people getting their hands on their money or even being eligible for the deal in the first place, according to research by Which?.

  • Investors watched Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange  AP Wall Street watches Alibaba debut

    With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.

  • A deal has been reached which will save nearly 900 jobs at Phones 4u900 Phones 4u jobs saved in deal

    Nearly 900 jobs at collapsed retail chain Phones 4u were saved tonight after network operator Vodafone struck a deal to buy 140 stores.

  • The value of the pound rose after the referendum resultScots firms lead 'relief rally'

    Companies with Scottish links led the FTSE 100 Index higher as a relief rally took hold on financial markets following the rejection of independence.

  • Scottish people voted against breaking away from England, Northern Ireland and Wales to become an independent country  AP Moody's backs UK rating after vote

    Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds yesterday, after voters in Scotland decided against national independence.

  • Glaxo says it has accepted a fine by Chinese courts and added that it has taken steps to change working practicesChina fines GSK £297m for bribery

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined £297 million and its former country manager handed a suspended prison sentence in China for bribery.

  • More lenders have announced new rate cuts to mortgage loansMortgage price war hots up

    The mortgage price war has stepped up a gear as lenders announced a flurry of new rate cuts to home loans.

  • One of the options is a single-site strategy which involves building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Scotstoun£200m BAE site plan out to tender

    Proposals for a £200 million state-of-the-art facility at a BAE Systems shipyard will be put out to tender next week.

  • With the pound rising, the AA is confident of better fuel deals for UK motorists'2p petrol cut' hope after No vote

    The No vote in Scotland could result in a 2p-a-litre dip in fuel prices at the pumps, according to the AA.

  • Sam Sheikh  left  and Jameel Ahmed are the first customers to purchase the new iphone at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets go on saleiPhone fans snap up new handsets

    One of the first people to get his hands on the new iPhone this morning felt "on top of the world" and said he wanted to celebrate by taking a selfie.

  • Rents increased by 2.4% in the 12 months to August across England and Wales, figures showedPrivate rents 'hit record high'

    Private sector rents have lifted to a new all-time average high of £761 a month as the peak season for tenants snapping up new homes gets under way, a major lettings network has reported.

  • US stock markets enjoyed mixed fortunes as Alibaba made its debutUS stocks mixed after Alibaba debut

    US stock indexes have ended mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.

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New research has found that families are spending an average of £180 on back-to-school supplies for their kids. Does this tally with your experience?

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  1.  
    14 %
    Yes, that sounds about right to me
    1,012 votes
  2.  
    20 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    1,321 votes
  3.  
    29 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    1,929 votes
  4.  
    37 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
    2,490 votes

Total Responses: 6,752
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