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Love Islanders’ Instagram tips on how to make money from #ad

Reality stars from shows such as Love Island are increasingly choosing to make money from social media rather than the traditional meet-and-greet nightclub appearances. Even before participants leave a programme, companies are recruiting them to post about their products on Instagram or to become brand ambassadors. Some of the top earners on Instagram – such as Kylie Jenner – are estimated to make up to £750,000 for one paid post. But how are those without such a high price tag making it work for them? We spoke to Love Islanders…

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As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn’t the only aspect of trading that has changed. FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo The retail investors behind bitcoin’s dizzying ascent to a record of nearly $20,000 last December have fled, leaving the early adopters and crypto-related firms that traditionally dominated digital coin trading driving exchange…

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Investor visa scheme halted in money laundering crackdown

Image copyright PA Ministers are halting a “gold-plated” visa scheme offering foreign investors a fast-track to settling in the UK, as part of a crackdown on financial crime. Tier 1 investor visas were introduced in 2008 to encourage rich people from outside the EU to invest in the UK. A £2m investment bought a visa and indefinite leave to remain after five years. But concerns were raised the scheme was being used to launder money. Its suspension will end after an audit process is introduced, ministers say. “We will not…

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How to save money on train fares

Image copyright PA No one likes spending their hard-earned money on rail fares, which are set to increase by an average of 3.1% in 2019. But like death and taxes, if you have to take the train to work, buying a ticket is somewhat unavoidable. However, there are some tricks to help keep the cost to a bare minimum. 1. Season tickets Image copyright Getty Images If you are travelling every day of the week, you ought to consider investing in an annual season ticket because it can save you…

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Deutsche Bank headquarters raided over money laundering

Image copyright Reuters The Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank have been raided by prosecutors in a money laundering investigation. Germany’s public prosecutor alleged that two staff members have helped clients launder money from criminal activities. Police cars were seen outside the tower blocks that house the headquarters of Germany’s biggest bank. Other Deutsche offices in the city were searched in an operation involving about 170 police and officials. Prosecutors are looking into whether Deutsche Bank staff helped clients set up off-shore accounts to “transfer money from criminal activities”. The investigation…

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Letting agent ‘demanding money to view properties’

Image caption Israel Kujore said the experience had left him feeling “really miserable and defeated” A letting agency has been demanding hundreds of pounds in payment before prospective tenants are allowed to view properties for rent, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has found. The practice, by Flintons, breaches guidelines and could be unlawful. Shadow housing minister Melanie Onn said renters needed more rights and the case was the “tip of the iceberg”. Flintons, in London, denied any wrongdoing and said it did not charge any fees for viewings. ‘Something was…

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News Daily: Backstop backlash, migrant money and Airbnb ban

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Faith broken’ Image copyright PA Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party helped keep Theresa May in office after the 2017 general election – agreeing to back her in key votes. But the DUP is deeply unhappy at the draft Brexit agreement and on Monday sent a stark warning to the PM. Its 10 MPs refused to vote in favour of the government’s Finance Bill – needed to enact the policies announced in the Budget. The message, deputy leader Sammy…

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Time is money: ‘The Asprey’ wristwatch sells for nearly $3.9 million

GENEVA (Reuters) – A unique vintage wristwatch went under the hammer for 3.915 million Swiss francs ($3.88 million) in Geneva on Tuesday, auctioneer Sotheby’s said, setting a world record price after hectic bidding. FILE PHOTO: “The Asprey”, a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph watch reference 2499, is pictured during a press preview ahead of the upcoming auction at Sotheby’s in Geneva November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Made in 1952 by Patek Philippe and bought four years later at Asprey’s – the only one of its kind the London retailer…

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Vision Direct hack puts customers’ money at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct is warning customers that a hack attack has exposed their personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. It said anyone who entered their details into its site between 3 and 8 November could be affected. The firm describes itself as Europe’s biggest online seller of contact lenses and eye care products. Several experts have said a fake Google…

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IMF’s Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money

Image copyright Getty Images International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said central banks around the world should consider issuing digital currency. Speaking in Singapore, Ms Lagarde said this could make digital currency transactions safer. Non-cash payments have increased over the years, raising challenges for governments and central banks. Regulators have voiced concerns with digital currencies and called for greater oversight. “I believe we should consider the possibility to issue digital currency,” Ms Lagarde said in a speech at a conference in Singapore. “There may be a role for the state…

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