"This cash machine will charge you £3." We've all seen the notices, first on the screen before you put your card in, and then again confirming before we finalise the transaction. But what about the free machines? More than 97% of the country's 70,000 cash machines are free to use. That makes sense at banks and building societies – but what about ones in corner shops, petrol stations, in the windows of travel agents or at train and underground stations?
The average interest on a cash ISA is running at 0.4% according to recent figures . With returns like this - and 10 years since the last interest rate rise - you can understand why savers are wondering if it's worth it. So the news that a new ISA is paying 6.1% is bound to make people's ears prick up. But how does it work, who can apply, is your money safe and should you invest? We answer the key questions about Zopa's new innovative finance ISA .
The property market is in trouble. After years of prices rising faster than wages, the combination of landlords selling up and first-time buyers struggling to afford deposits means things are going badly. Throw in uncertainty around Brexit and the fallout of the general election and things are looking worrying. Asking prices have dropped for the first time in a decade , landlords are selling up and existing homeowners are struggling to get the prices they expected.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".