Today, Money Mail lays bare the Government's shameful betrayal of savers who are desperate to boost their state pensions. We can reveal that the taxman is unfairly pocketing thousands of pounds from people approaching state pension age. Savers in their 50s and 60s have handed over the money under the impression that it will boost their weekly state pension payouts. They have been told they have gaps in their National Insurance records and are due less than the full payout in retirement.
Banks are still reeling from the payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal, but a consumer voice has warned that another compensation campaign is brewing — over irresponsible sales of interest-only mortgages. The Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) revealed this week that it is launching an investigation into whether customers have grounds to bring claims against banks for mis-selling interest-only mortgages.
The latest figures from Moneyfacts show that the average mortgage fee has broken the £1,500 mark for the first time Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesMortgage fees have hit a 25-year high as banks sting homeowners despite enjoying cheap money through the Funding for Lending Scheme. The latest figures from Moneyfacts show that the average mortgage fee has broken the £1,500 mark for the first time.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".