Pensioners who were sold rip-off annuities are being left with miserly incomes because of flaws in plans to help victims. More than a million savers are getting rotten payouts from their annuities because they did not shop around for the best deals. In the worst cases, they have been deprived of an income boost of up to 65 per cent because their pension company failed to explain that health issues such as smoking, high blood pressure and angina meant they qualified for enhanced payouts.
Today Money Mail calls on all readers to fight back against the insurance renewal rip-off. Nearly every insurance giant is quietly bumping up insurance premiums for loyal customers. In many cases quotes are doubling even though there has been no change in circumstances. But you don't have to stand for this. We want you to show insurers that the game is up, and threaten to leave unless they give you a better deal.
Experts warn incoming rates hikes could decimate many High Streets £300m relief fund to be distributed to businesses that are struggling the most But many small shops will not be eligible because their bills are already sky-high Small shopkeepers pay higher rates of property tax than retail giants such as Harrods and John Lewis, Money Mail can reveal.
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".