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Scottish Power third to announce gas price cut

Scottish Power is the third supplier to announce a price cut recently. Credit: PA

Scottish Power has announced it will cut its standard domestic gas prices by an average 5.4%, making it the third energy supplier to announce a drop in recent weeks.

The reduction, effective from 15 March, will benefit more than one million customers and reduce the average standard gas bill by £32, the company said.

It comes after SSE and E.ON announced 5.3% and 5.1% cuts in their gas tarrifs respectively.

HSBC foils internet banking service cyber attack

HSBC says it has successfully defended its internet banking service from a cyber attack. Credit: PA

HSBC today said it had successfully defended its internet banking service from a cyber attack.

The bank said its personal banking website was affected by a "denial of service attack", which it has successfully defended itself against.

A denial of service attack happens when hackers attempt to prevent people from using a service by bombarding it with traffic.

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