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Morning Wrap: today's top business stories

New stories from around the web.

Dell earnings slide amid deal wrangle (FT)

Dell surprised investors on Thursday with a decision to release its second-quarter results almost a week earlier than scheduled, and just one day before a court will hear arguments over opposition to a deal proposal to take the company private.

Facebook trials mobile payment feature (FT)

Facebook is testing a new mobile payment feature as it explores ways to boost revenues from advertisers by demonstrating that ads on the social network lead directly to purchases.

Bank account switching service to launch in September (BBC)

The UK's 46 million current account holders will be able to switch banks in seven days from next month.

After two years of preparation, the Payments Council has confirmed a new switching service will start on 16 September.

Warning over 'flash-for-cash' car accident insurance scam (BBC)

Motorists are being warned about a new insurance scam where criminals flash their lights to let other drivers out of a junction, then crash into them on purpose.

UK tourism hits record 12 months after Olympics (Telegraph)

Britain welcomed more than one visitor every single second in June, as the reputation built up during last year’s Olympics games helped to attract record numbers of tourists, official figures show.