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Savers too reliant on overdrafts says expert - Thu, 23 Sep, 2010
Many savers in the UK are relying too heavily on an overdraft facility which is part of a current account, an expert has claimed.

Recent figures have indicated that consumers are now saving less than [more]


Travel insurance prices set to rise - Wed, 22 Sep, 2010
The cost of travel insurance is likely to increase significantly in the coming months, an expert has claimed.

During the last three years, a healthily competitive market had ensured that such premium [more]


Car insurance proving costly for young males - Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
Young male drivers are facing increasingly expensive car insurance premiums, new figures have suggested.

Many insurance companies are keenly aware of the ‘boy racer’ attitude of some male [more]


Overdraft fees hit record high - Mon, 20 Sep, 2010
Overdraft fees have reached a record high despite the current low base rate, new figures have revealed.

According to recent data, banks are now charging customers who go into the red an average of 19 [more]


Mobile banking proving effective for savers - Fri, 17 Sep, 2010
Most savers who have adopted mobile banking feel they are in better control of their finances, new research has suggested.

A recent study carried out by Barclays revealed that almost three-quarters o [more]


Mortgage market remains cautious - Thu, 16 Sep, 2010
Many consumers are still not confident in the mortgage market despite access to property purchases improving, new figures have suggested.

According to the BSA Property Tracker Survey conducted by the [more]


Savers still battling high inflation - Wed, 15 Sep, 2010
Consumers in the UK are still struggling to know what to do with their savings due to high inflation, new figures have indicated.

Data from the Office of National Statistics revealed that Consumer Pr [more]


Sainsbury’s launches new credit card - Tue, 14 Sep, 2010
Sainsbury’s Finance has launched a new credit card which offers a range of benefits for a nominal monthly fee.

For £5 a month, Gold Credit Card users can make purchases at the relatively [more]


Santander offering top student account - Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
Santander has announced that it is currently offering one of the best student bank accounts on the market.

The reputation of the Spanish bank has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, after it was vot [more]


Insurers checking claim history of applicants - Fri, 10 Sep, 2010
Many insurance firms are now automatically checking the claim history of applicants before selling car insurance policies.

Recent research revealed that one in ten people are dishonest when they are [more]


BoE keeps interest rates at record low for 18th month - Thu, 9 Sep, 2010
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee met today, Thursday 9 September and decided to retain the 0.5 per cent base interest rate for the 18th consecutive month.

In addition, the MPC ma [more]


MBNA launches zero transfer fee credit card - Wed, 8 Sep, 2010
MBNA has launched a new credit card which has no charge for balance transfers and offers low interest rates.

As well as incorporating no fee for moving existing debt over, the Platinum card offers an [more]


Brits keeping secret cash - Tue, 7 Sep, 2010
Many savers in the UK have a bank account which they keep secret from their partner, new research has revealed.

According to a survey of 2,258 people carried out by the Post Office, one in six Brits [more]


Banks criticised for switching money between accounts - Mon, 6 Sep, 2010
High street banks have been criticised for switching customers’ money between accounts without notifying them first.

The practice – known as ‘setting off’ – commonly inv [more]


Housing market remains unsteady - Fri, 3 Sep, 2010
The housing market remains unsteady and may be heading for a double dip recession, it has been claimed.

According to new figures, there were 48,722 mortgage approvals last month – only 70 more [more]


Uninsured drivers pushing up policy prices - Thu, 2 Sep, 2010
Uninsured drivers and fraudulent claims are adding around £50 to the cost of car insurance, new figures have indicated.

According to research conducted by Co-operative insurance, nearly a quart [more]


Credit card companies increasingly selective - Wed, 1 Sep, 2010
Credit card companies are becoming increasingly selective with which applicants they accept, new figures have suggested.

Between 2004 and 2005, two out of three applications for cards were granted, b [more]


Barclays offering loyalty mortgages - Tue, 31 Aug, 2010
Barclays has become the latest high street name to offer discounted mortgage deals to its current account holders.

As from 1 September, customers of the bank will qualify for a reduction of up to 0.5 [more]


Homebuyers urged to consider life insurance - Mon, 30 Aug, 2010
Consumers buying a new home have been advised to ensure they have adequate life insurance to protect their purchase in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

According to a recent study carried out b [more]


Consumers call for cap on personal loans rates - Fri, 27 Aug, 2010
The majority of consumers in the UK would be in favour of a cap on interest rates applied to personal loans, a new study has indicated.

A recent report from Consumer Focus revealed that 1.2 million B [more]


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