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Unusual savings service launched by Halifax - Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
Halifax has launched a rather unusual form of savings account, giving customers the chance to win prizes on top of their general interest.

The Halifax Savers Prize Draw offers a range of cash prizes [more]

East Midlands tops savings survey - Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
The East Midlands has been shown to be the region where people are saving the most towards their pension.

A survey from Standard Life found that residents of the area are saving an average of £ [more]

Google launches credit card alternative - Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
An alternative to credit cards has been launched by Google in the form of its Google Wallet.

The application works by turning a mobile phone handset into a wallet, allowing consumers to tap, pay and [more]

Rental costs rising - Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
Rental costs rose at the fastest rate for a year during August, according to the latest figures from LSL Property Services.

Tenants are increasingly saving up for a deposit on a mortgage as the avera [more]

Brits opt for credit cards with rewards - Fri, 16 Sep, 2011
Research has found that Britons are regularly opting for credit cards based on the rewards on offer from the provider.

The survey, conducted by, found that 41 per cent of people [more]

New pre-paid credit card required for Ryanair bookings - Thu, 15 Sep, 2011
Ryanair has changed its payment options and customers are now required to sign up for a new pre-paid credit card in order to avoid charges when paying for flights.

At the moment, passengers who use M [more]

Credit card commitments revealed - Wed, 14 Sep, 2011
Recent research has revealed that people's financial commitments tend to fluctuate throughout their lives.

Conducted by Standard Life, the study found that credit card costs are usually lowest b [more]

UK household incomes about to take hit? - Tue, 13 Sep, 2011
Household incomes in the UK are likely to be considerably squeezed over the next year or two, according to a new report.

Compiled by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the research estimated th [more]

Savings account boost from M&S Money - Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
M&S Money is offering a boost on one of its savings accounts to provide some security for its customers.

The firm's Fixed Rate Savings option saw its returns increased from three per cent to [more]

UK interest rates held at 0.5 per cent - Fri, 9 Sep, 2011
The Bank of England's latest decision to maintain the base rate at 0.5 per cent is unlikely to be of much comfort to people looking for a competitive interest rate on a savings account.

The MPC [more]

Accident compensation no-win no-fee referral fees banned - Fri, 9 Sep, 2011
The government has announced that it is to ban referral fee payments in accident compensation cases in a bid to curb the growing compensation culture in the UK.

The current arrangements have led to h [more]

Inflation-linked bonds pulled by NS&I - Thu, 8 Sep, 2011
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has pulled its inflation-linked savings bond from the market despite the fact that it has been one of the most popular products on offer.

The index-linked [more]

Which? calls for and end to debit card charges - Wed, 7 Sep, 2011
Consumer group Which? is calling for an end to the charges imposed on online travel purchases with debit cards.

The group is keen to see the government make a small amendment to current legislation i [more]

Credit card launched by Santander - Tue, 6 Sep, 2011
Santander has launched a new credit card, which offers a variable rate of cashback depending on where you use it.

The Santander 123 card is on offer to all new and existing customers and has an annua [more]

Kids urged to get saving for dream properties - Mon, 5 Sep, 2011
Savings accounts should be pretty high on young people's agendas if they want to achieve their property goals.

According to recent research from Clydesdale Bank, 19 per cent of children in the U [more]

Zero per cent credit card deal launched - Thu, 1 Sep, 2011
A zero per cent balance transfer credit card deal has been launched by First Direct, with customers able to take advantage of the offer for 20 months.

The credit card operates alongside the company&# [more]

Connect current accounts to Post Office network, report argues - Wed, 31 Aug, 2011
Current accounts should be connected to the Post Office network in order to meet consumer demand, according to a recent report from Consumer Focus.

The report, entitled Counter Measures, calls for al [more]

Nationwide offers lowest ever loan rate - Tue, 30 Aug, 2011
Nationwide is offering the lowest personal loan rate ever provided by the society, which is also one of the lowest rates on the market at the moment.

The Nationwide main FlexAccount offers an APR rep [more]

Credit card offers cashback for fuel - Fri, 26 Aug, 2011
A new credit card is being launched offering customers the chance to benefit from cashback on fuel.

The AA Reward Plus Card offers three per cent cashback on fuel purchases and 0.5 per cent on all ot [more]

Could savings accounts help thrifty Brits? - Thu, 25 Aug, 2011
Savings accounts might be one way to help Britons make their money go further as research has revealed that many are relying on deals and bargains to get by.

The study, conducted by Halifax, found th [more]

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