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Lloyds stays in front in shares race - Mon, 13 Jun, 2011
The past week has seen investors frantically snapping up shares across the country, but TD Waterhouse figures show that Lloyds Banking Group is still number one.

Investors purchased 70% more shares i [more]

Inflation depleting savings - Mon, 13 Jun, 2011
High inflation rates have depleted UK savings accounts by over £36 billion, new research has shown.

The analysis from accountants UHY Hacker Young, reveals that UK consumers have around £ [more]

For every £1 saved, 7p of debt repaid - Fri, 10 Jun, 2011
In the first three months of this year, British savers have deposited £26.9 billion, £5.8 billion more than in the last three months of 2010. Research by shows that, in the [more]

Brits raiding savings accounts to pay for everyday living costs - Fri, 10 Jun, 2011
Despite cutting back on spending, 25 per cent of Brits are still having to rely on savings to pay for everyday living costs such as food, transport and bills.

This is according to new research from i [more]

Banks reject 2.5 million credit card applications - Thu, 9 Jun, 2011
Credit cards are 10 per cent harder to obtain than last year, as demonstrated by the 2.5 million applications that banks have turned down in the past six months. Meanwhile, one in three applications [more]

New fixed-rate bonds from Santander - Thu, 9 Jun, 2011
Santander has introduced three fixed-rate bonds to provide savers with good rates of return despite dropping interest rates.

“Fixed-rate bonds give savers a certainty of return,” said Re [more]

Record number of savings accounts available - Thu, 9 Jun, 2011
New analysis has shown that here are currently a record number of savings accounts on the market.

There are now 2,385 savings accounts available, including accounts for individuals, businesses and of [more]

Fixed-rate bonds put pressure on savers - Wed, 8 Jun, 2011
By the end of this year, a total of £60 billion will be due to mature from fixed-rate bonds, yet some savers can still expect a drop in their returns when the time comes to re-invest.

The inte [more]

Savvy women start saving soon - Wed, 8 Jun, 2011
Sarah Pennells, the editor for “Savvy Women”, is encouraging her readers to start thinking about their future pension fund as early as possible. The earlier one begins, the smaller the ind [more]

Leeds unveils profitable new savings account - Wed, 8 Jun, 2011
Leeds Building Society has debuted a limited-issue, online-exclusive saving account with an interest rate of 2.05 per cent. When combined with the 1 per cent bonus offered until the end of January 201 [more]

HMRC cracking down on inheritance tax - Wed, 8 Jun, 2011
HMRC is increasingly cracking down on inheritance tax and actively targeting estates and beneficiaries, experts have warned.

Accountancy firm UHY Hooker Young’s analysis reveals that HMRC launc [more]

A quarter of Brits don’t switch providers - Tue, 7 Jun, 2011 reported yesterday that 23 per cent of UK consumers have never switched provider for any of the twenty most common goods and services.

In the last twelve months, only 36 per cent of con [more]

49 per cent of UK workers not saving enough for retirement - Tue, 7 Jun, 2011
Scottish Widows’ latest annual pension report shows that only 51 per cent of the British workforce are saving properly for retirement, a figure that falls to 25 per cent if you remove those with [more]

Borrowers find it harder to get a credit card - Tue, 7 Jun, 2011
Nearly 2.5 million people in the UK have had an application for credit rejected this year, as lenders become even more careful about who they allow to borrow money.

Research from Credit Confidential [more]

Scots most likely to have life insurance - Mon, 6 Jun, 2011
New research has revealed that Scots are the most likely to have life insurance or critical illness cover.

The study by Scottish Widows found that 54 per cent of Scottish people have a life insurance [more]

Age-based travel insurance premiums could be banned - Fri, 3 Jun, 2011
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) could soon rule that travel insurance firms can no longer calculate premiums based on an applicant’s age.

Such a ruling would bring the cost of travel insura [more]

Customer satisfaction with banks drops - Thu, 2 Jun, 2011
Consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their banks, new research has suggested.

A survey of UK current account customers, carried out by Accenture, found that the number who feel they [more]

Record number of zero-interest credit card deals on the market - Wed, 1 Jun, 2011
There are currently a record number of credit card deals on the market that offer 0 per cent interest for a year or more.

Analysis shows that there are now 54 credit card deals available which offer [more]

Borrowers urged to consider consolidation - Tue, 31 May, 2011
Borrowers are being advised that a personal loan or zero-interest credit card that consolidates their borrowing may be a cheaper way of repaying debts.

The advice comes from as i [more]

CPI inflation rise causes problems for savers - Wed, 25 May, 2011
Following the announcement of the increase in the level of CPI inflation last week, things are looking bleak for savers.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced the further increase of CP [more]

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