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Are insurance costs levelling off? - Fri, 29 Jul, 2011
Insurance premiums could be levelling off, according to recent data from the AA British Insurance Premium Index.

The figures show that the cost of car and home insurance is not rising as quickly, aft [more]

Lloyds credit cards offer overseas benefits - Thu, 28 Jul, 2011
A certain range of credit cards from Lloyds TSB offer customers the chance to earn something back on their spending overseas.

The bank's Airmiles Duo credit card customers will allow people to e [more]

Savings accounts not always linked with property prices - Wed, 27 Jul, 2011
Areas in which people have a high balance in their savings accounts have generally correlated with regions where property prices tend to be high. Recent research from Halifax, however, has found sever [more]

Sterling currency exchange rate sees budgets stretched - Tue, 26 Jul, 2011
The poor currency exchange rate on sterling is stretching many people's holiday budgets this year.

According to analysis from M&S Money, the pound's currency exchange rate fell against [more]

Under 25s not savings account savvy, research finds - Mon, 25 Jul, 2011
Younger people are not particularly clued up when it comes to savings accounts, according to recent research.

Conducted by HSBC, the study found that 89 per cent of people aged 25 or younger did not [more]

Fixed rate savings account launched by Post Office - Fri, 22 Jul, 2011
A new issue of a fixed rate savings account has been launched by the Post Office, offering rates for one, two and three-year terms.

The new issues of the Growth Bond and Fixed Rate Cash ISA feature l [more]

Credit card choice important when negotiating exchange rates - Thu, 21 Jul, 2011
Choosing which credit card or debit card to take abroad is always important, but even more so when foreign exchange rates are against the pound.

Sterling is only buying around €1.14 at the momen [more]

Interest free credit card introduced - Wed, 20 Jul, 2011
An interest-free credit card has been launched onto the market by Barclaycard, following a similar move by Halifax.

The Barclaycard offering allows 24 months of interest-free credit for balance trans [more]

Exchange rates make it important to maximise budgets - Tue, 19 Jul, 2011
As many holidaymakers look likely to spend more money this year, currency exchange rates are becoming increasingly important.

According to recent research from M&S Money, almost a third (32 per c [more]

Survey suggests savings accounts still popular - Mon, 18 Jul, 2011
Savings accounts are still popular with Brits despite the difficult financial climate.

This is according to a recent survey conducted by Standard Life, which revealed that 41 per cent of Britons save [more]

Student current account on offer from Halifax - Fri, 15 Jul, 2011
A “generous” student current account is on offer from Halifax to young people heading to university this September.

The facility is available to new and existing current account customers [more]

Claimant count hits sterling foreign exchange - Thu, 14 Jul, 2011
The pound’s foreign exchange rate has been hit by news that the UK’s unemployment count has witnessed its biggest jump in two years.

Sterling had experienced several days of growth agains [more]

Current account holders fight for cheques - Wed, 13 Jul, 2011
Pressure from current account holders and other consumers has contributed to the Payments Council’s decision not to scrap cheques.

The council had been planning on closing cheque clearing in 20 [more]

Overseas credit card charges hitting Brits hard - Tue, 12 Jul, 2011
Credit card charges for overseas use are becoming a strain on Britons’ finances, research has revealed.

The study, conducted by Sainsbury’s Finance, found that British holidaymakers withd [more]

Savings accounts prove popular in south-east - Mon, 11 Jul, 2011
Savings accounts are proving popular with children in the south-east, recent data has revealed.

Compiled by the Halifax, the figures show that children in the town of Harpenden have the highest avera [more]

Savings account customers still struggling with low rates - Fri, 8 Jul, 2011
Savings account customers are still finding it difficult to get a good return on their money, as the base interest rate has been held for yet another month.

The Bank of England’s Monetary Polic [more]

Personal loans used for home improvements - Thu, 7 Jul, 2011
Around one fifth of all personal loans are used to pay for home improvements, recent research has revealed.

Conducted by Sainsbury’s Loans, the study found that Britons are investing heavily in [more]

Car insurance costs on the rise - Wed, 6 Jul, 2011
Car insurance costs are rising, causing motorists to alter their driving habits in order to keep hold of their vehicle.

This is according to recent research from Sainsbury’s, which revealed tha [more]

Credit card promotion offers 10 per cent rewards - Tue, 5 Jul, 2011
Credit card users with Barclaycard Freedom can enjoy ten per cent reward money over the summer.

Between 7 and 10 July, the credit card loyalty scheme is offering shoppers ten per cent rewards on all [more]

Business banking to benefit from mentoring scheme? - Mon, 4 Jul, 2011
Business banking could become a simpler process for small firms looking to access funding.

The five biggest lenders in the UK have launched a mentoring scheme, encouraging current and retired employe [more]

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