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Natwest and RBS cut charges on current accounts - Tue, 8 Sep, 2009
In a move that has raised eyebrows in the banking industry, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland have reduced their charges for exceeding overdraft limits on current accounts.

The move has prompted som [more]

UK savers need to change savings accounts more often - Mon, 7 Sep, 2009
Switching savings accounts can greatly benefit savers, according to Defaqto. The financial research firm says UK savers should review the savings account they are using more regularly to take advantag [more]

Brits unaware of retirement planning importance - Fri, 4 Sep, 2009
More than half of adults in the UK do not know how to set up a private pension and a similar proportion admit they are not currently saving enough towards their retirement.

Those are some of the prin [more]

FSA reveals surge in British banking complaints - Thu, 3 Sep, 2009
Increased dissatisfaction with customer service and "unfair" charges have been blamed for a 122 per cent rise in complaints about banks in the UK.

Data released by the Financial Services Au [more]

Low interest mortgage launched for large deposit holders - Thu, 3 Sep, 2009
Market analysts have welcomed three new reduced-rate mortgages from some of the country's top lenders.

HSBC's 1.99 per cent deal is available to prospective homeowners in possession of a 40 [more]

Historic drop in UK personal debt levels - Wed, 2 Sep, 2009
The UK's levels of personal debt have dropped for the first time since records began in 1993, the Bank of England has revealed.

July saw a fall of £600 million in the nation's persona [more]

Today’s children becoming more financially responsible - Tue, 1 Sep, 2009
The recession is having at least one positive effect on the younger generation – children are becoming more financially prudent.

A report entitled ‘Turning Seven’, produced by The C [more]

Iceland to repay £3 billion to UK and Netherlands governments - Fri, 28 Aug, 2009
Iceland is to pay back more than £3 billion to the UK and Netherlands governments over the next 15 years.

Dubbed the “Icesave Bill”, the decision will mean that the two governments [more]

Security of online banking called into question - Thu, 27 Aug, 2009
Some of the UK’s largest banks are doing too little to protect their online banking customers from identity fraud, according to a new report into internet banking.

Computing experts at Which? h [more]

Abbey launched free prize draw on current accounts - Wed, 26 Aug, 2009
In a bid to win over the picky students starting their first year at university this Autumn, high street bank Abbey has launched a free prize draw that will take place on an hourly basis throughout Se [more]

Average personal loan rates increase - Tue, 25 Aug, 2009
People looking to borrow money through a personal loan are paying an average of 10.32 per cent APR, despite the fact that the Bank of England base rate is still at a record low of 0.5 per cent.

The f [more]

Careless driving plan could increase car insurance premiums - Mon, 24 Aug, 2009
The AA has warned that proposals to allow police to issue fixed-penalty fines for careless driving, could lead to increased car insurance premiums.

Currently, careless driving must be proven in court [more]

Halifax offers credit card insurance discount with student current account - Fri, 21 Aug, 2009
Halifax has announced it is offering discounted credit card, store card and debit card insurance with its student current account.

Several banks are promoting their student current accounts in advanc [more]

Which? warns about online currency exchange services - Thu, 20 Aug, 2009
Which? magazine has warned holidaymakers to keep a close eye on hidden charges involved with using online currency exchange services.

Although many consumers will be tempted by slightly more competit [more]

NS&I increases rates to compete with other savings accounts - Wed, 19 Aug, 2009
National Savings and Investment (NS&I) is finally joining the battle to attract savers by increasing the rates it is offering on three of its accounts today.

NS&I have added a further 0.3 per [more]

M&S Money extends 10 per cent cashback on personal loans - Tue, 18 Aug, 2009
M&S Money, an arm of retailers Marks & Spencer, has announced it is extending its generous 10 per cent cashback offer on its personal loans until 7 September 2009.

The 10 per cent cashback is [more]

Instant access savings accounts offer better rates than notice accounts - Mon, 17 Aug, 2009
According to new figures, better rates are being offered by easy access savings accounts than by accounts for which you need to give notice before being able to access your money.

Although notice acc [more]

Students should shop around for best current accounts - Fri, 14 Aug, 2009
A new report from uSwitch suggests that student could be losing out on as much as £30 million each year by not shopping around for the best current accounts for their needs.

Some £75 in i [more]

Abbey Business Bank’s high interest offer soon expires - Thu, 13 Aug, 2009
The market-leading 6 per cent interest rate business bank account offered by Abbey to small businesses is soon to expire, warns Abbey Business Bank.

Businesses with turnovers of up to £1 millio [more]

Nationwide lowers personal loan rate - Wed, 12 Aug, 2009
Nationwide Building Society’s interest rates charged on its personal loans has been lowered by 0.2 per cent to 7.7 per cent.

Typical rates offered by rivals Abbey and Alliance & Leicester s [more]

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