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Ofgem's price control plans promise £12 energy bill reductions - Thu, 31 Jul, 2014
The electricity market watchdog has announced that customers can expect annual bill reductions by up to £12 from April 2015, and better customer service.

Ofgem has set up its proposed price con [more]

One in three Brits have no pension savings, report finds - Wed, 30 Jul, 2014
A high proportion of Brits – one in three people – have no pension provisions at all, a new report has found.

This equates to 20.5 million people thinking of relying solely on a state pen [more]

One in seven Scottish exs still tied by shared finances - Tue, 29 Jul, 2014
One in seven Scottish former couples share debts such as credit cards or loans, while almost half have mortgages with their former partners.

A survey into the shared finances of former couples conduc [more]

Leeds Building Society offers new two-year Base Rate tracker mortgage - Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
Leeds Building Society has just made available its new two-year Base Rate tracker mortgage with a rate of 1.99 per cent.

The mortgage is on offer at up to 75 per cent LTV (loan to value) and includes [more]

Tax credit renewal deadline looming, HMRC says - Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
The tax credit renewal deadline is fast approaching, HMRC warns. About 865,000 people still need to fill in the form to meet the 31 July deadline.

Five million British households get tax credit paym [more]

Households in debt could double when interest rates increase - Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
The number of households in debt could double as a result of the expected interest rate rise, a report by the Resolution Foundation says.

Britain has not addressed a “debt overhang”, mean [more]

New first-time buyer peak since 2007 - Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
First time home purchases for the first six months of 2014 reached a peak not seen since 2007.

There were an estimated 144,500 first-time buyers according to Halifax’s First-Time Buyer Review f [more]

Review on UK university student loan system needed, MPs say - Tue, 22 Jul, 2014
Pressure on Britain’s student loan system is coming to a peak, MPs have warned in a report.

They called for an “urgent review” into the system which is, they say, full of problems a [more]

Tesco Bank offers 32-month interest free credit card offer - Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
Tesco has launched itself back into the credit card arena with a 32-month interest-free period on balance transfers.

The supermarket giant, which operates in this space through its Tesco Bank branch, [more]

Co-operative Energy's new 'Fair and Square' tariff launched - Fri, 18 Jul, 2014
Co-operative Energy has launched a new energy tariff called ‘Fair and Square’ that cuts costs in return for a little extra effort from the customer.

It will be the lowest cost energy tari [more]

Gap year idea for older workers - Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
Workers approaching retirement age should take a gap year to renew themselves before starting new work ventures, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

Travel, study or new hobbies shouldn’t just b [more]

Over 14m Brits choosing to improve rather than sell homes - Wed, 16 Jul, 2014
Research from Lloyds Bank has shown that a high number of Brits are opting to make improvements to their current homes rather than sell.

Over 14 million Britons have made large scale changes to their [more]

Tenants 'unaware' of option to switch energy suppliers - Tue, 15 Jul, 2014
A worryingly high percentage of UK tenants are unaware that they are able to switch energy suppliers.

This is according to recent research from Ofgem that found that 20 per cent of tenants in Britain [more]

Brits 'not ready' for cashless society - Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Britons are still not ready to embrace a society in which they are unable to use cash on a daily basis, research has suggested.

Conducted by Saga Personal Finance, the study found that a third of tra [more]

Insurers to be forced to reveal past prices in new quotes - Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Insurance firms will be forced by the FCA to offer clearer information on renewal quotes, after consumer lobby groups pushed for the change.

At present when consumers are offered a new premium they a [more]

Over 200,000 account switchers have flocked to Santander - Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
Since the start of the Current Account Switching Service (CASS) in September 2013, more people have moved to Santander than any other bank.

More than 200,000 current account holders in the UK have tr [more]

Third of Britons keeping savings in low interest accounts - Wed, 9 Jul, 2014
About a third of Britons’ savings are stagnating in old accounts that pay paltry rates of interest, the chief City regulator has said.

The Financial Conduct Authority reported the findings in i [more]

Saga launches Landlord Insurance for over 50s - Tue, 8 Jul, 2014
Saga Services has launched a new insurance product with landlords aged over 50 in mind.

Research has shown that there has been a 33 per cent increase in retiree landlords since 2009, while Saga&rsquo [more]

AA Loans offering 4.2pc on loans - Mon, 7 Jul, 2014
AA Loans is offering its lowest-ever lending rate – 4.2 per cent APR representative for loans between £7,500 and £15,000.

Customers will also be able to use a year’s free road [more]

60pc of homeowners would rely on savings to cover mortgage if ill - Fri, 4 Jul, 2014
Over half of all mortgaged homes in the UK are not covered with any form of protection insurance, with about 60 per cent of Brits intending to rely on savings to cover mortgage bills if they couldn&rs [more]

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