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Consumers pledge to change financial fortunes - Fri, 23 Jan, 2015
New research has found British consumers are pledging to be more careful with their cash in 2015.

According to a poll by Standard Life, nearly half of people (46 per cent) have made it a New Year [more]

Current account switching increased in 2014 - Thu, 22 Jan, 2015
Switching to a new current account became more popular in 2014, according to new data.

Figures released by the Payments Council found that there were 1.16 million switches in 2014, which is a 12 per [more]

Nationwide launches new 10-year fixed rate mortgage - Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
Nationwide has announced the launch of a new 10-year fixed rate mortgage, which the company says is the lowest currently available on the market.

The new deal is available at up to 60 per cent loan t [more]

Bank of Mum and Dad lends £35 billion a year - Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
The Bank of Mum and Dad is responsible for lending £29.6 billion a year to their adult children, according to a new report.

Research conducted by Lloyds Bank also found that grandparents lend & [more]

Customers fear end of free banking - Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
New research has found many people believe they will soon have to pay for a current account.

A poll by Consumer Intelligence found 44 per cent of respondents think free bank accounts are set to becom [more]

Osborne raises hopes that many could avoid paying death tax - Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
Chancellor George Osborne has suggested that the threshold for the controversial inheritance tax (IHT) could be raised from its current level of £325,000 under a Conservative pledge.

The chang [more]

UK householders face mortgage porting woes - Thu, 15 Jan, 2015
Borrowers are finding they are being hit with mortgage porting woes when they attempt to move house, new research has revealed.

A number of banks and building societies are now aiming to make the pr [more]

Cameron warns voters against leaving a 'legacy of debt' for their children - Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that voters in the upcoming general election could be passing on a 'legacy of debt' to their children.

Mr Cameron made the statement in a speech det [more]

Consumer debt rises to highest level in seven years - Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
The highest level of new debt in seven years was recorded amongst Britons over the last few months, new data from the Bank of England has shown.

Consumer debtlines including the National Debtline a [more]

Pensioners 'forced to rely' on credit cards - Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
According to new research from the Equity Release Council, (ERC) one in five pensioners are now so hard-up that they are forced to rely on credit cards to make ends meet.

The ERC revealed that the a [more]

Record breaking holiday ATM use - Fri, 9 Jan, 2015
Cash machine withdrawals over Christmas broke records, new figures suggest.

The UK’s ATM network, LINK, has revealed that Christmas Eve was a record-breaking day for cash machines, as Britons r [more]

Barclays 10-year fixed rate mortgage is lowest ever - Thu, 8 Jan, 2015
Barclays bank has launched the lowest ever 10-year fixed rate mortgage as the war on low mortgage prices continues.

Borrowers able to put up at least a 40 per cent deposit, or alternatively own the e [more]

Millions of sort codes could change, banking trade body warns - Wed, 7 Jan, 2015
A shakeup of British banks could lead to millions of customers having their bank account sort codes changed, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has warned.

Banks must comply with new guidel [more]

Co-op encourages safer driving with young driver insurance - Tue, 6 Jan, 2015
The Co-operative Insurance has joined with e-merge safer drivers to launch a series of safety modules incorporated into their Young Driver Insurance.

The pilot project will see holders of the car ins [more]

Payday loan caps come into force - Mon, 5 Jan, 2015
A cap on the interest charged by payday loan companies has come into effect.

The rate at which payday loans can be charged will be capped at 0.8 per cent of the amount loaned per day, and borrowers w [more]

Government announces kids saving programme - Wed, 31 Dec, 2014
In the wake of Christmas, the government has announced the launch of a new pilot programme aimed at making kids more financially aware.

The ‘LifeSavers’ project, which was set up by the A [more]

No rest for banking on Christmas Day - Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Along with carving the turkey, opening presents and pulling crackers, festive goers this year found time for a bit of online banking this Christmas.

Halifax has revealed that 12 per cent of their act [more]

Savers ‘to put less aside in 2015’ - Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
New research from consumer group Which? has highlighted that a third of savers plan to put less money aside next year.

The survey conducted by Which? found that 33 per cent of people with savings acc [more]