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Borrowers advised to shop around for loans - Mon, 4 Oct, 2010
Consumers have been advised to shop around for personal loans in the wake of rising interest rates.

According to research carried out by Sainsbury’s Finance, the average interest rate on loans [more]

Co-op offers try before you buy bank account - Fri, 1 Oct, 2010
The Co-operative bank is offering customers the chance to try two of its current accounts free for a year.

It is common for banks to charge fees for accounts which come with extras such as free trave [more]

Online banking on the increase - Thu, 30 Sep, 2010
An increasing number of customers are using online banking to manage their current accounts, new figures have indicated.

The growing popularity of smartphone devices such as the iPhone and Blackberry [more]

1.5 million UK drivers are uninsured - Wed, 29 Sep, 2010
Some 1.5 million motorists are currently driving without car insurance, new figures have indicated.

According to research carried out by the Motor Insurance Bureau, four per cent of drivers have no f [more]

Mortgage borrowers could be paying too much - Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
Many home owners attracted by 'best buy' mortgages could be losing money if they do not factor in high charges, an expert has said.

According to a recent study conducted by moneysupermarket [more]

Insurance sector sees increased profit - Mon, 27 Sep, 2010
The insurance industry has seen a significant increase in profitability, new figures have revealed.

According to the Financial Services Survey conducted by the Confederation of British Industry and P [more]

Credit card companies focusing on existing customers - Fri, 24 Sep, 2010
Many credit card companies are now choosing to focus on existing customers only, a new study has suggested.

There were just nine credit cards on the market, which were restricted to established custo [more]

Savers too reliant on overdrafts says expert - Thu, 23 Sep, 2010
Many savers in the UK are relying too heavily on an overdraft facility which is part of a current account, an expert has claimed.

Recent figures have indicated that consumers are now saving less than [more]

Travel insurance prices set to rise - Wed, 22 Sep, 2010
The cost of travel insurance is likely to increase significantly in the coming months, an expert has claimed.

During the last three years, a healthily competitive market had ensured that such premium [more]

Car insurance proving costly for young males - Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
Young male drivers are facing increasingly expensive car insurance premiums, new figures have suggested.

Many insurance companies are keenly aware of the ‘boy racer’ attitude of some male [more]

Overdraft fees hit record high - Mon, 20 Sep, 2010
Overdraft fees have reached a record high despite the current low base rate, new figures have revealed.

According to recent data, banks are now charging customers who go into the red an average of 19 [more]

Mobile banking proving effective for savers - Fri, 17 Sep, 2010
Most savers who have adopted mobile banking feel they are in better control of their finances, new research has suggested.

A recent study carried out by Barclays revealed that almost three-quarters o [more]

Mortgage market remains cautious - Thu, 16 Sep, 2010
Many consumers are still not confident in the mortgage market despite access to property purchases improving, new figures have suggested.

According to the BSA Property Tracker Survey conducted by the [more]

Savers still battling high inflation - Wed, 15 Sep, 2010
Consumers in the UK are still struggling to know what to do with their savings due to high inflation, new figures have indicated.

Data from the Office of National Statistics revealed that Consumer Pr [more]

Sainsbury’s launches new credit card - Tue, 14 Sep, 2010
Sainsbury’s Finance has launched a new credit card which offers a range of benefits for a nominal monthly fee.

For £5 a month, Gold Credit Card users can make purchases at the relatively [more]

Santander offering top student account - Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
Santander has announced that it is currently offering one of the best student bank accounts on the market.

The reputation of the Spanish bank has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, after it was vot [more]

Insurers checking claim history of applicants - Fri, 10 Sep, 2010
Many insurance firms are now automatically checking the claim history of applicants before selling car insurance policies.

Recent research revealed that one in ten people are dishonest when they are [more]

BoE keeps interest rates at record low for 18th month - Thu, 9 Sep, 2010
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee met today, Thursday 9 September and decided to retain the 0.5 per cent base interest rate for the 18th consecutive month.

In addition, the MPC ma [more]

MBNA launches zero transfer fee credit card - Wed, 8 Sep, 2010
MBNA has launched a new credit card which has no charge for balance transfers and offers low interest rates.

As well as incorporating no fee for moving existing debt over, the Platinum card offers an [more]

Brits keeping secret cash - Tue, 7 Sep, 2010
Many savers in the UK have a bank account which they keep secret from their partner, new research has revealed.

According to a survey of 2,258 people carried out by the Post Office, one in six Brits [more]

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