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Older female drivers paying more for their car insurance - Fri, 29 Oct, 2010
A new report from Which? magazine has found that older female drivers are paying more for their car insurance.

Which? carried out the research by getting two sets of quotes from a price comparison we [more]


Traditional savings accounts 'going out of fashion,' says expert - Thu, 28 Oct, 2010
Savings accounts such as fixed rate bonds and ISAs are becoming increasingly old hat, according to Jason Butler, a partner at Bloomsbury Financial Planning.

With interest rates on many savings accou [more]


Junior ISA to replace Child Trust Funds - Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
A tax free savings account is to be introduced by the government to replace Child Trust Funds (CTFs).

Set to be available in autumn 2011, the junior ISA will follow the rules of traditional ISAs, in [more]


Savers missing out on £12bn a year - Tue, 26 Oct, 2010
According to a new report by Which? savers across the country are losing out on a massive £12 billion a year by keeping their money in savings accounts which offer poor interest rates.

The con [more]


ISA allowance to rise from 2011 - Mon, 25 Oct, 2010
As of April next year, an extra £480 will be added onto the annual ISA allowance, a welcome announcement for Britain's 20 million ISA savers.

The government initially promised that there [more]


Making the right current account choice is important - Fri, 22 Oct, 2010
Current accounts are vital in helping people keep abreast of their finances, according to UK Net Guide. It recommends that people ensure they sign up to the right kind of current account for their nee [more]

Queen dampens staff morale by cancelling Christmas party - Thu, 21 Oct, 2010
Scrooge has come early – staff at Buckingham Palace have reportedly been extremely disappointed to learn that this year's Christmas party is to be cancelled.

Citing the 'difficult fi [more]


Fund to force pension saving set up by government - Thu, 21 Oct, 2010
Chancellor George Osborne has announced in the spending review that the government will fund the launch of a national pension fund to force workers to save for retirement.

The National Employment Sav [more]


Spending review focuses on 'reform, fairness and growth' - Wed, 20 Oct, 2010
Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled the much anticipated spending review, which outlines a series of cuts designed to 'bring sanity to public finances.'

In a bid to cut the country' [more]


Young women not saving as much as they should, finds research - Tue, 19 Oct, 2010
According to new research carried out by Scottish Widows, young women are leaving themselves vulnerable to poverty in old age by not saving as much as they should.

The sixth Scottish Widows Women an [more]


New pension rights for Grandparents who care for Grandchildren - Mon, 18 Oct, 2010
A consultation on changes to national insurance credits could benefit around 250,000 grandparents who have given up work to care for their grandchildren.

The consultation, which was launched by the [more]


Switching current accounts is simple expert says - Fri, 15 Oct, 2010
Switching current accounts in order to get a better deal is now a simple procedure, an expert has claimed.

Recent figures from Consumer Focus revealed that three-quarters of customers had never consi [more]


Selling of PPI restricted - Thu, 14 Oct, 2010
The selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) to those taking out personal loans and mortgages has been restricted, an industry watchdog has confirmed.

PPI has long been treated with suspicion by [more]


Banks creating digital divide - Wed, 13 Oct, 2010
Many banks are dividing customers and offering the best deals to those with access to online banking, new figures have suggested.

According to recent research conducted by Which?, a customer using on [more]


Singletons saving more than married couples - Tue, 12 Oct, 2010
Single people are putting more money into a savings account than their married counterparts, a new study has revealed.

According to research conducted by National Savings and Investments (NS&I), [more]


Consumers unwilling to switch bank accounts - Mon, 11 Oct, 2010
Many consumers who are unhappy with their bank accounts are still not switching for a better service, a new study has indicated.

According to research carried out by Consumer Focus, three-quarters of [more]


Consumers advised on hidden car insurance costs - Fri, 8 Oct, 2010
Consumers have been advised to check for hidden car insurance costs before committing to a policy.

With the cost of such insurance rising, many drivers in the UK are looking for the most competitive [more]


Credit card fraud declines - Thu, 7 Oct, 2010
There has been a significant decline in cases of credit card fraud, recent research has indicated.

According to figures from the UK Cards Association, fraud incidents fell to their lowest level for t [more]


Tesco launching current accounts and mortgages - Wed, 6 Oct, 2010
Supermarket giant Tesco has announced it is to offer current accounts and mortgages in the coming months.

The group will launch its mortgage range in summer of 2011, with current accounts following l [more]


One third of Brits have no life insurance - Tue, 5 Oct, 2010
A high proportion of consumers in the UK currently have no form of life insurance, new figures have revealed.

Research carried out by Scottish Provident indicated that 31 per cent of adults have no f [more]


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