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Third of renters don't have any home insurance - Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
A third of people who are renting their homes don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their belongings, the Co-operative Insurance has found out.

The figure – 33 per cent – [more]


Half of Brits to put Christmas costs on credit - Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
With the average spend on Christmas gifts and celebration costs exceeding £383 per person it may come as no surprise that about half of us will fund this by using credit.

Forty-six per cent of [more]


NEST mulls high risk pension arrangements - Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
The National Employment Savings Trust, the pension fund for low earners across Britain, is looking into providing higher risk arrangements called collective defined contribution (CDC) pensions.

The D [more]


Half of women now saving enough for retirement - Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
The number of women saving enough for retirement has leapt to a four-year high in the last 12 months, it has emerged.

Half of all women in Britain are now saving adequately for retirement a report fr [more]


Gender pay gap has shrunk to 9.4pc - Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
The difference between average full-time pay figures for men and women is at its slightest since records started in 1997.

In April the difference was 9.4 per cent compared to 10 per cent the year bef [more]


British Gas customers spending less on bills - Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
British Gas’ parent company Centrica says energy customers will spend £100 less on gas and electricity this year due to warmer than expected weather.

The firm said in a trading update tha [more]


Less than one third of SMEs have a business savings account, research finds - Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
Just 31 per cent of British small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a business savings account, new research has revealed.

More than nine out of 10 of the businesses that do have a savings ac [more]


Skipton Building Society rewards loyal customers with four per cent saver - Mon, 17 Nov, 2014
Skipton Building Society has, as of today (17 November), made its new four per cent Loyalty Regular Saver account available to existing customers.

Those who have been a member of the society since be [more]


Scottish Power receives warning from Ofgem - Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
Regulator Ofgem has warned Scottish Power that it will have to shape up or ship out, with a three-month deadline imposed to make improvements.

The energy firm, which sits amongst the so-called &lsquo [more]


Ski holiday insurance cover - a few pointers - Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
About a third of people who go on active winter holidays do so without insurance coverage, government statistics from 2012 reveal. Here are some helpful pointers about ski insurance.

Holding an Europ [more]


The Co-operative Bank offers new credit card and mortgage low rates - Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
The Co-operative Bank is offering a low rate of 6.9 per cent APR on all purchases and balance transfers on its new credit card as of today (12 November 2014).

There are no annual or balance transfer [more]


Spiralling payday lender charges to be reined in - Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
Payday lender charges are to be capped, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced.

Loan rates are to be limited to 0.8 per cent of the amount borrowed per day, and people won’t be ask [more]


M&S Bank sets up credit card prize draw to pay for Christmas - Mon, 10 Nov, 2014
M&S Bank is offering its credit card customers the chance to win back the money spent on Christmas this year.

Customers will be automatically entered into its prize draw to get back the cash spe [more]


Pension saving skyrockets since 2012 - Fri, 7 Nov, 2014
Pension saving since 2012 has vastly improved, with new figures revealing the industries and occupations showing the most significant growth.

Sales staff, bar tenders and hotel workers are leading th [more]


Real Christmas trees supporting the Canadian economy - Thu, 6 Nov, 2014
At this time of year, with the festive period fast approaching, our attentions turn to all matters Christmas – and top of the list for many is the decision regarding the purchase of a Christmas [more]

Employees win holiday overtime pay case - what next for businesses? - Wed, 5 Nov, 2014
It’s workers 1 versus employers 0, as workers have won a trail-blazing case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that will see overtime factored into holiday pay.

At present holiday pay is calcula [more]


TSB's new mortgage council tax offer set to finish within 48 hours - Tue, 4 Nov, 2014
Homebuyers and owners seeking a new mortgage have until Thursday 6th November to take advantage of TSB’s council tax offer.

TSB is offering to pay 12 month’s worth of council tax for new [more]


Brits 'still repaying Christmas 2013 debts' - Mon, 3 Nov, 2014
Research has highlighted the urgent need for Brits to take control of their finances ahead of the festive period.

Conducted for the Debt Advisory Centre (DAC), the study found that 10 per cent of adu [more]


New mortgage deals on offer - Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
Santander launches a pair of new fixed term mortgage rates today (31 October 2014).

The two new products, available exclusively through intermediary channels, are: a two-year fixed deal at 1.94 per c [more]


Urgent reforms needed to combat stresses on public purse, says think tank - Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
A think tank has made some radical proposals to address the increasing age-related healthcare and pension financial pressures that the UK is anticipated to face in coming decades.

A report from the I [more]


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