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Unpaid overtime 'contributed £32bn to economy' - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
Workers in the UK gave their companies the equivalent of £32 billion in unpaid overtime during the course of 2014, new research has revealed.

According to data from the Trades Union Congress (T [more]


Right to Buy 'helps 33,000 on to property ladder' - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
The government's Right to Buy scheme has helped 33,000 people to become homeowners for the first time since it was launched in 2012.

New data released by the Communities and Local Government dep [more]


Britons left skint after paying bills - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
Around 10 per cent of Britons have almost no money left in their bank accounts each month once they have paid their bills, according to a new report.

Research conducted by thinkmoney found that one i [more]


Santander launches new market-leading mortgages - Tue, 24 Feb, 2015
Santander has launched a set of new mortgages with zero booking fees.

The company revealed that the new two-year fixed rate mortgages will be available at a rate of 2.29 per cent, with up to 80 per c [more]


Earnings crisis hits Britons' retirement plans - Mon, 23 Feb, 2015
British people are facing an extra two years at work as a result of the impact of the current earnings crisis on their retirement plans, according to new research.

Retirement specialist MGM Advantage [more]


Quarter of British adults have student loans - Fri, 20 Feb, 2015
New research has revealed that a quarter of British adults have student loans that they are yet to repay.

According to a study carried out for debt advice and solutions provider Debt Advisory Centre, [more]


Britons embracing mobile banking - Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
Mobile banking is increasingly being embraced by Britons, with almost half of consumers (46 per cent) having used their mobile phone to access their accounts.

According to a new poll conducted by bud [more]


Pension tax relief 'must be fairer' - Wed, 18 Feb, 2015
Pension tax relief should be overhauled with a fairer system put in place, Friends Life says.

The company claims that the current pension tax relief system means that higher and additional rate taxpa [more]


Inflation continues to fall - Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
The headline rate of inflation fell to 0.3 per cent during January, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Data released by the body showed inflation fell from [more]


Buyers '10 per cent better off' than renters - Mon, 16 Feb, 2015
House buyers are around ten per cent better off than people who rent a home, new research shows.

According to data collected by Halifax, first-time buyers in the UK are £742 (nine per cent) a y [more]


Lloyds to begin online application service - Fri, 13 Feb, 2015
Lloyds Banking Group has announced the launch of an online application service designed to help hundreds of thousands of people open accounts more easily.

According to the banking group, which inclu [more]


'Best ever' mortgage interest rates fall below savings - Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
The Bank of England has revealed that the current low interest rates offered on savings accounts are greater than the interest rates offered on the best fixed rates mortgage, meaning there has "n [more]

Household debt rising at fastest rate in 10 years - Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
New research has found that UK households took on an average of £395 of additional consumer debt last year, the largest increase in a decade.

According to the study, conducted by The Money Cha [more]


Cost of car insurance rises 'over six months' - Tue, 10 Feb, 2015
Following more than three years of falling premiums, the cost of car insurance is beginning to rise once more according to new figures.

Latest annual figures from the British Insurance Brokers&rsquo [more]


Nearly half of young people 'failing to save for retirement' - Mon, 9 Feb, 2015
Recent data collected by pensions, benefits and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson has revealed that 41 per cent of people aged between 20 and 40 are not saving enough money to meet the minimum retirem [more]

Half 'underestimate funeral costs' - Fri, 6 Feb, 2015
New research has found that almost half of people underestimate how much a funeral costs.

According to a study conducted by AA Life Insurance, some 48 per cent do not realise how much a funeral can c [more]


British couples 'not working together on financial planning' - Thu, 5 Feb, 2015
British couples are not being honest to each other about their finances and planning ahead together for their financial future, new research has found.

A study by BlackRock to mark Marriage Week foun [more]


Merging finances 'official sign of being a couple' - Wed, 4 Feb, 2015
Merging finances is seen by a quarter of Britons (23 per cent) as a sign that they are in a relationship.

According to new research conducted by Ocean Finance, four per cent think that opening a joi [more]


One in five women now main breadwinner - Tue, 3 Feb, 2015
Around one in five women are now the main breadwinner in their households, according to new research published by Scottish Widows.

In a study to mark the firm's 200th anniversary, a poll found 1 [more]


Christmas spending takes toll on saving - Mon, 2 Feb, 2015
Nearly a third of savers have admitted saving nothing in the last three months of 2014.

According to a new report by Halifax, some 30 per cent of people were not able to put cash into their savings a [more]


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