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Budget doubles stamp duty threshold - Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
The chancellor doubled the stamp duty threshold in today's budget.... [more]

Early Budget News - Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
Gordon Brown has announced the 2.6% deficit as comparing favourably with the UK\'s competitors. Britain had the lowest debt burden of them all. He sa... [more]

Crack down on mail-based credit card fraud - Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
Royal Mail will be allowed to carry out extensive background checks on its employees following a steep rise in mail-based credit card fraud.... [more]

Borrow more, says bank - Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
Despite rising levels of personal debt, a leading City investment bank has concluded that Britons are borrowing too little.... [more]

ABI welcomes stakeholder pensions overhaul - Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
New changes announced by the Department of Work and Pensions to stakeholder pensions have been welcomed by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).... [more]

Property is not a pension - Mon, 14 Mar, 2005
A member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has warned Britons not to view property as a substitute for pensions.... [more]

Banks develop on-line fraud prevention technology - Mon, 14 Mar, 2005
A new mobile security device aimed at reducing on-line card fraud has been developed.... [more]

Housing market looking up - Fri, 11 Mar, 2005
Stationary interest rates have bolstered consumer confidence in the housing market for the second time this year, according to the Woolwich index.... [more]

Nine out of ten homes under-insured - Fri, 11 Mar, 2005
Nine out of ten homeowners could be seriously out of pocket should they need to make an insurance claim, according to a new survey carried out by Marks & Spencer Money. ... [more]

NHS waiting lists up in January - Fri, 11 Mar, 2005
Department of Health figures have revealed that the number of patientswaiting to be admitted to NHS hospitals in England rose for the second successive month in January this year... [more]

Confidence key to encouraging pensions investment - Thu, 10 Mar, 2005
Confidence in workplace pensions is of paramount importance when it comes to encouraging people to save for retirement, says Tony Hobman.... [more]

Mortgages and household bills set to rise in 2005 - Thu, 10 Mar, 2005
Increases in the cost of energy and mortgage repayments will see homeowners paying out £484 more than last year, according to's Spendable Income Index.... [more]

Bank leaves rates unchanged - Thu, 10 Mar, 2005
In what was no surprise to many, the Bank of England left British interest rates unchanged at 4.75% today. The BoE issued no statement to explain its decision.

However, many economists expect a rate rise of at least a quarter point by June.

The economy is generally growing stronger, although e... [more]

UK buy-to-let market boosts Irish Life profits - Wed, 9 Mar, 2005
Sustained interest in the buy-to-let market has bolstered Irish Life and Permanent's after-tax profits by 57 per cent.... [more]

Investors uncertain in face of ISA uncertainty - Wed, 9 Mar, 2005
One in four ISA investors have said that they will not add to their savings accounts until Gordon Brown's budget, a new survey has revealed.... [more]

Tax could cause problems for UK business - Tue, 8 Mar, 2005
Growth in the UK could be compromised by the current rate of tax a leading business organisation has warned.... [more]

Low-cost houses target the first time buyer - Tue, 8 Mar, 2005
House building firm Redrow says it has provided a shot in the arm for the first time buyer market with the advent of a new £60,000 house.... [more]

Credit card transactions rise in January - Mon, 7 Mar, 2005
Credit card transactions are on the rise according to the latest figures released by Apacs.... [more]

Customers urged to make savings by switching banks - Mon, 7 Mar, 2005
Customers at some of the UK's biggest banks could make strong savings if they switched accounts to a different organisation.... [more]

Stock market proves a savings success - Fri, 4 Mar, 2005
Investors looking to maximise their savings have identified the stock market as a key area of growth.... [more]

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