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Consumers choose savings accounts before mortgage payments - Tue, 31 Jan, 2012
Twice as many people choose to put money into a savings account rather than overpay on their mortgage, new research has shown.

This is despite evidence which suggests that overpaying on a mortgage ca [more]


Technology changing currency exchange landscape - Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
Technological advances are changing the currency exchange landscape, according to experts.

Currency exchange specialist, Currencies Direct, says the currency exchange landscape will change “bey [more]


Consumers willing to pay for online banking - Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
New research has suggested that consumers would be willing to pay a small amount for online banking services.

The international survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that people are willing to pa [more]


Luxuries chosen over life insurance - Thu, 26 Jan, 2012
Families in the UK choose to buy luxuries rather than invest in life insurance, a new research report has found.

The Aviva Family Finances report found that 21 per cent of families see their annual f [more]


Credit card and personal loan debts up for families - Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
The average amount of debt owed by UK families has increased by almost 50 per cent since this time last year, according to new research from insurer Aviva.

The analysis revealed that the average UK f [more]


Powa launches business credit card payment machine - Tue, 24 Jan, 2012
Powa, an eCommerce platform, has this week launched a new business credit card and debit card payment tool.

mPowa is a software/hardware package which enables those such as small businesses and sales [more]


Call for action on current account overdraft charges - Mon, 23 Jan, 2012
Consumer group Which? has called for action on expensive overdrafts for current accounts.

Which? said in many cases overdraft charges are “complicated and exorbitant” and that it is very [more]


Car insurance costs rocket in three months - Fri, 20 Jan, 2012
Average car insurance quotes have shot up by £50 in the last three months alone, the AA has said.

The AA warns that cheap car insurance deals may be drying up. According to the British Insuranc [more]


Skipton launches new savings account for children - Thu, 19 Jan, 2012
Skipton building society has launched a new issue of Leap, its children’s savings account.

The Skipton Leap Account Issue 2 includes a 0.50 per cent bonus for the first year. This gives a rate [more]


Brits reluctant to switch current accounts - Wed, 18 Jan, 2012
New research has suggested that UK consumers are reluctant to switch current accounts.

The study, conducted by Halifax, found that many have never switched their current account even though doing so [more]


Slim pickings for savers - Tue, 17 Jan, 2012
New inflation figures have highlighted how slim the pickings currently are when it comes to finding a savings account.

New inflation figures show that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped to 4.2 pe [more]


Inheritance tax system widely misunderstood - Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
A recent survey has found that the inheritance tax system is widely misunderstood by consumers.

The research was carried out among 400 homeowners by chartered accountants Grant Thornton. It revealed [more]


Campaign to make savings account rates clearer - Fri, 13 Jan, 2012
This is Money has launched a campaign for savings rates to be published clearly on all online banking pages.

The publication argues that at the moment banks and building societies make savings rates [more]


Multi-account credit card on the way - Thu, 12 Jan, 2012
An innovative new multi-account credit card is set to be tested in the UK.

The card would allow users to manage all their accounts via one card, including personal and business credit cards and bank [more]


Virgin Money launches top-paying savings accounts - Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
Virgin Money has launched two of the best-paying savings accounts, following its takeover of Northern Rock.

The Virgin Easy Access Saver and the Virgin Easy Access Cash ISA savings accounts offer a r [more]


Instant access accounts offering higher rates than a year ago - Tue, 10 Jan, 2012
Returns paid to investors using the five best easy access savings accounts have increased by an impressive 0.23 per cent in the past year, despite interest rates remaining static.

The rates have rise [more]


Santander current account offer extended - Mon, 9 Jan, 2012
Santander's market-leading current account offer is being extended for customers for its existing mortgage customers.

The bank is offering £300 to those who have or can deposit at least &p [more]


Global economic outlook 'remains uncertain' - Fri, 6 Jan, 2012
The economic outlook for the year ahead is uncertain, according to recent comments from one economist.

Percival Stanion, head of asset allocation at Barings, stated that the eurozone debt crisis is s [more]


Not saving enough is biggest regret for Brits - Thu, 5 Jan, 2012
Brits have named ‘not saving enough’ as their biggest financial regret of 2011.

The claim is being made by savings provider First Direct, which carried out a survey of people’s fina [more]


Brits budgeting for 'numerous Christmas Days' - Fri, 23 Dec, 2011
Recent research suggests that Britons need to budget for more than one Christmas Day, bumping up the cost of entertaining over the festive season.

The study, conducted by American Express, found that [more]


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