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Warning about savings accounts for the over-50s - Mon, 30 Apr, 2012
The over-50s are being urged to shop around when choosing a savings account to avoid being ‘ripped off’.

A report by Governor Money has found that many older savers assume they will get t [more]


MBNA launches 20-month zero per cent credit card - Fri, 27 Apr, 2012
MBNA has this week launched a new credit card which offers zero per cent interest on balance transfers for 20 months for new customers.

In order to qualify for the zero per cent rate, MBNA stipulates [more]


Sainsbury’s Bank increases eSaver Special rate - Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
Sainsbury’s Bank has increased the rate on its eSaver Special account from 2.75 per cent to 2.9 per cent.

The increase, which takes effect from 19 April 2012, will apply to accounts with balan [more]


Inheritance tax planning could save Brits millions - Wed, 25 Apr, 2012
New research this week has suggested that Brits are wasting up to £450 million a year through poor inheritance tax planning.

A person with an estate worth more than £325,000 can lose up t [more]


Manchester mum refused car insurance after moving 100 yards - Tue, 24 Apr, 2012
A Manchester mum has spoken to the Manchester Evening News about how she was refused car insurance after she moved just 100 yards down her road.

Clare Blackwell moved just ten doors down but her insu [more]


Brits need to plan more and worry less when it comes to finances - Mon, 23 Apr, 2012
People who spend more time planning their finances than worrying about them managed to put aside an average of £103 per month.

This was discovered during a study by National Savings and investm [more]


Inflation may cause interest rates rise - Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
The Bank of England may increase interest rates sooner than expected due to inflation. A poll by Reuters found that a growing number of economists are rethinking the opinion that the record low base r [more]

Car insurance premiums 'fall on average' - Thu, 19 Apr, 2012
Car insurance premiums are finally levelling out after years of rises. New stats show annual premiums are falling on average after years of increases, though some young male drivers are paying more th [more]

Santander offers students £50 for joining current account - Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
Santander has announced it is offering students a £50 bonus for taking out its student current account.

The bank has announced that, as an incentive for taking out the account between 16 April [more]


Over-50s accounts may not offer best interest rates - Tue, 17 Apr, 2012
New reports suggest that savings accounts for over-50s are offering some of the worst interest rates on the market.

Investment advice firm, Governor Money, claims that older savers who are tempted to [more]


Only one in four savers use full ISA allowance - Fri, 13 Apr, 2012
Although the amount that savers can put into cash ISAs tax-free has gone up this year, new research has found that many people don’t actually make use of the full amount.

The research in questi [more]


Orange to roll out Android mobile payments system - Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
According to an article in the Telegraph, Orange is set to roll out a new Android contactless payment system which will be open to all UK credit and debit cards.

The ‘Quick Tap’ system wi [more]


Average savings account rate rises above one per cent - Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
After a tough period for savers with the base rate stuck at 0.5 per cent, the average savings account rate has finally hit a three-year high.

According to analysis from Moneyfacts, the average saving [more]


Small business owners carrying higher than average debts - Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
New research from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has found that small business owners and the self-employed typically have higher debts than the general public.

The research, carried [more]


Car insurance black boxes found to cut accidents - Thu, 5 Apr, 2012
New research from a car insurance provider has found that in-car devices which monitor driving have cut crashes involving young motorists by 20 per cent.

The research, carried out by Co-operative Ins [more]


Credit card analysis reveals gender spending differences - Wed, 4 Apr, 2012
New analysis of credit card spending has revealed the differences in how men and women spend their money.

Santander recently looked at millions of credit card transactions and found that the differen [more]


Brits still paying off Christmas debts - Tue, 3 Apr, 2012
New research has revealed that 14 per cent of Brits are still paying off debts they accumulated over Christmas.

The study, carried out by the Halifax, reveals that those aged between 18 and 44 are ha [more]


Savers urged to compare ISA deals urgently - Mon, 2 Apr, 2012
As the ISA deadline approaches, savers with bonus-paying ISAs are being urged to check whether they could get a better deal as a matter of urgency.

Consumer group Which? has warned consumers that the [more]


Credit card statements to highlight fees - Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
A new type of statement is to be issued to credit card holders, covering credit card fees and other details which will help them compare deals.

The new credit card statements will cover how much has [more]


Low base rate stunting savings - Thu, 29 Mar, 2012
With the Bank of England base rate remaining historically low, savers are being urged to keep an eye on interest rates to ensure they are getting a good deal.

The Bank of England base rate has been a [more]


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