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The Booming New Brunswick Christmas Tree Industry - Mon, 20 Oct, 2014
With this year's festive season fast approaching, attention is turning to the ever-increasing demand for Christmas trees and associated greenery that have become such iconic images of the period. [more]

Sainsbury's Bank extends personal loans to new high of £35,000 - Thu, 16 Oct, 2014
Sainsbury’s Bank has stepped into new territory and is the first lender to offer both new and existing customers personal unsecured loans of up to £35,000.

The supermarket bank launched t [more]


State pensions in 2.5pc increase next year - Wed, 15 Oct, 2014
Pensioners can look forward to a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension next year as part of the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

The Triple Lock guarantee means that pension increases a [more]


Brits urged to check home and vehicle cover for winter weather issues - Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
With winter around the corner, Brits would be well advised to check they have full insurance coverage for their home and vehicle to prevent unnecessary weather related issues.

Properties are at risk [more]


Remortgage fees slashed by up to 0.50pc - Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
Halifax has cut its rates by up to 0.50 per cent and reduced fees on several remortgage products.

Some two and five-year remortgage products are having rates reduced, and will build on some rate redu [more]


Gift of wine for new Barclaycard balance transfer cardholders - Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
Barclaycard has launched an incentive, as of 8 October, for new customers who are accepted for its Platinum 33 and 34-month balance transfer cards.

The offer runs until 24th October and is available [more]


Retirement age to rise each year to help cover elderly care costs - Thu, 9 Oct, 2014
People in their fifties are to be encouraged to stay at work, as part of a Government initiative to raise the average retirement age by six months every year.

The retirement age should be risen, mi [more]


Banks rewrite rules to prevent loss via incorrect online payments - Wed, 8 Oct, 2014
Three banks have rewritten their terms and conditions so that they can claw back funds customers have transferred in error.

HSBC, First Direct and Nationwide will, as of November, be able to address [more]


Virgin Money releases new best buy two year Isa - Tue, 7 Oct, 2014
Savers can open a new chart-topping two-year Isa with Virgin Money with as little as £1.

The two-year fixed rate deal hands savers 2.1 per cent a year. The account allows withdrawals subject to [more]


Chilly winter makes now a good time to review energy tariff - Fri, 3 Oct, 2014
Autumn has so far been unseasonably warm but change is on the horizon and cooler winds and rain are forecast to spread across the country soon. The predicted cold spell could push up people's ene [more]

Chorley's 2.75pc bond flooded by demand and taken off market - Thu, 2 Oct, 2014
The superb rate of 2.75 per cent for a new bond offered by Chorley Building Society, which was made available to customers on Monday 29 September, has been pulled just two days later.

Enormous deman [more]


Lloyds Bank gives free iPad to home buyers - Wed, 1 Oct, 2014
Lloyds Bank is offering first time home buyers and home movers a free iPad when they take out a mortgage.

The offer helps to get people online straight away after moving in, where it normally takes u [more]


Chorley Building Society brings 2.75pc bond to the market - Tue, 30 Sep, 2014
Chorley Building Society’s new savings bond is paying 2.75 per cent, in a real leap over the previous best buy bond offered by Secure Trust Bank at 2.36 per cent.

Chorley’s new two-year [more]


Chancellor abolishes 55pc tax on pensions posthumous - Mon, 29 Sep, 2014
As of today (Monday 29 September) the Chancellor has abolished the 55 per cent tax on pension funds at death, to be effective from April 2015.

So when a person dies he/she will be able to pass on the [more]


House prices stagnate in September - Fri, 26 Sep, 2014
House prices have come to a standstill in September with average property values in Britain flat and London showing a slight dip even.

Results of an estate agents survey run by property information c [more]


Sports fans can now take out a bond in a cricket club - Thu, 25 Sep, 2014
Sports fans will now be able to take out a mini-bond with the Lancashire County Cricket Club, and earn five per cent interest along with other perks.

Benefits include two per cent interest in cricket [more]


New car industry rules to help lower insurance bills - Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
A car industry regulator has released new rules designed to increase competition and help lower premium costs.

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) plan could take up to £20 off [more]


Mortgage holders face pressure to use pension to clear debt - Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
As the new pension freedoms scheduled for April 2015 draw closer, it is thought mortgage holders may find themselves under pressure from banks to use their pension savings to clear their mortgage.

Fr [more]


New lower rate mortgages from Leeds Building Society - Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
Leeds Building Society is set to launch a new three-year fixed rate mortgage tomorrow (Tuesday 23 September).

The new mortgage has a competitive rate of 3.24 per cent and £1,000 cashback and is [more]



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