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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]

Tempting mortgage offers for Santander current account holders - Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
Santander has announced some reduced rates on mortgages to existing current account customers, less than a week after slashing its £995 booking fee by £500.

Its fixed rates start from 2.1 [more]

R3 finds 47pc of adults hold all personal debt in the UK - Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
Just under half of UK adults are shouldering the total personal debt mountain in Britain.

Research by the insolvency trade body R3 found that 47 per cent of UK adults say they have at least one debt, [more]

Scottish referendum outcome: potential impacts on personal finances - Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
The results of Scotland’s hotly anticipated referendum tomorrow (Thursday 18th September) will affect our personal finances on both sides of the border regardless of the outcome. Rises or falls [more]

Annuity rates in steepest fall for three years - Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Annuity rates fell last month in what was the steepest drop in three years, research has found.

The information website Moneyfacts discovered that the average standard annuity rate fell by 2.6 per c [more]

Half of UK drivers unaware of approaching paper tax disc end date - Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Traditional paper tax discs are to be abolished on 1 October, but about half of all drivers in Britain are not aware of the change, it has been discovered.

From 1 October car owners’ vehicle t [more]

Bank branches on UK high streets could halve - Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
UK high street bank branch numbers could shrink by more than halve in the next decade as more and more customers switch to phone and internet banking, a report has said.

For example Lloyds Banking Gr [more]

Skipton Building Society launches new bonds - Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Skipton Building Society has released a new range of Bonds and E-Bonds with interest rates rising by up to 0.25 per cent.

Rates on its two, three and five-year Fixed Rate Bonds are now paying 2.00 p [more]

Checkmate: Barclaycard beats rivals to offer longest balance transfer card - Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
Barclaycard has released a new credit card with the UK’s longest ever balance transfer offer of 0 per cent for 34 months, in a bid to outdo Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s recent new cards.

Gov calls on energy firms to share savings with consumers - Tue, 9 Sep, 2014
Large energy companies are unexpectedly set to earn a £250 million windfall profit from an energy saving scheme, leading the government to request a reduction in household bills.

It has emerged [more]

Skipton launches new mortgages with 0.4pc rate reduction - Mon, 8 Sep, 2014
Skipton Building Society is launching a range of new residential two-year fixed mortgages, with rate reductions of up to 0.40 per cent.

It expects that the new range will prove to be popular with hom [more]

Zurich ups its critical illness cover to 40 years - Fri, 5 Sep, 2014
In a bid to support its insurance customers with longer mortgages and changing retirement plans Zurich has extended the length of its critical illness cover from 30 to 40 years.

The move will let mor [more]

Update on the new flat-rate pension 2016 - Thu, 4 Sep, 2014
Ahead of the new flat-rate pension, which will take effect in less than two years' time, Britons will soon be able to find out what they will receive from the state during retirement.

The flat-r [more]

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