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Green policies 'add 40pc to household bills' - Fri, 19 Dec, 2014
Government policies to tackle climate change are resulting in significant increases in household energy bills, according to figures that had initially been withheld.

The data, from the Department of [more]


Brits' approach to retirement 'more fluid' - Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
Britons are approaching their retirement in a very different way from in the past, with many seeing it as a process rather than a singular event.

This is according to recent findings from a report by [more]


Third of credit reports contain errors, research suggests - Wed, 17 Dec, 2014
Research has suggested that more than a third of credit reports contain errors that are being uncovered when consumers check their reports for themselves.

Conducted by uSwitch.com, the study found th [more]


AA travel insurance offers no upper age limit - Tue, 16 Dec, 2014
Single-trip worldwide travel insurance from AA now comes with no upper age limit for policyholders.

The company has announced the change in its re-launch of the service. A number of other improvemen [more]


Government announces 'truly fee-free' bank accounts - Mon, 15 Dec, 2014
The Government has agreed a major deal that will ensure that fee-free bank accounts can be a reality.

Politicians agreed the deal with the banking industry that will allow for the creation of a new s [more]


Household water bills to fall by five per cent by 2020 - Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
Water bills in England and Wales are to drop by an average of five per cent between 2015 and 2020, the water regulator has ruled.

The new discount won’t include inflation however, meaning that [more]


New Pensioner Bonds promise to pay out top rates - Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
The rate pensioners will be able to earn on the new National Savings bonds, to be made available to buy in January, will be released on Friday 12 December.

Chancellor George Osborne announced the to [more]


Over half of credit cardholders get rewards, M&S Bank finds - Tue, 9 Dec, 2014
More than half of all credit card holders (57 per cent) now have a reward-based card, while 37 per cent say they chose a card on the basis of its rewards.

Research from M&S Bank reveals that abo [more]


Half a million families would suffer from interest rate rises, BoE warns - Mon, 8 Dec, 2014
Almost half a million families in the UK would be at risk of falling into mortgage arrears if interest rates rise from their current 0.5 per cent, the Bank of England has warned.

The Bank stated that [more]


Skiers advised to check insurance - Fri, 5 Dec, 2014
As Christmas approaches and Wham! songs once again become common place on the airwaves, skiers are being warned to double check their insurance policies before hitting the slopes.

According to resear [more]


Tax cut on children's flights announced in Autumn Statement - Thu, 4 Dec, 2014
Air passenger duty on children’s airline seats is to be axed from mid-2015 the Chancellor stated in the Autumn Statement.

The change will see the costs of overseas family holidays fall. The cha [more]


Army of grandparents step into childminder roles - Wed, 3 Dec, 2014
An army of grandparents aged 65 and over are saving their children money by stepping into childminder roles for the grandchildren.

Over 50s specialist insurance provider RIAS discovered in its resear [more]


Lenders offering new low mortgage rates - Tue, 2 Dec, 2014
Yorkshire Building Society and Chelsea Building Society have both launched new mortgage rates for home buyers with 35 per cent deposits.

Yorkshire Building Society customers with a 35 per cent deposi [more]


Lloyds Bank extends its Club Lloyds current account - Mon, 1 Dec, 2014
Lloyds Bank has extended its Club Lloyds current account to its Private Banking clients as of today (1 December).

Originally launched in March, the Club Lloyds current account offers access to rates [more]


One in four more people to do Christmas shopping online - Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
Over a quarter of people in the UK are going to do more of their Christmas shopping online this year than they did last year, new research has revealed.

According to a study by Citizens Advice, two t [more]


Leeds Building Society to offer five-year ISA with 2.25pc interest - Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Leeds Building Society is launching a new five-year Fixed Rate Cash ISA on Friday 28 November.

The new ISA will pay 2.25 per cent tax free a year to savers. So savers who are able to lock away their [more]


Third of renters don't have any home insurance - Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
A third of people who are renting their homes don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their belongings, the Co-operative Insurance has found out.

The figure – 33 per cent – [more]


Half of Brits to put Christmas costs on credit - Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
With the average spend on Christmas gifts and celebration costs exceeding £383 per person it may come as no surprise that about half of us will fund this by using credit.

Forty-six per cent of [more]


NEST mulls high risk pension arrangements - Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
The National Employment Savings Trust, the pension fund for low earners across Britain, is looking into providing higher risk arrangements called collective defined contribution (CDC) pensions.

The D [more]



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