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Online banking malware detected - Fri, 2 Jul, 2010
Online banking customers have been warned about two new viruses which are being used for the purposes of fraud.

The malware programs – which are specifically targeting UK bank customers – [more]


Life insurance avoids IPT - Thu, 1 Jul, 2010
Companies offering life insurance have expressed relief as such policies were not hit by insurance premium tax (IPT) in last week's Emergency Budget.

Several policies - such as motor insurance, [more]


MBNA launches mobile banking facility - Wed, 30 Jun, 2010
MBNA has unveiled a new facility which allows customers to check their credit card balance via their mobile phone.

The credit card company – which is one of the most prevalent in the UK – [more]


More banks considering prepaid cards - Tue, 29 Jun, 2010
The number of banks offering prepaid cards to customers who do not use traditional banking may soon increase, it has been claimed.

Many educated and employed people are reluctant to use products such [more]


Credit card write offs on the rise - Mon, 28 Jun, 2010
The number of cases in which credit card debt is being written off has significantly increased, new figures have shown.

According to the Bank of England, banks and other financial institutions wrote [more]


IPT concerns for car insurance customers - Fri, 25 Jun, 2010
Recent changes to insurance premium tax (IPT) made by the government are unlikely to be welcomed by consumers.

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his emergency budget this week that IPT will incr [more]


Banks urged to be more customer focused - Thu, 24 Jun, 2010
Banks have been called on to improve their services by putting their customers' needs first.

Consumer group Which? claims banks have fallen into a habit of providing substandard service and is r [more]


Savings account usage on the rise - Wed, 23 Jun, 2010
The number of consumers making use of a savings account has significantly increased form last year, new figures have suggested.

Recent research carried out by the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks exami [more]


VAT to rise to 20 per cent - Tue, 22 Jun, 2010
George Osborne today unveiled a rise in VAT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent, to be effective on January 4th, 2011.

The Chancellor’s move was one of the central elements of today’s Emer [more]


Borrowers not reviewing debt - Tue, 22 Jun, 2010
Many borrowers in the UK are not keeping track of their financial status, new research has suggested.

According to a study conducted by Capital One, almost half of credit card customers have not chec [more]


Fathers underestimating life insurance - Mon, 21 Jun, 2010
Many fathers are underestimating the importance of life insurance for their families, an expert has claimed.

Premiums on such policies have fallen substantially in recent years, as a number of differ [more]


Online banking can prevent debt - Fri, 18 Jun, 2010
Online banking is an effective way of keeping track of finances and avoiding debt problems, an expert has advised.

John Hughes, director of retail products at Co-operative Bank, said it is common for [more]


Warning over fake personal loans - Thu, 17 Jun, 2010
Consumers in the UK are being warned to be on the lookout for fake personal loans which are currently being offered by bogus companies.

According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, the number of organisa [more]


Banks urged to improve small business relationships - Wed, 16 Jun, 2010
High street banks should improve their relationship with small businesses as part of the economic recovery, an expert has claimed.

The comments came after a recent survey discovered many small compan [more]


IPT could hit policy holders - Tue, 15 Jun, 2010
A proposed increase in insurance premium tax (IPT) could make policies substantially more expensive, experts have warned.

Currently, IPT is charged at five per cent on the most common types of cover [more]


Competition returning to credit card market - Mon, 14 Jun, 2010
Competition is returning to the credit card market, with many companies offering new deals.

Several lenders reduced the number of new customers they were willing to take on as the recession took hold [more]


Investment banks face OFT investigation - Fri, 11 Jun, 2010
The investment banking industry is to face an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), it has emerged.

It will aim to address concerns that there is insufficient competition in the sector, [more]


Parents warned against car insurance fraud - Thu, 10 Jun, 2010
Parents have been advised that they are breaking the law if they falsify their children's car insurance.

A study has revealed that many parents are trying to save money by claiming to be the mai [more]


Personal loans being used for education - Wed, 9 Jun, 2010
An increasing number of personal loans are being taken out to fund education, a new study has revealed.

Recent figures from Sainsbury's Finance indicated that around £37 million was borrow [more]


Packaged current accounts double in number - Tue, 8 Jun, 2010
The number of packaged current accounts currently available has almost doubled over the last four years, new figures have revealed.

According to a study conducted by the independent financial researc [more]


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