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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]

Sales of life insurance falling - Mon, 7 Jun, 2010
Sales of life insurance to new home owners have dropped significantly in the last decade, recent figures have indicated.

According to research carried out by Edinburgh insurance company Aegon, eight [more]

Banks tempting savers with bonuses - Fri, 4 Jun, 2010
Banks and building societies are offering a number of bonuses on savings accounts in a bid to attract new customers.

According to recent research, nine out of ten of the most popular savings accounts [more]

Credit card owners to benefit from payment change - Thu, 3 Jun, 2010
Many credit card customers are set to benefit from a forthcoming change in the order of repayments, it has emerged.

Currently, several credit card companies use an 'adverse order of payments [more]

Motorists struggling to win pothole damage claims - Wed, 2 Jun, 2010
Many car insurance policy holders are not being granted compensation for damage caused by potholes, new research has found.

According to latest figures, just one in nine drivers who submitted such a [more]

World Cup fans advised on cash withdrawal limits - Tue, 1 Jun, 2010
Football fans attending World Cup games have been advised to be aware of cash limits in South Africa.

According to estimations, English fans are likely to spend around £135 million during the p [more]

Government reveals plans for pension simplification - Fri, 28 May, 2010
The new government has started outlining its plans for pensions.

Iain Duncan-Smith, who was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by the coalition government, said pensions would be made [more]

Nationwide mortgage clause reduces annual profits - Thu, 27 May, 2010
Nationwide, Britain’s biggest building society, has admitted that its annual profits were only a third of what they could have been because of the way it worded mortage contracts.

The building [more]

Warning to savers as inflation jumps to 5.3% - Wed, 26 May, 2010
Inflation has made a surprise jump to 5.3%, putting a large number of savings accounts in jeopardy.

According to The Office for National Statistics, inflation as measured by the Retail Prices Index r [more]

New lenders enter buy-to-let mortgage market - Tue, 25 May, 2010
The buy-to-let sector is showing early signs of recovery, after two new lenders released mortgage products into the market. Precise Mortgages has teamed up with Legal & General to offer several ne [more]

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