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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]

Northern Rock unlimited savings guarantee expires - Mon, 24 May, 2010
Northern Rock's unlimited Government savings guarantee runs out today. Ministers have decided that, now the bank is out of immediate danger, it should be treated like any other bank. Savers are n [more]

Child Trust Funds scrapped by new Government - Mon, 24 May, 2010
Child Trust Funds, a flagship Labour scheme that started in 2002, are to be scrapped by the new coalition Government as part of the deficit reduction.

Chancellor George Osbourne says that terminating [more]


Car insurance premiums still rising - Fri, 21 May, 2010
Car insurance premiums are still on the increase, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

According to the findings, such policies rose by 6.3 per cent in April, maki [more]


Base rate not lowering interest - Thu, 20 May, 2010
The current base rate is not being reflected in the amount of interest customers are required to pay, it has been claimed.

A recent study by Defaqto indicated that the average interest on personal lo [more]


Corporation tax cuts are still on says Osborne - Wed, 19 May, 2010
The UK's corporation tax rates will be the lowest amongst the G20 nations, according to the Chancellor, George Osborne.

Speaking at the CBI this evening, Osborne said that the coalition governme [more]


Savers warned about online budgeting tools - Wed, 19 May, 2010
Savers using online budgeting tools have been advised that they may not be covered in the event of fraud.

An increasing number of online banking customers are using such sites – known as aggreg [more]


Women not prioritising life insurance - Tue, 18 May, 2010
Many women in the UK do not consider life insurance to be a necessity, according to new research.

A study by AXA Life indicated that over a third of respondents did not believe they needed such cover [more]


Overdraft charges hit record high - Mon, 17 May, 2010
Overdraft charges are currently at their highest level for ten years, according to recent figures.

Research carried out by financial data firm Moneyfacts revealed that such payments have hit the reco [more]


Savers to be warned about interest rate cuts - Fri, 14 May, 2010
Savers will receive warning if interest rates are to be cut on their accounts, as part of new rules implemented by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

As from May 1st, customers must now be notif [more]


BoE decides on another base rate freeze - Thu, 13 May, 2010
The Bank of England has announced it is freezing interest rates, amid ongoing political uncertainty.

It is thought that the fragile economic climate and current situation in government have been the [more]


Life insurance sales on the rise - Thu, 13 May, 2010
Aviva has recorded an increase in sales of life insurance policies in the second quarter of 2010.

According to latest figures, revenue from life insurance and pensions in the UK stood at £2.5 b [more]


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