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Wise to save in frosty times - Thu, 2 Dec, 2010
With the current economic climate matching the frosty weather, people are advised to save money where possible. Even putting aside a small amount of money per month will help.

The managing director o [more]

Young people putting more savings aside - Wed, 1 Dec, 2010
As a result of the financial crisis, 34 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds are investing more money into their savings accounts, according to new research.

The survey, carried out by HSBC, questioned 1, [more]

Free current accounts 'bad for consumers', warns FSA - Tue, 30 Nov, 2010
The chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has said that the UK's free banking system is actually a bad thing for customers.

Lord Turner has suggested that the 7,000 complaints that [more]

Real scope for new banking providers to enter market, finds Deloittte - Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
Greater competition within the banking sector is being called for by consumers, who feel this would create far more choice in terms of savings accounts.

A new survey carried out by accountants Deloi [more]

Two million people still paying off debt from Christmas 2009 - Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
New research shows that two million of us are still paying off our credit card debt from last Christmas.

The study by Consumer Intelligence found that more than half of Brits said they will be using [more]

'Perfect financial storm' brewing for non-savers - Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
Standard Life has warned that people need to change their attitudes towards savings accounts if they want to avoid financial problems in the near future.

The long-term savings and investments compan [more]

People 'more worried than ever' about money - Wed, 24 Nov, 2010
Financial Planning Week, which runs until 28 November, is being supported by a range of finance bodies who are keen to assist people in making their money work for them.

According to a financial pla [more]

More education on managing finances called for - Tue, 23 Nov, 2010
The government should take more of a leading role in providing advice on financial issues such as savings accounts, according to one expert.

Jasmine Birtles, founder of financial advice site moneyma [more]

Car insurance premiums rise with points on license - Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
Speeding or jumping red lights can result in huge increases to car insurance premiums, according to new figures.

Research by found that getting points on your driving licence can lead to [more]

Personal loan rates have soared over past two years - Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
As the number of personal loan providers offering products decreases, the average loan interest rate increases, according to new reports.

Figures from Sainsbury’s Finance earlier this month fou [more]

Legal & General advise saving for a snowy day - Thu, 18 Nov, 2010
With the cold winter months fast approaching, homeowners are being warned to set a small proportion of money aside in savings accounts each month in order to cover any unexpected bills.

Legal & [more]

Inflation deflating savings accounts, warns Moneyfacts - Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
A basic rate tax payer should look for a savings account that negates the impact of inflation, according to financial comparison website

Following the publication of the inflation [more]

Four million to work past retirement age - Tue, 16 Nov, 2010
New research has revealed that more than four million people aged 50 plus now expect to work past the age of retirement.

Insurer LV= found that poorly performing pensions and lack of savings have me [more]

Third of small firms rely on overdrafts and credit cards - Mon, 15 Nov, 2010
A third of small businesses rely on the overdrafts and credit cards provided by their business bank accounts when they are unable to secure loans, according to a new report.

The report was carried ou [more]

Car insurance premiums soar - Fri, 12 Nov, 2010
Car insurance premiums are expected to rise even further according to new research by the Transport Select Committee.

During the past year, the average cost of comprehensive car insurance has increas [more]

Ethical savings accounts booming - Thu, 11 Nov, 2010
New research has shown that the amount of money being deposited into ethical savings accounts is skyrocketing.

Consumers paid in more money - £19.2 billion - to these accounts last year than t [more]

Financial happiness achieved through savings accounts - Wed, 10 Nov, 2010
In order to feel content about their finances, British people should be paying £194 a month into their savings accounts, according to new research by Skipton Building Society.

The building soc [more]

Time to review our landlords insurance as winter draws in - Wed, 10 Nov, 2010
The colder winter months bring with them greater risks to property and this should spur landlords into reviewing their insurance to make sure they are fully covered for all eventualities.

Some polici [more]

Property asking prices slashed in Christmas countdown - Tue, 9 Nov, 2010
The asking prices attached to homes for sale across the UK have been slashed by £500 million over the last three months.

As owners become concerned about further price slumps and increasingly k [more]

MBNA launches new online banking service - Mon, 8 Nov, 2010
Credit card provider MBNA has launched a new improved online banking service through its website.

The Online Card Services site has been launched in response to calls from its customers to provide c [more]

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