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Banks criticised for switching money between accounts - Mon, 6 Sep, 2010
High street banks have been criticised for switching customers’ money between accounts without notifying them first.

The practice – known as ‘setting off’ – commonly inv [more]

Housing market remains unsteady - Fri, 3 Sep, 2010
The housing market remains unsteady and may be heading for a double dip recession, it has been claimed.

According to new figures, there were 48,722 mortgage approvals last month – only 70 more [more]

Uninsured drivers pushing up policy prices - Thu, 2 Sep, 2010
Uninsured drivers and fraudulent claims are adding around £50 to the cost of car insurance, new figures have indicated.

According to research conducted by Co-operative insurance, nearly a quart [more]

Credit card companies increasingly selective - Wed, 1 Sep, 2010
Credit card companies are becoming increasingly selective with which applicants they accept, new figures have suggested.

Between 2004 and 2005, two out of three applications for cards were granted, b [more]

Barclays offering loyalty mortgages - Tue, 31 Aug, 2010
Barclays has become the latest high street name to offer discounted mortgage deals to its current account holders.

As from 1 September, customers of the bank will qualify for a reduction of up to 0.5 [more]

Homebuyers urged to consider life insurance - Mon, 30 Aug, 2010
Consumers buying a new home have been advised to ensure they have adequate life insurance to protect their purchase in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

According to a recent study carried out b [more]

Consumers call for cap on personal loans rates - Fri, 27 Aug, 2010
The majority of consumers in the UK would be in favour of a cap on interest rates applied to personal loans, a new study has indicated.

A recent report from Consumer Focus revealed that 1.2 million B [more]

ABI issues consumer tips - Thu, 26 Aug, 2010
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has issued a set of tips for consumers to consider when they are taking out cover.

According to the group, the most important factor to keep in mind is hones [more]

NHS Lothian receives health and safety boost - Wed, 25 Aug, 2010
The vast majority of employees working for NHS Lothian in Scotland have responded positively to a survey about health and safety within the organisation.

NHS Lothian, which provides a range of care [more]

Young drivers urged to compare car insurance deals - Wed, 25 Aug, 2010
Young drivers in the UK have been urged to compare car insurance deals or risk paying over the odds, an expert has claimed.

Recent research carried out by moneysupermarket.com indicated that around n [more]

Brits staying loyal to current accounts - Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
Many UK savers are loyal to their bank and have had held their current account for a long period of time, a new study has revealed.

According to recent research by Santander, 20 per cent of Brits hav [more]

Government's bonus delay scheme causing concern - Mon, 23 Aug, 2010
Employment lawyers have warned that UK government proposals to defer bonus payments for senior staff could lead to employment headaches.

Under the proposals, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) ad [more]

Consumers warned over cheap credit card deals - Mon, 23 Aug, 2010
Consumers have been advised to be fully aware of interest rates on credit cards that come with attractive introductory offers.

A number of banks are encouraging borrowing by advertising cards with le [more]

Loans not reflecting base rate - Fri, 20 Aug, 2010
The cost of credit card borrowing and personal loans is not reflecting the current base rate, an industry body has claimed.

According to recent figures, the average rate on a credit card is 12.38 per [more]

Current accounts are not free says watchdog - Thu, 19 Aug, 2010
Consumers are being warned that their current accounts are not free even if there is no monthly fee attached.

Many of today’s accounts are being taken up by customers who are under the impressi [more]

Life insurance should be reviewed regularly - Wed, 18 Aug, 2010
Consumers should regularly review their life insurance to ensure the policy is representative of their circumstances, an expert has emphasised.

Recent figures indicated that sales of life insurance r [more]

UK motorists warned over car crime - Tue, 17 Aug, 2010
Motorists in the UK have been warned to ensure their vehicles are fully prevented against theft in the wake of rising car crime.

According to recent research carried out by M&S Car Insurance, 56 [more]

Credit card spending on the rise - Mon, 16 Aug, 2010
Consumers in the UK are increasingly using their credit cards for high street shopping, new research has indicated.

Some economists have recently speculated that Britain could be heading for a double [more]

Cost of small loans on the rise - Fri, 13 Aug, 2010
The cost of personal loans under £5,000 has risen substantially in the last ten years, new research has indicated.

According to a study conducted by moneysupermarket.com, consumers taking out a [more]

HSBC extends opening hours - Thu, 12 Aug, 2010
HSBC has announced it is to extend its opening hours to make banking more convenient for its customers.

The group said the move reflects the changing nature of high street banking, which is no longer [more]

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