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Iceland to repay £3 billion to UK and Netherlands governments - Fri, 28 Aug, 2009
Iceland is to pay back more than £3 billion to the UK and Netherlands governments over the next 15 years.

Dubbed the “Icesave Bill”, the decision will mean that the two governments [more]

Security of online banking called into question - Thu, 27 Aug, 2009
Some of the UK’s largest banks are doing too little to protect their online banking customers from identity fraud, according to a new report into internet banking.

Computing experts at Which? h [more]

Abbey launched free prize draw on current accounts - Wed, 26 Aug, 2009
In a bid to win over the picky students starting their first year at university this Autumn, high street bank Abbey has launched a free prize draw that will take place on an hourly basis throughout Se [more]

Average personal loan rates increase - Tue, 25 Aug, 2009
People looking to borrow money through a personal loan are paying an average of 10.32 per cent APR, despite the fact that the Bank of England base rate is still at a record low of 0.5 per cent.

The f [more]

Careless driving plan could increase car insurance premiums - Mon, 24 Aug, 2009
The AA has warned that proposals to allow police to issue fixed-penalty fines for careless driving, could lead to increased car insurance premiums.

Currently, careless driving must be proven in court [more]

Halifax offers credit card insurance discount with student current account - Fri, 21 Aug, 2009
Halifax has announced it is offering discounted credit card, store card and debit card insurance with its student current account.

Several banks are promoting their student current accounts in advanc [more]

Which? warns about online currency exchange services - Thu, 20 Aug, 2009
Which? magazine has warned holidaymakers to keep a close eye on hidden charges involved with using online currency exchange services.

Although many consumers will be tempted by slightly more competit [more]

NS&I increases rates to compete with other savings accounts - Wed, 19 Aug, 2009
National Savings and Investment (NS&I) is finally joining the battle to attract savers by increasing the rates it is offering on three of its accounts today.

NS&I have added a further 0.3 per [more]

M&S Money extends 10 per cent cashback on personal loans - Tue, 18 Aug, 2009
M&S Money, an arm of retailers Marks & Spencer, has announced it is extending its generous 10 per cent cashback offer on its personal loans until 7 September 2009.

The 10 per cent cashback is [more]

Instant access savings accounts offer better rates than notice accounts - Mon, 17 Aug, 2009
According to new figures, better rates are being offered by easy access savings accounts than by accounts for which you need to give notice before being able to access your money.

Although notice acc [more]

Students should shop around for best current accounts - Fri, 14 Aug, 2009
A new report from uSwitch suggests that student could be losing out on as much as £30 million each year by not shopping around for the best current accounts for their needs.

Some £75 in i [more]

Abbey Business Bank’s high interest offer soon expires - Thu, 13 Aug, 2009
The market-leading 6 per cent interest rate business bank account offered by Abbey to small businesses is soon to expire, warns Abbey Business Bank.

Businesses with turnovers of up to £1 millio [more]

Nationwide lowers personal loan rate - Wed, 12 Aug, 2009
Nationwide Building Society’s interest rates charged on its personal loans has been lowered by 0.2 per cent to 7.7 per cent.

Typical rates offered by rivals Abbey and Alliance & Leicester s [more]

Halifax launches savings accounts for expats - Tue, 11 Aug, 2009
In a move that is likely to be of interest to British expatriates, Halifax has launched a new offshore savings account.

The Sterling Halifax International Bonus Saver, which is available in sterling, [more]

Scottish Widows launches high interest rate fixed savings account - Mon, 10 Aug, 2009
A new savings account paying 5.25 per cent in interest has been launched by Scottish Widows.

The minimum deposit for the account is £10,000 and savers can choose to receive their interest on ei [more]

Bank of England maintains base rate but ups quantitative easing - Fri, 7 Aug, 2009
The Bank of England has announced that it will pump a further £50 billion into the economy through quantitative easing, but will keep the base interest rate at a record low of 0.5 per cent.

The [more]

AA says paying car insurance monthly costs more - Thu, 6 Aug, 2009
A report from the AA illustrates how drivers who pay their car insurance premiums on a monthly basis are worse off than those who pay up front.

Some car insurance firms are adding as much as 40 per c [more]

Nationwide launches competition-tracking savings account - Wed, 5 Aug, 2009
A savings account, which offers interest rates above the competition, has been launched by Nationwide.

The Champion Saver account is the first savings account of its kind to be offered on the High St [more]

Santander banks offer high interest rates on savings-linked current accounts - Tue, 4 Aug, 2009
Santander-owned banks, Abbey and Alliance & Leicester, are offering current accounts with 6% interest rates to customers who also take out a high interest savings account with them.

Abbey’s [more]

HSBC announces pre-tax profits of $5bn - Mon, 3 Aug, 2009
HSBC – one of the few banks not to take any government money in the wake of the credit crunch – has reported pre-tax profits of $5bn (£2.98bn) in the first half of 2009. Although sub [more]

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