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More evidence that house prices are rising - Fri, 31 Jul, 2009
New figures from estate agents indicate that house prices have risen for the third consecutive month. There is also evidence to suggest that by the end of the year, prices could be higher than at the [more]

Online banking service revamped at Barclays - Thu, 30 Jul, 2009
The online banking service at Barclays is getting a shake-up in order to enhance the service for users.

Extra tools such as calculators will be added to the service and the look and feel of the onlin [more]


Increasing number of savings accounts offer bonuses - Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
According to research by moneyfacts, the number of variable rate savings accounts that offer bonuses is increasing, along with the size of the average bonus.

Some 16.4 per cent of variable rate savin [more]


Increase in number of business bank accounts opened - Tue, 28 Jul, 2009
The British Bankers Association (BBA) has revealed that the recession is indeed boosting the number of entrepreneurs starting their own businesses and as a consequence, according to new figures, the n [more]

FSA to speed up compensation for savers - Mon, 27 Jul, 2009
Savers holding money in savings accounts will receive their compensation from the government faster in the future, according to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

The FSA is making changes to th [more]


RBS and NatWest launch 5 per cent savings account - Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
A new savings account from NatWest and RBS offers an interest rate of 5% for a fixed period of 12 months.

A minimum deposit of just £25 is needed to open the high interest Regular Saver Account [more]


Swine flu ‘could cost companies £8.6bn’ - Thu, 23 Jul, 2009
Companies in the UK could lose nearly £9 billion because of staff absence brought on by a swine flu pandemic.

According to FirstCare, an absence management company, individuals infected with th [more]


Crashes increase car insurance premiums for innocent drivers - Thu, 23 Jul, 2009
According to research by motoring magazine, Auto Express, car insurance premiums rise after a crash almost as much for the innocent drivers as it does for those who caused the crash.

After a single c [more]


New high-interest savings bond launched by Barnsley Building Society - Wed, 22 Jul, 2009
Barnsley Building Society has launched a new range of savings bonds for new and existing customers, offering up to 5.4 per cent gross AER interest.

The new products are likely to be welcomed by saver [more]


Tesco plans credit rating to boost borrowing power - Tue, 21 Jul, 2009
In a further bid to compete against the troubled high street banking sector, retail giant Tesco is considering increasing its borrowing strength to allow it to launch current accounts and mortgages th [more]

More than a third of lenders have halted personal loans - Mon, 20 Jul, 2009
According to research by Moneyfacts.co.uk, some 37 per cent of lenders have pulled out of the personal loan market in the past two years, leaving the remaining lenders charging much higher interest ra [more]

More best-buy savings accounts - Fri, 17 Jul, 2009
It certainly seems to be the week for competitive rates on savings accounts. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Coventry Building Society and Northern Rock had launched savings ac [more]

New variable rate savings accounts - Thu, 16 Jul, 2009
Two new variable rate savings accounts have gone on sale this week. Coventry Building Society 1st Class Postal savings account pays 3.3%, including a 1.04% first year bonus. The minimum investment is [more]

Alliance & Leicester wins business banking award - Wed, 15 Jul, 2009
Business Moneyfacts, a leading financial publication, has announced that its Business Moneyfacts Award for Best Overall Business Bank has been awarded to Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank.

Mon [more]


Switching savings accounts could increase returns - Tue, 14 Jul, 2009
Too many people do not check their savings rates enough, happy instead to invest in an account that gives them little return on their cash deposits.

Moneysupermarket.com says that people could be mak [more]


New business savings accounts from Scottish Widows - Mon, 13 Jul, 2009
Scottish Widows has launched two new savings accounts specifically for business banking customers.

The new accounts represent a doubling of the number of business products offered by the bank. Both [more]


People rely on small savings pots for emergencies - Fri, 10 Jul, 2009
According to a new survey by Scottish Widows, too many people plan to rely on small amounts of savings if they experience a financial emergency.

People are unrealistic about the amount of money they [more]


Grey fleets could save companies money - Thu, 9 Jul, 2009
In the current economic conditions, companies across the UK are re-examining their employee benefit schemes with an eye to cutting costs. Many are looking particularly closely at their company car sch [more]

Bank of England keeps interest rates stable - Thu, 9 Jul, 2009
The base interest rate is to remain at 0.5% for a fourth consecutive month, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced today.

The MPC said it had no plans to extend the its [more]


Men pay thousands more in car insurance - Wed, 8 Jul, 2009
Over an average lifetime, men pay £17,000 more in car insurance premiums than women do, according to new research.

The figures were based on a study of car insurance prices across six million q [more]


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