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Average UK saver is £600 a year worse off - Mon, 8 Mar, 2010
The Bank of England’s decision at the end of last week to hold interest rates at 0.5% for the 12th consecutive month means that the average saver is now £600 worse off than they were this [more]

Savings drop to lowest level in two years - Fri, 5 Mar, 2010
According to National Savings and Investment's Savings Survey, the level at which people are putting money into savings accounts has fallen over the winter months.

The new figures show that savi [more]

Expat magazine gives advice on foreign exchange and savings - Thu, 4 Mar, 2010
Living Abroad Magazine has published advice for British people looking to make the most of the exchange rate and the money they have sitting in British current accounts.

There are several options ope [more]

Car insurance premiums will increase in 2010 - Wed, 3 Mar, 2010
Car insurance giant Admiral has announced that car insurance premiums are expected to rise further this year, after increasing by 12 per cent over the past 12 months.

The brand saw its profits increa [more]

Personal debt rises slightly in year to January 2010 - Tue, 2 Mar, 2010
UK personal debt increased 0.8 per cent year-on-year to £4,463 billion, by the end of January 2010.

Personal lending rose by £2 billion in January alone – made up of £0.5 bill [more]

Santander extends Zero Current Account reach - Mon, 1 Mar, 2010
Santander has announced that it has extended the eligibility of its fee-free account, which is the first current account of its type in the UK.

From 8 March 2010, the Zero Current Account will be ope [more]

millions of current account holders permanently overdrawn - Fri, 26 Feb, 2010
A new study has shown that five million Britons are permanently overdrawn: a trend that could worsen if inflation were to rise further.

Research from shows that 10% of people wit [more]

New car insurance claim statistics - Thu, 25 Feb, 2010
New data from Virgin Money Car Insurance has revealed that 5 year old cars receive the highest number of insurance claims, with 9.6% of claims on the company’s database falling into this categor [more]

Britons paying down debts and increasing savings - Wed, 24 Feb, 2010
It seems Britain is becoming a nation of savers once again. Growth of expensive unsecured consumer credit cards has shifted down by 2%, while the growth in personal loans and overdrafts has risen by 0 [more]

Barclays increases overdraft fees twice in six months - Tue, 23 Feb, 2010
Barclays has angered its customers by increasing overdraft fees twice in a six month period. As of the end of April, two million Barclays customers will be forced to pay higher fees for their overdraf [more]

Study finds Brits have inadequate life insurance - Mon, 22 Feb, 2010
A study by F&C Investments has found that a large proportion of British people aged between 35 and 45 have insufficient life insurance.

The study looked at several aspects of personal finance, in [more]

Alliance & Leicester still offering windfall to current account switchers - Fri, 19 Feb, 2010
Alliance & Leicester bank is still offering customers £100 to switch to one of its premier current accounts.

The bank says the offer is still open until March 7, after which the £100 [more]

Barclays leads TD Waterhouse top ten sells - Thu, 18 Feb, 2010
TD Waterhouse has revealed that all eyes were on the banking sector this week as it accounted for over two thirds of the broker's top ten in the run-up to reporting season.

"Barclays led th [more]

New cyber team to target online banking fraudsters - Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
The government is setting up a new "cyber enforcement team" to tackle fraudsters who target consumers' online banking accounts.

Online banking log-on details are regularly stolen by cr [more]

HSBC offers product perks with Advance current account - Tue, 16 Feb, 2010
Today sees the launch of a new global current account by HSBC, described as offering an enhanced level of service and benefits over regular 24 x 7 bank accounts.

According to HSBC, the HSBC Advance c [more]

Santander offers free upgrade on Reward current account - Mon, 15 Feb, 2010
New and existing current account customers at Santander can now avail of the improved benefits that come with the provider's Reward Bank Account in the form of a free upgrade.

Representatives fo [more]

TD Waterhouse top ten trading figures soar on last week - Fri, 12 Feb, 2010
TD Waterhouse's top ten trading figures for this week soared 53 per cent on last week, with customer buys accounting for 70 per cent of the overall top ten trades.

Lloyds Banking Group spurred a [more]

Economic recovery hinges on business banking providers - Thu, 11 Feb, 2010
The attitude of the "enormous institutions" currently in control of the majority of the small business banking market will determine Scotland's economic recovery, according to the gover [more]

Savings accounts get off to a disappointing start in 2010 - Wed, 10 Feb, 2010
The average rate of the top-five savings accounts has plunged to just 2.89 per cent from 3.04 per cent during the first six weeks of 2010, it has emerged.

Furthermore, eight of the top-ten savings a [more]

Fixed-rate savings bond launched by online banking provider - Tue, 9 Feb, 2010
A new one-year fixed-rate savings bond is on offer from first direct, boasting an interest rate of 2.75% AER and maturing on 28 February 2011.

Matt Colebrook, chief executive at the online banking pr [more]

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