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Householders prompted to switch before end of fixed energy tariffs - Tue, 2 Sep, 2014
There are 13 fixed-rate energy tariffs set to end between 31 August and 31 October, leading MoneySuperMarket to prompt householders to switch before the expiry dates to keep saving money.

In August 2 [more]

TSB offers to pay homebuyers' council tax for 12 months - Mon, 1 Sep, 2014
TSB is offering to cover a year’s worth of council tax bills for new homebuyers to a maximum of £2,500 to ease initial financial worries.

The bank discovered in its research that council [more]

Free childcare extended to 40pc of two-year-olds - Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
Parents of young children are being advised to check if their two-year-old will be eligible for free childcare, as the amount on offer will double next week.

From next week (starting 1 September 2014 [more]

MBNA offers longer balance transfers on two of its credit cards - Thu, 28 Aug, 2014
MBNA, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, has launched a new Platinum credit card with 0 per cent p.a. on balance and money transfers for up to 32 months.

The offer applies to transfers made [more]

Bank and card fraud hidden behind crime fall - Wed, 27 Aug, 2014
It has come to light that if bank and credit card fraud was included in the yearly Crime Survey for England and Wales it would push the number of annual offences up by 50 per cent.

One-off analysis b [more]

HSBC offers new no-fee Advance account - Tue, 26 Aug, 2014
HSBC is to offer a new Advance account with no monthly fee as of 10 November 2014.

Over 1.3 million HSBC bank account holders who pay in £1,750 or more into their account each month will be aut [more]

Car and home insurance bills have fallen, BIBA says - Fri, 22 Aug, 2014
Car and home insurance costs have dropped considerably over the past twelve months, with car insurance having fallen by 5.6 per cent and home insurance by 4.2 per cent on average.

Motor insurance pr [more]

Students advised to check costs before university starts - Thu, 21 Aug, 2014
Students getting ready to start university would be well advised to do a thorough check over their finances first to ensure they are getting the best deals and to avoid unwelcome surprises later on.


Family lending fills £31 billion gap in household bills - Wed, 20 Aug, 2014
Interfamily lending is filling a gap in household finances to the tune of £31 billion.

Almost a third (28 per cent) of British adults are borrowing cash from family to cover the costs of runni [more]

AA releases figures on varying insurance costs across the UK - Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
The AA British Insurance Premium Index results for Q2 show a huge regional disparity between prices quoted for comprehensive car insurance.

Results show that the highest premiums are seen in London, [more]

DAC to offer free bankruptcy advice - Mon, 18 Aug, 2014
The Debt Advisory Centre (DAC) has announced that it will offer a free advice service to those opting for bankruptcy as a solution to solving debt problems.

When dealing with debt, a range of options [more]

Rise in number of part-time retirees - Fri, 15 Aug, 2014
There has been a rise in the number of retirees either going back to work or starting new businesses, with only 38 per cent of UK adults at state pension age fully retired.

Retirees are no longer con [more]

Paragon Bank offers a new notice savings account - Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
Paragon Bank, a new bank which opened in February this year, is launching a new 120 Day Notice Savings Account tomorrow – Friday 15th August.

The product – at a market rate of 1.90 per ce [more]

Loyal customers stung by expensive standard energy tariffs - Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
Customers who are loyal to one energy company are being stung with bills that are up to £262 higher than those on the cheapest tariffs.

Britons who stay on standard rates and pay by cash or che [more]

Mortgage rates ahead of base rate rise inviting to new buyers - Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
New mortgage holders are being urged to take up one of the reduced interest rate fixed-rate mortgages that are on the market at the moment before the anticipated base rate rise kicks in.

Both banks a [more]

Brits abroad spending on credit cards despite the fees - Mon, 11 Aug, 2014
Brits going abroad for their holiday are spending more cash on their credit cards, despite the higher charges.

Credit card spending abroad jumped by 16 per cent last year, Halifax discovered in its r [more]

Avoidable incidents add £8 million to home insurance cover - Fri, 8 Aug, 2014
Just over half (51 per cent) of all home insurance claims follow preventable incidents, adding £8 million to home insurance costs.

Clumsy Brits have seen £8 million added to their home in [more]

Skipton offers a new range of 7-year fixed rate mortgages - Thu, 7 Aug, 2014
A new range of seven-year fixed rate mortgages is being launched by Skipton Building Society today.

The seven-year fixed rate mortgages from 60 per cent to 90 per cent LTV, and with no application or [more]

Pensions better than payday loans for short-term needs, expert suggests - Wed, 6 Aug, 2014
An investment firm and pensions expert has suggested that withdrawing money from pensions could be a viable alternative to payday loans.

Hargreaves Lansdown says savers should be able to use some cas [more]

Lloyds brings three new credit cards to the market - Tue, 5 Aug, 2014
Lloyds Bank has released three new credit cards for borrowers to choose from, offering lowered fees for balance transfers.

It has cut the fee on its longest ever interest free balance transfer card t [more]

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