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New review launched to drastically improve access to financial advice - Tue, 4 Aug, 2015
A major new review has recently been launched which looks into how financial advice could better serve consumers.

The Financial Advice Market Review is set to move forward from the government's [more]


Bank lending to businesses set to rise - Mon, 3 Aug, 2015
Bank lending to businesses is set to rise in 2015 for the first time in seven years, a new report by the EY Item Club has said.

EY's report stated that at the initial financial crisis in 2008, [more]


Excessive fees by savers accessing pensions to be banned - Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
The Government yesterday announced plans to ban fees inflicted on older savers attempting to gain access to their pensions.

The announcement comes after concerns that those in their fifties and sixti [more]


Average first-time buyers under-budget when choosing first home - Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
New research from Aviva reveals that the average first time buyer under-budgets by approximately £6,481 when buying their first home.

Out of the 2,000 homeowners surveyed, nearly three quarters [more]


Card fee transaction caps could equal lower prices for consumers - Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
The government has said consumers could benefit from lower prices thanks to a set of new rules which will cut fees for retailers when customers make card transactions.

The fees paid by retailers each [more]


Buy-to-let business 'thriving across UK', reveals new data - Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
New data has revealed the buy-to-let market is now thriving across the UK, in spite of warnings it acts as a threat to the wider economy along.

Barclay Mortgages carried out a survey of buy-to-let ho [more]


UK consumer confidence rises for first time in over nine years - Mon, 27 Jul, 2015
UK consumer confidence has risen for the sixth successive quarter and soared above the global average for more than nine years.

The latest figures from market research company Nielsen show that the C [more]


High earners could suffer in tax and NI merger - Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
High earners could be worse off by hundreds of pounds because of merging together income tax and national insurance, according to tax experts.

A study has been commissioned by the Chancellor into cre [more]


Businesses without contactless payment lose consumers - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015
New research from Lloyds Bank Cardnet reveals that just under half (47 per cent) of consumers prefer businesses to provide contactless payment services for transactions of low value.

As the use of co [more]


Majority of current accounts charging monthly fee - Wed, 22 Jul, 2015
New figures have shown that the cost of planned overdrafts is soaring, while charges for exceeding an overdraft are falling.

According to a study by Moneyfacts.co.uk, nearly two thirds of current acc [more]


AA Index confirms tax hike will push up home insurance premiums - Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
AA British Insurance Premium Index has revealed the average quoted Shoparound price for buildings and content insurance policies has increased for the first time in three years.

Standalone buildings [more]


Starbucks invest £30m in mobile ordering to win customers back - Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Major coffee chain Starbucks is launching a 'click and collect' mobile payments service across its UK cafes, with a promise of the fastest Wi-Fi speeds on the high street to attempt to win [more]

More women are going bankrupt than men, official figures show - Fri, 17 Jul, 2015
Latest official figures have revealed more women than men are becoming bankrupt throughout England and Wales.

Last year a total of 51,472 women claimed to be insolvent compared to 46,758 men - the eq [more]


Savers continue seeking tax-free location for their cash - Thu, 16 Jul, 2015
Research by Leeds Building Society (LBS) has found the changes to tax budgets announced in the spring Budget have so far not resonated on Independent Savings Accounts (ISAs).

George Osborne announced [more]


Apple Pay launch 'tap and go' mobile payments service in UK - Wed, 15 Jul, 2015
Tech giant Apple launched their contactless payment service, Apple Pay, in the UK yesterday (Tuesday 14 July) - unleashing the possibility of a large market for the US corporation and a transformation [more]

Car insurance prices rise 3.6 per cent annually - Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index Q2 has revealed an annual price rice of 3.6 per cent during the second quarter of 2015, with motorists now paying £21 more this year than last.

This means [more]


UK consumer spending hits five year high - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
Recent figures show consumer spending in the UK has reached its highest point for the last five years, according to credit and debit card transactions from Visa Europe.

It was revealed that spending [more]


Couples can leave £1m homes to their offspring, Chancellor confirms - Fri, 10 Jul, 2015
A report by The Times states that the Chancellor has confirmed couples can leave a home worth up to £1 million to their children or grandchildren without paying any inheritance tax.

This marks [more]


New higher living wages to impact on independent retailers - Thu, 9 Jul, 2015
Analysts have given warning that the new national living wage instilled by the government will dramatically affect independent retailers and could potentially increase consumer prices, reports the Gua [more]

Rising consumer optimism means fall in shop prices for summer - Wed, 8 Jul, 2015
British high street store prices fell at a slower pace in June for the 26th month in a row as consumer optimism rose, figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed.

The BRC-Nielsen shop pri [more]


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