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Aviva to pay out on all heart attacks - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Insurance provider Aviva has changed its definition of heart attacks on its new critical illness policies, so that it now pays out on the diagnosis of a heart attack, no matter how severe it was.

The [more]


Car insurance costs take a dive by 19pc - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
Car insurance premiums have fallen to a four-year low, after a 19 per cent dive last year.

Average comprehensive car premiums in the first quarter were £596, a reduction of about £140 for [more]


Skipton Building Society ups two-year ISA interest to 1.90pc - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
Skipton Building Society has launched a new Fixed Rate ISA range that features an interest rate rise on its two-year product.

The rate will increase from 1.85 per cent to 1.90 per cent, which is an i [more]


Consumers still paying too much for overdrafts, FCA finds - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority has cast its diligent eye over the £8 billion overdraft market and released a report, one week after taking responsibility for 50,000 consumer credit firms.

It f [more]


Tesco Bank lowers transfer fee on interest free card - Thu, 10 Apr, 2014
Tesco Bank has launched a new balance transfer fee of 0.65 per cent on its 12 months 0 per cent interest card.

The lowered fee of 0.65 per cent undercuts its previous figure of 0.85 per cent, and is [more]


Employment Allowance: tax cut of £2,000 for SMEs - Wed, 9 Apr, 2014
A new tax cut has come into effect as of 6 April 2014 that could reduce the National Insurance Contributions small businesses pay for their staff.

David Cameron sent out an open letter to small busin [more]


Pet insurance costs for obese animals could rise - Tue, 8 Apr, 2014
As humans have taken to dishing out unhealthy junk foods for their pets, the costs of insurance could be adversely affected for overweight animals.

Owners are forking out £215 million a year in [more]


Today's children are saving for long-term goals - Mon, 7 Apr, 2014
The vast majority of kids aged 11 to 16 nowadays are putting money aside, Santander 123 Mini has found.

Ninety-four per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds are saving pocket money, with the average amount of [more]


Ofgem to encourage time-of-use tariffs on smart meters - Fri, 4 Apr, 2014
Ofgem is set to alter industry arrangements to encourage next-generation time-of-use tariffs so smart meter users can exert more control over their energy bills.

The reforms mean that tariffs where h [more]


LV= announces its new one-year fixed-term annuity - Thu, 3 Apr, 2014
Retirement income firm LV= is launching a one-year fixed-term annuity in response to pension changes made in the recent Budget.

The new product is catered for advisers whose clients want to benefit f [more]


Small businesses could benefit from tax bill discounts - Wed, 2 Apr, 2014
The government has announced some bill changes that will help support high street shops and small businesses in an era of online shopping.

As of yesterday, Tuesday 1 April 2014, a package of business [more]


Mortgage take-up slows for first time in a year - Tue, 1 Apr, 2014
The number of Brits taking on mortgages has dipped for the first time in 12 months, new figures from the Bank of England reveal.

In January, 76,753 loans were approved, with a subsequent fall of abou [more]


Lloyds Bank launches the 'Club Lloyds' current account - Mon, 31 Mar, 2014
Lloyds Bank has today launched its new Club Lloyds current account, created to lure new customers and reward existing customers.

The account pays tiered interest rates on balances up to £5,000, [more]


Pension management fees cap coming next year - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
A proposed limit on pension management fees will come into force in April 2015, creating significant savings for Britons.

The new rules, taking effect one year later than suggested, will see manageme [more]


Santander adjusts ISA so savers can maximise interest - Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
In the days after the Budget’s pledge to increase the ISA limit, Santander has updated its fixed rate ISA terms so that savers can get the most out of the product.

The ISA allowance will be &po [more]


Twelve energy tariffs ending next week - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014
At the end of March 12 energy tariffs are coming to an end, with many households at risk of seeing their bills rise if they have not prepared by taking steps to switch to a better deal.

Monday 31 Mar [more]


Metro Bank offers loan for post-graduate study - Tue, 25 Mar, 2014
Metro Bank announced the launch of its new Professional Studies Loan Scheme yesterday (24 March) that will offer financial help for post-graduate studies.

The loan will only be available to students [more]


Student loans risk a ticking timebomb, Labour says - Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
The coalition could have a student loans “timebomb” on its hands, Labour has warned.

The government has pointed out this week that roughly 45 per cent of university graduates won’t [more]


Nearly half a million people to get £300 after bank blunder - Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
Almost half a million people are going to get bank refunds averaging £300 from leading banks because of the erroneous wording of credit agreements.

The Office of Fair Trade (OFT) revealed yeste [more]


ISA and pension reforms give savers more control - Thu, 20 Mar, 2014
Changes to ISAs and pensions announced as part of the Chancellor’s Budget will be good news for savers.

George Osborne announced yesterday (19 March) that from 1 July 2014 the ISA will be revam [more]


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