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Late payments affecting smaller firms - Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are suffering as a result of late payments into their business bank accounts, according to new research.

A study conducted by NatWest and The Royal Bank [more]

Online banking takeover to benefit customers - Fri, 16 Apr, 2010
The recent takeover of an online banking company is set to have significant benefits for its customers and clients.

Leeds-based TD Waterhouse has fully acquired the private bank Internaxx, having pre [more]

Social networking fuelling car insurance claims - Thu, 15 Apr, 2010
An increasing number of motorists are becoming involved in accidents caused by social networking while driving, it has been found.

Research carried out by Swinton indicates that there has been a 12 p [more]

Brown urged to cap interest on personal loans - Wed, 14 Apr, 2010
The government should target the banks in order to win votes for the forthcoming election, it has been claimed.

Left-wing pressure group Compass asserts that the public want policies that will be dir [more]

Savers urged to make small monthly investments - Tue, 13 Apr, 2010
Small monthly investments are a highly-effective way of building funds in a savings account, an expert has advised.

According to a recent study conducted by Fidelity International, savings of £ [more]

Clegg pledges IHT action - Mon, 12 Apr, 2010
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to address inheritance tax (IHT) as part of their proposed tax plan.

Party leader Nick Clegg said IHT and capital gains tax would be equalised, while existing tax l [more]

Personal loans boosting car sales - Fri, 9 Apr, 2010
An increasing number of people are taking out personal loans in order to purchase a car, a new study has found.

Research conducted by Sainsbury's Finance revealed that some 24 per cent of those [more]

Car insurance premiums on the rise - Thu, 8 Apr, 2010
The cost of running a car is becoming more expensive as premiums on car insurance increase, according to new data.

Research conducted by Sainsburys Finance indicates that car insurance prices have in [more]

More incentive needed for savers - Wed, 7 Apr, 2010
The government should do more to encourage a culture of saving money in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.

A study conducted by action campaign group Save Our Savers indicated that ma [more]

Virgin gets funding for RBS bid - Tue, 6 Apr, 2010
Virgin Money has received a substantial investment from the billionaire Wilbur Ross as part of its bid for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

After being salvaged by the government last year, current [more]

Lenders favouring quality borrowers - Mon, 5 Apr, 2010
Lenders are planning to limit their personal loans and overdrafts to customers who are deemed to be 'good quality', according to a new study.

The Bank of England’s Credit Conditions S [more]

Customers happy with online banking - Fri, 2 Apr, 2010
The majority of banking customers are happy with the online services they are been provided with, according to new research.

Despite an increase in cases of internet fraud, the ICM study conducted fo [more]

Young UK drivers praised by report - Thu, 1 Apr, 2010
UK drivers under the age of 25 are less likely to make claims on their car insurance than their European counterparts, according a new study.

Research conducted by insurance specialists AXA indicated [more]

Government to encourage bank lending to businesses - Wed, 31 Mar, 2010
The government has pledged to introduce tighter guidelines on bank loans to businesses, it has emerged.

Pressure has been mounting over the issue, with ministers asking Alistair Darling why Lloyds Ba [more]

Personal loans on the rise - Tue, 30 Mar, 2010
The number of people taking out personal loans has increased recently, according to new figures.

Research conducted by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) revealed that some £1.3 billio [more]

Government to expand Post Office banking - Mon, 29 Mar, 2010
The Post Office is set to offer a wider range of financial services as part of a new expansion plan from the government, it has emerged.

Among the new products to be made available will be a weekly b [more]

Government urged to further raise ISA savings account limits - Fri, 26 Mar, 2010
Economists are calling for Alistair Darling to raise the individual savings account (ISA) limit further. They claim this will make a greater impact on the economy by encouraging investment and spendin [more]

Budget scraps stamp duty for most first time buyers - Thu, 25 Mar, 2010
First-time buyers have had their financial situation eased a little, after Alistair Darling announced the scrapping of stamp duty for less-expensive houses.

Currently, the property tax is charged at [more]

Fraudsters targeting online bankers - Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
Fraudsters are increasingly focusing on online banking customers as they represent a relatively easy target, it has emerged.

According to a new report from the UK Cards Association, online banking fr [more]

FCO efficiency being compromised MPs warn - Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
The Foreign Office (FCO) is being significantly compromised by recent currency decisions made by the government, it has been claimed.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Chancellor Alistair Darling [more]

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