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Warning about using credit cards to pay for fuel - Tue, 12 Apr, 2011
New consumer research from Equifax has found that two-thirds of people regularly pay for their car fuel by credit card, but one in three pays less than a quarter of their credit card balance off a mon [more]

Almost half of parents have no life insurance cover - Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Almost 50 per cent of parents have no life insurance cover, new research from Nationwide has shown.

The research also found that mothers are less likely to have life insurance cover than fathers. In [more]

Best business banking providers announced - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011
Comparison site Moneyfacts has announced the winners of this year's 2011 Business Moneyfacts Awards.

Santander was named as the Best Business Current Account Provider, with HSBC and Lloyds TSB [more]

Inflation-linked ISAs on offer - Thu, 7 Apr, 2011
Kent Reliance Building Society (krbs) has become the latest amongst a number of providers to offer an inflation-linked ISA.

The krbs five-year ISA promises to pay investors 2 per cent plus the change [more]

Over eight million plan to take out a credit card this year - Wed, 6 Apr, 2011
New research from Sainsbury’s Bank has found that 8.65 million people plan to take a new credit card out this year.

Almost 30 per cent of those people say that a loyalty reward scheme is the mo [more]

Genders differ on savings goals - Tue, 5 Apr, 2011
New research has shown that many men and women have different goals when it comes to their savings.

The study from NS&I found that 41 per cent of women who are trying to save prefer to aim for sh [more]

Customers to get better control over credit card spending - Mon, 4 Apr, 2011
Credit card users are soon to have more power to manage their spending, thanks to the introduction of ‘payment control’ systems.

Mastercard has reportedly developed a system which allows [more]

Junior ISAs announced - Fri, 1 Apr, 2011
The Government has this week confirmed a new junior ISA scheme.

The junior ISAs will be available from 1 November this year and each child will be allowed to have one cash and one stocks and shares I [more]

Which? launches super complaint about credit card fees - Thu, 31 Mar, 2011
Consumer charity Which? has this week submitted a super complaint to the Office of Fair Trading, calling for an investigation into “excessive” charges levied on credit card and debit card [more]

Proposed legal reforms could mean cheaper insurance - Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
Government proposals on reform of the civil litigation system could lead to cheaper insurance for consumers, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has claimed.

The trade body for the insurance in [more]

Savers urged not to miss ISA deadline - Tue, 29 Mar, 2011
Savers are being urged not to leave it until it’s too late to take advantage of this year’s ISA allowance.

Santander confirms that it will only process website applications for 2010/2011 [more]

Inheritance tax cut for those who donate - Mon, 28 Mar, 2011
In last week’s budget Chancellor George Osborne announced that inheritance tax will be cut by 10 per cent for those who donate at least a tenth of their wealth to good causes.

The move is part [more]

Banks compete for savings account customers - Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
Banks are offering increasingly competitive interest rates on savings accounts in a bid to attract customers.

Santander has increased the rate on its eSaver Issue 3 account to 3 per cent, with the of [more]

Implications of Budget for savers - Thu, 24 Mar, 2011
Sadly for savers, there were few measures contained within yesterday's Budget announcement that will be of any help to them over the coming year.

Savers across the country are striving to weath [more]

Parents cutting down on saving to meet cost of living - Wed, 23 Mar, 2011
According to new research by Family Investments, many mothers and fathers across the UK are cutting back on the cash they are injecting into their savings accounts each month.

The new research foun [more]

Halifax reveals average cash ISA balance - Tue, 22 Mar, 2011
New research by the Halifax has revealed the average cash ISA balance held in the UK.

The most recent Halifax ISA Savings Map, which offers detailed analysis about savings trends across the UK, has [more]

Government needs to prioritise saving says lender - Mon, 21 Mar, 2011
According to lender Nationwide, the government should be prioritising and encouraging saving in its upcoming budget.

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat government's spending plans are expected t [more]

Co-operative launches pay as you drive car insurance scheme - Fri, 18 Mar, 2011
The Co-operative Insurance has launched a new car insurance product for young people which calculates premiums based on a driver’s actual behaviour.

Drivers aged between 17 and 25 will be suppl [more]

Barclaycard launches longest ever zero interest credit card deal - Thu, 17 Mar, 2011
A new ‘credit card war’ has broken out as Barclaycard launches a new 20-month interest-free deal on balance transfers, following the 18-month deals announced by Virgin and MBNA.

Other ban [more]

More under-40s seeking life insurance - Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
More people aged between 20 and 40 are now interested in life insurance, comparison site has said.

The company announced that in the period between March 2010 and January 2011, t [more]

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