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Only one in four savers use full ISA allowance - Fri, 13 Apr, 2012
Although the amount that savers can put into cash ISAs tax-free has gone up this year, new research has found that many people don’t actually make use of the full amount.

The research in questi [more]

Orange to roll out Android mobile payments system - Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
According to an article in the Telegraph, Orange is set to roll out a new Android contactless payment system which will be open to all UK credit and debit cards.

The ‘Quick Tap’ system wi [more]

Average savings account rate rises above one per cent - Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
After a tough period for savers with the base rate stuck at 0.5 per cent, the average savings account rate has finally hit a three-year high.

According to analysis from Moneyfacts, the average saving [more]

Small business owners carrying higher than average debts - Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
New research from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has found that small business owners and the self-employed typically have higher debts than the general public.

The research, carried [more]

Car insurance black boxes found to cut accidents - Thu, 5 Apr, 2012
New research from a car insurance provider has found that in-car devices which monitor driving have cut crashes involving young motorists by 20 per cent.

The research, carried out by Co-operative Ins [more]

Credit card analysis reveals gender spending differences - Wed, 4 Apr, 2012
New analysis of credit card spending has revealed the differences in how men and women spend their money.

Santander recently looked at millions of credit card transactions and found that the differen [more]

Brits still paying off Christmas debts - Tue, 3 Apr, 2012
New research has revealed that 14 per cent of Brits are still paying off debts they accumulated over Christmas.

The study, carried out by the Halifax, reveals that those aged between 18 and 44 are ha [more]

Savers urged to compare ISA deals urgently - Mon, 2 Apr, 2012
As the ISA deadline approaches, savers with bonus-paying ISAs are being urged to check whether they could get a better deal as a matter of urgency.

Consumer group Which? has warned consumers that the [more]

Credit card statements to highlight fees - Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
A new type of statement is to be issued to credit card holders, covering credit card fees and other details which will help them compare deals.

The new credit card statements will cover how much has [more]

Low base rate stunting savings - Thu, 29 Mar, 2012
With the Bank of England base rate remaining historically low, savers are being urged to keep an eye on interest rates to ensure they are getting a good deal.

The Bank of England base rate has been a [more]

Economy puts young people’s lives in limbo - Wed, 28 Mar, 2012
New research has suggested that many people are effectively putting their lives ‘on hold’, due to the current economic situation.

The study from MoneySupermarket.com found that two-thirds [more]

First-time offenders to see car insurance rise - Tue, 27 Mar, 2012
Drivers are being warned that car insurance firms are cracking down and increasing the premiums of those who commit their first speeding offence.

In the past, speeding offences have often been treate [more]

Home insurance claims for theft soar - Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
House burglary and personal theft insurance claims have risen to a record £450 million - the highest in a decade, new figures show.

The statistics from the Association of British Insurers, publ [more]

Personal loan repayments outstrip new borrowing - Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
Personal loans, credit cards and overdrafts are being repaid at the fastest rate for over 12 months, new figures show.

A high street banking report published today says that consumer appetite for bor [more]

UK consumers paying out billions on credit card interest - Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
New figures show that UK consumers are paying out a total of £6.5 billion a year in credit card debt interest.

By analysing the March 2012 UK Debt Statistics released by Credit Action, comparet [more]

West Brom launches new online savings account - Wed, 21 Mar, 2012
The West Brom building society has launched a new online savings account which offers a rate of 3.16 per cent AER.

The WeBSaveEasy Access 4 account is available online and the 3.16 per cent rate incl [more]

Consumers expect telematics car insurance policies in near future - Tue, 20 Mar, 2012
New research has found that over half of UK drivers expect to have a telematics-based insurance policy within the next five years or sooner.

Telematics technology is sometimes called ‘black box [more]

PayPal launches smartphone credit card reader - Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
Payments giant PayPal has launched a new mobile phone credit card reader to enable customers to take payments on the go.

The PayPal Here reader plugs into the phone’s audio jack and works in co [more]

Derbyshire Building Society offers market-leading personal loan rate - Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Derbyshire Building Society has announced a new market-leading loan rate.

The building society is offering a representative rate of 6 per cent for loans between £7,500 and £14,999. The co [more]

Incomes and savings up for the over-55s - Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
The financial situation of the over-55s appears to be improving following the recession, according to new research from Aviva.

The report found that income and savings have both increased for the ov [more]

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