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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 comparethemarket.com has said.

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

Fraud driving up the costs of car insurance - Tue, 15 Mar, 2011
Fraud is a key factor increasing the cost of car insurance and must be tackled, a Government report has concluded.

The report, entitled The Cost of Motor Insurance and put together by the cross-party [more]

MBNA launches two new cashback credit cards - Mon, 14 Mar, 2011
MBNA has announced the launch of its first cashback credit cards.

The two new cards - the MBNA American Express and the MBNA Visa - enter the market of cards which allow consumers to earn cash in ret [more]

Sainsbury’s cuts personal loan rates - Fri, 11 Mar, 2011
Sainsbury’s Finance has announced a new personal loan rate of 6.9 per cent.

The rate, which is only available to Nectar Card holders, will be on offer until 29 March and is representative on lo [more]

Zopa lending increases by 80 per cent - Thu, 10 Mar, 2011
New figures have revealed that £125 million has been lent through peer-to-peer borrowing site Zopa in the last year.

This is an increase of 80 per cent on the previous year when £70 milli [more]

Credit card and online banking fraud losses down - Wed, 9 Mar, 2011
New figures show that fraud losses from credit cards, cheques and online banking have fallen since 2009.

Credit card losses in 2010 were £364.5 million, a 17 per cent drop since 2009 and the lo [more]

Neighbourhood watch schemes could reduce cost of home insurance - Tue, 8 Mar, 2011
New figures showing the growth in involvement in Neighbourhood Watch Schemes have prompted a reminder that such initiatives could help lower the cost of home insurance.

New research from GoCompare ha [more]

Administrators of Bristol Cars looking for buyer - Mon, 7 Mar, 2011
Insolvency practitioners Trevor Binyon and Tom MacLennon of RSM Tenon have confirmed that they are seeking a purchaser for Bristol Cars, which fell into administration on Friday last week.

The luxury [more]

Brits confused about tax relief on savings accounts - Mon, 7 Mar, 2011
New research has found that many people are confused about the benefits of ISAs and failing to take advantage of the tax relief that they offer.

The survey from Nationwide found that 95 per cent didn [more]

Rise in number of people looking to save - Fri, 4 Mar, 2011
Almost 70 per cent of people say they are 'in the mood' to save this year, according to new research from Legal & General.

This is the highest number of people saying they want to save [more]

Credit cards don’t count as spending say teenagers - Thu, 3 Mar, 2011
One in three teenagers don’t believe that using a credit card counts as real spending, new research has revealed.

The study from Barclays also found that a third of young people admit that they [more]

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