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Brits risking debt through Christmas spending - Thu, 22 Dec, 2011
Almost a third (28 per cent) of Britons will end up in debt this festive season as they struggle to cover the costs of Christmas.

This is according to research conducted by, which reveale [more]

95 pc LTV mortgages offered by Leeds - Wed, 21 Dec, 2011
People looking to get on or move up the property ladder might be glad to hear that another 95 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage has crept onto the market.

Provided by Leeds Building Society, the [more]

OFT to improve foreign exchange for travellers - Tue, 20 Dec, 2011
Travellers could be glad to learn that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced a number of changes to the foreign currency market.

Following a super complaint issued by the watchdog earlier t [more]

Mortgage lending revisions announced - Mon, 19 Dec, 2011
Revisions to mortgage lending rules have been announced by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

The regulator's Mortgage Market Review aims to deal with the trend of irresponsible lending whi [more]

Women more savvy with credit cards - Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
Women are more savvy than men when it comes to using credit cards to their best effect, recent research has suggested.

Conducted by Tesco, the study found that 32 per cent of women will make use of c [more]

Fixed-rate bond launched by Leeds Building Society - Thu, 15 Dec, 2011
Leeds Building Society has launched a new fixed-rate bond, which provides some flexibility for individuals who can't tie all of their money up for the set one-year period.

The bond offers a guar [more]

Savings account from Alliance Trust includes special offer - Wed, 14 Dec, 2011
A new savings account from Alliance Trust has been launched with a special offer for Christmas.

Anybody opening the company's Stocks and Shares ISA account between the 6 and 16 December this yea [more]

Consumer broadband use on the rise - Tue, 13 Dec, 2011
Consumers have been urged to shop around for their broadband services in order to avoid being hit by unwelcome high prices.

Michael Phillips, product director at, noted that pe [more]

Savings accounts to fund Christmas - Mon, 12 Dec, 2011
Britons are turning to their savings accounts to help them fund Christmas, recent research has revealed.

Conducted by Santander, the survey found that 44 per cent of people plan to use their savings [more]

Brits uncertain of financial services - Fri, 9 Dec, 2011
Research has suggested that many people in Britain don't fully understand what is on offer from financial products in the UK.

Conducted by, the survey found that Brits are confused [more]

Inflation-linked savings bond launched by Santander - Thu, 8 Dec, 2011
Santander has launched an inflation-linked savings bond that should provide savers with a return that is above the rate of inflation.

The Issue 8 bond will pay an interest return linked to 105 per ce [more]

Over-55s see savings accounts dip - Wed, 7 Dec, 2011
The over-55 age group have seen their savings account balances dip over the course of 2011 by almost a third.

This is according to the latest Real Retirement report from Aviva, which found that savin [more]

Couples urged to consider retirement savings - Tue, 6 Dec, 2011
Couples in the UK have been encouraged to look into their retirement savings early in order to avoid problems in the future.

Recent research from Prudential found that more than half (56 per cent) of [more]

Northern Rock launches Online Reward savings account - Mon, 5 Dec, 2011
Northern Rock has launched a second issue of its Online Reward savings account, named Online Reward Exclusive.

The account, available from, allows savers to manage their money e [more]

Britons' debt levels still rising - Fri, 2 Dec, 2011
There has been a slight increase in the average level of household debt in the UK, according to the latest statistics from Credit Action.

Including mortgages, the average household now has a debt of [more]

Brits to put Christmas money in savings accounts? - Thu, 1 Dec, 2011
With the arrival of December, thoughts are turning towards Christmas and gifts and research suggests that many people are expecting to receive money this year.

Conducted by First Direct, the study fo [more]

Brits warned to budget for Christmas extras - Wed, 30 Nov, 2011
Presents, travel and food are usually the major items on people's Christmas budget list, but there are a number of other costs involved with the festive season that can be forgotten.

Recent rese [more]

Honest motorists losing out due to car insurance dodgers - Tue, 29 Nov, 2011
People who dodge car insurance and drive without it are costing honest motorists but the courts are not punishing them severely enough.

This is the view of Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance, wh [more]

Older generation's finances showing signs of improvement - Mon, 28 Nov, 2011
The over-50s are slowly starting to see improvements in their finances, recent research conducted by Saga has revealed.

According to the Saga Quality of Life Index, fewer over-50s are planning cutbac [more]

Older generation to work past retirement age - Fri, 25 Nov, 2011
Recent research has suggested that people who are currently approaching retirement age are likely to work through the age at which they would normally leave work.

A lack of finances is behind this co [more]

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