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Saving levels fall as inflation increases - Fri, 31 Dec, 2010
Too few people are using their savings accounts, according to new figures from the NS&I.

Only half of Britons are actually putting money into savings and the average amount they are putting asid [more]


Santander sends wrong statements to customers - Wed, 29 Dec, 2010
Current account holders at Santander branches may have received the wrong statement this week after a printing error on 18 December.

The Spanish chain admitted the fault after 35,000 statements were [more]


Small firms divided on how to deal with VAT rise - Tue, 28 Dec, 2010
Small businesses are divided on the best path to take in order to deal with January's VAT rise.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has advised SMEs to start pre [more]


Car insurance claims soar in snowy weather - Fri, 24 Dec, 2010
Car insurance firms have revealed that the recent deluge of snow and ice has resulted in a huge increase in car insurance claims.

The AA reported that claims made on Friday 17 December were 10 per ce [more]


Interest rates could start rising next year - Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
The Bank of England has indicated that interest rates will rise next year, potentially reaching 5 per cent.

Monetary Policy Committee member, Paul Fisher, stated that the base rate would 'normal [more]


Savings protection to be upped in response to EU directive - Wed, 22 Dec, 2010
As of 31 December this year, consumers’ savings will be protected up to the value of £85,000, according to changes to EU regulations.

The changes mean that more savings will be protected [more]


Personal loans may facilitate pre-VAT rise purchases - Tue, 21 Dec, 2010
Increasing numbers of consumers are expected to start taking out personal loans to pay for large purchases, before the VAT rate rises to 20 per cent in January.

Sainsbury's Finance says it expec [more]


Lloyds chief hopes to increase transparency - Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
Lloyds Banking Group's outgoing chief executive has promised to increase the transparency of the firm's accounts.

Eric Daniels spoke to the Sunday Telegraph about his plans to try to impro [more]


Brits more in control of personal finances - Fri, 17 Dec, 2010
Following the recession, British people are more financially aware, according to analysis by Lloyds TSB.

Savings accounts, fixed rate savings bonds and ISAs are set to become more popular with the Br [more]


Northern Rock offers new online savings account - Thu, 16 Dec, 2010
Northern Rock Savings has launched a new online account in the form of a new e-saver package.

The gross interest rate per annum is three per cent on the new online account, which Northern Rock feels [more]


Consumers set to increase spending this Christmas - Wed, 15 Dec, 2010
Consumers are expected to spend more on Christmas this year, according to research carried out by Barclays bank.

Its current account holders alone claim they will spend a total of £48.9 billion [more]


Households still under pressure from debt - Tue, 14 Dec, 2010
British households are still feeling the pinch of the recession despite continuing low interest rates, according to research carried out for the Bank of England.

The NMG Consulting study discovered t [more]


Current account switchers should keep account numbers - Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) boss, Neville Richardson, says that consumers switching their current accounts should be able to keep their account number.

This would entice more people to cons [more]


Personal loan interest rates finally coming down - Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
Research published in late November shows that interest rates on personal loans are coming down.

Consumers have been hit with increasing interest rates on loans over the past year or more. These have [more]


Not enough time spent researching current accounts - Thu, 9 Dec, 2010
Over 51 per cent of consumers claim they spend less than an hour researching bank accounts before signing up to a current account.

The Santander survey found that just 35 per cent spend more than an [more]


Reality TV hotel up for sale - Wed, 8 Dec, 2010
A Brighton-based hotel which featured in reality TV series The Real Swiss Family Robinson, has been put up for sale.

Blanch House on Atlingworth Street in the fashionable seaside city has been put o [more]


Last chance to secure £100 incentive for switching to Santander - Tue, 7 Dec, 2010
Current account holders who want to take advantage of Santander’s five per cent interest rate account and the £100 switching incentive being offered, need to ensure they apply before midni [more]

Firm fined for breaching Data Protection Act - Mon, 6 Dec, 2010
A Leicester-based employment services company has been fined following the theft of a laptop on which was stored personal details about 24,000 people.

A4e had stored the names, postcodes, income lev [more]


Insurers poised for burst pipe claims - Mon, 6 Dec, 2010
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that this time of year is particularly busy for home insurers as people claim for burst water pipes caused by the freezing weather.

Homeowners are still [more]


Making the most of your savings - Fri, 3 Dec, 2010
Recent research from Mintel has shown that 43 per cent of consumers in the UK plan to save this year but how can people to make the most of their funds?

Last year only 15 per cent of UK consumers pla [more]


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