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Nearly 7000 loans granted for dental treatment - Tue, 7 Jul, 2009
According to estimators at Sainsbury’s Finance, nearly 7000 personal loans have been taken out since early 2007 to partly or wholly cover the cost of dental treatment.

The typical size of each [more]

Average Brit owes 132 per cent of earnings in personal loans and mortgages - Mon, 6 Jul, 2009
New figures from Credit Action show that the average Briton owes a sum equal to 132 per cent of their typical annual earnings in personal loans, credit cards, overdrafts and mortgages.

British person [more]

ING launches higher savings account rate - Fri, 3 Jul, 2009
ING has guaranteed a savings interest rate of 3 per cent, for a year, to new customers.

The savings institution has increased the rate from 2.75 per cent to 3% for the account which has no restrictio [more]

Pound sterling falls against Euro but gains strength against dollar - Thu, 2 Jul, 2009
The pound sterling lost strength against the euro on 1 July as concerns grew about the state of the UK economy.

At 3:33pm on Wednesday, the euro had increased by 0.4 per cent on the pound, reaching 8 [more]

Abbey launches generous new packaged current account - Wed, 1 Jul, 2009
The new Reward Bank Account from Abbey pays 6 per cent interest and offers a wealth of other benefits for a fee of £10 per month.

For balances up to £2,500, the account pays 6 per cent in [more]

Sainsbury’s Finance launches new internet savings rate - Tue, 30 Jun, 2009
Those looking for a higher rate of return on their savings from an online account will welcome the news that Sainsbury’s finance, the banking arm of the grocery retailer, has launched a special [more]

Job insecurity spurs savings to reach four-year high - Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
According to new government figures from National Savings & Investments (NS&I) the average amount being put aside in savings accounts has reached its highest level for four years.

These figur [more]

Tesco names Fortis as new car insurance partner - Fri, 26 Jun, 2009
The financial arm of retailing giant, Tesco, has announced it is partnering with Fortis for its home and car insurance offering.

The partnership has been agreed in principle and if it goes ahead, the [more]

Egg launches two new savings accounts - Thu, 25 Jun, 2009
Internet banking firm Egg is launching two savings accounts that are both available to new and existing customers.

The bank’s New Egg Bonus Savings Account is available from 26 June for savers [more]

Santander launches new car insurance product - Wed, 24 Jun, 2009
Banking giant, Santander, is launching its own car insurance offering which will initially be available through Abbey. The insurance is being offered as a result of a tie-up with Equity Direct.

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Marks and Spencer Money offers 10% cashback on personal loans - Tue, 23 Jun, 2009
Borrowers taking out a personal loan with M&S will welcome the new 10% cashback being offered by the HSBC-owned financial firm.

The offer is available for people taking out loans for 36 months or [more]

Private bank launches 4.75% savings account rate - Mon, 22 Jun, 2009
Going straight to the top of the best buy tables, Close Brothers' new Premium Gold fixed rate savings account offers a rate of 4.75% for a three-year period.

Savers have the option of locking th [more]

Nationwide says consumers are saving less - Fri, 19 Jun, 2009
The latest savings index survey has found that consumers’ outlook with regard to savings has fallen further, with people saving less as the recession filters through the community.

The view of [more]

Capital One stops offering savings accounts - Thu, 18 Jun, 2009
Capital One online bank and credit card firm has announced it is to stop offering savings accounts.

The bank says the move will make no difference to its day-to-day business and has sent letters to [more]

Alliance & Leicester launches new business bank account - Wed, 17 Jun, 2009
A new current account has been launched by Alliance & Leicester Business Bank, offering a good interest rate.

The new account pays 6% APR on balances up to £2,500 in the year after the acco [more]

13,600 personal loans taken out in Q1 2009 to pay for weddings - Tue, 16 Jun, 2009
The number of personal loans taken out for weddings in the first quarter of 2009 has increased 43% from last year, to 13,600.

The statistics from Sainsbury’s Finance show that the value of loan [more]

More people drawn to online savings accounts - Mon, 15 Jun, 2009
As consumers start to consider replenishing the savings they may have turned to for extra cash during the recession, online savings accounts may offer a good option for those starting from scratch.

M [more]

Tesco plans to offer business banking in the future - Fri, 12 Jun, 2009
Benny Higgins, the head of Tesco Personal Finance, has announced that the banking giant may move into business banking in the future.

Higgins, speaking at the launch of Tesco Personal Finance’s [more]

Rothschild launches great rate savings bond for large deposits - Thu, 11 Jun, 2009
Those trying to find a home for between £20,000 and £2 million in savings could do a lot worse than the new Rothschild Reserve savings bond.

NM Rothschild & Sons was set up as a bank [more]

One in ten cancel life insurance due to downturn - Wed, 10 Jun, 2009
New figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that 13% of people have decided that they can do without their life insurance during the economic downturn and have cancelled their poli [more]

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