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Lenders favouring quality borrowers - Mon, 5 Apr, 2010
Lenders are planning to limit their personal loans and overdrafts to customers who are deemed to be 'good quality', according to a new study.

The Bank of England’s Credit Conditions S [more]

Customers happy with online banking - Fri, 2 Apr, 2010
The majority of banking customers are happy with the online services they are been provided with, according to new research.

Despite an increase in cases of internet fraud, the ICM study conducted fo [more]

Young UK drivers praised by report - Thu, 1 Apr, 2010
UK drivers under the age of 25 are less likely to make claims on their car insurance than their European counterparts, according a new study.

Research conducted by insurance specialists AXA indicated [more]

Government to encourage bank lending to businesses - Wed, 31 Mar, 2010
The government has pledged to introduce tighter guidelines on bank loans to businesses, it has emerged.

Pressure has been mounting over the issue, with ministers asking Alistair Darling why Lloyds Ba [more]

Personal loans on the rise - Tue, 30 Mar, 2010
The number of people taking out personal loans has increased recently, according to new figures.

Research conducted by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) revealed that some £1.3 billio [more]

Government to expand Post Office banking - Mon, 29 Mar, 2010
The Post Office is set to offer a wider range of financial services as part of a new expansion plan from the government, it has emerged.

Among the new products to be made available will be a weekly b [more]

Government urged to further raise ISA savings account limits - Fri, 26 Mar, 2010
Economists are calling for Alistair Darling to raise the individual savings account (ISA) limit further. They claim this will make a greater impact on the economy by encouraging investment and spendin [more]

Budget scraps stamp duty for most first time buyers - Thu, 25 Mar, 2010
First-time buyers have had their financial situation eased a little, after Alistair Darling announced the scrapping of stamp duty for less-expensive houses.

Currently, the property tax is charged at [more]

Fraudsters targeting online bankers - Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
Fraudsters are increasingly focusing on online banking customers as they represent a relatively easy target, it has emerged.

According to a new report from the UK Cards Association, online banking fr [more]

FCO efficiency being compromised MPs warn - Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
The Foreign Office (FCO) is being significantly compromised by recent currency decisions made by the government, it has been claimed.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Chancellor Alistair Darling [more]

Savers warned not to miss ISA deadline - Mon, 22 Mar, 2010
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have warned savers that they have just 8 working days left to get the full benefit of their 2009-2010 ISA allowances.

The end of the tax year is preceded by the Easter [more]

Personal loans account for over a third of debt - Fri, 19 Mar, 2010
A third of the debt causing problems for British borrowers is made up of personal loans, according to new figures from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS).

The charity, which helps people [more]

OFT calls for overdraft facility to be optional - Thu, 18 Mar, 2010
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has called for UK consumers to be able to have current accounts with no overdraft facility, approved or otherwise.

The OFT claims this would reduce the risk of custo [more]

Nationwide says new personal loan rate is lowest in UK - Wed, 17 Mar, 2010
Nationwide has announced that it has reduced its personal loan rate for loans of up to five years totaling £14,999 or less.

The loan rate, which Nationwide claims is the lowest in the UK, is ju [more]

Young people taking out several current accounts - Tue, 16 Mar, 2010
A new survey has found that 18-24 year olds are taking out several current accounts simultaneously in order to take advantage of overdraft facilities.

Callcredit Information Group, which carried out [more]

New savings account from N&P Building Society - Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
N&P Building Society has launched a new six-month savings bond and is also increasing interest paid on its one-year savings bond.

The bonds are opened online and the initial balance can be paid i [more]

OFT calls for ban on mortgage broker kick-backs for estate agents - Fri, 12 Mar, 2010
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is calling for a ban on mortgage brokers paying estate agents referral fees.

The OFT is concerned that estate agents could begin to favour certain buyers over others [more]

National Savings and Investments is launching a new savings account - Thu, 11 Mar, 2010
A new Direct Saver account has been launched by National Savings and Investment (NS&I), the government’s savings organisation.

The new savings account will pay an interest rate of 2 per cen [more]

Pothole car insurance claims on the rise - Wed, 10 Mar, 2010
New research by the AA has found that car insurance claims, for damage caused by potholes, accounted for £3 million in car insurance claims last month alone.

Some £2.85 million worth of c [more]

Virgin Money charges monthly fee on current account - Tue, 9 Mar, 2010
As a way to help people avoid large overdraft penalty charges, Virgin Money is to charge a monthly fee for its current accounts.

The firm is launching a new bank chain next year and says its current [more]

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