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UK car insurance shopping starts younger - Mon, 21 Sep, 2009
UK motorists are beginning to shop around for car insurance at a younger age than they did in the past, a new study shows.

The research by AA Insurance highlights that, out of 21,000 drivers intervie [more]

Life insurance policyholders urged to claim funds - Fri, 18 Sep, 2009
Life insurance customers are being urged by Scottish Widows to check if they are entitled to claim a demutualisation payment, worth an average of £2,070.

The payouts date from March 2000, when [more]

Fewer personal loans available to consumers - Thu, 17 Sep, 2009
There has been a drop in the number of personal loans available to UK consumers in the last year, according to new data.

Research by also highlights that interest rates on personal loans [more]

Bonds boost to tempt customers from savings accounts - Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
A 50 per cent increase in the value of the prize money on offer to Premium Bond holders may benefit anyone with old or discontinued savings accounts, it has been suggested.

In October, National Savin [more]

Online tool to help with pension planning - Tue, 15 Sep, 2009
Britons are being given a helping hand with pension planning from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Association of British Insurers.

The two organisations have launched an online pension [more]

Online banking loophole highlighted - Tue, 15 Sep, 2009
Consumers in the UK have been warned about a loophole in online banking systems that could leave them substantially out of pocket.

According to personal finance portal, any money mist [more]

TUC leader dismisses economic recovery claims - Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
The UK's economic recovery will only take root when unemployment figures start to fall, the leader of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has claimed.

Brendan Barber reminded attendees at today' [more]

House price rise recorded amid unchanged base rate - Fri, 11 Sep, 2009
The base interest rate remained unchanged at 0.5 per cent yesterday, on the same day Halifax revealed that house prices rose for the second month in a row during August.

According to the bank's [more]

Home insurance claims drop in 2009 - Thu, 10 Sep, 2009
There was a drop in the number of home insurance claims made in the UK during the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to new data from one provider.

Sainsbury's H [more]

New data show signs of economic recovery - Wed, 9 Sep, 2009
Improvements in the job market and a rise in consumer confidence have led economic analysts to speculate the recession may be over.

The latest survey by the Nationwide Building Society shows consumer [more]

Natwest and RBS cut charges on current accounts - Tue, 8 Sep, 2009
In a move that has raised eyebrows in the banking industry, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland have reduced their charges for exceeding overdraft limits on current accounts.

The move has prompted som [more]

UK savers need to change savings accounts more often - Mon, 7 Sep, 2009
Switching savings accounts can greatly benefit savers, according to Defaqto. The financial research firm says UK savers should review the savings account they are using more regularly to take advantag [more]

Brits unaware of retirement planning importance - Fri, 4 Sep, 2009
More than half of adults in the UK do not know how to set up a private pension and a similar proportion admit they are not currently saving enough towards their retirement.

Those are some of the prin [more]

FSA reveals surge in British banking complaints - Thu, 3 Sep, 2009
Increased dissatisfaction with customer service and "unfair" charges have been blamed for a 122 per cent rise in complaints about banks in the UK.

Data released by the Financial Services Au [more]

Low interest mortgage launched for large deposit holders - Thu, 3 Sep, 2009
Market analysts have welcomed three new reduced-rate mortgages from some of the country's top lenders.

HSBC's 1.99 per cent deal is available to prospective homeowners in possession of a 40 [more]

Historic drop in UK personal debt levels - Wed, 2 Sep, 2009
The UK's levels of personal debt have dropped for the first time since records began in 1993, the Bank of England has revealed.

July saw a fall of £600 million in the nation's persona [more]

Today’s children becoming more financially responsible - Tue, 1 Sep, 2009
The recession is having at least one positive effect on the younger generation – children are becoming more financially prudent.

A report entitled ‘Turning Seven’, produced by The C [more]

Iceland to repay £3 billion to UK and Netherlands governments - Fri, 28 Aug, 2009
Iceland is to pay back more than £3 billion to the UK and Netherlands governments over the next 15 years.

Dubbed the “Icesave Bill”, the decision will mean that the two governments [more]

Security of online banking called into question - Thu, 27 Aug, 2009
Some of the UK’s largest banks are doing too little to protect their online banking customers from identity fraud, according to a new report into internet banking.

Computing experts at Which? h [more]

Abbey launched free prize draw on current accounts - Wed, 26 Aug, 2009
In a bid to win over the picky students starting their first year at university this Autumn, high street bank Abbey has launched a free prize draw that will take place on an hourly basis throughout Se [more]

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