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Means-tested pensions 'could exceed estimates' - Wed, 11 Jul, 2007
Estimates of the number of people who are likely to rely on means-tested state pensions in the future may be inaccurate, it has been suggested.... [more]

Stamp duty 'a tax on first-time buyers' - Wed, 11 Jul, 2007
Stamp duty is acting as a tax on first-time buyers, it has been claimed.... [more]

Kids' holidays 'prompt personal finance concerns' - Tue, 10 Jul, 2007
Entertaining children while they are on holiday from school can cause personal finance concerns for parents across the UK, according to a new report.... [more]

Smoking ban 'could help first time buyers' - Tue, 10 Jul, 2007
The ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces recently introduced in England could potentially give would-be first time buyers a better chance of getti... [more]

Holidaymakers 'risk personal finance disaster' - Mon, 9 Jul, 2007
Millions of British consumers could be risking personal finance disaster by spending large amounts of money to go away on holiday, new research from h... [more]

Home buying process 'becoming increasingly routine' - Mon, 9 Jul, 2007
The home buying process has become increasingly routine in the UK with millions of consumers now looking to relocate as often as every four years, acc... [more]

Cost of borrowing hits 5.75% - Fri, 6 Jul, 2007
Homeowners across the country look set to face further personal finance pressure after the Bank of England decided to raise the cost of borrowing to 5... [more]

Pensions savers 'concerned about red tape' - Fri, 6 Jul, 2007
Close to two-thirds of respondents to a recent survey said their primary concern surrounding a pensions scheme was the burden of red tape, it has been... [more]

UK interest rates up again - Thu, 5 Jul, 2007
For the 5th time in under a year, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. ... [more]

Over 55s 'have fewer personal finance constraints' - Thu, 5 Jul, 2007
British consumers aged over 55 have fewer constraints on their personal finances than their younger counterparts, according to research revealed by Bi... [more]

First time buyers 'being hit hard' - Thu, 5 Jul, 2007
First time property buyers are being hit hard financially by a combination of rising house prices and increasing interest rates, a new report from Woo... [more]

Spending on cards hits new high - Wed, 4 Jul, 2007
The amount spent on plastic cards in the UK reached a new record high of £321 billion for the whole of last year, according to figures released by Apa... [more]

'More Isa investments than ever' - Wed, 4 Jul, 2007
There were more investments into individual savings accounts (Isas) in the UK during the 2006-07 tax year than any previous 12-month period, according... [more]

Millions 'left idle' in current accounts - Tue, 3 Jul, 2007
Millions of pounds are being left idle in current accounts by British consumers whose money could be working much harder for them, according to a rece... [more]

Young Brits urged to add to their pensions savings - Tue, 3 Jul, 2007
British consumers in their 20s have been urged to add to their pensions savings to avoid serious personal finance difficulties when their reach retire... [more]

Movers urged to reassess mortgage deals - Mon, 2 Jul, 2007
The thousands of people who will move house this summer have been urged to reassess the costs associated with their mortgage deals as they do so by th... [more]

First time buyers 'struggling to save' - Mon, 2 Jul, 2007
Millions of would-be first-time homebuyers in the UK are struggling to save enough money to put down a deposit on a property, according to new researc... [more]

Do something Darling, says building society - Fri, 29 Jun, 2007
Alistair Darling has been called on to take action to help "hard-pressed" consumers as he takes up his role as the new chancellor of the exchequer.... [more]

Calls to end the 'current account con' - Fri, 29 Jun, 2007
The National Consumer Council (NCC) has called on banks to end the "unfair" current account charging practices that are causing serious financial di... [more]

Two in five personal loans used to buy vehicle - Thu, 28 Jun, 2007
Almost two in five people who take out a personal loan do so in order to buy a new vehicle, according to new research by Alliance & Leicester.... [more]

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