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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]

Wise to save in frosty times - Thu, 2 Dec, 2010
With the current economic climate matching the frosty weather, people are advised to save money where possible. Even putting aside a small amount of money per month will help.

The managing director o [more]

Young people putting more savings aside - Wed, 1 Dec, 2010
As a result of the financial crisis, 34 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds are investing more money into their savings accounts, according to new research.

The survey, carried out by HSBC, questioned 1, [more]

Free current accounts 'bad for consumers', warns FSA - Tue, 30 Nov, 2010
The chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has said that the UK's free banking system is actually a bad thing for customers.

Lord Turner has suggested that the 7,000 complaints that [more]

Real scope for new banking providers to enter market, finds Deloittte - Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
Greater competition within the banking sector is being called for by consumers, who feel this would create far more choice in terms of savings accounts.

A new survey carried out by accountants Deloi [more]

Two million people still paying off debt from Christmas 2009 - Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
New research shows that two million of us are still paying off our credit card debt from last Christmas.

The study by Consumer Intelligence found that more than half of Brits said they will be using [more]

'Perfect financial storm' brewing for non-savers - Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
Standard Life has warned that people need to change their attitudes towards savings accounts if they want to avoid financial problems in the near future.

The long-term savings and investments compan [more]

People 'more worried than ever' about money - Wed, 24 Nov, 2010
Financial Planning Week, which runs until 28 November, is being supported by a range of finance bodies who are keen to assist people in making their money work for them.

According to a financial pla [more]

More education on managing finances called for - Tue, 23 Nov, 2010
The government should take more of a leading role in providing advice on financial issues such as savings accounts, according to one expert.

Jasmine Birtles, founder of financial advice site moneyma [more]

Car insurance premiums rise with points on license - Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
Speeding or jumping red lights can result in huge increases to car insurance premiums, according to new figures.

Research by found that getting points on your driving licence can lead to [more]

Personal loan rates have soared over past two years - Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
As the number of personal loan providers offering products decreases, the average loan interest rate increases, according to new reports.

Figures from Sainsbury’s Finance earlier this month fou [more]

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