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Online car insurance buyers feel most aware - Wed, 29 Jun, 2011
A survey shows that those who buy car insurance online feel the most well informed on the subject.

According to the survey, 42 per cent of drivers feel that taking out an insurance poli [more]

Credit card customers encouraged to check provider when switching - Tue, 28 Jun, 2011
Consumers who see a brand with a better credit card deal than theirs should be sure to check that they’re not from the same provider.

Virgin Money and MBNA both launched new, market-leading off [more]

Lloyds offers most high LTV mortgages - Tue, 28 Jun, 2011
Bank of England research shows that Lloyds has the most risky property loans in the UK.

According to the latest Financial Stability Reporter, more than half of Lloyds secured lending - specifically, [more]

Top savings account rates disappearing - Tue, 28 Jun, 2011
Savings accounts are currently offering some good deals, but these appear to be on the decline.

Certain savings accounts are offering the highest rates in over a year, according to research from a pr [more]

Newcomer to the ISA range - Tue, 28 Jun, 2011
Barnsley Building Society has added a new savings account to the ISA range.

Their new one-year Individual Savings Account, announced last week on 23 June, is now available online at www.barnsley-bs.c [more]

Brits taking in lodgers to boost income - Mon, 27 Jun, 2011
New research has shown that one in ten Brits now have a lodger.

The study from Santander Mortgages found that UK homeowners are bringing in an average of £182 a month from letting out their spa [more]

Are you paying too much for car insurance? - Mon, 27 Jun, 2011
New drivers are paying twice as much for insurance now than in 2010.

Insurance premiums have been seeing record highs in the last few years, frequently outstripping the cost of the actual vehicle; ea [more]

Customers go for cash over credit - Mon, 27 Jun, 2011
Cash and debit cards are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to paying by credit card, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) earlier this morning.

The BRC condu [more]

Travel retailer launches credit card - Fri, 24 Jun, 2011
Online travel and leisure retailer has launched a new credit card in partnership with MBNA and MasterCard.

The card includes a customer reward scheme where points are earned on all car [more]

Inheritance tax reduction will require new will clause - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has forecast that a new standard wills clause is likely to be brought in to regulate the new reductions in inheritance tax for people who leave certain proportions of t [more]

Tesco hit by online banking disaster - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
A computer problem locked Tesco customers out of their online banking accounts from Sunday to Wednesday, sparking outrage and loss of confidence.

Finance magazine This Is Money received droves of let [more]

New survey plots the geography of debt - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCSS) has used its customer information to draw up a “debt map” of the United Kingdom.

The average debt of CCSS’s UK customers, not includin [more]

Pre-paid credit cards growing in popularity - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
New figures have suggested that a growing number of people are using pre-paid credit cards due to economic uncertainty and a mistrust of banks.

EZPay, which offers a pre-paid MasterCard, reports that [more]

Brits urged to save for celebrations - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
Britons are being urged to save up for celebrations to avoid having a good time pushing them further into the red.

Research from National Savings & Investments (NS&I) found that each person i [more]

Switching accounts is about to get easier - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
British Banks are making it easier for investors to change current account provider.

In 2007, only 6 per cent of bank customers changed their accounts, while 20 per cent of energy account customers [more]

Household finance going downhill fastest since 2009 - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
Only six per cent of British households are more financially secure now than they were in May, while 36 per cent are in worse shape than before, according to data collected by Markit.

As predicted by [more]

Car insurance crackdown - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
Starting today, the UK’s 1.4 million car insurance dodgers face the choice of declaring their car off the road, buying insurance, or prosecution.

Following their joint advertising campaign last [more]

M & S recommends travellers’ cheques for holidaymakers - Tue, 21 Jun, 2011
Marks & Spencers has tips for navigating the currency exchange in the run-up to summer hols.

“Collecting a wallet full of notes gives you the first taste of your summer holiday,” sai [more]

Motorists to face care insurance hikes - Mon, 20 Jun, 2011
Drivers are to see car insurance premiums rise even further this year, financial analysts have suggested.

Despite the fact that car insurance premiums already went up by an average of 10 per cent las [more]

Bank accounts gain first Fairbanking Mark accreditations - Fri, 17 Jun, 2011
Four bank accounts have been granted the first Fairbanking Mark accreditations by non-profit research charity the Fairbank Foundation.

The savings and current accounts were judged on whether they hel [more]

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