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Lost phones pose online banking threat - Wed, 14 Mar, 2012
New research has revealed that lost smartphones can pose a threat to the owner’s online banking security.

The research from security firm Symantec found that 96 per cent of people will look thr [more]

Virgin Money increases credit card rates - Tue, 13 Mar, 2012
Virgin Money has drastically increased the rates on its credit cards, according to media reports.

The Daily Telegraph reports that rates on purchases using Virgin credit cards, which are provided by [more]

Drivers struggling to pay car insurance excess - Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Insurance firm Axa has warned against drivers pushing up their car insurance excesses in a bid to reduce their premiums.

Axa reports that an increasing number of motorists are being left unable to pa [more]

Credit card reward schemes on the rise - Fri, 9 Mar, 2012
According to new research, 42 per cent of credit cards now offer some kind of reward incentive.

This is compared to just 27.4 per cent two years ago. The study found that 55 per cent of credit card h [more]

EU ruling could increase car insurance costs for women - Thu, 8 Mar, 2012
A new EU ruling could penalise women when it comes to car insurance premiums.

The EU decision means that insurers are banned from discriminating on the grounds of gender when calculating insurance pr [more]

Card fraud falls to lowest level in over a decade - Wed, 7 Mar, 2012
New data has revealed that in 2011, debit and credit card fraud fell to its lowest level in more than ten years.

Losses related to online banking fraud also fell, although there was a slight increase [more]

Quitting smoking could save thousands on life insurance - Tue, 6 Mar, 2012
As National No Smoking Day approaches on 14 March, smokers are being advised that they could save thousands on life insurance by giving up cigarettes.

Research from MoneySupermarket has revealed that [more]

Santander launches current account which pays cashback on bills - Mon, 5 Mar, 2012
Santander has launched a new account which offers cashback on household bills paid through its new 123 Current Account.

The current account pays 1 per cent cashback on water bills and council tax, 2 [more]

Cost of credit cards and overdrafts at highest for three years - Fri, 2 Mar, 2012
The cost of using a credit card or overdraft is at a three-year high, according to new figures from the Bank of England.

The increase has come about despite the fact that the base rate is at a histor [more]

Barclays launches cashback business credit card for small firms - Thu, 1 Mar, 2012
Barclays has launched a new cashback business credit card specifically designed for small companies.

The new business credit card, available online, earns small firms 3 per cent cashback when they bu [more]

Almost half of Zopa personal loans repaid early - Wed, 29 Feb, 2012
Peer-to-peer lending site Zopa has announced that 45 per cent of the personal loans given out by its lenders so far have been repaid early without the borrower incurring any additional fees.

Unlike t [more]

Mobile payments to become as easy as texting - Tue, 28 Feb, 2012
The Payments Council has said that a project it is working on should mean that making payments via mobiles will soon be as easy as sending a text.

The council is in the process of creating a central [more]

Inquiry launched into payday loans - Mon, 27 Feb, 2012
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into payday loans.

The OFT will look into allegations that payday personal loan lenders prey on those who are vulnerable, such as jobsee [more]

Call for banks to be clearer on overseas fees - Fri, 24 Feb, 2012
Consumer group Which? is calling for clarity from banks after finding that some charge “exorbitant fees” for transactions carried out abroad.

In addition, it found that these fees are oft [more]

Personal injury claims pushing up car insurance costs - Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
Legal fees caused by personal injury and whiplash claims are costing UK motorists up to £2.4 million a day in inflated car insurance costs, according to a new report.

According to the study fro [more]

ISA deadline approaching - Wed, 22 Feb, 2012
UK savers are being warned that this year’s ISA deadline is approaching so they need to act fast.

There is just over a month to take advantage of the tax-free savings allowance by putting money [more]

RBS and Natwest launch business banking app - Tue, 21 Feb, 2012
RBS and NatWest have this week launched a new business banking app.

The app is available for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. The technology allows bus [more]

Barclays launches contactless payment system - Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
Barclays has launched Europe’s first service for sending money by mobile phone.

Using Pingit, customers will be able to send and receive money between bank accounts just by using their phone. [more]

Fall in inflation good news for savers - Fri, 17 Feb, 2012
New analysis has found that the fall in inflation offers some good news for savers.

Inflation figures released earlier this week revealed that the Consumer Price Index fell from 4.2 per cent to 3.6 p [more]

Debt consolidation on the increase - Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
The use of debt consolidation personal loans is on the rise in the UK, new research has suggested.

Sainsbury’s Loans estimates that around a third of personal loans taken out between January a [more]

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