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Brits avoiding inheritance tax - Wed, 2 Mar, 2011
UK families are getting around paying inheritance tax by handing over assets to relatives before death, new research has suggested.

Research by Aviva found that 46 per cent of people have received a [more]

Insurance premiums can no longer be calculated based on gender - Tue, 1 Mar, 2011
The European Court of Justice has ruled that insurers can no longer assess risk based on a driver’s gender because doing so breaches equality legislation.

The ruling will affect insurance which [more]

Car insurance premiums for women could rise following judgement - Mon, 28 Feb, 2011
Car insurance pricing could be set to change following a judgement from the European Court of Justice which could prevent EU countries basing insurance premiums on a driver's gender.

Currently y [more]

Zero interest credit cards could save consumers hundreds - Fri, 25 Feb, 2011
Credit card users could be collectively wasting up to £2.3 million every year in interest by keeping their balance on an existing credit card, it has been claimed.

Research from Moneysupermarke [more]

Barclays launches first 18-month interest-free balance transfer deal - Thu, 24 Feb, 2011
Barclays has this week become the first credit card firm to offer 0 per cent interest on balance transfers for 18 months.

The offer is for new Barclays Platinum cardholders and is the longest interes [more]

Motorists reminded about forthcoming car insurance law change - Wed, 23 Feb, 2011
The DVLA is reminding motorists that a new law being rolled out this spring means that their car must be kept insured, unless they have let the DVLA know that it will be off the road.

Registered car- [more]

Consumers urged to check travel insurance policy is right for them - Tue, 22 Feb, 2011
The many people who are setting off on holiday this half-term are being urged to check that they have the right travel insurance policy.

Financial research firm Defaqto has advised travellers to do s [more]

Car insurance holders urged to carry out maintenance checks - Mon, 21 Feb, 2011
Motorists are being urged to carry out regular safety checks on their vehicles to avoid accidents and unnecessary insurance claims.

The warning comes after Sainsbury's Bank research found that 2 [more]

Orange launches contactless prepaid card - Fri, 18 Feb, 2011
Orange has this week launched the UK's first major prepaid MasterCard card which can be used to make small contactless purchases.

Orange Cash allows users to pre-load the card with between &poun [more]

How to earn more through spending than through saving - Thu, 17 Feb, 2011
Spenders who choose the right credit card deals could earn more than people who put their money in savings accounts, according to new research.

A new study from revealed that 60 [more]

Interest rates could rise in response to inflation increases - Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
The Bank of England is preparing to increase interest rates, according to analysts.

The quarterly economic forecast published by the Bank of England yesterday showed that inflation is at a two-year h [more]

Free business banking offered by Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks - Tue, 15 Feb, 2011
Small businesses are to be offered free banking if they switch their account to Yorkshire Bank.

The new business banking service is to be offered to start-ups and switching businesses with turnovers [more]

Consumers continue to complain over savings and investments - Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
The number of complaints received by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), relating to savings and investments in the last quarter of 2010, rose by 5.8 per cent.

The total number of complaints recei [more]

Call for end to credit card surcharges - Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
Consumer group Which? has announced plans to launch a ‘super complaint’ against the credit card and debit card fees charged by many companies.

It will urge watchdog The Office of Fair Tra [more]

Four million miss credit card payments - Thu, 10 Feb, 2011
One in six consumers have missed at least one bill payment in the last year, according to new research from

The research found that credit cards were the bills which were most o [more]

Mobile banking predicted to overtake online banking - Wed, 9 Feb, 2011
Mobile banking will overtake online banking in terms of popularity, it has been predicted.

Datamonitor found that although the UK is currently lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to mo [more]

Motorists urged to shop around for car insurance - Tue, 8 Feb, 2011
Motorists are being encouraged to shop around for the best car insurance deals before making any decisions about reducing their level of cover.

This comes after a survey by online insurance firm Your [more]

ISA savings account holders missing out on interest - Mon, 7 Feb, 2011
ISA savings account holders are not earning as much interest as they could, according to new statistics.

Research from Moneyfacts found that ISA savers could be losing out on over £1,000 each y [more]

AA launches life insurance for the over 50s - Fri, 4 Feb, 2011
The AA has launched a new life insurance policy specifically for the over 50s.

The new product – AA 50 Plus Life Insurance – is provided by Friends Provident and offers a guaranteed cash [more]

House swappers reminded about insurance - Thu, 3 Feb, 2011
New research has suggested that the renewed trend for holiday house swapping could leave homeowners out of pocket if they fail to insure their possessions and property adequately.

The research by Llo [more]

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