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HSBC offers low interest 90pc LTV mortgage - Thu, 24 Nov, 2011
A 90 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage has been launched by HSBC with a favourable rate of interest.

The offer is the bank's first ever sub-four per cent interest rate for mortgage borrowers [more]

Zero per cent balance transfer credit card launched - Wed, 23 Nov, 2011
Halifax has launched a credit card that offers zero per cent interest on balance transfers and purchases.

The All In One Credit Card boasts the market leading rate for up to 15 months and will allow [more]

New savings account service to be launched - Tue, 22 Nov, 2011
A new banking service focused on savings accounts is due to be launched in the UK, it has been revealed. is a company that only deals in savings for savers but provides assistan [more]

Brits not saving enough for retirement, study suggests - Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
A recent study has suggested that Britons are not making sufficient use of savings accounts and investments when it comes to putting some money away for retirement.

The annual Financial Planning Surv [more]

Virgin Money to buy Northern Rock - Fri, 18 Nov, 2011
Northern Rock, the bank that is currently owned by Her Majesty's Treasury following a state buy-out, is set to be purchased by Virgin Money.

The deal is subject to regulatory and EU merger appro [more]

Economy driving down consumer confidence - Thu, 17 Nov, 2011
There is a significant lack of confidence among British consumers, as revealed in a recent study that showed that October saw a further decline.

The Nationwide Consumer Confidence Index fell by nine [more]

Home buyers still struggling to raise deposits - Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
People in the UK are still struggling to raise the funds for deposits on properties, with many turning to second jobs and additional loans to generate the cash.

This is according to recent research c [more]

Government considers simpler tax regime - Tue, 15 Nov, 2011
The Government is reportedly looking into the possibility of developing a simpler system for personal taxes.

An announcement by the Treasury launched a discussion paper designed to gather a range of [more]

Calls for HMRC to retain paper communications - Mon, 14 Nov, 2011
A number of organisations are keen for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to maintain the use of both paper and online communications.

One of the groups urging the tax authorities to use both methods is t [more]

Poppy online savings account launched - Fri, 11 Nov, 2011
Coventry has relaunched its Poppy Online Saver account, offering a competitive rate of 3.15 per cent AER.

The account provides easy access to online savings and permits users to have up to four penal [more]

Currency exchange and economy influencing city break choices - Thu, 10 Nov, 2011
Research has claimed that Istanbul is the best city break destination for Brits this autumn as the average cost of a short break has fallen.

According to the study by M&S Money, a three-night sta [more]

Brits urged to keep close eye on current accounts - Wed, 9 Nov, 2011
Britons have been encouraged to keep a close eye on heir current accounts and monitor the funds going in and out of their accounts.

Research conducted by revealed that 40 per cen [more]

Recession sees couples putting life plans on hold - Tue, 8 Nov, 2011
Research has revealed that couples are starting to put their life plans on hold due to the financial squeeze imposed on them by the recession.

Conducted by Churchill, the study found that 28 per cen [more]

Halifax bank accounts to be offered to prisoners - Mon, 7 Nov, 2011
The Halifax plans to offer prisoners preparing for release the option to open a bank account, it has been revealed this week.

The move aims to address the problem of reoffending related to a lack of [more]

Brits finances peak at 48, study reveals - Fri, 4 Nov, 2011
Research has revealed that Britons usually see their finances peak around the age of 48, when they are worth an average of £52,587.

Conducted by More Tha>n Home Insurance, the survey reveale [more]

Current accounts moving away from larger banks - Thu, 3 Nov, 2011
Customers with current accounts with the big five banks appear to be moving their cash to smaller establishments.

According to a report from the Co-operative Bank, there has been a substantial increa [more]

Young Britons facing higher debts - Wed, 2 Nov, 2011
Young people in Britain are likely to get into more debt than previous generations and are also less likely to be able to acquire assets later in life.

This is according to the Debt and the Generatio [more]

Pay gap sees women saving less for retirement - Tue, 1 Nov, 2011
Women are generally saving less than men towards their retirement due to the difference in the average pay received by each gender.

According to recent research by Scottish Widows, the typical salary [more]

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