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Current account campaigners advise shopping for best banking deal - Thu, 26 Nov, 2009
The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on current account penalty charges, but consumer champions maintain the story does not end there.

According to personal finance experts at Money Supermarke [more]


Refund hopes dashed for current account customers - Wed, 25 Nov, 2009
More than a million banking customers will now not be refunded any unarranged overdraft charges on their current accounts, after the Supreme Court overturned previous rulings allowing the Office of Fa [more]

Another rate reminder for customers with savings accounts - Tue, 24 Nov, 2009
The latest research into savings accounts shows that only one in six easy-access options offer customers a rate guarantee.

Furthermore, according to the study by Sainsbury's Finance, only five p [more]


Abbey scraps charges for new Zero Current Account - Mon, 23 Nov, 2009
Abbey mortgage customers are now able to apply for the new Zero Current Account from the Santander-owned bank.

The account has scrapped overdraft charges and fees for bounced cheques and unpaid direc [more]


FSB urges government to see through business banking proposals - Thu, 19 Nov, 2009
Changes in the governance of the finance sector, announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday, must be translated into better business banking facilities for small firms rather than functioning as l [more]

UK could develop 'zombie economy' - Wed, 18 Nov, 2009
A cut in public spending to help tackle the government’s huge deficit could result in the UK developing a ‘zombie economy’, according to TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.

How to [more]


Be savvy about savings accounts as inflation rises - Wed, 18 Nov, 2009
In light of the latest inflation figures released this week, analysis of the savings accounts currently available to banking customers reveals that only one in every five offer any real return.

Accor [more]


Car insurance champions urge Mandelson to help young drivers - Tue, 17 Nov, 2009
Business secretary Lord Mandelson has been urged, along with car insurance providers, to do more to help younger drivers – and "boy racers" in particular - drive safely and minimise th [more]

TV entrepreneur calls for better business banking services - Mon, 16 Nov, 2009
There should be wider and easier access to business banking facilities, including business credit cards and business bank accounts, as small firms in Britain attempt to stay afloat during the economic [more]

Youngsters get educated about online banking - Fri, 13 Nov, 2009
The first online banking service for under-16s has been introduced as part of a new financial education scheme in a selection of London schools.

Launched by educational charity MyBnk, the online bank [more]


Banks and building societies urged to revamp child savings accounts - Thu, 12 Nov, 2009
Though recent research pointed to British children's confidence in their future ability to manage savings accounts, new data suggest there is little incentive for youngsters to put money away.

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Brits look to get savings levels back on track - Wed, 11 Nov, 2009
Changes to cash ISA limits, introduced last month, have been singled out as one reason for a boost in Britons' savings levels.

Nationwide's latest Savings Index shows a rise of three points [more]


Men still paying more than women for car insurance premiums - Tue, 10 Nov, 2009
The latest car insurance research suggests men, on average, pay more than women for their annual premiums.

Furthermore, twenty-something males shell out 112 per cent more for motor insurance than the [more]


Inheritance tax experts warn against getting caught out - Mon, 9 Nov, 2009
Amendments to the transferable nil rate band legislation have not dented the importance of inheritance tax planning, experts have warned.

Representatives for AXA Wealth International point out that c [more]


Culture minister deems inheritance tax scheme outstanding success - Fri, 6 Nov, 2009
Accepting art in place of inheritance tax payments has led the government to pass works valued at nearly £100 million into public collections over the last five years, it has emerged.

The inher [more]


Taxman clamps down on offshore tax dodgers - Thu, 5 Nov, 2009
Individuals who use offshore tax havens are being given "one final chance" to own up to undeclared savings accounts.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has posted a video on social media site Yo [more]


Personal loan and insurance perks with Nationwide current accounts - Wed, 4 Nov, 2009
Customers who use the Nationwide Building Society's FlexAccount as their main current account can now avail of a range of discounts and promotions including low-rate personal loans, home insuranc [more]

RBS plans confirmed for business banking customers - Tue, 3 Nov, 2009
Small firms with business bank accounts have been waiting to hear if they'll face moving their business banking from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and now the government has confirmed it plans to [more]

Sterling suffers as RBS shares take a tumble - Mon, 2 Nov, 2009
Foreign exchange rates for the pound sterling fell today on the back of tumbling shares in banking group RBS.

The shares fell in anticipation of an announcement from the UK government that it is to o [more]


Personal loans and business banking to become fairer for customers - Mon, 2 Nov, 2009
Small business banking, credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts are some areas of the financial landscape set to change from today as a new Lending Code takes effect.

According to the Financial S [more]


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