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Personal loan rates hit ten-year high - Tue, 24 May, 2011
New analysis has shown that personal loan rates have hit their highest peak for a decade.

The research from Moneyfacts finds that the average rate on a personal loan of £5,000 now stands at 12. [more]

Older travellers struggling to find travel insurance - Mon, 23 May, 2011
Older travellers are finding it more difficult to get travel insurance as insurers refuse to offer them cover, new analysis has found.

Research by Which? found that a quarter of firms who offer trave [more]

Majority prefer online banking - Fri, 20 May, 2011
New research has shown that 67 per cent of Brits prefer to manage their money using online banking.

The survey from the Payments Council found that a quarter of people check their bank account online [more]

Mobile banking on the increase - Thu, 19 May, 2011
Mobile banking is becoming increasingly popular, new research has suggested, with one in ten now using a ‘mobile wallet’ and one in five using mobile banking.

According to TNS, the number [more]

High debts holding savers back - Wed, 18 May, 2011
One in five Brits say that their debts from products such as credit cards and personal loans are too high for them to feel financially secure, according to new research from Scottish Widows.

In addit [more]

Car insurance warning over rear-end bumps - Tue, 17 May, 2011
Rear-end bumps now account for a quarter of road accidents every year, according to new research from Admiral.

The insurance firm analysed data from over 200,000 accident claims last year and discove [more]

A third of credit card applicants turned down due to credit rating - Mon, 16 May, 2011
One in three credit card applicants was turned down last year because of a poor credit rating, according to new research from credit information firm Equifax.

However, a third of those turned down di [more]

New savings account launched which tracks base rate - Fri, 13 May, 2011
The Norwich and Peterborough Building Society (N&P) has launched a new savings account with a rate of 2.25 per cent.

The underlying rate is guaranteed to rise with any Bank of England base rate c [more]

Santander launches recommend a friend scheme - Thu, 12 May, 2011
Santander has launched an initiative that gives customers £25 if they successfully recommend a friend for one of the bank's current accounts.

The offer is available online and customers ca [more]

UK savings accounts dwindling - Wed, 11 May, 2011
New research from ING Direct has shown that the average Briton has seen their savings fall by around £100 since the last quarter.

This is a drop of 2.8 per cent and leaves the average savings b [more]

Fraud and criminal activity push car insurance premiums up - Tue, 10 May, 2011
Eight in ten motorists are paying more for their car insurance this year than they did in 2010, according to new research from What Car? magazine.

Although What Car? analysis shows that car insurance [more]

Lenders offering competitive rates for large personal loans - Mon, 9 May, 2011
Personal loan providers are battling it out for customers with significant interest rate cuts on offer for large loans.

The interest rate cuts are mainly on loans of more than £7,000 and reduct [more]

More than half have no life insurance in place - Fri, 6 May, 2011
Over 28 million, or 56 per cent, of UK adults have no life insurance in place, according to new research from Scottish Widows.

The Scottish Widows Consumer Protection Report, which surveyed over 5,00 [more]

Credit card rates soaring - Thu, 5 May, 2011
Rates on 18 credit cards have increased since the beginning of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010 when just four cards raised their rates.

The findings come from analysis by Moneyfacts, which [more]

Credit cards could provide faulty goods protection - Wed, 4 May, 2011
Rules clarified recently by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) confirm that in some cases consumers may be able to claim a refund from their credit card provider for faulty goods.

Shoppers are oft [more]

Santander offering £100 incentive for switching current accounts - Tue, 3 May, 2011
Santander has brought back its £100 incentive for customers who switch their main current account to Santander.

The deal was already available for online banking and is now being extended to te [more]

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