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New ISAs launched with withdrawals allowed - Thu, 28 Apr, 2011
Two new ISAs have been launched recently which allow account-holders to withdraw funds during the fixed rate term, a relatively rare option on these types of products.

Northern Rock’s Fixed Rat [more]

Businesses encouraged to use alternative credit - Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
A report from the Bank of England has suggested that banks are increasingly encouraging businesses to use alternative forms of credit to loans and overdrafts.

The latest Trends in Lending report foun [more]

Millions to reclaim PPI on credit cards and personal loans - Tue, 26 Apr, 2011
A landmark ruling will now allow millions to reclaim Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) which they have been mis-sold in conjunction with credit cards and personal loans in the past.

UK banks had cla [more]

A quarter not shopping around for car insurance - Thu, 21 Apr, 2011
Over 25 per cent of motorists are not shopping around for the best deal on car insurance, new research from GoCompare has suggested.

The most common reason given for not shopping around for car insur [more]

Current account switching to be made easier - Wed, 20 Apr, 2011
Customers should soon be able to switch between current accounts faster, thanks to a report from the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB).

In an interim report, the ICB called for faster current a [more]

Exaggerated home insurance claims pushing up premiums - Tue, 19 Apr, 2011
Exaggerated home insurance claims are causing premiums to rise by around £13 per year for each UK policy-holder, according to analysis from Axa.

According to Axa's report, a third of insur [more]

Brits set to waste over a million in inheritance tax - Mon, 18 Apr, 2011
UK taxpayers will waste £1.3 million in inheritance tax this year because of poor planning, it has been predicted., which carried out the research, also warns that the tax wasta [more]

Credit card and personal loan fraud on the rise - Fri, 15 Apr, 2011
New research has revealed that fraudulent applications for financial services such as credit cards and personal loans increased by 11 per cent in 2010.

Experian, who carried out the research, warns t [more]

Car insurance up 40 per cent in last year - Thu, 14 Apr, 2011
The cost of car insurance has gone up by as much as 40 per cent in the last year, according to analysis from the AA.

The latest AA British Insurance Premium Index indicates that the average car insur [more]

Prepare your car for summer to avoid car insurance claims - Wed, 13 Apr, 2011
Car-owners are being urged to prepare their cars properly for the warmer weather to avoid having to make an unnecessary car insurance claims.

Peter Rodger, chief examiner of road safety charity IAM, [more]

Warning about using credit cards to pay for fuel - Tue, 12 Apr, 2011
New consumer research from Equifax has found that two-thirds of people regularly pay for their car fuel by credit card, but one in three pays less than a quarter of their credit card balance off a mon [more]

Almost half of parents have no life insurance cover - Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Almost 50 per cent of parents have no life insurance cover, new research from Nationwide has shown.

The research also found that mothers are less likely to have life insurance cover than fathers. In [more]

Best business banking providers announced - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011
Comparison site Moneyfacts has announced the winners of this year's 2011 Business Moneyfacts Awards.

Santander was named as the Best Business Current Account Provider, with HSBC and Lloyds TSB [more]

Inflation-linked ISAs on offer - Thu, 7 Apr, 2011
Kent Reliance Building Society (krbs) has become the latest amongst a number of providers to offer an inflation-linked ISA.

The krbs five-year ISA promises to pay investors 2 per cent plus the change [more]

Over eight million plan to take out a credit card this year - Wed, 6 Apr, 2011
New research from Sainsbury’s Bank has found that 8.65 million people plan to take a new credit card out this year.

Almost 30 per cent of those people say that a loyalty reward scheme is the mo [more]

Genders differ on savings goals - Tue, 5 Apr, 2011
New research has shown that many men and women have different goals when it comes to their savings.

The study from NS&I found that 41 per cent of women who are trying to save prefer to aim for sh [more]

Customers to get better control over credit card spending - Mon, 4 Apr, 2011
Credit card users are soon to have more power to manage their spending, thanks to the introduction of ‘payment control’ systems.

Mastercard has reportedly developed a system which allows [more]

Junior ISAs announced - Fri, 1 Apr, 2011
The Government has this week confirmed a new junior ISA scheme.

The junior ISAs will be available from 1 November this year and each child will be allowed to have one cash and one stocks and shares I [more]

Which? launches super complaint about credit card fees - Thu, 31 Mar, 2011
Consumer charity Which? has this week submitted a super complaint to the Office of Fair Trading, calling for an investigation into “excessive” charges levied on credit card and debit card [more]

Proposed legal reforms could mean cheaper insurance - Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
Government proposals on reform of the civil litigation system could lead to cheaper insurance for consumers, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has claimed.

The trade body for the insurance in [more]

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