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Halifax savings account holders could win £100,000 - Mon, 3 Oct, 2011
Halifax has announced that it will be giving its savings account customers the chance to win up to £100,000 in a monthly draw.

Under the new competition plans, thousands of savers will scoop a [more]

Nationwide relaunches internet banking - Fri, 30 Sep, 2011
Nationwide has revamped its internet banking services, with the aim of making online banking easier and faster.

The building society launched the first UK internet bank 14 years ago, but it hopes tha [more]

Nationwide increases rates on savings accounts - Thu, 29 Sep, 2011
This week Nationwide Building Society has increased the rates that consumers receive on a selection of its savings accounts.

Its Fixed Rate Bond customers are to benefit from a 0.30 per cent increase [more]

Pension savings 'put on hold' - Wed, 28 Sep, 2011
More than a third of British adults have put their savings towards a pension on hold, according to recent research.

Conducted by Prudential, the survey found that 35 per cent of Brits who are yet to [more]

Third of parents have no savings account for child - Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
More than a third of parents - 36 per cent - do not have a savings account set up for their child, according to recent research conducted by the Co-operative Bank.

The study found that parents in the [more]

Research claims loan market rife with poor practice - Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
The payday loans market is full of poor practice, according to recent research conducted by Which?

The study found that although more people are taking up payday loans, the businesses involved are no [more]

New credit card phone launched - Fri, 23 Sep, 2011
Another phone has been launched with the ability to function as a credit card, it has been revealed.

The Samsung Wave 578 on is being launched by Orange in association with Barclaycard and will allow [more]

Unusual savings service launched by Halifax - Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
Halifax has launched a rather unusual form of savings account, giving customers the chance to win prizes on top of their general interest.

The Halifax Savers Prize Draw offers a range of cash prizes [more]

East Midlands tops savings survey - Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
The East Midlands has been shown to be the region where people are saving the most towards their pension.

A survey from Standard Life found that residents of the area are saving an average of £ [more]

Google launches credit card alternative - Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
An alternative to credit cards has been launched by Google in the form of its Google Wallet.

The application works by turning a mobile phone handset into a wallet, allowing consumers to tap, pay and [more]

Rental costs rising - Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
Rental costs rose at the fastest rate for a year during August, according to the latest figures from LSL Property Services.

Tenants are increasingly saving up for a deposit on a mortgage as the avera [more]

Brits opt for credit cards with rewards - Fri, 16 Sep, 2011
Research has found that Britons are regularly opting for credit cards based on the rewards on offer from the provider.

The survey, conducted by, found that 41 per cent of people [more]

New pre-paid credit card required for Ryanair bookings - Thu, 15 Sep, 2011
Ryanair has changed its payment options and customers are now required to sign up for a new pre-paid credit card in order to avoid charges when paying for flights.

At the moment, passengers who use M [more]

Credit card commitments revealed - Wed, 14 Sep, 2011
Recent research has revealed that people's financial commitments tend to fluctuate throughout their lives.

Conducted by Standard Life, the study found that credit card costs are usually lowest b [more]

UK household incomes about to take hit? - Tue, 13 Sep, 2011
Household incomes in the UK are likely to be considerably squeezed over the next year or two, according to a new report.

Compiled by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the research estimated th [more]

Savings account boost from M&S Money - Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
M&S Money is offering a boost on one of its savings accounts to provide some security for its customers.

The firm's Fixed Rate Savings option saw its returns increased from three per cent to [more]

UK interest rates held at 0.5 per cent - Fri, 9 Sep, 2011
The Bank of England's latest decision to maintain the base rate at 0.5 per cent is unlikely to be of much comfort to people looking for a competitive interest rate on a savings account.

The MPC [more]

Accident compensation no-win no-fee referral fees banned - Fri, 9 Sep, 2011
The government has announced that it is to ban referral fee payments in accident compensation cases in a bid to curb the growing compensation culture in the UK.

The current arrangements have led to h [more]

Inflation-linked bonds pulled by NS&I - Thu, 8 Sep, 2011
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has pulled its inflation-linked savings bond from the market despite the fact that it has been one of the most popular products on offer.

The index-linked [more]

Which? calls for and end to debit card charges - Wed, 7 Sep, 2011
Consumer group Which? is calling for an end to the charges imposed on online travel purchases with debit cards.

The group is keen to see the government make a small amendment to current legislation i [more]

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