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Inflation-linked savings bond launched by Santander - Thu, 8 Dec, 2011
Santander has launched an inflation-linked savings bond that should provide savers with a return that is above the rate of inflation.

The Issue 8 bond will pay an interest return linked to 105 per ce [more]

Over-55s see savings accounts dip - Wed, 7 Dec, 2011
The over-55 age group have seen their savings account balances dip over the course of 2011 by almost a third.

This is according to the latest Real Retirement report from Aviva, which found that savin [more]

Couples urged to consider retirement savings - Tue, 6 Dec, 2011
Couples in the UK have been encouraged to look into their retirement savings early in order to avoid problems in the future.

Recent research from Prudential found that more than half (56 per cent) of [more]

Northern Rock launches Online Reward savings account - Mon, 5 Dec, 2011
Northern Rock has launched a second issue of its Online Reward savings account, named Online Reward Exclusive.

The account, available from, allows savers to manage their money e [more]

Britons' debt levels still rising - Fri, 2 Dec, 2011
There has been a slight increase in the average level of household debt in the UK, according to the latest statistics from Credit Action.

Including mortgages, the average household now has a debt of [more]

Brits to put Christmas money in savings accounts? - Thu, 1 Dec, 2011
With the arrival of December, thoughts are turning towards Christmas and gifts and research suggests that many people are expecting to receive money this year.

Conducted by First Direct, the study fo [more]

Brits warned to budget for Christmas extras - Wed, 30 Nov, 2011
Presents, travel and food are usually the major items on people's Christmas budget list, but there are a number of other costs involved with the festive season that can be forgotten.

Recent rese [more]

Honest motorists losing out due to car insurance dodgers - Tue, 29 Nov, 2011
People who dodge car insurance and drive without it are costing honest motorists but the courts are not punishing them severely enough.

This is the view of Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance, wh [more]

Older generation's finances showing signs of improvement - Mon, 28 Nov, 2011
The over-50s are slowly starting to see improvements in their finances, recent research conducted by Saga has revealed.

According to the Saga Quality of Life Index, fewer over-50s are planning cutbac [more]

Older generation to work past retirement age - Fri, 25 Nov, 2011
Recent research has suggested that people who are currently approaching retirement age are likely to work through the age at which they would normally leave work.

A lack of finances is behind this co [more]

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]

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