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AA releases figures on varying insurance costs across the UK - Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
The AA British Insurance Premium Index results for Q2 show a huge regional disparity between prices quoted for comprehensive car insurance.

Results show that the highest premiums are seen in London, [more]


DAC to offer free bankruptcy advice - Mon, 18 Aug, 2014
The Debt Advisory Centre (DAC) has announced that it will offer a free advice service to those opting for bankruptcy as a solution to solving debt problems.

When dealing with debt, a range of options [more]


Rise in number of part-time retirees - Fri, 15 Aug, 2014
There has been a rise in the number of retirees either going back to work or starting new businesses, with only 38 per cent of UK adults at state pension age fully retired.

Retirees are no longer con [more]


Paragon Bank offers a new notice savings account - Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
Paragon Bank, a new bank which opened in February this year, is launching a new 120 Day Notice Savings Account tomorrow – Friday 15th August.

The product – at a market rate of 1.90 per ce [more]


Loyal customers stung by expensive standard energy tariffs - Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
Customers who are loyal to one energy company are being stung with bills that are up to £262 higher than those on the cheapest tariffs.

Britons who stay on standard rates and pay by cash or che [more]


Mortgage rates ahead of base rate rise inviting to new buyers - Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
New mortgage holders are being urged to take up one of the reduced interest rate fixed-rate mortgages that are on the market at the moment before the anticipated base rate rise kicks in.

Both banks a [more]


Brits abroad spending on credit cards despite the fees - Mon, 11 Aug, 2014
Brits going abroad for their holiday are spending more cash on their credit cards, despite the higher charges.

Credit card spending abroad jumped by 16 per cent last year, Halifax discovered in its r [more]


Avoidable incidents add £8 million to home insurance cover - Fri, 8 Aug, 2014
Just over half (51 per cent) of all home insurance claims follow preventable incidents, adding £8 million to home insurance costs.

Clumsy Brits have seen £8 million added to their home in [more]


Skipton offers a new range of 7-year fixed rate mortgages - Thu, 7 Aug, 2014
A new range of seven-year fixed rate mortgages is being launched by Skipton Building Society today.

The seven-year fixed rate mortgages from 60 per cent to 90 per cent LTV, and with no application or [more]


Pensions better than payday loans for short-term needs, expert suggests - Wed, 6 Aug, 2014
An investment firm and pensions expert has suggested that withdrawing money from pensions could be a viable alternative to payday loans.

Hargreaves Lansdown says savers should be able to use some cas [more]


Lloyds brings three new credit cards to the market - Tue, 5 Aug, 2014
Lloyds Bank has released three new credit cards for borrowers to choose from, offering lowered fees for balance transfers.

It has cut the fee on its longest ever interest free balance transfer card t [more]


HMRC increases pressure on tax shy landlords - Mon, 4 Aug, 2014
HMRC is to take steps to close the gap between the fewer than 500,000 second home owners paying tax correctly and the estimated total of 1.5 million second property owners.

It will send out letters t [more]


Citizens Advice highlights expensive broadband switch fees - Fri, 1 Aug, 2014
Some broadband customers in the UK are being forced to pay expensive charges to switch suppliers, Citizens Advice warns.

Tens of thousands of Britons have been affected, with the average costs of end [more]


Ofgem's price control plans promise £12 energy bill reductions - Thu, 31 Jul, 2014
The electricity market watchdog has announced that customers can expect annual bill reductions by up to £12 from April 2015, and better customer service.

Ofgem has set up its proposed price con [more]


One in three Brits have no pension savings, report finds - Wed, 30 Jul, 2014
A high proportion of Brits – one in three people – have no pension provisions at all, a new report has found.

This equates to 20.5 million people thinking of relying solely on a state pen [more]


One in seven Scottish exs still tied by shared finances - Tue, 29 Jul, 2014
One in seven Scottish former couples share debts such as credit cards or loans, while almost half have mortgages with their former partners.

A survey into the shared finances of former couples conduc [more]


Leeds Building Society offers new two-year Base Rate tracker mortgage - Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
Leeds Building Society has just made available its new two-year Base Rate tracker mortgage with a rate of 1.99 per cent.

The mortgage is on offer at up to 75 per cent LTV (loan to value) and includes [more]


Tax credit renewal deadline looming, HMRC says - Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
The tax credit renewal deadline is fast approaching, HMRC warns. About 865,000 people still need to fill in the form to meet the 31 July deadline.

Five million British households get tax credit paym [more]


Households in debt could double when interest rates increase - Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
The number of households in debt could double as a result of the expected interest rate rise, a report by the Resolution Foundation says.

Britain has not addressed a “debt overhang”, mean [more]


New first-time buyer peak since 2007 - Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
First time home purchases for the first six months of 2014 reached a peak not seen since 2007.

There were an estimated 144,500 first-time buyers according to Halifax’s First-Time Buyer Review f [more]


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