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Providers make cash ISA changes in time for new limits - Mon, 5 Oct, 2009
A new three-year fixed-rate (FRISA) savings bond has been launched by Nationwide Building Society ahead of the new cash ISA limits for over-50s in the UK, which take effect tomorrow (6th October).

Ex [more]


Life insurance firm unveils health effects of recession - Fri, 2 Oct, 2009
Pension and life insurance provider Friends Provident has revealed that ten million Britons feel fitter and healthier now than at the same time last year, mainly because of recession-induced lifestyle [more]

Think carefully before committing to a fixed-rate savings account - Thu, 1 Oct, 2009
Consumers are being urged to "think really carefully" before locking money away in fixed-rate savings accounts.

According to figures from comparison site uSwitch, 800,000 Britons have been [more]


PPI complaints reopened for personal loan and credit card customers - Wed, 30 Sep, 2009
Consumers who have been mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) with personal loans, mortgages or credit cards are to have their complaints reopened by regulators.

The move by the Financial Servi [more]


Donate easily with charity credit card or savings account - Tue, 29 Sep, 2009
Charity credit cards and savings accounts have been identified as key ways of donating to causes adversely affected by the recession.

According to financial information portal MoneyFacts, such saving [more]


Mutualised Rock would restore banking trust - Mon, 28 Sep, 2009
Re-launching Northern Rock as a building society would help restore the trust of consumers and business banking customers alike, a new independent report claims.

Compiled by the Centre for Mutual and [more]


Cash ISA withdrawals rise during recession - Fri, 25 Sep, 2009
British savers have withdrawn three times more from their cash ISAs in the last year than they did during the previous 12 months.

According to Abbey Savings, seven million cash ISA holders took out a [more]


Holidaymakers urged to do currency exchange homework - Thu, 24 Sep, 2009
British travellers' ignorance about currency exchange rates is causing them to pay over the odds for goods and services abroad, new research suggests.

The study by Thomas Cook Foreign Exchange h [more]


Brits paying off personal loans with mortgage money - Wed, 23 Sep, 2009
Mortgage holders in the UK are being urged to take advantage of historic low interest rates by using the extra cash to overpay on their loan, in addition to paying off any personal loans or building u [more]

Savings limit reminder for ISA holders - Tue, 22 Sep, 2009
Although new ISA limits come into effect from 6th October, a large proportion of UK savers are unaware of the details of the change.

Research by the Saga Populus Panel suggests only five per cent of [more]


UK car insurance shopping starts younger - Mon, 21 Sep, 2009
UK motorists are beginning to shop around for car insurance at a younger age than they did in the past, a new study shows.

The research by AA Insurance highlights that, out of 21,000 drivers intervie [more]


Life insurance policyholders urged to claim funds - Fri, 18 Sep, 2009
Life insurance customers are being urged by Scottish Widows to check if they are entitled to claim a demutualisation payment, worth an average of £2,070.

The payouts date from March 2000, when [more]


Fewer personal loans available to consumers - Thu, 17 Sep, 2009
There has been a drop in the number of personal loans available to UK consumers in the last year, according to new data.

Research by uSwitch.com also highlights that interest rates on personal loans [more]


Bonds boost to tempt customers from savings accounts - Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
A 50 per cent increase in the value of the prize money on offer to Premium Bond holders may benefit anyone with old or discontinued savings accounts, it has been suggested.

In October, National Savin [more]


Online tool to help with pension planning - Tue, 15 Sep, 2009
Britons are being given a helping hand with pension planning from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Association of British Insurers.

The two organisations have launched an online pension [more]


Online banking loophole highlighted - Tue, 15 Sep, 2009
Consumers in the UK have been warned about a loophole in online banking systems that could leave them substantially out of pocket.

According to personal finance portal MyMoneyDiva.com, any money mist [more]


TUC leader dismisses economic recovery claims - Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
The UK's economic recovery will only take root when unemployment figures start to fall, the leader of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has claimed.

Brendan Barber reminded attendees at today' [more]


House price rise recorded amid unchanged base rate - Fri, 11 Sep, 2009
The base interest rate remained unchanged at 0.5 per cent yesterday, on the same day Halifax revealed that house prices rose for the second month in a row during August.

According to the bank's [more]


Home insurance claims drop in 2009 - Thu, 10 Sep, 2009
There was a drop in the number of home insurance claims made in the UK during the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to new data from one provider.

Sainsbury's H [more]


New data show signs of economic recovery - Wed, 9 Sep, 2009
Improvements in the job market and a rise in consumer confidence have led economic analysts to speculate the recession may be over.

The latest survey by the Nationwide Building Society shows consumer [more]


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