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Tesco hit by online banking disaster - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
A computer problem locked Tesco customers out of their online banking accounts from Sunday to Wednesday, sparking outrage and loss of confidence.

Finance magazine This Is Money received droves of let [more]


New survey plots the geography of debt - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCSS) has used its customer information to draw up a “debt map” of the United Kingdom.

The average debt of CCSS’s UK customers, not includin [more]


Pre-paid credit cards growing in popularity - Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
New figures have suggested that a growing number of people are using pre-paid credit cards due to economic uncertainty and a mistrust of banks.

EZPay, which offers a pre-paid MasterCard, reports that [more]


Brits urged to save for celebrations - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
Britons are being urged to save up for celebrations to avoid having a good time pushing them further into the red.

Research from National Savings & Investments (NS&I) found that each person i [more]


Switching accounts is about to get easier - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
British Banks are making it easier for investors to change current account provider.

In 2007, only 6 per cent of bank customers changed their accounts, while 20 per cent of energy account customers [more]


Household finance going downhill fastest since 2009 - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
Only six per cent of British households are more financially secure now than they were in May, while 36 per cent are in worse shape than before, according to data collected by Markit.

As predicted by [more]


Car insurance crackdown - Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
Starting today, the UK’s 1.4 million car insurance dodgers face the choice of declaring their car off the road, buying insurance, or prosecution.

Following their joint advertising campaign last [more]


M & S recommends travellers’ cheques for holidaymakers - Tue, 21 Jun, 2011
Marks & Spencers has tips for navigating the currency exchange in the run-up to summer hols.

“Collecting a wallet full of notes gives you the first taste of your summer holiday,” sai [more]


Motorists to face care insurance hikes - Mon, 20 Jun, 2011
Drivers are to see car insurance premiums rise even further this year, financial analysts have suggested.

Despite the fact that car insurance premiums already went up by an average of 10 per cent las [more]


Bank accounts gain first Fairbanking Mark accreditations - Fri, 17 Jun, 2011
Four bank accounts have been granted the first Fairbanking Mark accreditations by non-profit research charity the Fairbank Foundation.

The savings and current accounts were judged on whether they hel [more]


Savings accounts for everyone? - Thu, 16 Jun, 2011
The market currently boasts no less than 2,385 deals, a hundred more than was available last year, according to new research from Moneyfacts.

Consumers now have over ten times more products to choo [more]


Festival-goers urged to check insurance - Thu, 16 Jun, 2011
As festival season comes around once again, music fans are being urged to double-check their home insurance policy to see whether it covers them for festivals.

Thousands of revellers will flock to fe [more]


HMRC collars 500,000 tax dodgers - Thu, 16 Jun, 2011
Those with undisclosed offshore accounts should come forward now before they are discovered, accountancy firm Brookson has warned consumers.

HM Revenue and Customs has been extending its campaign ag [more]


Fairbanking weeds out the worthwhile accounts - Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
One high-street bank and three smaller account providers made it through the Fairbanking Mark’s required tests.

The ‘Your Savings Goal’ tool from RBS / Natwest, the Goal Saver Accou [more]


Birmingham dominates the uninsured drivers list - Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
Three of the UK’s top five postcodes for uninsured drivers can be found in Birmingham, according to the Motor Insurance Database.

While the worst and second-worst areas are Barkerend, Bradford [more]


Fixed rate ISAs negate the effects of inflation - Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
New analysis from Moneyfacts has found that fixed rate ISAs are the only savings accounts which negate the effects of inflation.

However, even then, that’s only for basic rate taxpayers. The re [more]


FSA warns against pension-loan schemes - Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
The Financial Services Authority has warned consumers not to put their trust in expensive pension-loan schemes that offer early access to up to 50 per cent of the fund.

These schemes seem to consist [more]


Website names Honda most crash-prone car in UK - Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
Online car insurance resource Confused.com has named the Honda FV-R the most-crashed car in the UK, as nearly a fifth of its owners have made an insurance claim.

A survey conducted by Confused shows [more]


Credit card APRs increasing - Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
New analysis has revealed that credit card APRs are rising, despite the Bank of England base rate remaining static at 0.50 per cent for over two years.

The research from independent financial researc [more]


Millions of Britons' finances are out of order - Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
Scottish Widows’ second annual Priorities of Life survey has revealed that 17 million of the adults in Britain would do well to spend more time on ‘life admin’.

Some 21 per cent of [more]


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