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Graduates shocked by overdraft fees - Fri, 30 Jul, 2010
Graduates have been advised to closely monitor their bank accounts which come with an interest-free overdraft facility when they were studying.

Some graduates are being caught off guard when their ov [more]

Under half of Brits have life insurance - Thu, 29 Jul, 2010
Less than half of adults in the UK currently have a life insurance policy, new figures have indicated.

According to recent research commissioned by, just 40 per cent have life cover, whi [more]

Savers could be missing out on interest - Wed, 28 Jul, 2010
Savers in the UK have been advised that they could be missing out on interest by not regularly checking their bank account details.

According to a study carried out by, some 36 p [more]

Motorists admit to bad habits behind wheel - Tue, 27 Jul, 2010
Many motorists are engaging in dangerous habits while driving, recent research has indicated.

According to a study carried out by Co-operative Insurance, some 54 per cent of respondents are driving i [more]

'Practical solution' sought to improve lending - Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
The latest Quarterly Economic Bulletin from the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has revealed that banks face continuing challenges to their ability to fund mortgage lending.

The Bulleti [more]

Coventry Building Society announces new savings accounts - Fri, 23 Jul, 2010
Coventry Building Society announced on Wednesday that it plans to launch two new savings accounts in August – the Sky Blues Saver and the Junior Sky Blues Saver accounts.

The new accounts, whic [more]

Personal loans funding surgery - Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
An increasing number of consumers are using personal loans to fund surgery, a new study has revealed.

Recent research carried out by Sainsburys Finance indicated that around £12 million was tak [more]

Bank websites could leave customers vulnerable - Wed, 21 Jul, 2010
Online banking customers with several high street organisations could be at risk of fraudulent attacks, a new study has suggested.

Recent research conducted by Ben Smyth - a researcher from the Unive [more]

Banks blasted for excessive overdraft charges - Tue, 20 Jul, 2010
Banks in the UK have been criticised for charging their customers excessive interest on overdraft facilities.

According to recent research carried out by SG Hambros, the average customer with an unau [more]

Consumers warned over packaged bank accounts - Mon, 19 Jul, 2010
Consumers in the UK have been advised that some packaged bank accounts may not provide good value for money.

Several banks are increasingly pushing paid-for accounts - which often offer perks such as [more]

Tests could be introduced for personal loans - Fri, 16 Jul, 2010
Consumers applying for personal loans could soon be faced with a test to ensure they fully understand all relevant details.

There is growing concern that some borrowers are struggling to pay back exc [more]

Visa unveils card to improve online security - Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
Visa has introduced a new bank card which has been designed to improve the security of online transactions.

With online fraud on the rise, the group hopes the Visa CodeSecure system will make online [more]

Car insurance costs on the rise - Wed, 14 Jul, 2010
There has been a significant increase in the cost of car insurance policies, according to recent research.

Latest figures from the Car Insurance Price Index indicated that the averag [more]

Businesses not demanding new debt - Tue, 13 Jul, 2010
Most businesses in the UK are sufficiently in control of their finances to not require new debt, recent research has suggested.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) rec [more]

High street banks upping mortgage approvals - Mon, 12 Jul, 2010
Mortgage activity in the UK has increased significantly during the last year, new figures have indicated.

According to recent research carried out by the British Bankers' Association (BBA), high [more]

Consumers funding holidays with debt - Fri, 9 Jul, 2010
An increasing number of people in the UK are willingly going into debt to pay for a holiday, a recent study has indicated.

Recent research carried out by insurer Bright Grey revealed that one in thre [more]

Income drops for life insurance companies - Thu, 8 Jul, 2010
Several life insurance companies have seen their income drop significantly in the past 12 months, new figures have indicated.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) premium i [more]

Banks cutting interest on current accounts - Wed, 7 Jul, 2010
An increasing number of banks are no longer paying interest on many of their current accounts, it has emerged.

Barclays, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide and the Co-operative Bank have already stopped [more]

Personal loan applications falling - Tue, 6 Jul, 2010
The number of people applying for a personal loan has fallen significantly, new figures have shown.

According to a study carried out by Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), £168 million was i [more]

Work journey proves risky for motorists - Mon, 5 Jul, 2010
The journey to and from work is when motorists are most likely to have a minor accident, new research has revealed.

Car insurance company Swinton recently carried out a poll of some 1,200 drivers to [more]

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