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Inheritance tax benefits could extend to unmarried couples - Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
Cohabiting couples may soon be able to enjoy the same inheritance tax benefits as married couples, under proposals drawn up by the Law Commission.

While the surviving individual in a marriage can inh [more]

Tesco Bank to offer current accounts and small business banking - Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
Current accounts, small business banking facilities and mortgages are to be offered by Tesco's new full-service bank.

However, bosses at the supermarket chain ruled out a bid to take control of [more]

NS&I livens up savings bond market with latest deals - Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
The market for savings bonds has received a welcome boost with the introduction of a new one-year, guaranteed growth, 3.95 per cent deal from National Savings and Investments (NS&I).

A two-year s [more]

More personal loans taken out in wake of car scrappage scheme - Tue, 27 Oct, 2009
There has been an increase in the number of personal loans taken out by British consumers since the government's car scrappage scheme was introduced.

According to data from personal loans provid [more]

Parents raid savings accounts to help kids get on property ladder - Mon, 26 Oct, 2009
Nearly a quarter of parents in the UK are turning to their savings accounts to give their children a foot-up the housing ladder, new research shows.

Lloyds TSB's study looked at adults with at l [more]

Online banking eliminates postal strike problems for current accounts - Fri, 23 Oct, 2009
With over 20 million current accounts already web-based, financial experts are urging more customers to consider online banking in the wake of national postal strikes.

Using online banking eliminates [more]

Look carefully before choosing packaged current accounts - Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
Paying monthly fees on current accounts for perks like cheaper personal loans and currency exchange could be a waste of time for the majority of customers.

The latest research by Which? suggests only [more]

Travellers urged not to delay currency exchange - Wed, 21 Oct, 2009
Half-term holidaymakers are being urged not to leave their currency exchange until the last minute, because doing so could see them pay up to ten per cent more for foreign exchange services.

New rese [more]

New savings account from Scottish Widows for online banking customers - Tue, 20 Oct, 2009
Online banking customers have welcomed a new web-based savings account from Scottish Widows Bank which offers a variable interest rate of 3.01 per cent gross/AER.

The Internet Saver Account for perso [more]

New flexible savings accounts from Nationwide mutuals - Mon, 19 Oct, 2009
A new range of monthly savings accounts has been launched by the Cheshire, Derbyshire and Dunfermline Building Societies, designed to give savers the flexibility of choosing how much they want to inve [more]

NS&I savings bonds arrangements to change - Fri, 16 Oct, 2009
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) and the Post Office have revealed changes in the ways customers can invest in the provider's fixed-rate savings bonds.

From 26th October, NS&I [more]

Inheritance tax payers reach historic low under Labour - Thu, 15 Oct, 2009
Although the Conservatives have voiced plans to cut the number of Britons who pay inheritance tax, new figures highlight a drop in families paying death duty under Labour.

HM Revenue and Customs pred [more]

Research foreign exchange deals to get more bang for your buck - Wed, 14 Oct, 2009
British travellers planning to hit the slopes this winter are being urged to do their currency exchange homework before they take off, since some airports' foreign exchange services have been fou [more]

British kids show savings accounts know-how - Tue, 13 Oct, 2009
New research into the nation's savings accounts and saving habits shows almost half of children in the UK think they can do a better job at managing the family finances than their parents.

Savin [more]

Foreign exchange difficulties predicted for pound sterling - Mon, 12 Oct, 2009
Analysts are predicting difficulties for pound sterling on the foreign exchange markets in the coming weeks, following suggestions by Bank of England governor Mervyn King that a weak currency could be [more]

RBS business bank accounts could be sold off - Fri, 9 Oct, 2009
Small firms with business bank accounts at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could see themselves transferred elsewhere, as the institution responds to demands from the European Commission (EC) to sacrific [more]

Banks make it easier to switch current accounts - Thu, 8 Oct, 2009
Banking customers should find it easier to switch current accounts in the future, as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) reveals providers have also agreed to make charges on their current accounts clear [more]

German foreign exchange team top forecaster ranking - Wed, 7 Oct, 2009
Currency strategists at a state-owned German bank have revealed how they saw off competition to become the most accurate forecasters during one of the most volatile periods for global foreign exchange [more]

Mortgage competition returns as banks slash loan rates - Wed, 7 Oct, 2009
Mortgage rates have been slashed by lenders this week, prompting market analysts to suggest competition may be making a tentative return to the sector.

The Woolwich, Barclays' lending arm, has r [more]

RBS credit cards limited to current account customers - Tue, 6 Oct, 2009
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has decided to restrict the credit cards it offers to existing customers with current accounts.

New customers will still be able to open a current account and then apply [more]

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