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Over-50s use new ISA limit to shore up contributions - Fri, 29 Jan, 2010
Since the government increased ISA allowances last October, investors aged 50 and over have more than doubled their lump-sum contributions into share-based individual savings accounts, it's emerg [more]

Young drivers bear brunt of rising car insurance costs - Thu, 28 Jan, 2010
UK car insurance premiums took their biggest-ever jump upward during the last three months of 2009, it's emerged. The latest AA British Insurance Premium Index shows that young drivers are bearin [more]

Brits go back to taking savings seriously - Wed, 27 Jan, 2010
Britons have been holding back from emptying their savings accounts and putting away more for a rainy day, new research suggests. According to a study for Birmingham Midshires' Saving Britain cam [more]

Northern Irish most likely to switch current accounts - Tue, 26 Jan, 2010
Across the UK, holders of current accounts in Northern Ireland are most likely to switch to another provider if they receive bad service from their bank, new research suggests.

Out of more than 2,000 [more]

Online banking care advised as UK fraud figure unveiled - Mon, 25 Jan, 2010
Criminals targeting online banking, cheques and credit cards, as well as scammers and insurance cheats, cost the UK an estimated £30 billion per year. According to the National Fraud Authority ( [more]

Boy racers suffer car insurance consequences - Fri, 22 Jan, 2010
Scotland, Swindon and Sheffield are home to the postcodes with the most speeding convictions in the UK, leading financial analysts to remind "boy racers" of the consequences for the cost of [more]

Sainsbury's offer to end as personal loan rates drop - Thu, 21 Jan, 2010
Personal loan shoppers have until next Tuesday (26 January) to avail of Sainsbury's 7.9% offer. Anyone with a Nectar card who applies for a personal loan from the provider will also benefit from [more]

Five-year ISA on offer from Leeds Building Society - Wed, 20 Jan, 2010
Investors are being encouraged to review their savings and consider transferring their ISAs to ensure they're maximising their tax-free return as Leeds Building Society launches a five-year fixed [more]

TD Waterhouse investors favour banking sector - Tue, 19 Jan, 2010
Broker TD Waterhouse has revealed that the banking sector accounted for 61 per cent of its top ten trades in 2010's opening weeks. Its representatives note that customers opted to trade heavily i [more]

Older female drivers paying more for car insurance - Mon, 18 Jan, 2010
Although young women pay half as much as their male counterparts for car insurance, older women are finding their premiums have increased.

Data gathered by Guarding Money shows that until the age of [more]

Online banking increases in popularity - Fri, 15 Jan, 2010
Online banking is growing in popularity, according to Financial Fraud Action UK.

The organisation carried out a poll of consumers and found that the vast majority of people who use the internet now d [more]

Tesco plans launch of current accounts - Thu, 14 Jan, 2010
Tesco is set to launch a range of current accounts and mortgages within the year.

In light of its successful Christmas season, the supermarket and personal finance chain is planning an expansion of i [more]

Savings accounts get ignored in December - Wed, 13 Jan, 2010
According to Nationwide’s Savings Index for December, people put less money into their savings accounts during last month.

Of those questioned by Nationwide, 25 per cent said they did not put a [more]

Tackle Christmas debt hangover with attractive credit card or loan deal - Tue, 12 Jan, 2010
As Citizens Advice Bureau figures highlight an ongoing increase in the nation's debt problems, consumers are being urged to explore their credit card and personal loan options to help rid them of [more]

Santander scraps Spanish ATM charges for UK banking customers - Mon, 11 Jan, 2010
From today, as Santander begins rebranding its Abbey and Bradford & Bingley businesses in the UK, all of its adult bank account customers will get fee-free cash withdrawals from Santander's 4 [more]

Better banking and personal loan access possible through PO - Fri, 8 Jan, 2010
Nearly a million "financially excluded" individuals in the UK could have access to mainstream current accounts and better-value personal loans if a simple-to-use bank account were launched b [more]

Offshore declaration deadline attracts rush of account holders - Thu, 7 Jan, 2010
Days after the deadline for declaring money in offshore savings accounts and current accounts, it's been revealed that almost 10,000 people have come forward to tell all to HM Revenue and Customs [more]

Consumers urged to shop around and save thousands - Wed, 6 Jan, 2010
UK consumers stand to make savings of over £4,000 during the course of the next 12 months if they take the advice of Money Supermarket and shop around for the best savings accounts, mortgages, p [more]

Banks aim to become one-stop shops for current account holders - Tue, 5 Jan, 2010
Halifax is the latest to join a trend for larger banks and building societies to target current account customers with special deals on other products, according to financial researchers.

Special mo [more]

New Year personal loan offer for Sainsbury's Nectar card holders - Mon, 4 Jan, 2010
Consumers who shop at Sainsbury's are being offered a reduced personal loan rate of 7.9% APR and double Nectar points for two years if they apply for a personal loan with a Nectar card between no [more]

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