Cash incentives galore as banks fight for our current account custom

We may only be a couple of weeks into the New Year, but it’s clear that the desire from the banks to win a bigger share of the current account market is stronger than ever. Whilst Santander increased the monthly fee on its 123 account from £2 to £5 last Monday, its rivals have been […]

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40% of car and home insurance customers have suffered claims issues

More than two out of five motor and home insurance customers have suffered delays and problems when making claims, new research from insurance experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Its study found nearly one in five suffered delays in processing claims while one in seven had to go back with extra information after making a claim. However the […]

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Expected retirement incomes rise for third year in a row

People planning to retire in the coming 12 months expect to receive an annual income of £17,700 – the third annual increase in a row – according to the latest research by Prudential. Each year Prudential conducts unique research into the financial plans and aspirations of people planning to retire in the year ahead. This […]

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Credit cards – will the balance transfer market to peak in 2016?

We’re barely a week into the new year yet the battle for 0% credit card business is already well underway with MBNA throwing down the gauntlet to its rivals with its longest ever 39 month Platinum Card 0% balance transfer offer (with BT fee 2.98%). This move has been swiftly followed by Halifax upping its […]

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Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Launch New Loan Rates

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched a selection of new lower rate offers for unsecured personal loans, including their lowest ever online rate of 3.4% APR* for loans between £7,500 and £15,000. Loans in this bracket are also available by phone and in branch at a rate of 4.4% APR*. Personal loans between £5,000 and […]

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2016 Moneynet Award winners revealed

Moneynet is proud to announce the results of its sixth annual Personal Finance Awards recognising the top providers and products from the last twelve months. It has been another testing and fiercely competitive year for banks, building societies and credit card companies, but some have stood out from their peers and delivered excellent deals for […]

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Will 2016 close the gap in end of life planning?

As many start to consider financial resolutions for 2016, Co-op is warning of a gap in end of life planning. It is said that death is the most certain thing in life, yet over 30million UK adults are without a will and 91% don’t yet have a funeral plan. This means that should the worst […]

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One in 10 card transactions now contactless

Contactless card transactions now account for one in 10 card payments, the first time the milestone has been passed, the latest figures from The UK Cards Association show. There were 120.5 million contactless card payments in October in the UK, meaning that 10.3 per cent of all card transactions were made using contactless. This has […]

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Skipton Building Society Launches Charity Account To Help Flood Victims

With many thousands already flooded over the festive season and with storm Frank on the way,  Skipton Building Society has today, opened a special charity account to enable anyone who wishes to support the flood victims, to donate in any of its branches across the country. The money raised from all of the donation will […]

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Time to prepare the home before the winter cold snap

As we head into winter, M&S Bank is urging homeowners to utilise the milder December temperatures and ensure their home is in a good state of repair. This comes after research revealed that a third of homeowners (33 per cent) admit to not carrying out any basic maintenance to protect their home against weather related […]

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