Tesco Bank offers free credit reports to Foundation Credit Card customers

Tesco Bank customers with its credit building Foundation Credit Card are to receive free access to their credit score and be alerted every time there is a change to their credit report. The service is free for 3 years and is available to the Bank’s existing Foundation Credit Card customers immediately and to new card […]

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Busting the myths surrounding the new Help to Buy ISA

The government’s latest bid to boost UK home ownership and get more people on the housing ladder is officially launched on 1st December. Details of the new ‘Help to Buy ISA’ initiative which rewards people saving for a first home with a 25% bonus have been patchy and there’s been some confusion about how the […]

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Challenger banks pushing up savings rates

Savings interest rates have slowly begun to pick up over the last few months, particularly with regards to fixed rate bonds. Paragon Bank, Shawbrook Bank, Secure Trust Bank and Charter Savings Bank have been jostling for best buy top spots with the latter being the most consistent player for fixed rate savings deals this year […]

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Six out of ten over 50s can’t live without online banking

It’s a well-known fact that people over 50 are savvy with their money and it seems they are making the most of technology to keep track of their finances. Research shows that eight out of ten over 50s have used the internet in the last 12 months and half of these people use the internet […]

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Don’t ‘present’ burglars with an opportunity this Christmas

Shoppers will have more time to enjoy the festivities this year, as when it comes to buying Christmas presents  for loved ones, more than two in five will have everything ‘wrapped up’ by mid-November (22nd), according to new figures from Co-operative Insurance A further third will be hitting the shops between 23 November and 6 December […]

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£150 Current Account Switching Offer to End in Two Weeks

The clock is ticking for customers looking for a market leading switching offer. Customers have just two weeks left to switch their current account to Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and benefit from a £150 switching offer. A deadline of 30th November has been set for customers to take advantage of the offer when they complete […]

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Don’t write off credit card rewards just yet

New European rules mean that credit card companies now receive a much smaller kick back from retailers, forcing some card companies scrap or dilute their card reward programmes. However it’s not the end of the road for these schemes just yet as two new promotions have just been launched. Sainsbury’s Bank which currently offers one […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday transforming Britons’ spending habits

New analysis from MBNA, one of the UK’s leading credit card providers, shows Fridays and Mondays have become the most popular shopping days for their customers. The online revolution now sees Sunday and Saturday as the least popular days for consumers to do their holiday shopping. In light of this shift and ahead of this […]

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Winter travel insurance – don’t slope off without it

Winter sports enthusiasts are being encouraged to make sure they have adequate travel insurance before heading off to the slopes, and not to wrongly assume that they’re automatically covered if they have annual travel insurance or travel insurance attached to their bank account or credit card. Standard and packaged travel insurance products are unlikely to […]

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Savings accounts with a charitable twist

The new savings accounts with charity donation launched recently by Yorkshire Building Society and Coventry Building Society offer a great all round deal – the saver gets a rate that’s within a whisker of the best buy in its sector plus the charity receives a healthy donation into the bargain – so everybody wins. The 2 year Bond from Yorkshire Building […]

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