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More than one in 10 couples don’t tell the truth on their earnings

| December 10, 2015

Couples across the UK are keeping millions of pounds worth of money secrets from each other and potentially threatening their prospects of a comfortable retirement later in life, according to new research from Prudential1. The insurer’s annual survey of co-habiting couples over the age of 40 is now in its sixth year and found that […]

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland help people and businesses affected by flooding

| December 9, 2015

For personal customers: ·         Mortgage and loan repayment deferral for up to three months ·         Customers can close fixed savings accounts to access cash with no Early Closure Charge ·         Refunds on credit card cash advance fees ·         Customers can apply for increased temporary credit card limit ·         Customers can request an increased cash withdrawal […]

Don’t let your bank sting you for dipping into the red this Christmas

| December 2, 2015

Christmas is the one time of year when your bank balance can take a real hammering, so it’s a big help if your employer enters into the festive spirit and pays your December salary a week or two in advance. This may initially prove to be a godsend particularly when faced with the extra cost […]

Savers are on average earning annual interest of just £43

| December 2, 2015

New research from Charter Savings Bank  has found that more than a fifth of UK adults with savings are earning 0.5% interest or less on their primary savings account, which is less than the base rate set by the Bank of England. The research shows that as a result of historically low interest rates, combined […]

A dozen tips to help you avoid the festive fraudsters

| November 30, 2015

As Britain hits the shops ahead of Christmas and Government figures show one in 12 of us is falling victim to scams, Nationwide Building Society has just released its 12 top tips to avoid fraudsters during the busy festive period, as follows: Trust your instincts – is that must-have toy back in stock on an unusual […]

Tesco Bank offers free credit reports to Foundation Credit Card customers

| November 24, 2015

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 […]

Busting the myths surrounding the new Help to Buy ISA

| November 24, 2015

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 […]

Challenger banks pushing up savings rates

| November 21, 2015

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 […]

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

| November 18, 2015

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 […]

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

| November 18, 2015

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 […]