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

| January 7, 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 […]

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Launch New Loan Rates

| January 7, 2016

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 […]

2016 Moneynet Award winners revealed

| January 5, 2016

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 […]

Will 2016 close the gap in end of life planning?

| December 30, 2015

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 […]

One in 10 card transactions now contactless

| December 30, 2015

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 […]

Skipton Building Society Launches Charity Account To Help Flood Victims

| December 30, 2015

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 […]

Time to prepare the home before the winter cold snap

| December 22, 2015

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 […]

52% of motorists want stricter penalties for motorists using hand-held mobile phones

| December 21, 2015

As the Government announces plans for increased penalties for those using handheld mobile phones while driving, the UK’s largest used vehicle marketplace, BCA, reveals the growing frustration of UK motorists towards careless driving habits. Nearly 90% of motorists who responded to a BCA survey said the use of a handheld mobile device while driving was […]

UK Grandparents to spend £3billion on gifts for grandchildren this Christmas

| December 21, 2015

The nation’s 14 million grandparents could spend as much as £3 billion on presents for their grandchildren this Christmas, a new MBNA study reveals. Grandparents polled across the country say they will spend an average of around £74 on each of their grandchildren this year. Londoners top the spending poll, averaging more than £111 per […]

Brits expected to withdraw £11.75 billion from ATMs in December

| December 16, 2015

Analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank predicts that this December approximately £11.75 billion could be withdrawn from LINK ATMs, the UK’s cash machine network– equal to more than £379 million every day during the month. The supermarket bank, which has over 1,635 free-to-use ATMs across the UK, estimates that the number of cash withdrawals carried out at LINK ATMs in […]