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Car Insurance Premiums up for the first time in over 2 years – Policymakers fail in addressing dodgy injury claims, according to the AA

The era of cheap car insurance could well have come to a close with data for the third quarter showing the first quarterly rise in premiums seen in over 2 years.

24 Oct 2014 Read More

Mastercard unveils pioneering biometric bank card using thumbprint technology as identification

Mastercard has unveiled its pioneering biometric bank card enabling consumers to carry out transactions in shops across the UK using their thumbprint as identification.

24 Oct 2014 Read More

Mortgages Approval fall month-on-month for September in a clear sign the housing market is slowing down

The number of mortgage approvals made by lenders for September fell 10% on the previous year, representing a 14 month low in mortgage lending activity in a clear indication that the housing market is undergoing its greatest slowdown in recent times.

23 Oct 2014 Read More

‘Short Service’ refunds to be reshaped by DWP in Pensions shake-up

From October 2015, employees will no longer be able to recoup the funds they have paid into their pension pot if they leave their job within two years.

23 Oct 2014 Read More

Pensioners rocked by Government Revelation that new Plus 65 Bonds will not pay Monthly Interest despite attractive Interest Rates

The government’s hotly-anticipated pensioner bonds are being launched next January, sparking hopes for higher returns than savers are accustomed to from their bank or building society’s rock-bottom interest rates.

22 Oct 2014 Read More

Public Health England’s cold weather plan offers tips on reducing heating levels – Households could see Energy bills reduced

Households can refer to Public Health England’s (PHE) cold weather plan, to learn how they can reduce the amount they expend on energy bills, a figure which has soared over the past year and by and large under the current government’s entire incumbency.

22 Oct 2014 Read More

Coalition reveals Citizens Advice and TPAS as pension guidance providers under ‘Guidance Guarantee’

As part of its Pensions Upheaval, the Coalition has revealed the services to whom retirees can turn for free face-to-face guidance over the new pension rules.

21 Oct 2014 Read More

ISAs could be set for Peer-to-Peer re-vamp as government deliberation on Tax-free Savings Accounts commences

Government is deliberating over how to include peer-to-peer lending websites, such as the hugely successful Funding Circle, into the ISA system, with the prevalent proposal being the implementation of a tax free ISA for peer-to-peer investors.

21 Oct 2014 Read More

Experian CreditExpert’s 5 ways to stay safe shopping online

Get Safe Online Week, from 20-26 October, aims to draw attention to the importance of protecting your personal information online.

21 Oct 2014 Read More

HSBC’s record low 0.99% mortgage offering hints at better prices for Consumers across the UK

One of the UK’s leading lender has launched its most significant offensive in what is fast becoming a fierce price war between Britain’s top banks, with the upshot being cheaper mortgage rates for consumers everywhere.

20 Oct 2014 Read More

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