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Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers now free on all phones

As part of an effort by Ofcom to sort out phone charges to different types of number, 0800 and 0808 freephone numbers are now totally free on both landlines and mobiles.

3 Jul 2015 Read More

Savings Accounts See Two Year Interest Rate High For Short Term Fixed Rate Deals

New banks are now offering interest rates of around 2%, levels that have not been reached for the past two years. These accounts are aimed at people who are willing to manage their accounts by post, internet or phone.

3 Jul 2015 Read More

5 Steps to Mortgage Success

Taking out a mortgage isn’t as simple as just picking the best deal and immediately borrowing at great rates – there are always obstacles (financial and otherwise) in the way.

1 Jul 2015 Read More

Ofgem Call for Cuts to Costs of Prepayment Meters

The regulator for the gas and electricity markets in the UK, Ofgem, has recently carried out some research into the number of energy companies that charge for the installation of prepayment meters. The findings of this research revealed that 40% of providers charged for this service and another 5% charged for the removal of the meters.

30 Jun 2015 Read More

Premium Bonds to No Longer be sold over the Counter

The longstanding ability of the post office to sell premium bonds over their counters is set to end very soon. It has been announced that by the end of July all sales of the government backed bonds will be made over the phone, online, by electronic transfer or by post.

30 Jun 2015 Read More

Consumer's Risk Being Conned By Cash Transfer Trick

In the last twelve months around £23million has been scooped up by fraudsters that convince unsuspecting members of the public to transfer it to them.

23 Jun 2015 Read More

Loyal Customer Caught Out By Rising Premiums

A customer of the insurance firm Saga saw his insurance premium jump by 56% when he went to renew his policy. The man has made no claims on his plan and lives in a low risk area but in spite of this he saw his rate rise from £280 to £436.

23 Jun 2015 Read More

RBS Fix Glitch With Accounts System

RBS have released a statement that says the problems that some customers experienced with payments this week have now been resolved and account balances have been updated.

23 Jun 2015 Read More

Private Sector Input Needed Before UK Smart Meter Roll-Out

Worries about the government’s ability to run the program cause company in charge to call for private sector input before the nationwide roll-out of smart energy meters begins.

18 Jun 2015 Read More

July Budget: Higher earners should consider urgently reviewing pension tax relief perks

Britain’s higher earners should urgently consider reviewing their tax relief on pensions, affirms the chief executive of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

18 Jun 2015 Read More

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