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Nationwide release stunning fee-free current account for teens with 3.5% saving rate

Nationwide Building Society has released a new fee-free current account for kids aged 11-17 that has took the market by storm with its plethora of attractive features.

31 Oct 2014 Read More

Santander to break the mould with launch of lifetime mortgages in 2015

British borrowers who find themselves unable to afford their repayments from their interest-only mortgages at the point of their expiry will be able to acquire a fresh mortgage deal till they die, as Santander officially unveiled plans to provide lifetime mortgages from next year.

31 Oct 2014 Read More

Financial Conduct Authority hand out hefty fine to Yorkshire Building Society for mortgage misconduct

Yorkshire Building Society has been dished out a £4.1 million by the industry regular the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), after it was found that the lender had failed to correctly handle clients who had fallen into arrears with their mortgage repayments.

30 Oct 2014 Read More

Property boom beginning to go bust in the UK, says Nationwide

The booming and combustible housing market - which has raged rampantly in London and the South-east over the past 18 months – is beginning to display signs of slowing down, according to the UK’s second biggest provider of mortgages.

30 Oct 2014 Read More

Interest rates could be retained at historic low for a while yet, says a Bank of England Governor

Interest rates might be retained at their historic low of 0.5% for far longer than first expected, the Bank of England’s deputy governor has identified, in what will be welcome remarks to those suffering from the inflationary pressures of stagnant wage growth in the UK at present.

29 Oct 2014 Read More

Get your credit card activity ready for a cost-effective Christmas!

There is one sure-fire way for you spendthrift savers to ensure you rake in all the Christmas presents required for all the family and friends, and that is through use of one of the superbly generous 0% interest purchase credit cards currently on offer.

28 Oct 2014 Read More

5 ways your credit card can affect your credit rating

Credit Cards can be a great way to cover your festive spending. Not only do you get extra protection thanks to Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, but you can also get rewarded in the form of loyalty points, cashback or even air miles.

28 Oct 2014 Read More

TSB takes in 1 in 10 new UK current accounts as quest to compete with ‘Big 4’ lenders continues

TSB is outstripping its own expectations of growth as the lender, informally recognised as the most worthy challenger to Britain’s banking giants, announced it is responsible for 1 in 10 new current accounts opened in the third quarter, amid plans to roll out 30 more branches in the next couple of years.

27 Oct 2014 Read More

Energy Secretary urges UK households not to worry as: “There will be no Blackouts” this winter in comments preceding Ofgem report expected on Tuesday

Ed Davey, energy secretary, has proven he packs a punch as potent as the more pugnaciously inclined politicians we’ve seen over the years as he candidly pledged to Britain’s public that any notions of an energy scarcity this winter are fanciful at best, and that the government has ‘contingencies on top of the contingencies’ in the case of unlikely disaster, amid a number of malfunctions at power stations across the country in recent times intensifying households’ anxiety over the issue.

27 Oct 2014 Read More

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

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