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Joint finances: how could it affect your credit rating?

When you are in a committed relationship, how can it affect your credit status? And is it a good idea to have joint finances?

4 Nov 2014 Read More

Over 20% of the UK’s workforce earn under the Living Wage - An enquiry into the proposed 20p rise

Over a fifth of the UK’s workforce make less than the living wage, barely enough to make ends meet, with women and young workers particularly likely to be on the wrong end of paltry hourly rates.

3 Nov 2014 Read More

Homeowners subjected to an overload of vague, exorbitant fees & charges, according to Which?

As a result of being subjected to poorly presented fees & charges characterised by a lack of clarity, homeowners are prone to being ripped off by lenders when it comes to their mortgage outlay, according to a consumer group

3 Nov 2014 Read More

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

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