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National Savings & Investments To Slash Interest Rates

In November, hundreds of thousands of customers will have the interest rates of their government backed savings accounts cut by 0.25%.

16 Sep 2015 Read More

OakNorth Bank launches first two savings accounts following green light from regulators

OakNorth, the bank for entrepreneurs, has been given the green light from the PRA and FCA to offer retail deposit products.

15 Sep 2015 Read More

Low deposit mortgages are making a come-back

Mortgages with low deposits and very high loan-to-value ratios were ubiquitous on the UK market before the financial crash of 2007-08, after which their presence dwindled rather substantially.

15 Sep 2015 Read More

Interest rates need to go up along with wage growth according to Bank of England

Martin Weale, a rate-setter and policymaker for the Bank of England, has come out as saying that as soon as nation wage growth starts to properly pick up, interest rates must rise too.

15 Sep 2015 Read More

Santander 1I2I3 Current Account and 1I2I3 Credit Card Product Changes

1I2I3 Current Account fee to increase to £5 per month – no change to cashback and interest benefits. 1I2I3 Credit Card fee of £24 p.a. will change to £3 per month (£36 p.a. equivalent). 1I2I3 Credit Card cashback amounts to be capped for new customers – no new caps for existing customers.

14 Sep 2015 Read More

Caroline Flint Is Calling For Protected Energy Tariffs

The shadow energy secretary has hit out at energy companies who charged "rip-off" prices for energy plans. Caroline Flint has now called for the introduction of what would be referred to as a "protected" energy tariff and it would be aimed at protecting the most vulnerable customers.

14 Sep 2015 Read More

Surveyors have warned that inflation on house prices could reach 6% this year

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has revised estimates it made earlier this year following accelerating prices and dwindling supplies of homes, now claiming that by the end of this year, it is likely that house price inflation will reach 6%.

14 Sep 2015 Read More

Households With Debt Problems Up By 25%

The amount of homes across the UK that are now dealing with problem debt has gone up by 25% since 2012 up to the end of 2014.

8 Sep 2015 Read More

More and More Banks Offer Switching Promotion On Current Accounts

In a trend sparked by the recent change to the current account switching system, more and more banks are now offering some form of incentive to customers who switch to them from their competitors.

7 Sep 2015 Read More

UK’s First-Time Buyer Market Second Worse in Europe, Study Shows

According to the ING International Survey of Homes and Mortgages, 89% of people in the UK agree that the property market it is getting steadily more and more difficult for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder.

7 Sep 2015 Read More

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