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Will the new state pension shaft millions out of thousands each year?

Much has been made of the new flat-rate state pension set to be officially implemented from April 2016, with the government heralding the new system as a ‘fairer and simpler’ model than the two-tier pension format in place at present.

4 Jun 2014 Read More

Personal loan rates tumble as competition levels continue to boom in banking sector

Rates on personal loans have continued to tumble as competition continues to heat up across the banking sector.

3 Jun 2014 Read More

Rate rise of just 1% could send thousands into mortgage arrears, says UK Asset Resolution

Thousands of existing mortgage holders could be at financial risk of falling into arrears with their repayments if the Bank of England raises their base rate by just 1% in the near future, according to the chief of the “bad bank” which currently posses the loans of Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley.

3 Jun 2014 Read More

Bank of England director defends low interest rates and quantitative easing

The UK would be in a substantially worse position financially and have a far larger contingency of poor people if the Bank of England did not pump £375 billion into the economy through quantitative easing and slash interest rates to their record low of 0.5%, one of the Bank of England’s key policy markers has identified.

2 Jun 2014 Read More

Net lending to SME’s continues to fall despite Funding for Lending refocus, says Bank of England

Overall lending levels to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) via the government’s flagship Funding for Lending scheme have dropped in 2014, despite the scheme being refocused away from propping up lending in the property market to primarily bolster business lending, the Bank of England has identified.

30 May 2014 Read More

Pressure heats up on energy providers to slash surcharges on consumer bills

Pressure is heating up on the nation’s energy providers to slash the amount they apply to customer bills which aren’t paid via direct debit.

30 May 2014 Read More

Post Office research indicates that lowest earners in UK spend 40% more than their salary each year

The country’s bottom 20% of earners currently spend £1,910 more than their annual salary each year, whilst the UK’s top earning individuals on average have an excess of £18,680 at their disposal to save away every 12 months, official figures have indicated.

29 May 2014 Read More

Church of England continue crusade against payday industry with launch of new finance scheme

The Church of England has unveiled a new initiative that is aimed at promulgating responsible lending which will see individuals being given access to financial help at their local churches.

29 May 2014 Read More

Capitalism could destroy itself unless bankers begin to uphold ethical standards, says Bank of England governor Carney

Capitalism is in danger of self destructing unless bankers reject the “heads-I-win-tails-you-lose” system which has marred the finance sector in recent years and accept that they have responsibility to form a fairer society, the Bank of England governor has argued.

28 May 2014 Read More

Sainsbury’s Bank release 12-month 0% balance transfer card with market leading transfer fee of just 0.5%

Sainsbury’s Bank has released a 12-month 0% balance transfer card which comes with a market leading transfer fee of just 0.5%.

28 May 2014 Read More

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