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Savers are urged to be on the lookout for Sleazy Scam Arists set on stealing Pension Savings

Fraudsters are exploiting the reforms to the pension sector, set to be enacted in April 2015, which allow those of pensionable age, 55 and over, to take out the total £30,000-strong amount of their pension as opposed to the £18,000 they are currently afforded access too.

9 Sep 2014 Read More

Bank of England are advised to consider the averagely paid worker’s financial disposition before choosing to hike base rate, says TUC

The leader of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called for the Bank of England to pay due heed to the financial security of the worker on average pay when considering a base rate hike, suggesting that before this group of people has been positively influenced by the economy’s recovery, interest rates ought to be held at their present level.

8 Sep 2014 Read More

Ofgem gives green light to Npower to resume telephone sales – Energy Giant accepts and addresses its issues

Npower has been given the green light to resume their telephone sales undertakings by Ofgem after the regulator determined the energy firm had suitably addressed the soaring number of late bills sent out to customers.

8 Sep 2014 Read More

Bank of England retains its base rate at 0.5% amid pressure due to the UK’s current period of economic growth

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to retain interest rates at 0.5% for the 66th consecutive month, reflecting its lack of conviction in the durability of the economic growth the UK is currently undergoing.

4 Sep 2014 Read More

New UK Car Registrations grow in number for the 30th successive month

Although conventionally known within the motor industry as the calm before the storm, due to the introduction of new registration plates in September, August saw would-be motorists splurging on new cars, seeing sales growth continue to burgeon for a 30th successive month.

4 Sep 2014 Read More

AEB fitted cars are eligible for a 16% discount from top motor insurer

Drivers with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) built into their car can expect discounted premiums from MORE TH>N, as the car insurer lavished praise on the innovatory safety benefits of the system.

3 Sep 2014 Read More

Help to Buy Loans most popular in South East & London – Yet could Data belie the true impact of Government Flagship Housing Policy?

A shade under 50,000 homeowners have been assisted in their house purchase by the Coalition’s flagship Help to Buy scheme, with borrowers from London and the south east comprising the majority of those enlisted in the scheme.

3 Sep 2014 Read More

Funding for Lending comes under greater scrutiny due to poor figures for SME lending in the second quarter

Lending to Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) continued to fall in the second quarter, casting further obscurity over the validity of the state-backed Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).

2 Sep 2014 Read More

Payday Loans spiralled over first 6 months of 2014 – Further reform needed by FCA, says StepChange

Payday loans continue to adversely affect the British public, as new data released by debt advice charity, StepChange, reveals that the number of payday debtors with no option but to seek aid has increased by an estimated 42% over the first 6 months of the year.

2 Sep 2014 Read More

First Direct brings out new Market-Leading Fixed-Rate Mortgage

With an interest rate hike looming on the horizon, homeowners can take heart from the new fixed rate mortgage offering of 2.89% from First Direct, which by doing so establishes itself as the mortgage lender proffering the best value on the market.

1 Sep 2014 Read More

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