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CMA launches full-blooded inquiry into Big Four’s chokehold on Current Accounts & Small Business Lending – Competition is ‘Critically Important’, says CMA

Britain’s top banks must steel themselves for a fully-fledged inquiry into their conduct vis-à-vis current account offerings and small business lending, in a move centred on breaking the ‘Big Four’ lenders’ vicelike grip on the market and inspiring competition within the sector.

6 Nov 2014 Read More

Halifax’s latest House Price Index reveals a 2-year low in UK Property Prices, as the Market continues to cool down

House Prices fell by 0.4% in October, in the latest indicator of a cooling housing market, despite economists’ projections for a 0.4% rise in the same month.

6 Nov 2014 Read More

Personal Loans offering cheapest rates of all time – Sainsburys bring out market leading 3.8% product

The price war between lenders has escalated to such an extent that borrowers now resemble kids in a candy shop confounded by the sheer choice of loans with record low interest rates and the best ever maximum amount borrowed, each new deal that gets rolled out sweeter than the last.

5 Nov 2014 Read More

SSE lead the way in the simplification of the energy switching process - Ofgem mission underway

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has laid a marker down to its competitors becoming the first supplier out of the so called ‘Big Six’ to offer a faster switching service in what could prove a watershed moment for disenfranchised energy customers everywhere.

5 Nov 2014 Read More

New GPS dog collars could save you 20% on your Pet Insurance, says More Than

Insurer, More Than, have rolled out an ultra-modern, ultra-useful GPS collar which records how much exercise a dog does in a session, yielding a fruitful pet insurance incentive in the shape of a 20% discount on premiums for owners who exercise their ‘best-friends’ appropriately.

4 Nov 2014 Read More

House Prices outside the capital at same level as 2004 as London housing market distorts Land Registry Data sparking false fears over a housing bubble

House Prices have only just reached the heights attained in 2004, when properties outside the Capital are omitted, as September’s Land Registry data reveals a 16% deficit between current average property values and their peak in 2007.

4 Nov 2014 Read More

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

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