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Millions Set to be Put Into Premium Bonds as Limit is Raised by £10,000

The public are expected to deposit millions of pounds into premium bonds in the coming weeks as the new limit becomes £50,000, up from £40,000.

28 May 2015 Read More

E.ON to cut prepayment costs by offering smart meters

E.ON look set to break new ground by bringing down the costs of prepayment meters to match those of standard energy tariffs as part of a new pilot scheme aimed at equalising the energy market.

27 May 2015 Read More

Mortgage rates continue to fall as Yorkshire Building Society brings out lowest ever two-year fixed deal

Yorkshire Building Society’s latest offering - a two-year mortgage with an interest rate fixed at 1.07% - marks a milestone on the path of UK mortgage rates as they look set to drop below 1% any time soon.

26 May 2015 Read More

Ofgem investigating rise in forced pre-pay meter installation

Following a freedom of information request from BBC Radio 5 Live, Ofgem have released figures showing that the number of forcibly installed pre-payment energy meters has gone up by around 50% since 2009, the year when these figures first became available.

26 May 2015 Read More

Wonga Aiming For "Hard-Working People"

Wonga, the payday lender, has announced that it will now be targeting a wider range of customers with its relaunch.

20 May 2015 Read More

UK House Price Increase Rises by 2.6% in a Month

As of this March, house prices in the UK have increased by 9.6% in the last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

20 May 2015 Read More

Cheap Mortgages Are Disappearing Already

The cheapest mortgages on the market right now are slowly starting to be removed by banks.

20 May 2015 Read More

Metro Bank partners with Zopa to lend funds

Peer-to-peer lending pioneer Zopa has today announced a partnership with leading challenger bank, Metro Bank, to lend funds through Zopa’s online marketplace.

19 May 2015 Read More

Rise in Pensioner Cold Calls

Concerns have been raised over the amount of cold calls that are currently being received across the UK, regarding pensions.

18 May 2015 Read More

Short Supply Responsible For Rising House Prices

Surveyors have stated that there are a dwindling number of people who are currently putting their houses up for sale. This is thought to be contributing to the continued increase in house prices across the UK market.

18 May 2015 Read More

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