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Bank of England granted enhanced legal powers to rein in the overheated housing market

The Bank of England has had its specification for greater legislative powers within the mortgage market approved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

2 Oct 2014 Read More

Wonga absolves 333,000 customers of £220m worth of debt

Heavily maligned payday lender, Wonga, has set out to repair its tattered reputation and has laid out a series of radical measures to this end.

2 Oct 2014 Read More

Death of Vauxhall ‘lifetime’ warranty predictable, says Warranty Direct

The demise of Vauxhall’s 100,000-mile ‘lifetime’ new car warranty could provoke a ‘domino effect’, prompting other manufacturers to turn their back on promised long-term cover.

2 Oct 2014 Read More

Tories propose 20% discount on fresh supply of 100,000 houses if re-elected – Is there more than meets the eye?

Young families and callow individuals seeking to climb onto the property ladder, can seemingly take heart from David Cameron’s most recent pledge to erect 100,000 new homes whilst also slashing 20% of their sale price.

1 Oct 2014 Read More

DVLA website fails on first day of new digital system – Taxpayers left in the lurch

Motorists in their multitudes realised they were unable to renew their tax today as the DVLA’s pristine vehicle tax site could not cope with mass amounts of traffic resulting from attentive car owners across the UK seeking to stay ahead of the taxman.

1 Oct 2014 Read More

7 ways to save that won’t cost you a penny

Inflation may have fallen to a tolerably low 1.5 per cent but with clothing, transport and alcohol prices all bucking the downward trend, most of us are still feeling the pinch.

1 Oct 2014 Read More

Did new school year mean new financial regime?

Did the words “back to school” a few weeks ago make you fear for your finances?

1 Oct 2014 Read More

Aviva condemn CMA’s motor insurance market investigation – Chief Executive outlines potential reforms to save £50 on annual premiums

Aviva top dog, Mark Wilson, has blasted the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for synthesising ‘very little meaningful change’ within the motor insurance market.

30 Sep 2014 Read More

Tax Discs discarded tomorrow – A last look at the key changes Consumers must be aware of

Tomorrow, the 1st October, signals an end to the significance of the tax discs which have embellished vehicle’s windscreens for 93 years. Drivers everywhere can dispose of them any way they see fit.

30 Sep 2014 Read More

HMRC instilled with new powers – Taxman now able to take up to £17,000 straight from salaries

Top earners will be at risk of having up to £17,000, owed in arrears, plucked from their pockets due to new debt-recouping capabilities being afforded to the taxman.

29 Sep 2014 Read More

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