Money

20 September 2007

Doorstep lenders not the only sharks- banks must regulate call centre threats

Below is a comment from Andy Davie, site manager for IVA.co.uk, the UKs biggest online IVA community for information and advice about Individual Voluntary Arrangements, on the experiences of forum ...

28 July 2007

Money Tips From Karen Darby

Karen Darby, founder of simplyswitch.com, who sold the company for £22million, gives her top money-making and money-saving tips: Make Money1.The start-up costs of an internet business are minimal and the demand ...

23 June 2007

A First Time Buyers Top 5 Tips

It seems that things are currently about as bad as they've ever been for first time buyers. Property prices (and mortgage payments) are soaring and with the average house costing ...

25 May 2007

Fifth Of Britons Find One Income Isn't Enough To Make Their Dreams Come True

Bradford & Bingley research reveals the changing landscapein UK’s work & income patterns and the birth of SAVIEsWith interest rates having risen to 5.5% this month, house prices soaring by ...

16 May 2007

Credit Crazy

Brits spend 15% of their annual wage on credit card purchasesThe British obsession with credit cards is on the increase. Our reliance on credit now means that we spend an ...

11 May 2007

Base rate rises to 5.50%; James Falla Comments

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee today voted to raise the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves by 0.25 percentage points to 5.50%.Commenting on the rise, James ...

11 May 2007

Experian guide reveals the truth about IVAs

Following Tuesday’s announcement by the Insolvency Service of a 12-week consultation on simplifying Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs), Experian®, a leading UK credit reference agency, has launched a new guide to ...

8 May 2007

High home costs stop new buyers

Rising house prices and higher interest rates have been forcing first-time buyers out of the property market.In March, their numbers were 8% lower than a year ago at 33,100, said ...

4 May 2007

Money Worries Forcing 3.5 Million Mums Back To Work

· Over 11 million1 UK households dependent on more than one salary to cover the bills· Of the 7.1 million2 UK households with dependent children – 3.5 million are reliant ...

30 April 2007

UK Pensioners 'face dire old age'

The majority of UK workers are heading for a financially tight retirement with incomes set to be cut by an average of about a half when they retire, according to ...

29 April 2007

RBS Plan To Charge You For NOT Using Your Credit Card

RBS card holders face new charge as bank tries new methods to reclaim unfair late payment charges cut by government legislation The Royal Bank of Scotland is ...

26 April 2007

House Prices Continue To Grow

House price growth picked up again in April, the latest figures from Nationwide building society show.Prices rose 0.9%, taking the annual rate of price inflation to 10.2% and pushing the ...
25 April 2007

Tony Blair announces ‘We’re In This Together Initiative’ - Royal & SunAlliance an

GPS- based eco-insuranceRoyal & SunAlliance (R&SA) today joined Tony Blair in launching ‘We’re in this Together’ (WITT) – a new campaign aimed at encouraging individual action on climate change. ...

14 April 2007

FT House Price Index March 2007

The latest FT House Price Index, updated with the most recent monthly data from the Land Registry, shows that house prices rose by 0.7% in March and by 8.1% over ...
12 April 2007

Friends And Family Must Do More To Help Older People Claim Vital Benefits Cash- Warns Age Concern

Age Concern is calling on people across the UK to urge their older friends and family to claim their benefits as this could dramatically improve their quality of life and ...

5 April 2007

The Worlds Population Is Finacially Under Prepared To Cope With Retirement, According To Aviva

60% of the world’s pre-retired adults worry they haven’t saved enough for retirement. To combat the problem Aviva launches www.six-steps.org to provide free, unbiased advice on retirement planning1Six in ...

31 March 2007

Money Taboos Hit Home

DfES and Martin Lewis launch Talking Money driveA new poll released today reveals that young people are struggling to understand money management and financial terms with a quarter of 16 ...

28 March 2007

Ofcom Introduces New Ceiling On Mobile Phone Connection Charges

Mobile phone providers will undoubtedly find ways of making up for lost revenue.Chris Frost, Telecoms Expert at independent price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com, comments: “Ofcom today announced new charge ...

24 March 2007

Junk Mail Fraud Risk

140,000 householders fall victim to identity fraud each yearDo you just bin your junk mail without even opening it or shredding it? Then you are among the 80% of the ...

8 March 2007

UK rates held at 5.25%

In good news for borrowers, UK interest rates have been held unchanged at 5.25% by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.Many in the City though still predict a further ...

3 January 2007

Overspending leads to bankruptcy

Accountants have predicted over 30,000 people will declare themselves bankrupt before April as a result of crippling debts from overspending at Christmas.Grant Thortons accountants blamed the trend on the increase ...

30 October 2006

Claimants miss out on £8bn

Figures published by the Department of Work and Pensions show that of all means tested benefit provided by the Government and Local Authorities, as much as £8bm goes unclaimed. ...

30 October 2006

HIP’s Slammed by Lenders

Mortgage lenders are calling for the new Home Information Packs, about to be put on trial, next month, to be abolished.According to the CML, the packs will become and unnecessary, ...

20 October 2006

UK Women are Officially Cheap

New research from Mint shows that the cost of dating is falling For the Guys at least, the average first date is cheaper, on average than it was ten ...