Money

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 ...

13 October 2006

Security Trial reveals scale of Internet threat

A security trial has revealed that on average, hackers attack the home computer as often as every 12 minutes.Six out of seven attacks are targeted at home users, and if ...

25 September 2006

Wage Hikes may damage business

Top business group, the Confederation of British Industry is warning that anothe hike in the national minimun wage may damage business and see the black economy grow, the BBC reports, ...

22 September 2006

VAT fraud costing £8.4 billion

Information obtained by BBC's Panorama shows that the cost of VAT fraud is up to four times the official estimate, and as much as five times more than any other ...

18 September 2006

iPod Generation facing a dark future

The generation known as the iPod Generation are facing a pretty bleak financial future, a report has warned, tinged with high taxes and low earnings.The report comes as tens of ...

1 September 2006

Survey Highlights facts of life for Students

A survey by Endsleigh insurance has revealed that although Students are better equipped than ever before, many are still under insuredThe survey showed that students underestimate the value of their ...

24 August 2006

£29'000 for the deposit

That's what first time buyers can expect to pay for the deposit on their first home, nowadays, according to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Because of this, many first time ...

17 August 2006

The Most expensive year of your life

According to experts at AXA wealth management, age 34 is, on average the most expensive year of a Brit's life.Property Buying, DIY, came out as the main reasons for the ...

7 August 2006

Students work harder than we think

Acording to a new study, arould half of students have a part time job dsuring term time - earning a total of £2.3bn a yearAnylists from the Royal Bank of ...

4 August 2006

Bankruptcies soaring

New figures reveal Bancruptcy to hit 100'000The UK's addiction to spending is taking it's toll, as figures showed the number of people going bankrupt is about to hit record levels.Between ...

2 August 2006

Stones go Dutch

The rolling stones have saved over £100 million over the last 20 years, through careful handling of their money, and a mistrust of british financial advisers.Their £240 million earnings, over ...

1 August 2006

House Prices on the Up Again

Britians Biggest Building society reports fastest house price growth for 15 monthsAccording to reports from Nationwide, house prices rose by almost 1% in July, compared with just 0.3% in June. ...

27 July 2006

Another British Gas price increase

For the third time in 12 months, British Gas has increased it's prices, leaving millions struggling to pay.the DTI is urging consumers to shop around for their Gas, as the ...

27 July 2006

Graduates putting off house purchases

Thomas Charles survey of 1000 graduates reveals major negative impact of unsecured debt on property ownershipThomas Charles ( www.thomascharles.com), the leading debt solutions consultancy, today revealed the results of ...

20 July 2006

No Credit for Paedophiles

In a remake of the Data Protection act, Credit card holders who use their cards to pay for illegal activities - such as downloading child porn could have thier cards ...

19 July 2006

Home packs a farce

Britons could face losing millions of pounds on useless information, as part of the the proposed Home Information packs are expected to be scrappedIt's estimated that firms such as ...

17 July 2006

Houses will cost 50% more in 2011

It's predicted by Oxford Economic Forecasting, that house prices in the UK could increase by up to 50% in the next 5 years, leaving millions of brits unable to buy ...