Money

14 July 2006

Canadian Swaps a Paperclip for a house

Canadian Kyle McDonald Didn't have much at this time, last year. Just one, Red Paperclip, to be exact. But his ingenuity, and perseverence made it possible for him ...

13 July 2006

Charities could benefit from unclaimed cash

It's estimated that there is as mich as £5 billion lying unclimed in bank and building society accounts across the UK. Now, some of that cash could be destined ...

11 July 2006

Private school pupils will be richer

Children who's parents can afford to send them to expensive, private schools are more likely to among the top earners by the time they get to their thrities, according to ...

6 July 2006

House Prices back up

According to the Halifax, House prices took and unexpected 1.2% fall during June, after a few months of bouyancy.Overall, however house prices are up 2.6% on the first quater, and ...

5 July 2006

School uniforms investigated

The luctrative school uniforms trade is the latest segment of the retail industry to come under the watchful gaze of the OFT, as complaints have been recieved about the quality ...

4 July 2006

Student loans Simplified

From 2009, all student loans in the UK will be integrated with university applications.The new system, announced by the Department for Education and Skills, aims to simplify student finances, leading ...

30 June 2006

Mortgage debt at £1trillion

According to figurs from the Bank of England, mortgage debt in the UK is now more than £1 trillion, currently standing at £1.007 trillionThat's partly due to an extra £9.3 ...

28 June 2006

Brits are Still not Saving for Old Age

The number of people saving adequately for retirement has fallen drastically, over the past 12 months, according to new research from Scottish Widows.The Scottish Widows pension report, launched in 2005 ...

26 June 2006

Venus: Women Deserve Equal pay

Tennis Ace, Venus Williams has hit back at claims that Female tennis stars do not deserve the extra £30'000 prize money that the male stars compete for.Currently, the prize is ...

22 June 2006

Brits get deeper and deeper into debt

As many as 2.7% of those seeking help with debts owe more than £100'000, according to new research from the CCCS.This new figure may not seem like alot, but the ...

20 June 2006

Post Office offers a Breath of fresh Air

The post Office, this week launched a new insurance scheme, which looks set to make PPI linked to loans a thing of the past.The Policy, called "Lifestyle Protection Insurance" is ...

16 June 2006

Online Gambler loses fortune in an Hour

In one of the worst cases of internet gambling, a man attempted suicide, after losing more than £158'000 in online betting shops.Richard Mahan, of Aberdeen used a total of 13 ...

15 June 2006

New Mini goes fast

The MINI GP has sold out in the UK before a single customer has driven the car and extra allocation of the exclusive 2000 models being built for the globe ...

12 June 2006

Could a Water Meter save you money?

If we had to use bottled water at 40p a litre, it would cost us around £22'000 a year to keep us clean, watered, and cool. So could paying ...

10 June 2006

Overdraft Rebels Given The Boot

Customers of Alliance & Leicester, who decided to sue the bank for imposing unfair overdraft charges are to have their account closed in the next 30 days.In recent months, increased ...

10 June 2006

Post office launches Holiday card

It looks as though travellers cheques are no longer the only safe way to get at your holiday money, as the post office, this week, has launched the UK’s ...

28 May 2006

Kids Working For Spare Cash

It seems that pocket money is no longer enough for our kids, as gadgets like MP3 players and Mobile phones demand more and more of their cash. It’s driven ...

18 May 2006

Buyers in Record Breaking Rise

For a Staggering Eleventh month in a row, confidence in the housing market has grown, shown by another rise in the numbers of buyers.According to the Chartered institute of Surveyors, ...

18 May 2006

Credit" card for Kids

A new payment method, aimed at children and young people was launched this week, meaning that Kids no longer need the use of a real credit card to make purchases ...

8 May 2006

British Class Confusion

According to a survey by Liverpool Victoria, Brits are confused, at best, over which class they belong toWhile 29% of Bank Managers said that they are working class, while as ...

8 May 2006

Taskforce probes Cash machines

The number of fee-charging cash machines in the UK has soared in the last few years, bringing the number of machines that charge fees up to 40%, each charging around ...

5 May 2006

Cheese, Milk and a House to put them in

Supermarket chain Asda is about to branch out yet again as it allows customers to add a House to their Asda shopping list, in a new incentive for the Store.Customers ...
5 May 2006

More money, less fun

According to a survey conducted by the BBC, this year, Britons, on the whole are richer than they were in the 1950s. But that doesn't mean they're happier.Poll was ...

12 April 2006

Absent parents DO pay

Suggestions that 70% of absent parents don’t pay maintenance have been rubbished by the CSA, this week, as new figured have been released, saying that the image of the feckless ...