Money

31 March 2006

Equal pay checks scrapped

Funding given to the Equal opportunities commission, for spot checks on womens' pay has been cut, raising doubts about the commissions abitlity to narrow the pay gap between men and ...

29 March 2006

Money more important, schools told

According to research published today, parents would rather their Kids be taught how to handle personal finances, than History and Geography, in school.Although still not as important as the traditional ...

27 March 2006

Problem debt on the up

According to The Consumer Credit Counselling Service, the level of problem debt is increasing faster than the level of normal, unsecured debt.The charity said that the number of people on ...

27 March 2006

30-somethings living with Mum

In a trend dubbed “ant hill families” more and more 30-somethings are choosing to save money and go home to live with their parents again.Young people struggling with mortgages and ...

27 February 2006

Student debt is on the up

Recent research from one of the UKs top student debt websites shows that graduates are facing more money worries than ever, and the scenario is likely to get worse over ...

27 February 2006

Baby boomers leave record wealth

Over the next 15 years, it’s expected that as much as £360bn will be passed on through inheritance, in the form of property.New research from the Halifax, suggests that the ...

11 February 2006

Citzens advice warning over loan scams

National problem-solving charity Citizens Advice today warned people to beware of companies who offer to arrange personal loans but request an upfront fee.The words of caution come as the Office ...

10 February 2006

Money still taboo among couples

Many couples still find money a more difficult subject than sex to talk about, according to a survey commissioned by the financial services authority.Whilst the survey, of almost 1'500 people ...

6 February 2006

First time buyers willing to overpay

A survey by the Yorkshire bank has revealed that as many as one in five first time buyers would consider offering over the asking price for a house, just to ...

30 November -0001

Government threaten tax on gifts

GIFTS between spouses could be hit by government plans to stamp out schemes designed to avoid inheritance tax (IHT).The new rules could affect people who plan to set up trusts ...

30 November -0001

Credit Card Fraud 'Falls'

UK credit card fraud dropped for the first time in nine years during 2003, a survey has found.According to market analyst Datamonitor, credit card fraud fell 5% to £402.4m last ...

30 November -0001

Women 'best share tipsters'

The City's trading floors may still be dominated by men, but women are better share investors, according to research.Analysis of 100,000 share portfolios by Digitallook.com has shown that women have ...

30 November -0001

House Prices Drop For The First Time

UK house prices have fallen by 0.6% in August as against July prices report the Halifax, the UK's biggest mortgage lender.This is the first time the market has experienced a ...

30 November -0001

Student Finance

Money. It's the thing that puts most people off going to university and the thing that makes most people regret ever going.And following the recent debate over raising tuition fees, ...

30 November -0001

September House Prices Continue To Fall But Even Faster

More evidence that the house price fall is accelerating across the UK was presented on Friday, in further confirmation that the feel good factor is fast disappearing.Figures from Hometrack, an ...

30 November -0001

Mortgage Apllications At Their Lowest

Mortgage lending dropped to its lowest level in a year in August, according to the latest figures from the Bank of England.Total mortgage advances in August were £25.14bn, but net ...

30 November -0001

Credit Card Spending Hits New High Amid Mortgage Gloom

People are spending record sums on their credit cards, the Bank of England said yesterday, amid gloom over house prices and fears of a property market collapse.The Bank said credit ...

30 November -0001

Fraud Investigation Needs Rules1

Fraud Investigation Industry needs regulatingThis is the message to the Government if the criminals carrying out financial crimes are to be successfully prosecuted.The fraud investigation industry must be forced to ...

30 November -0001

ATM Charges Come Under Scrutiny

A committee of MPs will be investigating Link, the company which operates the UK's cash machine network or ATM's, regarding the levels of fee charging machines.Less than five years ago ...

30 November -0001

House Prices Continue To Fall Through December

HOUSE PRICES DOWN AGAINHouse prices during December have fallen for the second time in three months, according to the Nationwide.This recorded drop means that the annual rate of increase is ...

30 November -0001

Halifax: House Prices Increase In December

UK house prices increased by 1.1% in December, the first monthly rise since September, according to the Halifax.The UK's biggest mortgage lender reported that prices rose 15.1% during 2004, but ...

30 November -0001

Choose the Right Trust Fund for Your Child

Child Trust Fund accounts are available in 2005 so kids can build up a nest egg for their adulthood but how do parents work their way through the minefield of ...

30 November -0001

House Prices: Good News For Sellers

According to figures issued by the Nationwide house prices unexpectedly rose slightly this month, although the annual rate of house price inflation slowed to its lowest for over three years.The ...

30 November -0001

Mortgage Approvals Fall To Lowest Level For 5 Years

Mortgages approvals have fallen for the seventh month in a row, to the lowest level for five years.The total amount lent by mortgage companies was reported as £14.2bn during December, ...