Money

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Less than a third of students qualify for grant

When tuition fees were introduced, last year, to start next september, it was said that they would help more of the population acess higher education, through grants for those who ...

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Self indulgent pensioners

Accordng to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; a Charity dedicated to overcoming social difficulties, Thje majority of older people would rather blow their life savings than leave an inheritance.The ...

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Breaking up is expensive to do

One in 20 couples are trapped in a loveless marriage, simply because they con't afford to split up, according to new research from the Skipton Building society.High property prices and ...

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Cash Still king

Last year, electronic payments overtook cash transactions for the first time. But research reveals that the UK is still a nation in love with it's cash."The Post Office Cash ...

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Euromortgage could make home buying easier

The European Commission wants to make it easier for house buyers in the European Union to shop around for mortgage credits in other member states, as part ofits push for ...

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North south divide smaller than ever

New research from the Halifax has revealed that the Gap between London house prices and those in the rest of the UK is at the smallest it's been for over ...

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Student debts serverey underestimated

The average student expects to leave university with a debt of around £8'000, according to a survey by The Association of Investment Trust CompaniesHowever, the average debt that graduates are ...

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Credit card late fees - too high

Credit card users are charged too much for late payments, according to the Office of Fair Trading.After an intervention, by the Office of Fair trading, Eight major credit card companies; ...

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£10bn tax hike predicted

Gordon Brown may have to raise taves by as much as £10 billion per year over the next four years, it's predicted by the National Institute of Economic and Social ...

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Olnine banking growth

Britons are gaining confidence when it comes to Online Banking services, according to a new survey by Lloyds TSB.According to the survey, a massive 80% of internet users said they ...

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Students better off in London

London may be the most expensive place in the UK to live, but it proves the most cost effective for students, according to a new survey.Accordng to the survey, the ...

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£77m prize winner in hiding

The Lucky irishwoman who scooped a £77 million jackpot on last weeks EuroMillions lottery has issued a statement through her solicitor, appealing for space and privacy.Dolores McNamara, 50, from Garryowen, ...

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Reposessions rising sharply

According to a the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the number of homes being reposessed has risen for the first time in seven years.During the first six months of 2005, there ...

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Fuel hits £1 per litre

The cost of fuel has been on UK motorists minds' for a while, now, and the protests look set to start again, as UK fuel prices look set to hit ...

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Charlotte Church's Frozen assets

Advisors have reportedly told the singer that she wil not be getting her hands on any more of her money until she learns to be more responsible with it.According to ...
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Brits to become Ex-Chequers?

It's thought that by 2025, Cheques could become extinct as a means of paying for goods and services, as they are superceded by Debit and Credit cards.According to figures from ...

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UK pensions gap wider than US

Compared with US company pension plans, those funded by UK companies are four times less likely to have sufficient funds to cover payouts.AON consulting estimated that just 5% of British ...

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£1billion in loose change

According to a new survey, us Brits have a whopping £1 billion of loose change lying about in our homes. That's enough to fund half the London Olympic games!The ...

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Fixed rate best for borrowers

According to the Council of Mortgage lenders, 50% of all mortgages taken out, last month were fixed rate deals. The average prive of these loans fell for the ninth ...

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Companies quiet over pensions

According to research by the TUC, less than one in every 15 job adverts mentions whether there's a company pension on offer, despite government pressure to help employees plan ...

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Death tax?

Under a new plan by the government, it's emerged that Elderly people could defer their council tax payments until after death.The idea is that those who own a home could ...

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£300 to attend a wedding?

Wedding guests could be spending more money on the big day than the bride and groomAccording to research out today (22) the average wedding guest spends £300 on attending a ...

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Post 16 students earn more money

According to the Learning and skills council, Youngsters who stay in education after their GCSE's could earn up to £4'000 a year more than those who opt to leave school ...

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Bigger bills for forgetful movers

British home-movers pay more than £257 million a year in fines for missed payments and interest charges overlooked during the upheaval that takes place when moving home.New research from BACS ...