News & Articles Archive

Norwich Union suggests contents insurance checks for Halloween

31/10/2006

Norwich Union has advised homeowners to check their contents insurance covers damage caused by trick-or-treaters.

Motorists encouraged to compare car insurance

31/10/2006

Financial services advisor Defaqto has encouraged motorists to compare car insurance policies from a range of providers to see if they could make savings.

Halifax home insurance warns against Bonfire Night mishaps

30/10/2006

Home insurance provider Halifax has warned Britons against the perils of Bonfire Night activities.

Abbey mortgage help for first time buyers

30/10/2006

Abbey has relaunched its mortgage portfolio to entice more first time buyers.

Dark nights need careful driving, says American Express car insurance

27/10/2006

Car insurance provider American Express has revealed concerns over driving conditions ahead of this weekends clock change.

Esure stresses need for travel insurance cover

27/10/2006

Travel insurance provider esure has stressed the need for adequate protection when going abroad.

Norwich Union sees link between height and health insurance claims

26/10/2006

Health insurance provider Norwich Union has revealed many of its claimants suffer injuries while working at height.

Forced entry once a minute, says Halifax Home Insurance

26/10/2006

Home insurance provider Halifax has revealed figures showing there is one forced entry every 60 seconds in the winter months.

Sainsburys outlines benefits of its savings account

25/10/2006

Sainsburys Bank has revealed research which it says shows the benefits of its internet savings account.

Halifax One deal offers interest-free credit card balance transfers

25/10/2006

Halifax is offering interest-free credit card balance transfers as part of its new One package.

Health insurance provider Norwich Union acquires Rehabilitation UK

24/10/2006

Norwich Union, provider of personal health insurance policies, has acquired Maidenhead-based Rehabilitation UK for its healthcare subsidiary.

AA highlights need for good travel insurance

24/10/2006

AA Travel Insurance has released figures showing up to 400,000 people undertake winter sports without adequate policies.

RBS to provide free Post Office cash machines

23/10/2006

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced it is to provide up to 100 cash machines in rural post offices.

Halifax finds 300,000 empty homes

23/10/2006

A survey by high-street bank Halifax has found that up to 300,000 homes in the UK have stood vacant for more than six months.

Post Office reveals sweet deal for those who compare car insurance

20/10/2006

The Post Office is urging drivers to compare car insurance policies to see if its new cashback deal can sweeten the taste.

Halifax highlights property hotspots

20/10/2006

The Halifax House Price Index (HPI) shows Northern Ireland to be the fastest growing area of the property market.

Mastercard holds conference on credit card security

19/10/2006

Credit card service provider Mastercard has assembled a panel of industry leaders in Cyprus to discuss security within the payment sector.

Gossip costs UK offices over £43bn a year

19/10/2006

More Th>n has revealed the cost of office gossip in a study conducted by its business insurance subsidiary.

Lloyds TSB credit card add-on eases nations guilt

18/10/2006

High-street bank Lloyds TSB is offering its credit card customers access to a lifestyle assistant to help them remember to buy gifts for loved ones.

Details of new mortgages released by smile

18/10/2006

Internet bank smile has added new fixed-rate and tracker packages to its portfolio of mortgages.

First direct advises parents to compare mortgages

17/10/2006

Online bank first direct has told new parents to compare mortgages before taking time out for their baby.

New pet insurance policy provides £2,000 of cover

17/10/2006

Financial services company More Th>n has announced the details of its new pet insurance policy.

American Express urges reward-conscious credit card comparison

16/10/2006

Reward-savvy credit card comparison could increase the amount donated to charities, according to major lender American Express.

Business banking sector robust, says Lloyds TSB

16/10/2006

Lloyds TSB has announced optimistic results in its monthly business banking barometer.

Egg gets new chief from Halifax

13/10/2006

Online bank Egg has appointed Ian Kerr, ex-boss of Halifax, as its chief executive.

MBNA tops credit card comparison

13/10/2006

MBNA has topped the charts in a new credit card comparison report.

Alliance & Leicester offers new buy to let mortgage

12/10/2006

Mortgage lender Alliance & Leicester has improved its range of specialist mortgages, including changes to its buy to let offerings.

Health insurance provider Norwich Union calls for back to work incentives

12/10/2006

Norwich Union Healthcare, one of the largest providers of health insurance in the UK, has urged the government to offer incentives to get staff back to work more quickly after illness or injury.

Skipton launches tempting first time buyer mortgage

11/10/2006

Building society Skipton has launched a seven-year fixed-rate mortgage which may be ideal for the first time buyer.

Alliance and Leicester offers diploma to business banking staff

11/10/2006

Staff are to be trained in relationship management practice by the business banking subsidiary of high street bank Alliance and Leicester, under a new partnership with De Montfort University.

Cigarette-style warnings to aid credit card comparison

10/10/2006

Credit card comparison could be aided by printing cigarette-style warnings on high-interest products, a finance expert has suggested.

Alliance & Leicester launches new savings account

10/10/2006

High street bank Alliance & Leicester has launched a new high-interest savings account.

Consumer confidence increasing, says Lloyds TSB business banking arm

9/10/2006

Consumers confidence in their personal circumstances has increased this month, according to a report from Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, the banks business banking subsidiary.

Child trust funds encourage savings culture

9/10/2006

Child trust funds are encouraging a "national savings culture" among parents and children, according to finance company Family Investments.

First Direct to offer mobile banking

6/10/2006

Internet bank First Direct is to offer a number of services via mobile phone.

Lloyds TSB predicts wave of home insurance claims

6/10/2006

Home insurance provider Lloyds TSB is expecting a surge in claims if Environment Agency flood warnings are correct.

Pay-as-you-drive scheme encourages customers to compare car insurance

5/10/2006

Motorists are being encouraged to compare car insurance costs to see if they could save under Norwich Unions new pay as you drive policy.

Barclaycard extends period for interest-free credit card balance transfers

5/10/2006

Barclaycards flexi-rate package will include a 12-month interest-free period for credit card balance transfers from October 9th.

House prices rise but property market stable, says Halifax

4/10/2006

House prices rose by one per cent in September, according to mortgage lender Halifax.

SmartData Online performing well for Mastercard

4/10/2006

Mastercard has revealed a landmark result for its SmartData Online (SDOL) application, which is now used in over a million European transactions each month.

Business banking given boost by Alliance and Leicester

3/10/2006

Alliance and Leicester has announced new interest rates on its Balance Builder business banking solution.

MBNA and Visa in credit card agreement

3/10/2006

Bank of America Corp (BAC), which bought credit card provider MBNA earlier this year, has renewed an agreement to continue selling Visa products until 2011.

Strong loan market buoys Northern Rock performance

2/10/2006

Loan provider Northern Rock has announced strong trading figures in spite of increased interest rates.

Post Office frees up overseas credit card purchases

2/10/2006

The Post Office has announced its credit card may now be used abroad with no commission charges.

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