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Consumers face broadband puzzle


Those thinking of opting for a new broadband connection have been warned by leading experts to do their homework.

Lloyds TSB launches new mortgages


Lloyds TSB has unveiled two new mortgages that may appeal to both new and experienced home buyers.

Nationwide raises saving account rates


The Nationwide Building society has announced that it is set to increase its rate of interest on all savings accounts.

Brits saving for rainy days


A new report indicates that Brits are saving hard for rainy days.

Yorkshire unveils new regular saver


Yorkshire Building Society has launched a new regular savings account.

Halifax notes rise in energy saving improvements


As gas and electricity prices rise, increasing numbers of homeowners are opting to carry out energy saving home improvements, according to Halifax.

Announcements still await following MPCs decision


Although it is now three weeks since the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to raise the base rate by 0.25, a number of mortgage and savings account providers have still to announce their changes.

Abbey ups interest on savings accounts


Abbey has announced that it has increased the interest it pays on many current accounts.

Natwest unveils new mortgage tracker


Natwest has announced that it is set to launch a new buy-to-let tracker mortgage.

Sainsburys reveals online home insurance offer


Sainsburys Bank has issued details of a new home insurance offer for online customers.

Lloyds TSB unveils Islamic student account


Lloyds TSB has launched the UKs first Islamic student current account.

New loan deal offered by first direct


Customers who agree a loan with first direct over the coming weeks can take advantage of a tempting offer.

AA unveils new caravan insurance


For the many Brits who enjoy taking their home with them on holiday, the AA has launched a new type of vehicle insurance.

Woolwich relaunches tracker mortgage


Woolwich yesterday relaunched its lifetime tracker mortgage, which it claims will save money for homeowners when compared to a short-term fixed rate mortgage.

Home insurance undervaluations common


Many people are undervaluing their homes contents for the purposes of home insurance, according to new figures.

Powergen raises energy prices


Powergen has become one of a number of utility providers to push up its prices in recent weeks.

Brits use savings to pay utility bills


Rising utility bills cause people to crack into their savings, says Birmingham Midshires.

A&L goes fast track for mortgages


Alliance and Leicester (A&L) has announced a Fast Track Guarantee.

HSBC under fire


HSBC bank has come under fire from rival Nationwide for changes to its repayment terms.

NS&I to increase interest rates for savers


National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has announced it will be increasing interest rates on its variable savings accounts to reflect the recent base rate change.

Pensions and investments replace savings, finds Pru


Prudential has observed how much financial advice has changed since the 1970s.

Gap year boom for travel, says AmEx


American Express Travel Insurance is predicting that A level results due this week will precipitate a mini-travel boom.

Trust funds can help the cost of uni


The Childrens Mutual has released a breakdown of how investing in a child trust fund could make university more manageable.

A&L finds sub-prime mortgages can help damaged credit ratings


A new survey from Alliance & Leicester Mortgages has shown that the vast majority of brokers believe a specialist mortgage is a good way out of a damaged credit profile.

More Than warns students to get insured


A home insurer has warned that students can be any easy target for burglars, with an average of £4,000 worth of possessions.

Garden items must be considered in home insurance


Many Britons are not considering the value of the property in their gardens, according to a report from Co-operative Insurance.

Loans help pay school fees, reports Sainsburys Bank


Increasing numbers of parents are looking to loans to help finance their childrens education, according to research from Sainsburys Bank.

Esure Travel Insurance issues gadgets warning


New research by esure Travel Insurance indicates that many Britons are set to head abroad with expensive gadgets this summer.

Brits not saving enough


A large proportion of Britons do not believe they are saving enough, according to a new report.

First time buyers paying more for their mortgage


New figures reveal that first-time buyers are paying more for their mortgage when compared to their earnings than ever before.

British Gas unveils new tariff


British Gas has announced the introduction of a new tariff that is likely to prove popular with customers.

M&S Money wins awards


Marks & Spencer (M&S) Money has won two major awards for its financial products.

Home insurance advice regarding street theft


Brits are being advised to check whether their home insurance policy covers street theft.

Attractive mortgages remain available


A number of leading mortgage advisers believe that despite last weeks interest rate rise, there are good mortgages to be had for those who shop around.

New young driver deal from More Than


Young drivers looking to save on their car insurance may be interested by a new offer.

Post Office saver rates up following MPC announcement


The Post Office has announced it is set to raise the interest rate on its Instant Saver account following the Monetary Policy Committees (MPC) decision to put up the base rate.

Travel insurance beliefs exposed


A large proportion of holidaymakers failed to take out travel insurance before heading abroad last year, according to a new report.

Alliance & Leicester unveils improved mortgages


A leading mortgage provider has launched two new and improved mortgage deals.

Life insurance enquiries down


Life insurance enquiries fell by more than 50 per cent during June and July, according to a new report.

John Charcol launches new mortgage


A leading mortgage provider has launched a new tracker deal for large mortgages.

Doorstep lenders face interest rate cap


A number of MPs have backed plans to put a cap on the interest rates charged by doorstep lenders.

Credit card use on the rise, says Morgan Stanley


Credit card use is expected to soar this summer, according to recently released figures from a credit card provider.

Clean licence saves thousands in car insurance


Drivers could save thousands of pounds in car insurance payments over a lifetime by maintaining a clean licence, according to new research.

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