News & Articles Archive

Treasury looks to secure financial future

31/1/2008

HM Treasury has announced a five-point plan to help secure the UKs economic outlook for the future.

King to serve further term as governor

31/1/2008

Bank of England governor Mervyn King has been reappointed to serve a further five-year term in the role, it has emerged.

House prices fall for fourth month in a row

31/1/2008

A January decline in the average property value is the fourth such monthly fall in a row, it has been claimed.

Taxpayers pick up £13bn avoidance bill

30/1/2008

The cost to Britons of tax avoidance among the super-rich totals £13 billion each year, it has emerged.

Energy suppliers must help consumers

29/1/2008

It is imperative that utility providers assist customers left facing energy poverty due to rising fuel prices, according to an industry watchdog.

No pause for breath for UK economy

28/1/2008

The current economic upheavals in the UK represent a "fundamental adjustment", Deloitte claims.

Societe Generale reveals significant loss

25/1/2008

Fraudulent behaviour by an employee has resulted in a "significant loss" being incurred by Parisian bank Societe Generale, it has emerged.

Proactive approach needed for personal finance

25/1/2008

A personal finance expert urges Britons to "get smart, get savvy" and address their monetary problems.

Credit card bills buoyed by impulse buys

24/1/2008

Britons impulse-buying habits are adding to the amount owed on credit card bills, it has emerged.

Post-Christmas lull in saving for children

24/1/2008

The fallout from Christmas expenditure sees a drop in saving for children in February, it has emerged.

NS&I lowers interest rates

24/1/2008

The Bank of England may have maintained the base rate, but National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has reduced the amount paid on some products.

Bank of England awaits inflation report

23/1/2008

The impending publication of the Bank of Englands quarterly inflation report was a key influencing factor in the decision not to change the base rate of interest, it has emerged.

Black is the new blue for UK finances

22/1/2008

So-called Blue Monday went worse than expected for UK investors, with £77 billion wiped off the FTSE 100.

Bank of England bails out Northern Rock

21/1/2008

The Bank of England has revealed plans to help Northern Rock over the coming years, with nationalisation one proposed option.

Green mortgage market survives credit crunch

18/1/2008

The credit crunch is having little impact on the green mortgage market, it has been suggested.

Car insurance crackdown helps to catch criminals

18/1/2008

Rules to give the police access to details of uninsured vehicles are helping to fight crime, it has been claimed.

UK housing stock has tripled in value

17/1/2008

The value of privately-owned homes in the UK has tripled in the past ten years, Halifax says.

Easy investments best in an awkward market

17/1/2008

In uncertain economic times, easy investments are the best option, consumers have been told.

Businesses must meet tax deadline

17/1/2008

It is essential that businesses meet the January 31st self-assessment deadline for tax returns, HM Revenue & Customs has asserted.

Equitable Life settles mis-selling dispute

16/1/2008

A mis-selling case between Equitable Life and 407 of its annuity holders has been settled, it has emerged.

DFID unveils money transfer customer charter

15/1/2008

A new customer charter has been released to help govern the industry, the Department for International Development (DFID) reveals.

Banks back in court

14/1/2008

A test case examining the legality of bank charges for unauthorised overdrafts begins in the high court this week, the Office of Fair Trading reveals.

Insolvencies set to rise in 2008

11/1/2008

The number of insolvencies and individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) taking place in Britain looks set to rise significantly this year, with "quite a few predictions to say that there will be an increase".

Justice Committee calls for tighter data laws

11/1/2008

The laws relating to data protection must be tightened to prevent further high-profile leaks, a government committee warns.

No change in base rate, says Bank

10/1/2008

The Bank of England has opted to maintain the current base rate of 5.5 per cent in its January meeting.

Energy price hikes are avoidable

10/1/2008

Consumers need not necessarily be hit by energy cost increases, it has been suggested.

Debt prevents pension savings

10/1/2008

The amount of money being put into pension schemes is limited by Britons debt, it has been claimed.

Changes afoot for UK pension schemes

9/1/2008

The UKs workplace pensions environment could be changing over the coming years, research reveals.

HMRC strike could hit tax return deadline

8/1/2008

With the self-assessment tax deadline looming, UK businesses have now been told that HM Revenue & Customs staff could be going on strike.

Darling queries continental gas supplies

7/1/2008

Chancellor Alistair Darling has expressed concern over the availability of gas from continental Europe in a letter to energy watchdog Ofgem.

House prices to see major correction

4/1/2008

House prices are set to correct drastically in the next three years, in news likely to be welcomed by first-time buyers.

Bankruptcies set to rise in 2008

4/1/2008

Consolidation loans might seem an increasingly appealing option for many as bankruptcies look set to rise.

Advice services in need of change

4/1/2008

Members of the public do not fully understand their position when seeking investment advice and other financial pointers, it has been claimed.

Mortgage data suggests a rate cut to come

4/1/2008

New figures from the Bank of England suggest a rate cut could be on the horizon.

Young credit card holders not conducting comparisons

3/1/2008

Young people in the UK are failing to carry out any sort of credit card comparison when signing up for new lending products, according to one personal finance institution.

Online banking popular for expats

2/1/2008

Using the internet for banking is a popular method for expats, according to the latest research, but more could use the online banking experience to make their money work harder for them.

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