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Parents dish out £8bn on looking after the kids this summer

Parents could spend an average of nearly £1,000 per child during the forthcoming summer holidays to cover food, days out, treats, and childcare, according to new research from Nationwide Building Society.

Savings | 22 Jul 2014
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Holiday costs mount ahead of departure, finds Thinkmoney

Holidaymakers have already spent a chunk of their holiday budget before they’ve even got on the plane, according to a new survey by budgeting account provider Thinkmoney.co.uk.

Savings | 21 Jul 2014
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How to find the right current account for you

As the banking industry faces an inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), here's how to tell if your current account is working for you.

Current Accounts | 18 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

Intelligent Pensions introduces two tools to help you plan for retirement; Post Office launches a pre-paid money card; Accord Mortgages prepares for 10 day rate sale.

Credit Cards & Loans | 18 Jul 2014
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CMA ups pressure on banks over lack of competition

In its first joint work with the regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority is preparing the way for a consultation into the consumer detriment caused by lack of retail and business banking competition.

Current Accounts | 18 Jul 2014
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Where and how your holiday money can go further

Want more rum for your money? We have five destinations where a strong pound will help you relax in style – for less.

Savings | 18 Jul 2014
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Wedding guests weary of overseas ceremonies

While cheaper and more relaxing for the bride and groom, more than a third of Brits think attending a wedding abroad is a big ask.

Savings | 18 Jul 2014
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One in four employees fears an imminent job loss

More than one in four UK employees fear they will lose their job within the next six months, according Glassdoor’s UK Employment Confidence Survey.

Savings | 16 Jul 2014
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Carney admits plan to ‘shake up the markets’

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has admitted the Mansion House speech he gave last month was deliberately designed to 'shake up the markets'.

Investments | 16 Jul 2014
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E-commerce weak in June

Online retail sales showed a rare moment of weakness in June, with experts blaming the UK’s early exit from the World Cup.

Savings | 15 Jul 2014
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Dads peg money advice as most important

Fathers consider it more important to teach their kids about how to manage their money than how to navigate relationships, according to new research.

Savings | 15 Jul 2014
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UK inflation jumps in biggest monthly increase since 2012

UK consumer price inflation has moved sharply higher in June, a surprise jump which may strengthen the case for an earlier-than-expected base rate rise.

ISAs | 15 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Do investors need to panic about a Portuguese bank?

Do investors need to be concerned about the activities of an obscure Portuguese bank? After all, most people probably didn’t know much about the Banco Espirito Santos until its problems rocked stock markets last week. It has proved a salutary reminder that there are still troubles that threaten the global economic recovery, but what does it mean for savers and investors?

Markets | 14 Jul 2014
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BLOG: It has never been more important for savers to shop around

Tony Leahy explores whether the launch of the New ISA will encourage people to be more proactive when it comes to finding the best home for their money.

Savings | 11 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

Sainsbury's Bank lowers rates on small and medium-sized loans; Over-50s insurer Saga launches landlord insurance.

Investments | 11 Jul 2014

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