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The holiday host’s financial checklist

The cost of hosting family for the holidays can go well beyond a perfectly trimmed tree. It pays to get your financial house in order before guests arrive.

Savings | 26 Nov 2014

Warning over 'fake' offshore bank

Banking regulators in Jersey have warned consumers and investors not to deal with a bank claiming to operate in the Channel Islands.

Savings | 25 Nov 2014
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Record number of young people living in poverty

The number of private rented sector tenants in poverty has doubled in the last decade from 2.1m in 2002/03 to 4.1m in 2012/13, research has revealed.

Savings | 24 Nov 2014

Product analysis: The Paym scheme extension

This week we take a look at the extension of the Paym payment system from the Payments Council.

Credit Cards & Loans | 24 Nov 2014

The Five Days of Financial Planning

As Financial Planning Week kicks off Adrian Lowcock, head of investing at AXA Wealth, has a five-day gameplan to get your personal finances back on track in time for Christmas.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014

BLOG: Top tips for would-be entrepreneurs

As Global Entrepreneurship Week draws to a close James Benamor teaches Your Money how to get a business off the ground.

Savings | 21 Nov 2014
High street shopping

Consumers spend big on lower prices

Retail sales in October 2014 rose 4.3 per cent over the same period last year, the nineteenth period of consecutive year-on-year growth. Consumers were lured by lower prices.

Savings | 20 Nov 2014
The Bank of England

Sterling jumps after MPC minutes reveal members still split on rates

Minutes released by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee this morning revealed a more hawkish stance than investors expected, helping to lift the flagging UK currency.

Investments | 20 Nov 2014

Regulators fine three banks £56m for IT failures

Regulators have fined the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), NatWest and Ulster Bank £56m for IT failures which meant customers could not access banking services.

Savings | 20 Nov 2014

How well does your job pay?

As Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals that the gender pay gap is narrowing, see how your pay stacks up to other roles and the opposite gender.

Savings | 19 Nov 2014
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UK CPI inflation rises to 1.3% in year to October

UK Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rose to 1.3 per cent in the year to October, according to ONS figures released today.

Savings | 18 Nov 2014

Legal & General tackle 'Great British Money Taboo'

Two fifths of the population (41 per cent) say money is one of their biggest stresses, yet nearly half (46 per cent) say finances are a personal matter not to be talked about, according to new research from Legal & General.

Savings | 14 Nov 2014

Product launches of the week

New credit card deals and special offers abound this week as financial service providers gear up for the Christmas shopping season.

Credit Cards & Loans | 14 Nov 2014

BofE lowers economic growth projections for UK

The Bank of England said inflation could fall below 1% in the next six months, as food, energy and import prices drop.

Savings | 12 Nov 2014

UK unemployment falls by 115,000 to reach 1.96 million

Unemployment in the UK fell by 115,000 to 1.96 million in the three months to September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Current Accounts | 12 Nov 2014

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