Ten greatest financial fears

As Halloween looms, a survey by Ocean Finance has showed people’s greatest financial fears, with fraud at the top of the list.

ISAs | 22 Oct 2014

Peer to peer lending in Isas: The Expert View

Last week the Government launched its consultation into how peer to peer (P2P) loans could be incorporated into Isas.Experts give their views on the new initiative

Investments | 21 Oct 2014

FOMAD: the key to impulse buying

A new phenomenon ‘Fear of missing a deal' ("FOMAD") is driving impulse buying online and in stores, with the average Brit buying 11 things a month because they are on sale, according to new research by Quidco.

Savings | 21 Oct 2014

Capita predicts 'year of no dividend growth' as payouts stall

Dividends paid out by UK companies this year are expected to undershoot previous estimates as the impact of the strong pound hammers payouts, Capita’s latest Dividend Monitor has warned.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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Consumer confidence dips for second time in 2014

Consumer confidence has dropped for the second time in 2014, according to the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report for September, though sentiment remains fairly positive.

Savings | 20 Oct 2014
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2014 savings rise comes to an end

The steady increase in the amount Brits are saving seen through the first half of 2014 has come to a halt, with the average adult now putting away just 7.63 per cent of their monthly income.

Savings | 18 Oct 2014
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1.2m switch current accounts in 12 months

More than 1m Brits took advantage of the Current Account Switch Service in its first year, according to the payments council, with provider swaps increasing by 22 per cent. See the winners and losers here.

Savings | 15 Oct 2014

Funding life goals can top £1m

The average cost of funding typical life goals including getting married, buying a home, having children and retirement is £877,000, finds the Lloyds Bank Family Savings report.

Savings | 15 Oct 2014

UK inflation tumbles to lowest level in five years

UK CPI inflation has fallen to its lowest level in five years, undershooting estimates as the impact of falling petrol prices dragged the headline level down to almost 1 per cent.

Investments | 14 Oct 2014
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Identity thefts account for half of detected fraud

Third party fraud – more commonly known as identity theft – now accounts for 47 per cent of all fraud cases prevented and detected.

Savings | 13 Oct 2014
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How Brits foot their festive bills

With just 75 days to go until Christmas, new research reveals how Brits are financing the festive season.

Savings | 13 Oct 2014
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Soaring director pay outstrips employee wage rises

While wage growth fails to ignite for the majority of the UK population, FTSE 100 directors' pay soared 21 per cent over the past year, according to new research by Income Data Services.

Savings | 13 Oct 2014

BLOG: Savings & investments - Safe as houses?

Pictures of people queuing outside Northern Rock branches to withdraw their money are among some of the most frightening images of the financial crisis, says Maike Currie, investment planning director at Fidelity Personal Investing.

Savings | 13 Oct 2014

How to make money on your closet clear-out

Whether you’re after a few extra quid or more space in your closet for the new season's styles, selling old items can be a great way to line your pockets. These are the basics.

Savings | 10 Oct 2014

Product launches of the week

This week Lloyds Bank and Halifax are both offering 33 months of interest-free balance transfers on new credit cards.

Investments | 10 Oct 2014

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