Freezing Orders on divorce: Frozen in time or a case of suspended animation?

The case of billionaire Sergei Pugachev has highlighted the issue of freezing orders on divorce. Amanda Melton, family lawyer, IBB Solicitors discusses the problem.

Savings | 19 Dec 2014

Government reveals fresh plans to sell down Lloyds stake

The UK government is to sell another tranche of shares in Lloyds Banking Group as it moves to return the bank to private ownership.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014
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Least wanted: Biggest Christmas disappointments revealed

More than 70 per cent of British adults would be unhappy to unwrap socks on Christmas morning, according to new research. Find out which other gifts go unappreciated here.

Savings | 17 Dec 2014

UK unemployment falls by 63k in three months to October

Unemployment in the UK fell by 63,000 to 1.96 million in the three months to October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Savings | 17 Dec 2014

UK inflation drops to surprise 12-year low

UK CPI inflation fell further than expected in November to its lowest level since 2002, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Investments | 16 Dec 2014
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Co-operative, RBS and Lloyds fall short in BoE stress tests

Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland have fallen short in Bank of England tests to determine their resilience in the event of a new financial crisis, while the Co-operative Bank has been ordered to submit a new capital plan.

Investments | 16 Dec 2014

Product launches of the week

Christmas offers abound this week. See what's new here.

Investments | 12 Dec 2014
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Last call for Christmas deliveries

Get these dates in your diary to ensure that your stockings are stuffed this Christmas.

Credit Cards & Loans | 11 Dec 2014
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Saxo Bank's ten outrageous predictions for 2015

A cocoa price crisis, Draghi quitting the ECB, and a devaluation in the yuan could all be on the cards for 2015, Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jakobsen (pictured) has predicted in his annual ‘Outrageous Predictions'.

Investments | 11 Dec 2014

Brits waste £900m on unwanted gifts

Brits squandered £900m on unwanted Christmas gifts last year, according to research by RateSetter.

Investments | 10 Dec 2014

Couples keep majority of savings separate

The average UK couple keeps 63 per cent of their savings and investments separate, with just over £3 billion now stashed in ‘secret’ savings accounts.

Savings | 10 Dec 2014
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'Saving raiders' encouraged by low interest rates

Poor rates of return on savings and investments are partly to blame for more than £4.3 billion of unplanned withdrawals, finds new research from Prudential.

Savings | 10 Dec 2014

Over-55s see income and savings leap

The over-55s are defying the UK's lacklustre economy. They have seen their income jump by 21 per cent and their total savings rise by more than £10,000 since the depth of the recession, according to Aviva's Real Retirement research.

Savings | 10 Dec 2014
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Pampered pets get £47m worth of gifts this Christmas

Antlers for cats, knitted jumpers for dogs, and a reindeer bed for a hamster are on the wishlists for the nation's pampered pets this Christmas.

Credit Cards & Loans | 09 Dec 2014

Saving money over the party season

December is the most wonderful time of the year – and also the most expensive. Here are some tips for getting into the party spirit without overspending.

Savings | 09 Dec 2014

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