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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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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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Should you already be saving for Christmas?

A third of Brits will start the New Year in debt after an expensive holiday season, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS). Can planning ahead help you avoid the debt trap?

Savings Accounts | 09 Oct 2014
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Barclays to be hit with £38m FCA fine

Barclays is expected to be hit with a £38m fine this week for failing to adequately protect clients' funds, according to a report on Sky News.

Investments | 23 Sep 2014
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INFOGRAPHIC: Childcare costs... in numbers

A quarter of UK parents spend at least 30 per cent of their income on childcare, according to new research.

Savings | 08 Sep 2014
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A third of Brits admit to payday spending frenzies

One in three Brits admits to living it up in the first days after payday, spending an average of £240 in just 24 hours.

Savings Accounts | 05 Sep 2014
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INFOGRAPHIC: Wedding costs... in numbers

As wedding season winds down, we look at how Brits count the cost of hosting - and attending - a big day.

Savings | 02 Sep 2014
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How to cope with an unexpected redundancy

Whether it's you or your partner who has lost their job, redundancy can take a toll on your emotional and financial health. Here’s how to take control.

Savings | 02 Sep 2014
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A mortgage with your soft furnishing? John Lewis Bank would be welcome say Brits.

As trust in challenger banks grows, a full three quarters of Brits say they would be comfortable banking with John Lewis if given the option.

Savings | 27 Aug 2014
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Students beware: The biggest term-time money wasters

There are lots of ways your cash can quickly disappear once term has started.

Savings | 26 Aug 2014
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Brits hoard a billion in penny jars

Brits have amassed £1.3bn worth of loose change as millions of savers choose penny jars over banks and building societies.

Current Accounts | 21 Aug 2014
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UK CPI inflation falls to 1.6% in year to July

UK consumer price inflation assumed its downwards trajectory once more in July following a sharp spike the previous month.

Investments | 19 Aug 2014
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Bank ‘won’t be pushed into raising interest sharply’ – David Miles

The Bank of England won’t be pressured into hiking the Base Rate quickly because inflation is likely to remain relatively low, according to economist David Miles.

Savings | 14 Aug 2014
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Six apps that make saving easier

It is always good to have a few tools which can help you save some money.

Savings | 14 Aug 2014

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