Credit Cards & Loans

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'Risk of debt peril' when interest rates rise

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

Credit Cards & Loans | 24 Jul 2014
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Five money chats you must have with your partner

A beach at sunset, you and your partner gazing lovingly into each others' eyes over a glass of Asti Spumante and a plate of Tiramisu. What better time to talk about money?

Life Insurance | 23 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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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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Lloyds boss admits sending misleading third-party debt collection letters

Lloyds Banking Group's boss Antonio Horta-Osario has admitted it sent letters that appeared to be from independent law firms because customers rarely responded to letters with the bank's letterhead.

Credit Cards & Loans | 17 Jul 2014
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Men more likely to ‘secret spend’

Men are far more likely than women to lie about expenditure and hide the evidence, according to a new survey.

Credit Cards | 17 Jul 2014
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FCA to impose price cap on payday lenders

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed restricting the amount borrowers using payday lenders can be charged in interest and fees, in a move which estimates suggest could cost providers £420m in revenues.

Loans | 15 Jul 2014
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Brits confused by early repayment fees

Less than half of Brits know that banks penalise consumers for repaying personal loans ahead of schedule, according to new research.

Loans | 14 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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FCA chief Wheatley paid £610k in 2013-2014

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Martin Wheatley was paid a total of £610,000 in the year to 31 March, with a basic salary of £460,000, figures published today show.

Credit Cards & Loans | 10 Jul 2014
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Ten ways for women to take charge of their finances

From making a will to getting comfortable talking about money, these are 10 ways women can take control of their financial lives.

Investments | 10 Jul 2014
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Brits in denial over credit card debt finds Zopa

The average Brit has £4,500 of credit card debts, which could take as much as 17 years to pay off at an average interest rate of 17.9 per cent, according to Zopa.

Credit Cards | 07 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

Ocean Finance enters the credit card business; HSBC offers students a £3,000 interest-free overdraft; A raft of providers increase their NISA rates.

ISAs | 04 Jul 2014
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Banks send Wonga-style legal threats to customers

High street banks are using Wonga-style bullying letters to chase customers for payments.

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014
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Police to consider further action against Wonga

The City of London Police is to consider further action against payday loan firm Wonga following its misleading legal letters scandal.

Loans | 30 Jun 2014

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