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Product launches of the week

First Utility launches cheapest energy tariff; Post Office introduces range of mortgage deals; MBNA unveils 'longest ever' balance transfer card.

Mortgages | 18 Apr 2014

BLOG: The importance of having a healthy credit score

Mario Lupori of Aqua credit cards explains why families with poor credit end up paying hundreds of pounds extra in household expenses.

Credit Cards & Loans | 17 Apr 2014

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Investments | 11 Apr 2014
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FCA: Consumers 'paying too much for overdrafts'

Bank customers are paying too much for their overdrafts, new research by the city regulator has found.

Credit Cards & Loans | 10 Apr 2014

Product launches of the week

Shawbrook launches two fixed rate bonds; TSB and Santander unveil new credit cards; TD Direct introduces new 'Fund Selector' tool.

Credit Cards | 04 Apr 2014
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City watchdog to probe £150bn credit card market

The city watchdog is to investigate the UK's £150bn credit card market, focusing on whether competition is working effectively for consumers.

Credit Cards & Loans | 03 Apr 2014

FCA to 'take out' rogue payday loan outfits

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will "take out" payday lenders who do not obey strict operating rules, it has said.

Loans | 01 Apr 2014

Product launches of the week

Lloyds Bank launches a balance transfer card and a mortgage cashback scheme; Metro Bank announces a loan for postgraduates; two smartphone apps make it easier to invest on the go.

Credit Cards | 28 Mar 2014
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Lloyds accused of exploiting PPI ‘loophole’ to lower payouts

Lloyds Banking Group has been accused of using a regulatory loophole to cut the amount of compensation it pays to customers mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), a BBC investigation has claimed.

Insurance | 25 Mar 2014

Product launches of the week

Skipton Building Society launches new ISA range; M&S expands pet insurance offering; Three announces new tariffs.

Savings | 21 Mar 2014
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Store and credit card customers to be repaid £149m after ‘contractual’ blunder

Nearly half a million store and credit card holders will receive an estimated £149m in compensation following action by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Credit Cards & Loans | 20 Mar 2014

High household costs could make stay-at-home parents a thing of the past

Stay-at-home parents are being pushed back into work to meet the cost of high household bills, research has found.

Credit Cards & Loans | 18 Mar 2014

Product launches of the week

TSB unveils 5 per cent current account; Nationwide launches fixed-rate ISAs; Bank of Scotland introduces lowest fee 0 percent balance transfer card.

Current Accounts | 14 Mar 2014
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Bank of Scotland takes on Nationwide with cheapest balance transfer deal

Bank of Scotland has joined the balance transfer battle weeks after Nationwide launched the cheapest zero per cent deal on record.

Credit Cards | 13 Mar 2014

Payday lenders face fresh probe over debt collection methods

The Financial Conduct Authority is to carry out an in-depth review of the way payday lenders treat struggling customers when it takes over regulation of the sector on 1 April.

Loans | 12 Mar 2014

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