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Personal debt levels rising among accountants

Interest rate rises could leave borrowers facing bankruptcy

Even a small interest rate rise could put the record number of people choosing to deal with debt via individual voluntary arrangements back in danger, accountants warn.

Debt Advice | 29 Jul 2014
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Breaking up is hard (and expensive) to do

Separating couples may find that their finances suffer along with their broken hearts, according to a new survey by the Debt Advisory Service.

Savings | 29 Jul 2014
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Neither a borrower nor a lender be....

Debt - everyone seems to be struggling with it – from the government down. A note issued by peer-to-peer lender Zopa estimates that the average Briton has £4,500 of credit card debts, on which they are typically paying an interest rate of 17.9%*.

Pensions | 14 Jul 2014
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BLOG: What could an interest rate rise mean for you?

The Bank of England has raised eyebrows by suggesting that the base rate could rise sooner than expected - but what would this mean for consumers?

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

Several banks revise their mortgage offerings; Fidelity cuts index tracker prices; Aviva launches new customer app.

Investments | 30 May 2014
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Financial Ombudsman reports record number of mortgage complaints

Homeowners lodged a record number of mortgage complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service last year.

Mortgages | 14 May 2014
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Mortgage repossessions fall to lowest level since 2007

Mortgage repossessions fell to their lowest level since 2007 last year, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgages | 13 Feb 2014
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Banks should offer alternative to payday loans, says charity

High Street banks should offer personal micro-loans to stop people falling foul of unscrupulous payday lenders or turning to loan sharks for money, says Citizens Advice.

Current Accounts | 26 Apr 2013
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Activity hots up among London homeowners

More and more existing domestic homeowners in ‘prime’ areas of the capital are moving home.

Mortgages | 31 Jan 2013
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Only 13% plan to downsize property

Just 3.25m homeowners aim to move to cheaper property when they stop work, freeing up £186bn to help fund retirement.

Mortgages | 26 Nov 2012
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Repossessions fall to lowest level since crash

The level of mortgage repossessions fell to its lowest since the financial crisis during the last quarter, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Debt Advice | 08 Nov 2012
Personal debt levels rising among accountants

Significant spike in personal debt levels

There is a spike in the nation's personal debt level, highlighting the a ‘reversal of an otherwise promising downward trend in unsecured debt' says leading charity.

Savings | 01 Nov 2012
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Internet is consumers’ first port of call for mortgage advice

Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to research mortgage products, according to Legal & General’s mortgage mood survey.

Buying Process | 23 Oct 2012
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52% of adults take no financial advice

More than half of the UK population has never received financial advice or cannot recall receiving any, research from the Money Advice Service (MAS) has suggested.

Savings | 11 Sep 2012
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Brits embrace remote advice

UK consumers are warming to the idea of alternatives to face-to-face financial advice, with 25% claiming they would be willing to receive advice online or over the phone if it saved them money.

Debt Advice | 29 Aug 2012

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