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Looming rate rise casts shadow over 5m borrowersThe TimesMillions of borrowers languishing on variable mortgage rates will pay a total of nearly £1bn a year more in interest if Bank rate rises by just one quarter of a percentage point. That will include nearly £83m in the first month alone. About 5m British ...
The private banker in your pocketThe TimesLoans, credit cards, mortgages and savings accounts are expected to be added later next year. Some banks are launching products ahead of the new rules. First Direct, part of HSBC, last week announced the trial of an app that pulls together a customer's ...
Online shopping red alertsThe TimesThe Twomeys eventually went to the European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland, which advised them to speak to the bank that issued the credit card and pass on the details. The money was finally reimbursed via the bank's chargeback facility, almost four ...
Penny Junor: I'm paid royally, but cashless is kingThe TimesTwo weeks into her history degree at St Andrews University, Junor met James Leith, brother of the Great British Bake Off presenter Prue. Three months later the ... With credit cards and Apple Pay, I don't use cash as much as I used to. It is jolly nice ...
This is MoneyA guide on fighting back again illegal and nuisance phone calls, emails and text messagesThis is MoneyPeople looking to withdraw money from pensions are at particular risk, as fraudsters have ramped up activity in this area. The Government is looking to ban all cold calls relating to pensions – as already exists for mortgages – though there is little ...and more »
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Looming rate rise casts shadow over 5m borrowers - The Times

Looming rate rise casts shadow over 5m borrowersThe TimesMillions of borrowers languishing on variable mortgage rates will pay a total of nearly £1bn a year more in interest if Bank rate rises by just one quarter of a percentage point. That will include nearly £83m in the first month alone. About 5m British ...
(21-10-2017)

The private banker in your pocket - The Times

The private banker in your pocketThe TimesLoans, credit cards, mortgages and savings accounts are expected to be added later next year. Some banks are launching products ahead of the new rules. First Direct, part of HSBC, last week announced the trial of an app that pulls together a customer's ...
(21-10-2017)

Online shopping red alerts - The Times

Online shopping red alertsThe TimesThe Twomeys eventually went to the European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland, which advised them to speak to the bank that issued the credit card and pass on the details. The money was finally reimbursed via the bank's chargeback facility, almost four ...
(21-10-2017)

Penny Junor: I'm paid royally, but cashless is king - The Times

Penny Junor: I'm paid royally, but cashless is kingThe TimesTwo weeks into her history degree at St Andrews University, Junor met James Leith, brother of the Great British Bake Off presenter Prue. Three months later the ... With credit cards and Apple Pay, I don't use cash as much as I used to. It is jolly nice ...
(21-10-2017)

A guide on fighting back again illegal and nuisance phone calls, emails and text messages - This is Money

This is MoneyA guide on fighting back again illegal and nuisance phone calls, emails and text messagesThis is MoneyPeople looking to withdraw money from pensions are at particular risk, as fraudsters have ramped up activity in this area. The Government is looking to ban all cold calls relating to pensions – as already exists for mortgages – though there is little ...and more »
(21-10-2017)

Fighting the highest inflation rate in five years by following a six-step plan - This is Money

This is MoneyFighting the highest inflation rate in five years by following a six-step planThis is MoneyThe highest inflation rate for more than five years – at 3 per cent – is turning another screw on already squeezed family budgets. With average pay rises at just 2.2 per cent it means householder spending power is falling behind. The pressure will ...and more »
(21-10-2017)

Adventurous investors can experience a boost in cash through venture capital trusts offering 30% tax relief - This is Money

This is MoneyAdventurous investors can experience a boost in cash through venture capital trusts offering 30% tax reliefThis is MoneyOn the surface, the 30 per cent relief on offer does not compare favourably with the 40 or 45 per cent relief available on investments into a pension fund for higher and additional-rate taxpayers. But recent clampdowns on the amount high ... 'I absorb ...
(21-10-2017)

Theresa May told to keep pledge over debt relief for poor - The Guardian

The GuardianTheresa May told to keep pledge over debt relief for poorThe GuardianTheresa May faces the calls as official figures show almost 8 million people in the uK are over-indebted. Photograph: Julien ... Lady Altmann, the former Tory pensions minister, has helped draw up an amendment with Labour and the Lib Dems to force the ...
(21-10-2017)

Why it's time to kill off cash and start paying for everything with plastic - particularly with a credit card - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukWhy it's time to kill off cash and start paying for everything with plastic - particularly with a credit cardMirror.co.ukChargeback protection: Debit card chargeback means if you don't receive what you paid for, and the retailer won't give you the money back, you can ask your card provider to request the money back from the supplier's payment processor. It's not law but ...
(21-10-2017)

Pension choice for 130000 Tata steel workers - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPension choice for 130000 Tata steel workersTelegraph.co.ukThe letters, seen by Telegraph Money, ask savers to pick between sticking with the existing British Steel scheme, which will fall into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the “lifeboat” scheme for “final salary” plans, or moving to an entirely new ...
(21-10-2017)

One in three UK retirees will have to rely solely on state pension ... - The Guardian

The GuardianOne in three UK retirees will have to rely solely on state pension ...The GuardianAbout 15 million people have no pension savings and face a bleak future in retirement, according to a major survey of Britain's personal finances published this ...Young people rely on parents and credit cards to cover costsFinancial Timesall 27 news articles »
(21-10-2017)

Slow start for auto-enrolment pensions with returns of just £2500 - The Guardian

The GuardianSlow start for auto-enrolment pensions with returns of just £2500The GuardianFigures from pension company Aegon reveal that for someone earning the average UK wage of £26,500 who met the basic requirements of the scheme, their pension pot after five years is now typically worth £2,440. For many people, £2,440 will ... Meanwhile ...
(21-10-2017)

One in three UK retirees will have to rely solely on state pension - The Guardian

The GuardianOne in three UK retirees will have to rely solely on state pensionThe GuardianAbout 15 million people have no pension savings and face a bleak future in retirement, according to a major survey of Britain's personal finances published this week by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Lives survey of 13,000 consumers by ...Young people rely on parents and credit cards to cover costsFinancial Timesall 27 news articles »
(21-10-2017)

'My £4845 pension policy is now worth £945' - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk'My £4845 pension policy is now worth £945'Telegraph.co.ukIn 1995 I took out a pension policy with J Rothschild Assurance. I could ill-afford ... I was told I could not have the money in it. I presumed ... You started a Personal Retirement Plan in 1995 and stopped contributing to it in 1998 as you could no ...
(21-10-2017)

M&S set to join the mortgage market - The Times

M&S set to join the mortgage marketThe TimesThe mortgage market is changing rapidly. As inflation rose to its highest level in five years this week, a host of lenders increased their interest rates in anticipation of a Bank of England base rate rise. Meanwhile, Marks and Spencer Bank has ...
(20-10-2017)
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