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Low mortgage rates are disappearing fastThe Times (subscription)Swap rates, which determine the cost of borrowing money for lenders and in turn affect the rates set for borrowers, have been rising. Andrew Montlake, of Coreco, a mortgage broker, says: “We have probably seen the end of the very cheapest rates as swap ...and more »
This is MoneyCo-op mortgage customers face delays after bank ends agreement with outsourcing firm CapitaThis is MoneyThe bank, which began contracting out its mortgaging administration to Capita last year, has been involved in a dispute with the company over payments – with both sides claiming the other owes money. Hundreds of staff at Capita's headquarters in ...
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerVirgin Money, founded by Sir Richard Branson, inks deal with TSYSColumbus Ledger-EnquirerTSYS said the long-term agreement with Virgin Money is on top of its previous contract with the UK-based bank that offers a variety of services for its more than 3 million customers, including savings accounts, mortgages, credit cards, currency ...and more »
BT.comMoney for nothing? The UK's worst hidden feesBT.comOf course in truth, these fees are nothing to do with the admin involved arranging the mortgage. They are really just another way for lenders to make a few quid out of a low interest mortgage. After all, they are happy to offer fee-free mortgages with ...
Telegraph.co.ukSavers to miss out on £360m in free pension money this yearTelegraph.co.ukBased on the most recent HMRC figures available, covering the tax year 2014-15, £20.3bn was saved through personal pensions. Over half of this is in the form of employer contributions which are paid gross of tax, so nothing extra needs to be claimed.I don't pay tax but do contribute to a pension - can I get tax relief on my payments?This is Moneyall 27 news articles »
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Eco News Weekly Round Up 31-01-2010


Hi, I’m Atul Srivastava. Welcome to Eco News! This is where I’ll give you top tips and information, as well as regular advice to help you save money and the environment.  02-02-2010

Forthcoming Events

BBC Radio 4 appeal by Jonathon Porritt! Sunday 7 February: 07.55, 21.26. Thursday 11 February: 15.27. BBC Radio 4 FM 92.4-94.6 and LW 198m. Also online from 7 February: www.btcv.org

Eco Money Saving Advice

At this time of year many people notice their New Year resolutions are starting to falter. Use the New Year to help reaffirm any eco money saving resolutions you want to become habit. Here are my top 5 eco money saving resolutions for 2010:
http://moneyagonyaunt.com/news/view_nebb8ae21b72a0f041a92cb4fc9a01e85/
 
Eco Entertainment

This week’s Science in Action includes: the colour of dinosaurs, 40 years living with sea birds, Satellites and Kenyan farmers. Listen to the show at:
www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/scia/
  
Feature Article of the Week

Global Birth Rate Stabilised!

Environmentalists don’t dispute that many, if not all environmental problems, are either caused by or exacerbated by population growth. But is it still the big eco issue that it once was? Here I examine the relative importance of population growth and economic growth.

Read the full article at:
http://ecoexperttv.blogspot.com/2010/01/dont-bounce-babies-global-birth-rate.html

Word of the Week: WEEE!
‘WEEE’ is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment! Read more at:
www.veolia-finance.com/key-environmental-words.html

Eco Competition!

Which is the most worthy eco project? Six eco charities are locked in battle for a prize of 30,000 Euros! Who will you vote for? I voted for BTCV! You don’t have to register to vote. Just visit this link and click on the project you want to win!
www.livefortheoutdoors.com/News-Landing/Search-Results/Features/Vote-for-the-most-worthy-eco-project-right-here/


Top 3 Eco Money Saving Links

www.energysavingsecrets.co.uk
This website takes it a stage further than simply reducing your energy bill in the home. It shows how you can generate your own power using micro wind turbines and solar panels!

www.sustlife.com/br4up/ASustlife/energyproducts.htm
This is one of many websites in the ‘eco-gadget’ category. These save you money by reducing the need to buy batteries or even the need to charge up the gadgets at home.

www.blackle.com
Think how often you use Google. Five times a day? Ten times a day? The white background burns more electricity and costs you more money than if it was black! Use blackle.com instead to save money long term. It’s the same search engine, owned by Google as their energy saving alternative!
 
Climate Corner!

Ed Miliband declares war on climate change sceptics!
www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/31/ed-miliband-climate-change-scepticism

Advice on setting up a wind turbine at home to help fight climate change and save money!
http://thearticlehighway.com/2010/01/30/wind-power-saving-the-environment-one-kilowatt-at-a-time/

Canada notifies UN of its target for reducing greenhouse gases:
http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100130/CGY_jim_prentice_greenhouse_gases_announcement_100130/20100130/?hub=CalgaryHome

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