Two big financial providers have announced significant price hikes this week.
If you're a customer of either you need to take steps to protect yourself now or it'll cost you! Santander plan to increase the rate applied to standard variable mortgages from 4.24% to 4.75% on 3rd October.
They'll also be raising the 'cap' on SVR mortgages to 4.99% above the Bank of England base rate on the 24th September - this 1.24% rise gives them the freedom to charge customers much more in the future!
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New rules set out by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association mean that a 'chugger' can't follow you for more than 3 steps or stand within 3 meters of a shop doorway, cashpoint, station entrance or pedestrian crossing!
Revised figures from the ONS show the British economy contracted by 0.5% between April and June rather than the previously stated 0.7%.
While a contraction of any amount is far from ideal, the amended figures do paint a slightly less desperate picture of the UK's economic standing.
The Association of British Insurers has set out a list of rules that will be rolled out across the pension industry later this year.
They should make it easier for anyone with a pension to understand exactly what they're paying in fees and why, compare their options and make an informed decision about the best place for their retirement savings.
It's hoped this will pave the way for bigger, better, and more cost-efficient trade between Russia and the EU; something that can only be a positive thing for the European economy.
But most have seen some benefit from their economic intervention.
The Bank of England has pumped £375 billion into the economy over the past 3 and a half years through the purchase of government bonds.
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