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Brown Warns of Tough Times to Come
Brown Warns of Tough Times to Come02 Jan 2009  |  by Michael Ross
The prime minister indicated that he wants Britain to "build tomorrow", in order to alleviate the worst effects of the recession.

FTSE Suffers All-Time Worst Year
FTSE Suffers All-Time Worst Year02 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
The index dropped by over 30 percent in 2008, end of year figures show.

No More Mortgage Cuts from Nationwide
No More Mortgage Cuts from Nationwide02 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
Nationwide Building Society will not pass on any more Bank of England base rate cuts to its tracker mortgage customers, it has revealed.

Banks 'Want to Know Holiday Destinations'
Banks 'Want to Know Holiday Destinations'02 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
The country's banks want to know its customers' holiday destinations so they can combat credit card fraud, according to a report.

State Pension 'Should be Doubled'
State Pension 'Should be Doubled'02 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
Friends Provident have carried out a special survey marking the centenary of the UK state pension.

Lloyds TSB Slammed for Handling Fees
Lloyds TSB Slammed for Handling Fees02 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
Converting two £20s and a £10 into a £50 note costs an extra £5 - if you are not a customer at the bank.

'More Than 7bn' to be Transferred Between Credit Cards
'More Than 7bn' to be Transferred Between Credit Cards02 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
New research from Abbey has found that more than 7 billion pounds will be transferred between credit cards during the first quarter of 2009.

Broadband Access is 'Vital'
Broadband Access is 'Vital'02 Jan 2009  |  by Jayne Davison
The chief executive of BT has said that people now look at broadband access as a "vital" service rather than a luxury.

Economy 'Will be Hit by Job Losses'
Economy 'Will be Hit by Job Losses'02 Jan 2009  |  by Michael Ross
The effects of unemployment will lead to a sharp economic downturn, according to a CEBR economist.

Agents 'Unscrupulously Selling Travel Insurance'
Agents 'Unscrupulously Selling Travel Insurance'02 Jan 2009  |  by Mark Harris
Many people have been conned into buying travel insurance from agents - but new legislation should reduce the practice, according to Sainsbury's.

Family Ties Found For Spending Habits
Family Ties Found For Spending Habits02 Jan 2009  |  by Michael Ross
One in four duplicate their Mum's spending or saving habits, according to Skipton.

Airline Collapses 'Encouraging Travel Insurance'
Airline Collapses 'Encouraging Travel Insurance'02 Jan 2009  |  by Mark Harris
Many people are more likely to buy travel insurance as a result of the recent airline collapses, new research has shown.

Interest Rates 'Might Be Cut'
Bank of England Interest Rates 'Might Be Cut'05 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
Speculation is mounting over the Bank of England's rate decision, which will be made later this week.

NS&I Forecasts Rise in Savings
NS&I Forecasts Rise in Savings05 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
Falling inflation rates could have an impact elsewhere in the economy, the savings firm claim.

House Prices 'at 2004 Levels'
House Prices 'at 2004 Levels'05 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
The average price of a home in the UK is now the same as it was in August 2004, figures from the Halifax have revealed.

Government Policies 'Not Working'
Government Policies 'Not Working'05 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
The shadow chancellor has claimed that the latest mortgage statistics from the Bank of England prove that the government's policies are "not working".

Parties Connect on Universal Broadband
Parties Connect on Universal Broadband05 Jan 2009  |  by Jayne Davison
Both of the UK's main political parties have indicated that they want to provide universal super-fast broadband to the entire country.

Landlords 'Should Consider' Rent Protection Insurance
Landlords 'Should Consider' Rent Protection Insurance05 Jan 2009  |  by Mark Harris
Landlords "should consider" taking out rent protection insurance as the economic downturn continues to bite, according to an insurance firm.

Child Benefit Changes 'Good for CTFs'
Child Benefit Changes 'Good for CTFs'05 Jan 2009  |  by Peter Wakeford
A 2009 newborn stands to gain from the changes - so long as the extra money is used for his or her CTF.

Oil Price Lows 'Could Boost Economy'
Oil Price Lows 'Could Boost Economy'05 Jan 2009  |  by Michael Ross
Recession conditions will be alleviated by cheap fuel for consumers, it has been suggested.

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