News Archive - Articles Published during July 2008
Savings Inflows Improve, Building Societies Say01 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordThe "uncertain economic outlook" has boosted savings accounts, new figures show. Rics Calls For Stamp Duty Reform01 Jul 2008 | by Michael RossA falling property market makes cutting the stamp duty tax necessary, it has been suggested. Credit Card Firms Criticised by Debt Consultancy01 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordMany providers are not providing income checks, Thomas Charles has claimed. Insurer Highlights Holiday Homes Risk01 Jul 2008 | by Mark HarrisPeople who own a second home are often not protecting them with suitable security measures, it has been claimed. T-Mobile launches HSUPA broadband service01 Jul 2008 | by Jayne DavisonA new type of mobile broadband, which will allow users to upload to the internet while on the move, will be launched in the UK today. House Prices 'Fall Another 0.9%'01 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordNationwide provided further evidence of a housing downturn today. Savings Protection 'To Be Increased'01 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordThe chancellor has indicated that the compensation threshold is to be raised from its current level of £35,000. Company Pension Funds 'Losing Money'01 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordMany of the UK's top workplace pensions have dipped into the red, it has been shown. Severn Trent Awaits Court Fine01 Jul 2008 | by Jayne DavisonA water firm is bracing itself this week for a multi-million pound fine, after being found to have falsified data. Defined Benefit Schemes 'Drop £36bn in a Month'02 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordMany pension schemes have moved into deficit due to market volatility, it has been revealed. AA Warns on 'Third Party' Cover Problem02 Jul 2008 | by Mark HarrisGoing abroad with your vehicle can leave you underinsured, the firm advised today. HMRC Issues Tax Credits Reminder02 Jul 2008 | by Michael RossMany people are not claiming their tax benefits, as the deadline for credit renewal approaches. Direct Line Highlights Insurance Costs of Modifications02 Jul 2008 | by Mark HarrisPopular car upgrades can lead to drivers paying more for their insurance, a cover provider pointed out today. Co-op Hails Rise in Ethical Investment02 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordFunds which invest in "green" or "ethical" sectors have been found to be increasing in popularity. Expert Comments on Mortgage 'Famine'02 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordThe sector is facing a severe drought in home loans, an expert has suggested. Families 'Missing Meals Due To Money Worries'02 Jul 2008 | by Michael RossMoney worries lead to some Britons going without food, new research shows. Britons' 'Minimum Income' Discovered by Study02 Jul 2008 | by Michael RossAn annual salary of just over £13,000 is needed to cover costs and stay healthy, it has been suggested. Equity Release Sector 'Declines'02 Jul 2008 | by Peter WakefordFewer people are borrowing against their home due to falling house prices, it has been suggested. Minimum Wage Forcing Brits into Poverty02 Jul 2008 | by Daniel CallowayWorking for the national minimum wage is no longer enough to keep your head above water a new study shows. Inflation 'Will Hit 4.6%'02 Jul 2008 | by Michael RossPeople expect further sharp rises in day-to-day living costs, a new poll claims.