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  1. The Maggie Effect, How Thatcher Changed UK Personal Finance Forever ormskirk

    As the nation prepares to say Goodbye to Margret Thatcher, leading personal finance website, compareandsave.com, comments on ...

    As the nation prepares to say ‘Goodbye’ to Margret Thatcher, leading personal finance website, compareandsave.com, comments on the 'Iron Lady's' ongoing impact on the world of UK personal finance. For the generations Britons who’ve grown up in the shadow of Thatcher’s legacy it’s hard to imagine...

    12/04/2013
  2. Comment on OFT probe of free apps ormskirk

    Even My Little Pony bait-pricing children, at £69 for 'gems' The OFT announced today it is investigating free web and app ...

    Even My Little Pony bait-pricing children, at £69 for 'gems' The OFT announced today it is investigating free web and app games that encourage kids to run up bills (embargoed until Friday 12 April). It will look into whether children are being unfairly pressured to pay for added content,...

    12/04/2013
  3. One in five households 'owe energy firms cash' ormskirk

    More families are in debt to their energy supplier, with one in five UK households owing money, a study said today. ...

    More families are in debt to their energy supplier, with one in five UK households owing money, a study said today. Collectively, Britons are estimated to owe £637 million to energy firms, which is £159 million more than last year's projections, comparison website uSwitch found (see our Cheap...

    09/04/2013
  4. New Rule on Mis Sold Packaged Bank Account Compensation Comes into Force ormskirk

    With the PPI scandal still going strong the FSA announces that financial consumers can now seek compensation for mis sold bank ...

    With the PPI scandal still going strong the FSA announces that financial consumers can now seek compensation for mis sold bank account packages as well. To help people find out if they have been mis sold; PPIClaimCo.com have released an in-depth FAQ From March 2013 victims of mis sold packaged...

    03/04/2013
  5. 18% of Parents Aren't Saving for Their Childrens' Future ormskirk

    Equifax research shows families struggling and saving less. Proof that the tough economic climate continues to hit families is ...

    Equifax research shows families struggling and saving less. Proof that the tough economic climate continues to hit families is provided in the findings of the latest research from online credit information provider, Equifax, with one in three parents saying they are not financially assisting...

    03/04/2013
  6. Cold snap 'no excuse' for energy price hikes, Government says ormskirk

    The Government has warned energy companies that the current cold weather is "no excuse" for putting up electricity and gas bills. ...

    The Government has warned energy companies that the current cold weather is "no excuse" for putting up electricity and gas bills. Energy Secretary Ed Davey says predictions of big increases in bills as a result of the current "tightness" in the gas market brought about by wintry conditions are...

    27/03/2013
  7. Budget promotes fracking despite claims it won't reduce UK home energy prices ormskirk

    Chancellors budget promotes fracking despite claims it won't reduce UK home and business energy prices In his Budget on ...

    Chancellor’s budget promotes fracking despite claims it won't reduce UK home and business energy prices In his Budget on Wednesday, George Osborne made it clear he believed the way to fill the energy void left by the closure of power stations over coming years, was through fracking. Fracking...

    25/03/2013
  8. 4.5 billion Budget deal to help homebuyers and boost economy ormskirk

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today (20 March 2013) welcomed a new multi-billion pound housing package that will help ...

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today (20 March 2013) welcomed a new multi-billion pound housing package that will help aspiring homebuyers move up the housing ladder and build thousands of new homes. As part of today’s Budget, the Chancellor revealed £3.5 billion of funding to help...

    21/03/2013
  9. New scheme to bring tax-free childcare for 2.5 million working families ormskirk

    The Government has announced a new scheme for tax-free childcare for working families. Once fully up and running, the Tax-free ...

    The Government has announced a new scheme for tax-free childcare for working families. Once fully up and running, the Tax-free Childcare scheme will be worth up to £1,200 per child, and so will save a typical working family with two children under 12 up to £2,400 a year. It will be phased in...

    19/03/2013
  10. Over 40% Of People Will Borrow To Fund Their Next Car Purchase ormskirk

    New research highlights that while we may be in the throes of a recession, people are still spending money, with 60% saying they ...

    New research highlights that while we may be in the throes of a recession, people are still spending money, with 60% saying they plan to buy a new or used car within the next six months The study* from car finance and dealer specialist carfinance247.co.uk found that: 57% plan to use cash...

    15/03/2013
  11. Which? calls for a crackdown on irresponsible lending ormskirk

    The Government must clean up the credit market to protect squeezed consumers As the long financial squeeze takes its toll on UK ...

    The Government must clean up the credit market to protect squeezed consumers As the long financial squeeze takes its toll on UK households, new Which? research paints a worrying picture of desperate consumers who are over-reliant on credit for essentials, and of vulnerable people forced into...

    13/03/2013
  12. Consumers don't appear to know what a credit rating is! ormskirk

    Equifax provides advice and tips as the latest research shows a lack of understanding about credit ratings The latest ...

    Equifax provides advice and tips as the latest research shows a lack of understanding about credit ratings The latest research by Confused.com* reveals that over a third of UK credit card holders do not know what the term credit rating stands for, and of those who do, nearly two thirds (61%)...

    07/03/2013
  13. The Cost Of Celebrating Mothers Day ormskirk

    Mothers Day is one of the most popular celebrations in the UK, but it comes at a price. Financial Experts Baines & Ernst ...

    Mother’s Day is one of the most popular celebrations in the UK, but it comes at a price. Financial Experts Baines & Ernst offer the following advice to financially stretched families as we approach this occasion. Mother’s Day is one of the most significant celebrations listed on calendars around...

    06/03/2013
  14. Children are Becoming Ever Less Affordable as the Real Terms Cost of Raising a Child ormskirk

    Cost of raising a child compared to rise in income reveals UK is one of the most expensive countries to bring up children ...

    Cost of raising a child compared to rise in income reveals UK is one of the most expensive countries to bring up children Research collected by KidStart (http://www.kidstart.co.uk), the family shopping club, has revealed that the real-terms cost of raising a child in the UK has increased by 11%...

    05/03/2013
  15. Apple iPhones Make Up 50.6% of the Devices in the Phone Recycling Market ormskirk

    Are two of the most popular selling phones of 2012 iPhone 4S and 5 being traded in? Are UK consumers switching to Android devices ...

    Are two of the most popular selling phones of 2012 iPhone 4S and 5 being traded in? Are UK consumers switching to Android devices due to disappointment in the latest Apple devices? The iPhone 5 is already the 8th most traded in handset of 2013 (months after release) Are people switching to...

    01/03/2013
  16. Half of meat-eaters happy to eat horsemeat ormskirk

    Many would buy correctly labelled horsemeat, if safe Just over half of meat-eaters say they would buy safe horsemeat, a poll ...

    Many would buy correctly labelled horsemeat, if safe Just over half of meat-eaters say they would buy safe horsemeat, a poll of almost 14,000 MoneySavingExpert.com users has found. We asked users how much cheaper horsemeat would need to be before they'd knowingly buy it. But despite the...

    26/02/2013
  17. Writing off debt without going Bankrupt ormskirk

    As the recession continues to stretch the finances of UK households, financial experts, Baines & Ernst, reveal how its ...

    As the recession continues to stretch the finances of UK households, financial experts, Baines & Ernst, reveal how it’s possible for people in severe financial hardship to write off debt without going bankrupt. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently published their Burden of Household...

    26/02/2013
  18. Don't Let an Application for Credit on a 13 Plate Be Unlucky ormskirk

    Equifax urges new car buyers to make sure they can make the most of great finance deals with a strong credit report The new 13 ...

    Equifax urges new car buyers to make sure they can make the most of great finance deals with a strong credit report The new 13 registration plate will hit the roads on 1st March and whilst superstitious car buyers might want to skip the number 13, it’s still expected that there will be some...

    22/02/2013
  19. Thousands of hard-pressed UK mums put themselves second to prop-up family budget ormskirk

    47% of UK mums sacrifice their me time treats One in ten mums feel that they are the only person in the family to make ...

    47% of UK mums sacrifice their ‘me time’ treats One in ten mums feel that they are the only person in the family to make spending sacrifices Over a quarter of mums would feel guilty if they spent money on themselves A fifth only pamper themselves during the sales New research has...

    21/02/2013
  20. Financial education to be added to the curriculum ormskirk

    First step to compulsory financial education for all Today the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, announced the ...

    First step to compulsory financial education for all Today the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, announced the new national curriculum for citizenship. It will, for the first time, include financial education for Key Stage 3 and 4. This is currently at consultation stage, but still...

    07/02/2013
  21. Lloyds rightly given PPI kicking ormskirk

    Is this the only dirty Lloyds PPI trick? Martin Lewis, creator of MoneySavingExpert.com, where more than 4m PPI template ...

    Is this the only dirty Lloyds PPI trick? Martin Lewis, creator of MoneySavingExpert.com, where more than 4m PPI template letters have been downloaded, comments on the news Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £4.3 million for delayed PPI redress payments: "Lloyds is rightly being given a...

    19/02/2013
  22. Homeserve Research Suggests Brits Have Lost That Saturday Night Fever ormskirk

    35.7 million Brits more likely to stay in than go out on a Saturday night -- Two fifths go out less than once a month -- A quarter ...

    35.7 million Brits more likely to stay in than go out on a Saturday night -- Two fifths go out less than once a month -- A quarter plan to entertain themselves at home more in 2013 Whether it’s the lure of television or the need to be more careful with our money, it seems Britons no longer have...

    11/02/2013
  23. MoneySavingExpert.com turns energy market upside down ormskirk

    Revolutionary free new Cheap Energy Club launches to ensure permanently cheap deals Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy, ...

    Revolutionary free new Cheap Energy Club launches to ensure permanently cheap deals • Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy, praises new initiative, a day ahead of Government's anti-confusion plans • 51% of votes showed confusion, hassle or thinking there's no benefit as the top reasons for...

    16/01/2013
  24. Disgraceful banks suggest PPI claims deadline ormskirk

    Mis-selling victims urged to claw back the billions left unclaimed now MONEYSAVINGEXPERT.COM NEWS COMMENT Cutting your costs, ...

    Mis-selling victims urged to claw back the billions left unclaimed now MONEYSAVINGEXPERT.COM NEWS COMMENT Cutting your costs, fighting your corner WED 16 JAN 2013 Disgraceful banks suggest PPI claims deadline Mis-selling victims urged to claw back the billions left unclaimed now Banks have...

    16/01/2013
  25. Eon should be ashamed of its price promise marketing ormskirk

    Energy giant announces price rises just after its 'no hikes pledge' ends MoneySavingExpert.com is calling for tougher ...

    Energy giant announces price rises just after its 'no hikes pledge' ends MoneySavingExpert.com is calling for tougher regulation of energy company price promises after Eon announced an 8.7% energy price rise to come into effect on 18 January. The hike for millions of customers will come just...

    12/12/2012
  26. Oi, Cameron, sort out petrol prices! ormskirk

    High fuel and energy costs top consumers' 'must tackle' list Oi, David Cameron, it's time to sort out petrol prices! That's the ...

    High fuel and energy costs top consumers' 'must tackle' list Oi, David Cameron, it's time to sort out petrol prices! That's the number one consumer issue people would tell the Prime Minister to address, according to a poll of over 13,000 MoneySavingExpert.com users. We asked which of 10 hot...

    12/12/2012
  27. Energy shake-up likely to mean hundreds of new tariffs ormskirk

    Government's new proposals are heavily biased towards collective switching Following the Government's proposals to simplify ...

    Government's new proposals are heavily biased towards collective switching Following the Government's proposals to simplify energy tariffs published today, Martin Lewis, creator of MoneySavingExpert.com, comments: "The Government’s new proposals to simplify the 500 current tariffs could...

    12/12/2012
  28. Autumn statement on tax avoidance measures ormskirk

    There will be an extra £77million of funding for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to expand government's anti-avoidance and ...

    There will be an extra £77million of funding for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to expand government's anti-avoidance and evasion activity, specifically those focusing on offshore evasion and avoidance by wealthy individuals and by multinationals. This is expected to bring in an additional £2 billion...

    05/12/2012
  29. Starbucks bow to public pressure ormskirk

    The tax-avoiding multinational coffee giant Starbucks has bowed to pressure from angry consumers. 'People power' through ...

    The tax-avoiding multinational coffee giant Starbucks has bowed to pressure from angry consumers. 'People power' through resistance from customers has caused a quick change of policy.as the global coffee giant attempts to ward off a backlash over its accounting methods. The company, which...

    02/12/2012
  30. UK house prices unchanged in November 2012 ormskirk

    NATIONWIDE - UK house prices unchanged in November Price of a typical home unchanged over the month in November Prices just ...

    NATIONWIDE - UK house prices unchanged in November Price of a typical home unchanged over the month in November Prices just 1.2% below the level prevailing twelve months ago The typical home is now worth £163,853

    01/12/2012
  31. Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% ormskirk

    The Bank of Englands Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves ...

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves at 0.5%. The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion. The Committee’s latest...

    05/11/2012

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