Money

30 October 2006

HIP’s Slammed by Lenders

Mortgage lenders are calling for the new Home Information Packs, about to be put on trial, next month, to be abolished.According to the CML, the packs will become and unnecessary, ...

20 October 2006

UK Women are Officially Cheap

New research from Mint shows that the cost of dating is falling For the Guys at least, the average first date is cheaper, on average than it was ten ...

13 October 2006

Security Trial reveals scale of Internet threat

A security trial has revealed that on average, hackers attack the home computer as often as every 12 minutes.Six out of seven attacks are targeted at home users, and if ...

25 September 2006

Wage Hikes may damage business

Top business group, the Confederation of British Industry is warning that anothe hike in the national minimun wage may damage business and see the black economy grow, the BBC reports, ...

22 September 2006

VAT fraud costing £8.4 billion

Information obtained by BBC's Panorama shows that the cost of VAT fraud is up to four times the official estimate, and as much as five times more than any other ...

18 September 2006

iPod Generation facing a dark future

The generation known as the iPod Generation are facing a pretty bleak financial future, a report has warned, tinged with high taxes and low earnings.The report comes as tens of ...

1 September 2006

Survey Highlights facts of life for Students

A survey by Endsleigh insurance has revealed that although Students are better equipped than ever before, many are still under insuredThe survey showed that students underestimate the value of their ...

24 August 2006

£29'000 for the deposit

That's what first time buyers can expect to pay for the deposit on their first home, nowadays, according to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Because of this, many first time ...

17 August 2006

The Most expensive year of your life

According to experts at AXA wealth management, age 34 is, on average the most expensive year of a Brit's life.Property Buying, DIY, came out as the main reasons for the ...

7 August 2006

Students work harder than we think

Acording to a new study, arould half of students have a part time job dsuring term time - earning a total of £2.3bn a yearAnylists from the Royal Bank of ...

4 August 2006

Bankruptcies soaring

New figures reveal Bancruptcy to hit 100'000The UK's addiction to spending is taking it's toll, as figures showed the number of people going bankrupt is about to hit record levels.Between ...

2 August 2006

Stones go Dutch

The rolling stones have saved over £100 million over the last 20 years, through careful handling of their money, and a mistrust of british financial advisers.Their £240 million earnings, over ...

1 August 2006

House Prices on the Up Again

Britians Biggest Building society reports fastest house price growth for 15 monthsAccording to reports from Nationwide, house prices rose by almost 1% in July, compared with just 0.3% in June. ...

27 July 2006

Another British Gas price increase

For the third time in 12 months, British Gas has increased it's prices, leaving millions struggling to pay.the DTI is urging consumers to shop around for their Gas, as the ...

27 July 2006

Graduates putting off house purchases

Thomas Charles survey of 1000 graduates reveals major negative impact of unsecured debt on property ownershipThomas Charles ( www.thomascharles.com), the leading debt solutions consultancy, today revealed the results of ...

20 July 2006

No Credit for Paedophiles

In a remake of the Data Protection act, Credit card holders who use their cards to pay for illegal activities - such as downloading child porn could have thier cards ...

19 July 2006

Home packs a farce

Britons could face losing millions of pounds on useless information, as part of the the proposed Home Information packs are expected to be scrappedIt's estimated that firms such as ...

17 July 2006

Houses will cost 50% more in 2011

It's predicted by Oxford Economic Forecasting, that house prices in the UK could increase by up to 50% in the next 5 years, leaving millions of brits unable to buy ...

14 July 2006

Canadian Swaps a Paperclip for a house

Canadian Kyle McDonald Didn't have much at this time, last year. Just one, Red Paperclip, to be exact. But his ingenuity, and perseverence made it possible for him ...

13 July 2006

Charities could benefit from unclaimed cash

It's estimated that there is as mich as £5 billion lying unclimed in bank and building society accounts across the UK. Now, some of that cash could be destined ...

11 July 2006

Private school pupils will be richer

Children who's parents can afford to send them to expensive, private schools are more likely to among the top earners by the time they get to their thrities, according to ...

6 July 2006

House Prices back up

According to the Halifax, House prices took and unexpected 1.2% fall during June, after a few months of bouyancy.Overall, however house prices are up 2.6% on the first quater, and ...

5 July 2006

School uniforms investigated

The luctrative school uniforms trade is the latest segment of the retail industry to come under the watchful gaze of the OFT, as complaints have been recieved about the quality ...

4 July 2006

Student loans Simplified

From 2009, all student loans in the UK will be integrated with university applications.The new system, announced by the Department for Education and Skills, aims to simplify student finances, leading ...