MSE News

2011

Nationwide reveals huge regional difference in house prices change

The annual increase across the UK in 2011 was a 'surprisingly resilient' 1.1%, pushing the price of a typical home to £163,822

30 December 2011

Rising number in rent arrears

The number of people in rented accommodation who are in severe arrears has reached its highest level in three years

29 December 2011

'Bankruptcy light' hits young people

More people aged 25 to 34 are turning to a type of insolvency known as a debt relief order than any other age group

29 December 2011

Pensions auto-enrolment delay 'a mistake'

Tom McPhail, from financial adviser firm Hargreaves Lansdown, says the Government hold-up could discourage pension saving

23 December 2011

Government to ban surcharges on debit and credit card payments on flights, concert tickets and more

The move follows a call by the OFT for the fees, often added in the final stages of a transaction, to be banned on debit cards

23 December 2011

Sainsbury's may miss some Christmas delivery slots

Many Sainsbury's customers are sweating over their Christmas dinner after the supermarket admitted some deliveries have been cancelled

22 December 2011

Government solar panel cuts 'legally flawed'

Government plans to cut subsidies for solar panels have been ruled legally flawed by the High Court

21 December 2011

No cheque guarantee cards return

Cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June, will not be re-introduced, says the Payments Council

21 December 2011

PPI compensation tops £1 billion for the year

The Financial Services Authority has today revealed £268m was paid out in October, the highest month on record

21 December 2011

Legal battle launched over solar subsidy cuts

Government plans to cut financial incentives for solar electricity are 'manifestly unlawful', the High Court was told

20 December 2011

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