MSE News

July

Amazon launches textbook trade-in: is it any good?

Online retailer Amazon has launched a textbook trade-in scheme this week, yet you may be able to beat its prices

22 July 2011

Guest Comment: Why should we pay for OUR credit reports?

Tom Ilube, from Callcredit, explains the importance of credit files and whether other firms will embrace free reports

22 July 2011

Hope for broadband price cuts in countryside

Millions are set to get cheaper internet access after BT was told to slash the prices it charges rival firms in rural areas

21 July 2011

Scottish and Southern is latest to raise energy prices

SSE has become the third of the big six providers to announce a rise in gas and electricity prices

21 July 2011

Avoid tax credits hotline hell: the best times to call

Some consumers are still reporting huge delays when renewing tax credits so HMRC has outlined the best times to try

21 July 2011

Warning over charges that 'wipe millions off pension pots'

Consumer Focus has urged the FSA to stop advisers telling clients to switch to pensions that carry higher charges or greater risk

20 July 2011

Mortgage rates at record low, and they may drop further

Some brokers believe prices could fall yet more, given few expect the Bank of England base rate to rise any time soon

20 July 2011

Consumers warned over doorstep traders this summer

The Office of Trading is launching an awareness campaign to try to protect households from doorstep salesmen

20 July 2011

Government wants more time on payday loan cost cap

BIS today announced it will carry out further research into the high cost credit industry before deciding on a cost cap

19 July 2011

Rise in 90% mortgages

The number of mortgages available to those with a limited deposit has risen to its highest level in over two and a half years, bringing hope for first time buyers

19 July 2011

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