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October

Government continues simple financial products crusade

The Treasury today announced the creation of a steering group tasked with devising a suite of less complicated deals

20 October 2011

MP wants debt firms to state free alternatives

Labour's Yvonne Fovargue introduced a bill requiring firms to include information about where people can access free debt advice in all of their advertising

20 October 2011

Car insurance up 16% this year, as home insurance soars too

Both car and home insurance premiums rose over the past 12 months, according to the latest AA British Insurance Premium Index

19 October 2011

Over a million to be told they owe more tax

More than one million owe cash after more tax errors were found. Millions others will get rebates

19 October 2011

Crackdown after firms caught hounding sick patients in hospital for debts

New guidance on debt collecting has today been published by the Office of Fair Trading, in a bid to protect consumers

19 October 2011

Inflation soars, but means higher state benefits

Inflation has matched its record high, meaning greater benefits but it also highlights tough conditions faced by many

18 October 2011

OFT rules out heating oil price regulation

The off-grid energy sector does not need price regulation as consumers have enough choice, reveals OFT research

18 October 2011

Child trust fund warning as vouchers set to expire

The last set of child trust fund vouchers will be automatically invested in potentially poor-paying accounts unless parents act soon

17 October 2011

Energy firms respond to crunch summit with price pledges

Some energy firms say they won't raise prices this winter, ahead of a crucial talks to curb rising costs

17 October 2011

Energy summit: Government to promote switching

Prime Minister David Cameron wants more households to scour the market for cheaper gas and electricity

17 October 2011

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