MSE News

2011

Banks to scrap bureau de change debit card fee

A number of banks will end the controversial practice of charging debit card customers to take foreign currency in the UK

20 December 2011

Risky lending targeted in tougher mortgage rules

A shake-up of the mortgage market was unveiled today by the FSA, aiming to prevent a return of irresponsible lending

19 December 2011

Chancellor confirms bank plans to ring-fence retail and investment arms

Banks are to be required to split their retail operations from risk-taking arms to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crash

19 December 2011

Co-op cuts energy prices: will the big six follow?

Co-operative Energy has become the latest minnow to announce price cuts, but households shouldn't get too excited about cuts from the industry giants

19 December 2011

British Gas to allow online direct debit changes

British Gas energy customers with an online account can now alter their monthly direct debit payments via the web

17 December 2011

Beat the train fares hike: some must buy by Monday

Train prices rise on 2 January but some passengers only have until this Monday to benefit from the current, lower rates

16 December 2011

Find out the last Christmas post dates

Royal Mail says you should post a second class letter or parcel by tomorrow to ensure it arrives by Christmas

16 December 2011

Scottish and Southern Energy to issue doorstep mis-selling compensation

Customers who were talked into switching to a pricey tariff could receive part of a £5m compensation pot in the new year

15 December 2011

MBNA to issue both Amex and Visa to airline credit card holders

MBNA will issue many airline credit card customers with two forms of plastic to maximise their chances of collecting points to exchange for flights

15 December 2011

Ed Balls: Financial education should be compulsory in schools

As MPs today debate compulsory financial education, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says young people should be taught about money matters

15 December 2011

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