MSE News

May

Banks told to display clear FSCS savings protection info

Banks will soon be made to show clearer info on how much compensation savers could claim if a provider went bust

28 May 2012

NS&I inflation-beating savings: stick or twist?

It's just over a year since NS&I launched inflation-beating savings, so many customers can withdraw penalty-free

28 May 2012

Jobless get walloped when buying insurance

The unemployed are sometimes charged over five times more for their insurance than those in work

25 May 2012

Councils issue more parking fines, one every 4.6 seconds

Local councils handed out an increased number of parking tickets last year despite cutting back on traffic wardens

25 May 2012

Holidaymakers short-changed by currency providers

Holidaymakers looking to get the best rates for their travel cash could lose out, depending on where they live

25 May 2012

£500 million paid out in PPI compensation in March

This takes official total to huge £3.5 billion, still a fraction of the projected £9bn due to misselling victims

25 May 2012

Recession is deeper than feared

Revised figures today show a sharper decline in the economy in the first three months of 2012 than first thought

24 May 2012

'Dodgy' supermarket pricing uncovered

Which? has called for tougher government guidelines on supermarket pricing after finding 'misleading' price tactics

24 May 2012

Payday loan customer charter to launch

Borrowers could be better protected against payday loan companies, after lenders agree to a code of practice

24 May 2012

Call to end free bank accounts

Banks must be told to stop offering free current accounts, a senior regulator said today

24 May 2012

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