MSE News

September

HSBC and First Direct customers to get Post Office banking

From next spring HSBC and First Direct personal current account customers will be able to bank at Post Office branches

17 September 2012

Household incomes 'should rise in 2013'

Households will get an increase in real income next year for the first time since the credit crunch, research says

17 September 2012

Do you really need to pay for financial advice?

Danny Cox, from financial advisers Hargreaves Lansdown, asks whether DIY investing is the future

14 September 2012

£512 million paid out in PPI claims in July

The total amount paid out for mis-sold PPI since January 2011 stands at £5.9 billion, according to the latest FSA data

14 September 2012

Fall in home purchase loans

Loans for home purchases slumped by 8% last month as lenders clamped down on mortgages for those with small deposits

14 September 2012

Mobile networks reveal iPhone 5 prices

Mobile networks have revealed their prices for Apple's new iPhone 5 - but how do you find the cheapest tariff?

14 September 2012

Public 'backs portable bank account numbers'

Consumers would be more likely to switch their bank account if they could keep their account number, says Which?

13 September 2012

Olympics lift for job market

The jobless total fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the quarter to July after a big jump in the number of people in work

12 September 2012

More homes can get Warm Front heating grants

A million more households are now eligible for insulation grants, after government changes came into force today

12 September 2012

Charity calls for council tax reform

Council tax bands should be adjusted so those in higher-value homes pay proportionally more, says a charity

11 September 2012

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