Govt Depts, Public Bodies & Associations
It's official: Financial education to be compulsory in schools
Financial education will form a part of the compulsory national curriculum in England from September 2014
12 September 2013
Payday lenders shut up shop after OFT probe
Almost half of the payday lenders ordered by the OFT to prove their practices are up to scratch are leaving the market
14 August 2013
No current account competition probe, OFT says
The Office of Fair Trading tells banks they won't face a competition investigation - for now
15 May 2013
Courts should probe hidden charges, legal experts recommend
Courts should have the power to scrutinise the fairness of costs tucked away in small print, says the Law Commission
19 March 2013
Switching bank accounts 'must be made easier'
Banks are still not doing enough to help consumers find the best current account deals, says the OFT
25 January 2013
Car insurance down but home insurance up, says AA
Car insurance prices fell over the last three months, while home insurance premiums rose, according to the AA
23 October 2012
Car insurance industry faces competition probe
The Office of Fair Trading has referred the car insurance industry to the Competition Commission to investigate
28 September 2012
Consumers set for better protection from unfair contracts
Fierce competition could be driving some traders to hide full costs in the small print, the Law Commission says
25 July 2012
Flooding victim? Top tips for claiming on insurance
Summer may have arrived in much of the UK, but many households are still counting the cost of recent floods
24 July 2012
Claims firms' lies on PPI revealed by building societies
Claims firms push through complaints on mis-selling from those who've never had PPI, a trade association says
9 July 2012
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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