Boost your savings to 6%
While many savings accounts offer dismal sub-1% rates, there are always tricks to squeeze out better deals
17 January 2014
UK-wide credit union launches with table-topping savings rates
A new credit union, My Community Bank, has launched today offering table topping savings rates
25 November 2013
Help to Buy 95% mortgages launch today: What are the deals like?
NatWest and RBS are among the providers which will offer 95% mortgage deals under the Government's Help to Buy scheme
8 October 2013
Got a best buy Isa last year? Act now as rates have plummeted
Last year's top cash Isa rates have plummeted, so act now to make sure you're not losing out on hundreds of pounds
2 April 2013
Reject credit card hikes after banks up rates
Thousands of credit card customers face interest rate hikes, but you can reject them to escape the higher payments
13 March 2012
Virgin Money owner Sir Richard Branson vows to improve banking
Virgin Money aims to challenge the banking industry's 'big five' following its takeover of Northern Rock
9 January 2012
'0% credit card deals could change forever, for the worse'
Halifax has launched a top credit card, but the offer isn't available to all successful applicants. A sign of things to come?
29 November 2011
Virgin Money to buy Northern Rock for £747m
The Government is selling Northern Rock to Virgin Money with the hope the combined forces will bring High Street competition
17 November 2011
MBNA pulls UK credit cards from sale
Consumers have lost the opportunity to switch to a number of top plastic deals, as Bank of America prepares to sell its UK plastic business MBNA
30 September 2011
Barclaycard offers longest-ever 0% balance transfer credit card
Barclaycard will allow cardholders to shift debt to it with no interest charged for two years
18 July 2011
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