Blog Category: Personal Finance


Personal finance tips and advice from the team with topics that include banking, pensions, money saving, credit and energy prices.

FCA to ban “Rip-off” overdraft fees

‘Rip-off’ overdraft fees to be banned by FCA

Britain’s financial regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – has announced proposals to ban ‘rip-off’ fees for unarranged overdrafts in a crackdown on the way banks levy their charges.

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2019 Financial dates for your diary

Financial dates for your 2019 diary

A lot is due to happen in 2019 – not least the PPI claims deadline on August 29th – covering everything from how much tax you’re charged, what you’re paid in benefits and how to switch mobile phone providers.

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Santander fined £32.8 million over ‘flawed’ bereavement services

Santander fined £32.8 million over ‘flawed’ bereavement services

Britain’s financial regulator has fined Santander £32.8 million for failings in its ‘flawed’ probate and bereavement services.

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PPI NEWS UPDATE – DECEMBER 2018

PPI NEWS UPDATE – DECEMBER 2018

PPI compensation breaks the £33 billion barrier

The total amount of compensation paid for the mis-selling of PPI by Britain’s financial industry has broken the £33 billion barrier.

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Britain’s banks pass ‘disorderly Brexit’ test

Britain’s banks pass ‘disorderly Brexit’ test

Seven of Britain’s high street banks and building societies have passed the latest Bank Of England stress test and proved they have the resources to survive a ‘disorderly Brexit’ scenario should it happen.

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Problems for online Christmas shoppers?

Problems for online Christmas shoppers?

New security measures being introduced by banks could give online shoppers problems in the run-up to Christmas.

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Britain’s ‘bad bank’ sets aside £44.1 million for PPI

Britain’s ‘bad bank’ sets aside £44.1 million for PPI

Britain’s ‘bad bank’ has set aside another £44.1 million to pay out future successful PPI claims.

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PPI NEWS UPDATE – November 2018

PPI NEWS UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2018

Payouts continue to rise

Latest PPI figures released by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that lenders have paid £32.9 billion between January 2011 and September of this year.

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CYBG pushed into loss after £150 million PPI hit

£150 million PPI hit pushes CYBG into loss

A £150 million increase in its PPI compensation provision has pushed high street banking group CYBG into a £145 million loss on the year.

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Investigation into treatment of ‘financially vulnerable’ customers

Investigation into treatment of ‘financially vulnerable’ customers

A special investigation has been ordered into the treatment of ‘financially vulnerable’ customers by Britain’s banks and other financial institutions.

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