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Tag Archives: Financial services

The cost of holidaying abroad

July 23, 2016

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  The majority of us that will be heading to warmer climes for sun, sea and sangria will be taking out insurance to ensure that any holiday mishaps are covered. However, it is becoming more common that holiday makers are being caught out because theyare not aware of certain stipulations within their insurance. When you [...]

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How to get a better deal on your mortgage

March 30, 2016

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  All mortgages are not created equal and getting a great deal with a favourable interest rate can save you a lot of money over the life of the loan. There are many different mortgages to choose from, so how can you be certain that you are getting the best rate available? Here are some [...]

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New FSA rules force financial firms to reveal complaint numbers

January 29, 2013

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New FSA rules force financial firms to reveal complaint numbers

Image via Wikipedia Under new Financial Services Authority (FSA) rules, financial firms who collect an excessive amount of complaints against them are to be named and shamed reports MoneySavingExpert news. Over a six month period companies who receive 500 or more complaints will, under the rules, have to publish the numbers of complaints twice a [...]

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Cheques RIP

December 16, 2012

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Cheques RIP

Cheques are to be phased out by October 2018 if adequate alternatives can be developed in time according to the latest announcement from the board of the UK Payments Council. This announcement comes after 350 years of cheque usage, however because of the use of credit, debit and contactless payment cards, alongside online shopping and [...]

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The easy way to a cleaner credit card

October 28, 2012

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The easy way to a cleaner credit card

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Not something I have ever really thought about before, but I just stumbled on a post on LifeHacker about How To Clean Your Credit Card and I guess it does make some sense if you are someone who constantly has to get a replacement card because the magnetic strip [...]

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Nokia to enter world of finance with Nokia Money

August 26, 2012

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Nokia to enter world of finance with Nokia Money

Image via Wikipedia Better known for their mobile phones, Finnish telecoms giant Nokia is branching out – into the world of financial services. In March this year, Nokia sank $70million into mobile payment specialist Obopay and Nokia will now be working alongside the company to develop services which will enable consumers to send and receive [...]

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