The cost of food has increased by nearly 30% in the past 12 months with households spending an extra £1,404 a year on their groceries.
Ahead of the Premiership kicking off this weekend, Liam Tarry takes a look at how sport fans can benefit from affinity deals on credit cards and saving accounts.
Water bills are set to soar over the next five years as utility companies unveil measures to invest in improving quality.
Royal Bank of Scotland has posted a pre-tax loss of £691 million during the first six months of 2008 - reportedly the largest loss by a high-street bank in UK history.
The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows that,
despite the slowing economy, the majority of homeowners continue to
meet their full mortgage repayments every month.
Mortgage lenders have embarked on a fresh round of rate cuts which suggest that competition is slowly returning to the mortgage market.
Barclays has revealed that profits in the first six months of the year
fell by 34% after taking a £2.45 billion hit on investments linked to
the credit crunch.
House prices fell by 1.7% in July as the rising cost of living and
continued lack of mortgage funding curbed demand from potential
homeowners, according to Halifax.
The cost of fresh food leapt by around 10% in the year to July, putting
further pressure on consumers and adding to the likelihood of a
Home repossessions increased by 41% in the first three months of the
year as more households failed to meet their monthly mortgage
repayments, official figures have shown.
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