Articles tagged "banks"

  • Trophy
    Last updated: 04/02/2009 - 11:55
    Article

    The majority of people prefer to apply for a savings account online, but new research reveals the service you receive can vary from provider to provider. Find out which savings providers have been voted the best (and worst) for their online customer service.

  • A suited man with thumbs up
    Last updated: 20/11/2008 - 13:49
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    Lloyds TSB shareholders have voted in favour of the proposed takeover of HBOS at its general meeting, with a 'significant majority' giving their backing to the plans.

  • Last updated: 19/11/2008 - 15:50
    News

    Tell Alistair Darling what you think about the banking bailout, savers' protection and the government's proposed tax measures.

  • Jar of pennies
    Last updated: 17/11/2008 - 14:10
    News

    Banks and building societies have been accused of acting to protect their own interests by drastically cutting rates on saving accounts by up to 2.55% following the Bank of England’s rate cut.

  • Last updated: 07/11/2008 - 18:46
    News

    Critical media attention and government intervention has led to several big mortgage lenders cutting their standard variable rates in-line with the 1.5% Bank of England base rate cut.

  • Last updated: 07/11/2008 - 14:16
    News by Liam Tarry

    Several lenders, including Nationwide and Alliance and Leicester, have withdrawn their tracker mortgages as interest rates continue to fall.

  • Alistair Darling
    Last updated: 04/11/2008 - 13:49
    News by Liam Tarry

    The government has launched a new watchdog to protect taxpayers' interest in the three banks it bailed-out last month, but Which? says it must do more to make banking safer.

  • Mortgage due
    Last updated: 06/11/2008 - 14:09
    News by Liam Tarry

    Borrowers have been warned not to expect mortgage rates to come down despite signs that interbank lending is getting cheaper.

  • HBOS headquarters
    Last updated: 03/11/2008 - 13:39
    News by Liam Tarry

    Lloyds TSB has refused to rule out scrapping the HBOS brand once it acquires the bank, but says the takeover deal continues to steam ahead.

  • A financial tightrope
    Last updated: 04/02/2009 - 11:57
    Article

    The compensation guarantee has now been increased to £50,000 to calm fears over banks' safety. But there are three gaping holes in the compensation system that leave people are risk of losing their money, warns Tony Hetherington.