Articles by Liam Tarry

Lloyds TSB and HBOS deal gets the green light

Thursday, 18 September 2008 | News

The government has bypassed competition rules to allow Lloyds TSB to buy-up HBOS, amid fears that if the deal does not go ahead the entire banking system faces a “bleak” future.

A&L takeover deal approved by shareholders

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 | News

Alliance & Leicester shareholders have voted in favour of the bank’s £1.3 billion takeover by Santander, the Spanish owner of Abbey.

New laws to increase repossessions

Monday, 15 September 2008 | News

New laws are being considered that will make it easier for lenders to force homeowners to sell their homes if they fall behind on credit card or car loan payments.

The true cost of making your home energy efficient

Friday, 05 June 2009 | Article

The government says households can tackle higher gas and electricity bills by making their homes more energy efficient and, as a result, the six biggest...

A joke too far...

Friday, 12 September 2008 | Blog | By Liam Tarry

When a senior executive of energy company E.on made bragged that a harsh winter would mean 'more money for us' earlier this week, his insensitive and insulting 'joke' raised some important questions of the energy market and...

Beware current account incentives

Thursday, 11 September 2008 | News

Customers with incentives linked to their current accounts aren’t getting value for money, new research has claimed.

UK still sailing close to a recession

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 | News

The UK’s economy has drifted into negative territory heightening fears that a recession will hit before the end of the year.

New car sales plummet to 1966 levels

Friday, 05 September 2008 | News

Sales of new cars have plummeted to the lowest levels seen since 1966, as the credit crunch and economic downturn keep drivers away from the showrooms.

What’s the best way to buy a new car?

Monday, 20 February 2012 | Article

For thousands of motorists, a brand new car direct from the showroom floor is the only thing that will do – credit crunch or no credit crunch.

Better rules for the sale of new homes introduced

Monday, 01 September 2008 | News

New rules have been introduced to help mortgage lenders ensure that new-build properties are valued accurately.