Archive for May, 2012

Banks to post notices about compensation schemes

Posted in Banking on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 11:52 by Martyn Shaw.

Consumers who save money in British banks are protected against an institution’s insolvency through the FSCS or Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Getting your pension requires complex understanding

Posted in Debt, Money Saving on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 11:54 by Martyn Shaw.

Pensions have taken a turn where they may not be at the best savings rate right now.

Poorest families in debt

Posted in Debt on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 11:50 by Martyn Shaw.

A financial report has stated 10% of UK households are outspending their incomes.

SSE to pay large fine for misleading energy customers

Posted in Utilities on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 10:59 by Martyn Shaw.

It is difficult enough in these trying economic times for consumers to exercise prudence in their spending and debt management practices.  It can become impossible when the companies they must deal with are not behaving in a manner that is completely above board.  Such appears to be the case with the energy firm SSE, which [...]

Gas price increases fuel unrest

Posted in Utilities on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 11:18 by Martyn Shaw.

According to Greenpeace, the average energy bill increased by about £150 during the past year.