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  1. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-france-launch-rapid-deployment-exercise
  2. Nine High Street banks and building societies in the UK are to launch basic bank accounts which will not charge a fee for missed payments. The new accounts will be available from 1 January to people who fail to qualify for a full current account. But current basic bank account holders may not be automatically switched to a fee-free account – so you should contact your provider to check Users of the new accounts will also qualify for a debit card, which they can use to shop online, or at cash points. But they will not be able to run up an overdraft. Nine banking groups
  3. Consumers who cannot afford their energy bills are set to receive free vouchers for gas and electricity at so-called ‘fuel banks’. Energy giant Npower is planning to offer millions of pounds worth of free energy to claimants around the country in much the same way food banks give out emergency food parcels or supermarket vouchers. Npower has been working with food bank charity the Trussell Trust on its plans, which could see vouchers equivalent to two weeks’ worth of gas and electricity handed out a maximum of three times a year to those in need. The plans are due to
  4. Sir Bruce Forsyth is to take part in a special routine on Sunday's Strictly Come Dancing to mark his departure as one of the show's main hosts. Yuk! Can't stand the patronising old git.
  5. The Post Office has announced today that it is going to launch a current account. While it refused to reveal what kind of account it will be or exactly when it will be available, the move could be massively significant. Initially they will be made available in a small number of branches, before a wider roll-out next year. Despite shrinking its network almost in half in recent years, the Post Office still has around 11,500 branches and already has strong financial ties with Bank of Ireland, which will be providing the banking expertise behind the new launch. That gives i
  6. The Post Office has taken aim at the high street banks with the introduction of a new current account, in a move that analysts hope will create more competition. The Post Office said it will introduce the account in a small number of branches in the coming weeks, widening through its 11,500-strong branch network in 2014. The personal account market is dominated by Britain’s four biggest banks – Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC, who hold almost three quarters of the market. Santander is the main challenger in fifth place. New entrants have struggled to mak
  7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-20087986
  8. NatWest is launching a new 90 per cent LTV first-time buyer mortgage tomorrow with a five year fixed rate. The mortgage comes at an initial rate of 4.79 per cent with no product fee and is available to all intermediaries. At the end of the initial rate period, the rate reverts to 4 per cent. More; http://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/latest-news/natwest-to-launch-new-90-per-cent-first-time-buyer-ltv-mortgage/1056053.article
  9. Fed up with littering and with politicians and statutory bodies who seem incapable of doing anything about it? If so it's time for you to sign up to Zilch.org.uk - the people-powered initiative that's going to bring about the social unacceptability of littering. Zilch is a technology enabled network of individuals in the UK working to eliminate littering and is currently in an embryonic form but has big plans and is growing rapidly. Its emphasis is on things that you can do and action you can take to help make this happen. The more of us who come on board, the greater our credi
  10. They say that their rising costs must be met by increased fees to licenceholders. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-2148159/DVLA-hike-fees-drivers-offset-EU-costs.html
  11. Payday loan company Wonga has teamed up with a local Citizens Advice Bureau to launch a financial education initiative. Wonga has teamed up with Medway Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to launch a personal finance research project. The project aims to encourage a better understanding of personal finance for the 250,00 people of the Medway area, with a focus on personal loan and credit card debt. According to the release announcing the initiative launch, the average unsecured personal debt level of a Medway inhabitant is £43,000, and Medway CAB recently dealt with a case where the client had
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