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Saturday 27th of February 2010

News Tag: discount

January 5, 2010

HSBC announces January sale

by David Masters
HSBC announces January sale
HSBC has jumped on the bandwagon of January sales by launching cut-priced mortgages, savings accounts, and insurance products. "All over the world, people are making New Year resolutions and sorting out their finances is often high on that list," said Brendan Cook, HSBC spokesperson. "This year, we want to make it easier for our customers to keep that resolution. "We are providing a wide range ...



October 21, 2009

e-retailers hit by High Street discounting

by Kay Murchie
”e-retailers
According to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, online spending growth slowed to a record low in September as heavy discounting on the High Street dragged consumers away from their computers. Furthermore, above average temperatures during the month, as well as the threat of postal strikes have all contributed to the slower growth. With a national postal strike scheduled for this week, ...



August 28, 2009

Nationwide offers 24-month home insurance discount

by David Masters
”Nationwide
Nationwide is offering a 20% discount to new home insurance customers taking out combined building and contents cover. New customers taking out a combined policy at the building society will receive the 20% discount for 24 months. In addition, any new home insurance customers with a Nationwide current account will receive £20 cashback if they apply for insurance over the phone or in ...



August 6, 2009

Summer discount on Tesco Pet Insurance

by David Masters
Summer discount on Tesco Pet Insurance
Animal owners taking out an insurance policy for their pet at Tesco over the next fortnight will receive a 35% discount. With the discount cats can be insured from £4 per month, and dogs from £7 per month. The promotion applies to all new customers purchasing a Tesco Standard Pet Insurance policy online before 19 August. Customers insuring more than one animal will receive ...



July 2, 2009

Sainsbury’s offers summer discount on car insurance

by David Masters
Sainsbury's offers summer discount on car insurance
Sainsbury's is offering 12 months car insurance for the price of ten this summer. Motorists taking an insurance policy with the supermarket financial provider before 31st August 2009 will receive 2 months cover free. Customers who take out the policy online will receive an extra 10% discount. Features of the policy include compensation for vehicle vandalism and road rage, and the replacement of ...



June 8, 2009

Lloyds shareholders respond strongly to cash call

by Kay Murchie
”Lloyds
87% of new shares offered by Lloyds Banking Group have been bought by the bank’s shareholders. Strong support was expected since the shares were offered at 38.43p - heavily discounted from last Thursday’s closing price of 67.1p. Lloyds announced the cash call in order to replace the £4 billion of preference shares held by the Government in the bank for equity. ...



May 8, 2009

Tesco offers 45% discount on home insurance

by David Masters
”Tesco
Tesco Home Insurance is offering a 45% discount for new customers who purchase a policy online. The supermarket financial provider said the online discount is available on its Value, Standard, and Finest cover. Value cover is Tesco's 'no frills' policy, offering protection for major events such as fire, storms, theft, and floods. Standard cover adds a higher cover limit, and provides cover for ...



February 24, 2009

Sainsbury’s Home Insurance gives 30-30-30 discount

by David Masters
Sainsbury's Home Insurance gives 30-30-30 discount
Sainsbury's Home Insurance has announced a range of discounts for new home insurance customers called the '30-30-30' deal. The supermarket bank is offering 25% discount to anyone purchasing home contents insurance before 30 June. Customers purchasing contents insurance together with buildings insurance will receive an additional 5% discount, bringing the total discount to 30%. These customers will also receive £30 of ...



January 15, 2009

HSBC launches 2.99% two-year discount mortgage

by Gill Montia
HSBC launches 2.99% two-year discount mortgage
HSBC is launching a new home loan at the astonishingly low rate of 2.99%. However, the lender's Premier two-year discount deal is only available to its Premier customers who must hold £50,000 in savings and investments with the bank or already have a £250,000 mortgage with HSBC. They will also need a minimum income of £75,000 plus 40% of the equity in the ...



January 14, 2009

Discounted car insurance at Direct Line

by David Masters
Discounted car insurance at Direct Line
Direct Line is offering discounted motor insurance to new car and van customers. Britain's biggest insurer is giving away two months free cover to drivers buying a 10 month policy. Maggie Game, head of car insurance at the company, said Direct Line is not on any price comparison websites, so it doesn't pay commissions. Consumers looking for the best car insurance deal should remember ...



January 12, 2009

Direct Line cuts contents insurance 50%

by David Masters
Direct Line cuts contents insurance 50%
With financial worries plaguing the nation, Direct Line is offering new customers a recession-busting 50% discount on home contents insurance. The insurance provider said economic slowdown is making it difficult for many households to keep up with expenses. In a recent survey by Direct Line, 22% of respondents thought it acceptable to default on a paid TV subscription payment. However, contents insurance is not ...



October 2, 2008

Barratt offers 43% discount on new homes

by Gill Montia
Barratt offers 43% discount on new homes
Barratt Developments is less than optimistic about the future direction of UK property prices. According to reports in The Telegraph and Daily Mail, the housebuilder is offering a huge discount to property investors who are prepared to buy five or more flats or houses from its Yorkshire East division. This week, Nationwide reported that UK house prices fell by 12.4% in the ...



August 21, 2008

Oakwood joins Edeus in paying borrowers to leave

by Gill Montia
Oakwood joins Edeus in paying borrowers to leave
Another mortgage company is prepared to pay its customers to take their business elsewhere. Oakwood Global Finance, which specialises in buying residential mortgages from other lenders, is offering a 15% discount to certain customers who can redeem their home loans, either by remortgaging or from their own funds. In addition, the firm's usual early repayment charge and £120 exit fee will ...



June 11, 2008

CML acts on new build property valuations

by Gill Montia
CML acts on new build property valuations
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has published plans that will sharpen up lending practices in relation to new homes. From 1st September, new standards for the professionals who act for lenders on newly-built property transactions will apply. They aim to ensure that valuations and conveyancing procedures reflect the market value of a property and to make it more difficult for ...