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News Tag: financial health

September 30, 2010

Ireland warns of Anglo Irish rescue bill

by Kay Murchie
Ireland warns of Anglo Irish rescue bill
Ireland’s central bank has warned that a potential rescue for troubled lender, Anglo Irish Bank, will cost up to €34.3 billion (£29 billion). The figure is much higher than last month’s estimation of between €22-€25 billion and the revised figure is the equivalent of Ireland's annual taxation revenues. The central bank said that the nationalisation of Anglo Irish Bank has cost about ...



September 29, 2010

Anglo Irish Bank in fresh bailout

by Kay Murchie
Anglo Irish Bank in fresh bailout
Anglo Irish Bank, is expected to receive €5 billion (£4.24 billion) from the Irish Government, in a fresh bailout for the troubled lender. The news comes as investors have fresh worries over Ireland's financial health. Earlier this week, Anglo Irish had its debt rating slashed by credit agency Moody’s. Moody’s cut the bank’s senior unsecured debt by three notches to Baa3 – just ...



May 6, 2009

Financial health warning on credit card bills

by David Masters
”Financial
Credit card firms will be forced to include a financial health warning on monthly bill statements if the Conservatives win the next general election. Under the Tory plans, lenders will have to clearly explain the full cost of repaying debt. Bill statements will include information on how much debt will balloon if borrowers only return the minimum repayment, and how long it ...



March 17, 2009

NS&I launches financial health check website

by David Masters
NS&I launches financial health check website
National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is launching a new website to help Brits give their finances a health check. According to the government-backed savings provider, 40% of people in the UK have no long-term financial plan, whilst nearly a fifth (17%) don't bother to look for advice on managing their money because they find it too confusion. The Five Questions website is designed ...



August 4, 2008

Financial health of UK households at lowest level

by Kay Murchie
”Financial
As a result of the ongoing credit crunch, UK households are cutting back on spending. Furthermore, rising mortgage payments, together with the sharp rise in food and fuel costs is adding to the financial strain on UK families. The latest Alliance Trust Research Centre's Financial Reality Index has revealed that the financial health of households in the UK is at ...




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