2008 October news archive
People warned of dangers of new prize draw scams
Brits 'reining in the spending for a simpler Christmas'
Brits 'pretending to be green while saving money'
20 million homes 'can't afford to save'
Home insurance warning for Bonfire Night
Estimated bills 'should be closely monitored'
Brits hold £165 billion in penalising accounts
Number of mortgage deals plummets 23 per cent in a week
Car thieves 'jamming GPS systems' to prevent recovery
Pet owners urged to take care this Guy Fawkes Night to avoid hefty vet bills
Householders can avoid Halloween scares by checking their insurance policies
Home security makeovers 'help ensure safer streets'
Rising energy prices 'leading wood-burner resurgence'
Perfume sales not so fragrant as 72 per cent plan to cut back on scent spending
One in ten homes targeted by burglars
Many women 'not saving enough for the future'
Christmas squeeze for families this year
Britons 'three times more likely to fall prey to identity theft'
Tips for a cheap and cheerful half term
Dark evenings mean more opportunist burglaries
IPOD generation 'most at risk from recession'
Businesses 'could save thousands on gas and electricity'
Cheapest cars to insure revealed
Cost of motoring rises by 13.5 per cent
Brits 'missing out on hundreds of pounds of free cashback'
Homeowners urged to give properties 'a storm MOT'
Gas suppliers accused of profiteering by failing to pass savings to consumers
Broadband project for rural areas
More than 20 million Brits lend money to family and friends
Britons 'unprepared for floods'
Energy Saving Week hoped to help households cut bills
First-time buyers struggling to secure mortgages
Inflation rates 'eroding savings'
Utility bills push inflation up 5.2 per cent but experts predict falls
Consumers think government 'discourages them from saving'
Property transactions 'less than one a week'
Credit crunch 'has made us better neighbours'
Get a pet and reduce your stress
Buyers willing to pay premium for ideal location
UK homeowners 'considering eco-features on property'
Householders warned that home is not the best place to store savings
Parents buying cars for their children could be committing unintentional fraud.
Little luxuries 'are the first to go' as parents try to save
Students should heed the "golden rule" of credit cards to avoid future money woes
Four in ten pets are too fat according to vets
Increase in incidents of fuel theft
Ofgem announces measures to improve energy market
Broadband users spending more time online
House prices continue to fall
Consumers 'should consider insurance for downloads'
Number of households in fuel poverty rises
New energy watchdog launched
Homeowners 'plan structural changes'
First-time buyers 'must be prepared to make sacrifices'