Outlook On to high-yield savings and AgriBank, which has generated a flurry of excitement by offering a bond that might allow your money at least to keep pace with inflation.
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Friday 10 October 2008
The financial crisis in Iceland shows no sign of easing, with the government forced to announce the nationalisation of the country's largest bank yesterday. After taking control of Kaupthing, the Icelandic authorities were also forced to suspend dealing in all 15 companies listed on the country's stock exchange until Monday.
Thursday 09 October 2008
Dozens of local authorities are facing the prospect of losing hundreds of millions of pounds after it was revealed that many had sizeable deposits with the failed Icelandic banks Landsbanki and Kaupthing.
Wednesday 08 October 2008
More than 300,000 Britons who have savings with the Icelandic bank Icesave have been told that they may have to wait weeks or even months to get their hands on their money, after the bank's parent, Landsbanki, went into receivership.
Tuesday 07 October 2008
One of Iceland's biggest banks, Landsbanki, was nationalised by the country's government today.
Tuesday 07 October 2008
Internet bank Icesave today stopped savers withdrawing their cash after its parent company was nationalised by the Icelandic government.
Sunday 05 October 2008
Saturday 29 March 2008
Helen Gibson, 70, a retired teacher from Bishop's Stortford, doesn't want to worry about money as she gets older. Helen recently sold her family home to move into sheltered accommodation, and has given away some of the proceeds to her family. She has paid off her children's mortgages and has placed £5,000 in tax-free savings plans for each of her four grandchildren, making the most of inheritance tax gift allowances.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Graduate vacancies are on the increase for the fifth year running, in spite of uncertainties regarding the UK's current economic situation, according to the latest bi-annual survey from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The number of vacancies anticipated for graduates entering the market into graduate level jobs this year will increase by 16.4 per cent, while salaries for entrants will also increase by a median of 2.1 per cent – around the level of inflation – bringing the median salary for graduates to £24,000.
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