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France has had its credit outlook cut from stable to negative by Fitch

Fitch says solution to euro debt crisis is 'beyond reach'

Fitch has cut France's outlook to "negative" and placed six other countries on "credit watch negative", saying a full solution to the debt crisis is "beyond reach".

The Halifax has launched a new All In One Credit Card

Halifax launch new All In One Credit Card

The Halifax has launched a new credit card offering 15 months interest-free on new purchases and balance transfers.

Lloyds promises £12 billion in loans to SMEs

Lloyds promises £12 billion in loans to SMEs

Small to medium-sized enterprises are to benefit from more funding in loans from Lloyds Banking Group next year.

The UK's public sector deficit grew less than expected, says the ONS

ONS says government deficit lower than expected for October

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published figures that suggest the government borrowed £6.5 billion last month and that the UK now owes 62.3% of GSP, £966.6 bln.

David Cameron has told the CBI that it is proving tough to cut the deficit

Cameron admits deficit reduction strategy is off target

David Cameron has told the CBI that the target of 2014-15 to cut the UK's deficit is likely to be missed and says cutting the debt is proving harder than expected.

Nationwide is leading the way in terms of personal loan rate cuts

Nationwide slashes personal loan rate to new low of 6.2 per cent

Nationwide has slashed its personal loan rate to its lowest ever level, a market-leading 6.2 per cent representative APR, for a limited time only.

Nationwide Building Society has cut the rate on personal loans

Nationwide cuts personal loan rate to 6.3%

Nationwide Building Society has cut the rate on its personal loans between £7,500 and £14,999 to just 6.3% APR for FlexAccount customers.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has warned George Osborne that his policies are constraining growth

NIESR: UK economy "largely stagnant"

A leading thinktank has said the UK economy has been stagnant over the last year and that weak consumer spending is stifling growth.

Credit cards

Is now the right time to apply for a credit card?

Considering just how nervous everyone is at the moment about job security, the rise in VAT and spiralling fuel and food costs, applying for a credit card seems to be a foolhardy exercise that will only lead to more personal debt.

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