Thrifty News Digest August 6, 2012

  • Alarm bells ring at shock rise in number of burglaries

    IF you’ve escaped to the sun or your rural hideaway for the bank holiday weekend, don’t rest too easily — your chances of returning to a burgled home are a lot higher than they were this time last year. In some parts of the country, the number of burglaries has almost tripled over the last year. So is it time to burglar-proof your home?

  • Be wary of hidden charges on pensions, warns expert

    CONSUMERS have been warned about hidden charges and exit penalties in pensions and other investment products.

  • ECB holds its rate for now but further cut expected

    THE European Central Bank has left its key interest rate on hold at 0.75pc. However, economists say the door has been left open for a further reduction as early as next month.

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