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October 2009

Pension statements aren’t clear enough

The Pensions Income Choice Association has published a paper calling for changes in the way new retirees are dealt with by providers.

NS&I increases interest rates

NS&I's 1-year Guaranteed Growth Bond now pays four times its previous rate and nearly eight times the base rate, taking them into the Which? Best Buy tables.

Free software downloads could save you a packet

Switch to free software and save £1,000 says Which? Computing

UK company plans 50g/km hybrid

Axon plug-in petrol/electric hybrid promises 50g/km. Which? reports on the UK-built Axon petrol/electric hybrid car, which is due to go into production in 2011.

Swinton fined for PPI mis-selling

The FSA finds Swinton guilty of serious breaches over its sale of PPI policies and fines it £770,000.

VW launches greenest ever Golf

Volkswagen has confirmed the specification for its latest Golf Bluemotion - and the stats make impressive reading.

Scammers cash in on 2012 Olympic games online

Scammers hoping to cash in on the 2012 Olympic games are already setting up fake ticketing sites, judging by the rise in Olympic-related domain names being registered.

Google PowerMeter launched in UK

PowerMeter, the online home electricity monitoring tool from Google, is now available for UK customers.

European Commission backs Northern Rock breakup

Government welcomes creation of 'good' and 'bad' banks as European Commission gives green light for Northern Rock to be split in two

Online search and shopping ‘island’ launched

Gemsta.com, an online search and shopping website, launched today. Combining virtual reality graphics with easy no-sign up access and a search function accessing its 500 retailers and web searches, Gemsta wants to be a 'visual search destination'.

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