Weekly news roundup – 7th January 2011

1 min Read Published: 07 Jan 2011

 We’ve trawled the news for you and highlighted the headlines that could affect your finances, so you don’t have to. Click on a headline to be taken to the full story.

The computer virus trying to steal your bank details – screenshots, advice and real examples

3 Quick Links – The VAT rise and you

Tesco launches cash-for-gold service - Tesco has introduced an online cash-for-gold service.

Child Trust Funds finally axed - The end for Child Trust Funds, first announced last May, has finally come. So what are the alternatives if you want to save for your child?

Savers to get greater protection from the 1st January 2011

Five pension predictions for 2011

Protests over rail fare increase -A campaign against rail fare rises gets under way as millions of commuters return to work after the Christmas break.

The new rules allowing you to reject increases to your credit card interest rate

House prices to fall despite surprise rise in mortgage approvals - House prices will continue to fall despite a slight pick up in the number of mortgages being approved, economists have warned.

Thousands of cardholders charged double by mistake on New Year's Eve - More than 200,000 customers of Lloyds Bank have been double-charged for transactions they made on credit and debit cards on New Year's Eve.

2 million people use credit cards to pay mortgage or rent

Private sector pay 'on the rise' -Private sector pay could rise by more this year than in 2010, but is still likely to trail inflation, claims research by pay experts, Incomes Data Services.

Dip in mortgage demand predicted - Demand for home loans is expected to fall in the coming months as the mortgage market continues to stagnate, lenders say.

Five funds for 2011 - The Citywire Selection team, responsible for Citywire's top 140 investment picks, has pored over the numbers and come up with a list of five shrewd investments for the year ahead.

Banks to pay out billions in bonuses  - Banks will be paying out billions of pounds in bonuses this year, despite the government's calls to curb the payments.