Personal Finance News

Holidaymakers to Greece urged to take cash and not to rely on plastic

Despite offering the first prepaid MasterCard with 14 currencies on a single card at ‘spread free’ exchange rates, Centtrip is urging holidaymakers visiting Greece in the next few days to physically take enough spending money for their entire holiday, because it believes local merchants may impose limits on how much they will accept by card, […]

The average student now owns almost £4,000 worth of possessions

University students own an average of £3,658 worth of gadgets and other possessions – with 45% of students now owning a tablet, up from 40% last year and 4% in 2011. This is according to new research by Endsleigh, which celebrates its 50th anniversary of insuring students and young professionals this year. Endsleigh’s 2015 Student […]

Nationwide Building Society doubles account switching incentive for July

The battle between the banks and building societies to bring in more current account customers intensified week when Nationwide Building Society launched an improved £100 Recommend a Friend switching offer. Up until now the offer has been £50 payable to both the Nationwide customer referring a friend as well as £50 for the friend when […]

Pick the right plastic to carry in your wallet

There are hundreds of credit cards to choose from, each with different attributes, rates and benefits, and this can be confusing for consumers. It’s important to ensure you’re getting the most from your plastic by carrying the right cards, so here are a few pointers on what to look for. If you’re struggling to clear […]

Brits abroad are still confused over European currencies

As many people are set to head off to Europe for their summer holidays, a new research from travel insurance has shown that many will be packing incorrectly, with one in 10 respondents admitting that they had gone on holiday with the wrong currency. The introduction of the Euro in 1999 made travel in Europe easier […]

10,000 customers purchase gold from The Royal Mint website starting at just £20

New research from The Royal Mint’s bullion trading website,, has revealed that since its launch in September 2014 it has attracted more than 10,000 new customers, many of whom are experiencing for the first time the pleasure of owning precious metals. The Royal Mint’s bullion website was launched with the intention of making buying […]