Personal Finance News

Three in 10 car buyers drive into trouble after dipping into savings

18 Sep 2018 Three in 10 drivers have left themselves short after buying a used car outright, according to research from AA Cars, the AA’s used car website. Of those that used their own money to pick up secondhand cars and then found themselves in hot water, 55% say they had to dip into savings put […]

First-time buyers making more sacrifices but still missing out

13 Sep 2018 First-time buyers are missing out on Government bonuses available through Lifetime ISAs and Help to Buy ISAs despite making major sacrifices to achieve their property dream, new research from The Nottingham Building Society shows. More than one in four would-be first-time buyers say they’ve moved back in with parents so they can save […]

Fourfold increase in number of families opting for lower cost funerals

10 Sept 2018  New data out today from the UK’s largest funeral provider – the Co-op, shows almost four times as many families are now opting for lower cost funerals. Figures from the Co-op also show over a third (34%) of people think cost is the most important part of a funeral.  This figure increases with […]

Buried in debt: mourners borrow £1,700 to pay for loved ones’ funerals

05 Sep 2018  New research from Royal London reveals the average cost of a funeral is £3,757, with costs having stabilised this year (£3,784 in 2017). The Royal London National Funeral Cost Index, in its fifth year, shows that London has consistently been the most expensive region in the UK for a funeral, with the […]

Kids to carry £2.1 billion worth of valuables back to school

04 Sept 2018 This September, children will go back to school each carrying an average of £242 worth of valuables in their backpacks, new research from home insurer Policy Expert has revealed. There are over 8.7 million children aged between six and 16 at school in the UK – meaning there are more than £2.1 […]

Two thirds of students live in overdraft with parents picking up the bill

03 Sept 2018 They may have a reputation for being more concerned with planning big nights out on the town than getting down to serious study, yet according to new research money is the single biggest cause of stress for the current crop of students. For the majority of students an overdraft is essential, with […]