Personal Finance News

A fifth of parents aren’t saving any money for the future

20 Jun 2018 A fifth of parents aren’t saving any money at all for the future, as high inflation, low wage growth, and low savings rates put pressure on families, according to new research from Zopa. The survey also found that a higher proportion of non-parents (23%) weren’t saving for their future. Zopa’s research of […]

Considering a loan? Nine things you need to do to get your credit report in shape

18 Jun 2018 New figures from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, reveal a significant increase in loan applications over the past three years. Applications for motoring, home improvements and leisure loans increased by 31% between 2015 and 2018. The lending data also showed an increase of 95% in motoring loan applications and 4% in home […]

Brits splash out on active breaks to keep children entertained

18 Jun 2018 As the summer’s biggest sporting events kick off, families heading away on holiday are also getting ready to shake off the cobwebs. Research from American Express reveals nearly a quarter (23%) of Brits have chosen to take an activity holiday this year, with a further one in ten (10%) already warming up […]

Motorway speeding convictions add an average £101 a year to car insurance premiums

12 Jun 2018 Motorway speeding convictions will add an extra £101 to the average annual car insurance bill, new analysis from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. The unique analysis of nearly 36,000 insurance quotes over the past year to April found the average cost of speeding for insurance across all speeding offences equates to […]

Holiday warning: Travelling uninsured could cost you over £100,000

08 Jun 2018 Travel insurance provider Admiral has revealed that 1 in 4 people would risk travelling abroad without insurance, despite the fact the cost of getting ill abroad could end up being considerably more expensive than the holiday itself. Countries within the EU attracted more risk takers(25%) travelling without insurance, while far fewer would contemplate uninsured […]

Holidaymakers fall victim to theft before even boarding the plane

06 Jun 2018 With over 23.8 million Brits jetting off on holiday this summer, Policy Expert warns holidaymakers to be vigilant, even at the airport, as more than one in ten (11%) say they have fallen victim to theft before even boarding the plane, or know someone who has. The study of over 4,700 people […]