Personal Finance News

Ex cons reveal how to keep homes & vehicles secure

Smart connected cars and homes are keeping burglars at bay, according to a new study conducted among a panel of ex-convicts, released today by Co-op Insurance. The study reveals that over four fifths (89%) of ex-cons would be put off targeting a smart connected home, with a further two thirds (67%) stating they would steer […]

1.5 million motorists have an out of date address listed on their driving licence

UK drivers could face hefty fines for failing to register their driving licences to their current address. According to research from comparethemarket.com, 1.5 million drivers have an incorrect address on their licence. The penalty if you are caught driving with an incorrect address on your licence is £1,000, meaning that DVLA could claim as much as £1.5 […]

Canny Brits pay off holiday credit – before setting foot abroad

Credit cards are now the most popular way for Brits to pay for holidays and an overwhelming majority who use credit cards when booking holidays will have paid off their balance in full before travelling, new research from Halifax reveals today. Among those who use credit cards to pay initially for their holidays, 84% repay […]

8 million households have already switched the heating on

A staggering three in 10 Brits  – the equivalent of over eight million households – have already switched their central heating on due to this summer’s terrible weather, according to new research from uSwitch.com While much of Europe sizzles in a heatwave, the UK has been shivering through unseasonably cold and wet conditions over the summer […]

Digital banking customers keeping a closer eye on their finances

People who bank through online and mobile platforms keep a much closer eye on their finances than those who don’t, according to research from Santander UK. One in five (20 per cent) UK adults use online or mobile banking services to check their balance or look at what they have been spending once a day or […]

Parents hand out almost £300 per month to their children at university

As A-level results day approaches (17 August), millions of UK parents could be counting the cost as their children get set for university. A study carried out by Aviva finds parents of university students typically give their children £3,446 per year (around £287 per month), to support them through their studies. This adds up to […]