Personal Finance News

Consumers against financial companies using social media data

As financial companies increasingly look to use social media to assess an individual’s suitability for products such as mortgages, loans and credit cards, research from Equifax reveals that 75% of consumers are unlikely to allow them access to this data. The online survey, conducted by YouGov, found that 76% of consumers are against financial companies […]

Brits spending up to two thirds of monthly income on bills and expenses

New data unveiled today shows that Britons are spending an average of 66 per cent of their monthly income on essential bills and expenses. The research commissioned by Scottish Friendly also reveals that four in 10 people believe they are not able to save any money on their monthly expenditures. Rent and mortgage repayments were […]

Warning re the cost of automatically renewing your car insurance

Gocompare.com’s Car Insurance Auto-Renewal Survey shows that nearly 6 million motorists a year fall into the auto-renewal trap by simply allowing their car insurance to automatically renew without checking other quotes first. September is traditionally one of the busiest months for car insurance renewals due to the high volume of new car sales. However, the new survey […]

British holidaymakers accumulate £663m worth of leftover foreign currency

Stacks of foreign cash are gathering dust in Britain’s homes as holidaymakers estimate having an average of £55.25 in leftover foreign currency, accumulating to more than £663 million sitting at home. New figures released today from Visa Europe reveal two in five Brits (39%) admit to keeping unused currency in the house. The research found […]

UK parents spend £2.9 billion preparing kids for the new school year

Parents will collectively spend an eye-watering £2.9 billion preparing their kids for the new school year, according to new research by Santander Credit Cards. With most schools across the country re-opening next week, the total cost of kitting out the nation’s school children with clothes, books, stationery and other necessities in preparation for the new term […]

Peer to Peer providers continue to offer attractive rates of return

Many people will have put their savings in cash based NISAs to save paying tax on their interest but despite this benefit they will be dismayed with the level of returns currently on offer. Unfortunately for savers the ISA market mirrors the dismal outlook for the savings market as a whole. With rates at rock […]