Personal Finance News

More than a third of people are worried about meeting their financial commitments in 2017

According to the latest YouGov research commissioned by credit information provider, Equifax, over a third of Brits (35%) are very or fairly concerned about being able to meet their financial commitments in 2017.  The new research also reveals that 30% think their financial situation will worsen next year; only 15% believe it will be better. […]

One in five Brits scared of being scammed at Christmas

One in five Brits are scared of being scammed at Christmas, new research by Nationwide Building Society has found, with many people failing to take simple precautionary steps. The study of 2,000 UK adults found that nearly half (48%) admit to not checking their current account or credit card statements regularly to compare the details against […]

One in four Brits have fallen victim to a scam

One in four Brits, equivalent to 13 million people, say they have been the victim of a scam, according to new research from Santander UK, while almost three quarters (73%) said they were concerned about falling victim to a scam. With the latest figures showing losses of almost £11 billion to the UK economy as a result […]

Two thirds of people don’t enjoy taking part in Black Friday

Research released this week by environmental charity Hubbub highlights how Black Friday is adding to the financial stress people are feeling in the UK. The findings show how Black Friday has snowballed since its introduction to the UK by Amazon in 2010, with spending in 2015 exceeding £1 billion.  This looks set to increase further […]

Savings shortfall forces people to put dreams on hold

New research released today by Zurich shows that nearly half of UK adults say that a lack of savings is stopping them from achieving life goals now. Based on a survey of over 2,000 UK consumers, the study is a benchmark of how financially confident people are they will be able to fulfill their aspirations […]

0% purchase credit cards – it’s not all about the length of the promotional term

Personal Finance Expert, Andrew Hagger, has just released new credit card research showing how the 0% purchase sector of the credit card market has evolved over the last two years. Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms comments: With the credit card balance transfer market the balance transfer fee is frequently the element of a card that helps pinpoint […]