Children carry an average of £234 of valuables in schoolbags each day

Research from Policy Expert reveals that almost half (47%) of parents are happy for their child to regularly take valuable items such as mobile phones, iPads and computer consoles  to school with them.  One in five (21%) trusting parents allow them to take more than £250 worth of gadgets, jewellery and other costly goods with […]

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3.6 million motorists wait until MOT failure before changing their tyres

Research from Kwik Fit reveals that 3.6 million motorists wait until MOT failure before changing their tyres. Kwik Fit warns that not only can illegal tyres leave motorists risking three penalty points and £2,500 in fines, but even more importantly, can seriously compromise their vehicle’s safety and handling. With the end of summer approaching and […]

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Make your savings work harder with an offset mortgage

An offset mortgage is a smart and tax efficient way to cut your mortgage costs, yet reports suggest that only around one in ten borrowers are currently taking advantage of this type of home loan. It can be a big money saver for mortgage borrowers and makes even more sense in times like these when […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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