Low-income households urged not to miss out on water bill reductions

Thousands of low-income households across England and Wales are being urged by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) not to miss out on a raft of schemes which could stop water bills from draining their finances. Eighteen out of 21 water companies will have social tariffs in place from April 1, with the potential over […]

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Time to switch to a better bank account

Figures from Bacs reveal that more than a quarter of a million people moved banks in the last 3 months of 2015. This means that 2.5 million customers have now used the official Current Account Switching Service to transfer to a new provider. Santander, Halifax and Nationwide Building Society are still winning the biggest share […]

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Nine out of ten people are not aware of their credit score

New research reveals that 9 out of 10 people don’t know their own credit score and of those that do, the average score is “poor” sitting at 567. The study by Amigo loans, which surveyed 2,000 UK adults, paints a gloomy picture of the UK’s credit landscape and shows those aged under 24 are the […]

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Half of savers in the UK do not know what ‘ISA’ stands for

Banking jargon continues to confuse savers and many are failing to understand common phrases, according to new research released by Aldermore today. Aldermore asked savers to correctly identify the meaning of everyday savings acronyms. Almost six in ten (59%) failed to identify AER as Annual Equivalent Rate, while only half (54%) correctly identified the ISA […]

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90% of savers do not know what the new personal savings allowance is

With just a few weeks to go until the personal savings allowance (PSA) comes into effect, new research from AA Financial Services reveals that 90% of savers don’t know what the allowance is and are struggling to determine where to put their savings after April. Once the PSA was explained to survey respondents, almost half (49%) […]

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People still cautious about their finances despite low inflation

New research from Sainsbury’s Bank reveals that when it comes to their finances, the majority of people don’t feel better off than last year, and their main financial worry is the cost of living going up. Key findings from the research include: 47% of people claim they feel no better about their finances this year […]

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Top tips for protecting your home from the elements

  Top tips for protecting your home from winter weather: Check your boiler and heating system – If you haven’t done so already this year, get your boiler checked and/or serviced by a Gas Safe registered plumber. Roof tiles– Check for any cracked, missing or loose tiles and replace them. If a roof is in disrepair the weight […]

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Four in ten over-60s still “unprepared” for retirement

An alarming number of the UK’s working over-60s population are unprepared for their retirement, according to findings from a new white paper published by wealth management firm Sanlam. The Which Way Forward? report, released a week ahead of the Government’s spring budget, suggests that an increasing ageing population, the demise of generous final salary schemes […]

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Brits now back in the black after Christmas spending

UK consumers are set to be back in the black this week as the balance of their current accounts begin to return to pre-Christmas levels. According to data from TSB, March is the month when the Bank expects shoppers start to get back on top of their Christmas spending, having paid off their Christmas credit card bills […]

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Co-operative Young Driver Insurance saves policyholders over £7.4m in first year of driving

Since it launched in 2011, the Co-operative Insurance has saved its Young Driver policyholders over £7.4m in their first year of driving*. Latest data from the Co-operative Insurance has found that on average its Young Driver policyholders receive £120 back in their pockets in the first year of taking out their policy. The Young Driver […]

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