One in seven to retire without a pension this year

At least one in every seven (14 per cent) people retiring this year has made no provision for their retirement and will be either totally or heavily reliant on the State Pension to provide a regular income when they retire, according to newly released research. The findings are parts of a unique annual study carried […]

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UK’s slowest cities for broadband named and shamed

Hull, next year’s City of Culture has come bottom of a league table revealing average broadband speeds in 42 major UK cities and towns, according to price comparison service uSwitch.com. The data, which shows actual speeds rather than available top speeds – and therefore provides an indication of fibre broadband take up across the UK […]

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DIY disasters could cost you dearly this bank holiday

Ahead of the upcoming bank holiday weekend, please see below comment and stats from home insurer Policy Expert around the amount of DIY Brits will be attempting. · 67% of Brits will be doing DIY this bank holiday · 57% are confident in their abilities, but 20% have had a costly disaster in the past […]

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A quarter of mobile users wrongly believe it’s free to roam in the EU

Using a mobile phone in EU countries will cost Brits less from the end of this month, as the European Commission (EC) reduces mobile roaming charges further by introducing lower caps on charges for calls, texts and data. However, price comparison and switching service u-switch says people still need to keep a close eye on the […]

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Travellers warned to do their homework before exploring new destinations

Comparison website GoCompare is urging travellers heading to unfamiliar destinations to plan ahead and make sure they know the laws of and have the required travel documents and inoculations for the country they are visiting. Intrepid travellers are also warned not to assume that all hotels, retailers and ATMs in the country they are visiting […]

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A simple way to slash your overdraft and personal loan interest costs

New research from Moneycomms shows that customers with the big banks could make massive savings on their loan and overdraft costs – simply by making use of the money transfer facility offered by a handful of credit card providers. The money transfer facility is currently offered to new customers by MBNA, Virgin Money and Tesco […]

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The cost of city living hits over 55’s hardest

More than six out of 10 over-55s worry about the cost of continuing to live in their home city in retirement but want to avoid the hassle of moving, new research* from over-55s finance specialist Key Retirement shows. Its unique study of the cost of living in the UK’s top 20 cities found 62% of […]

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Guests spend more than £600 per wedding

Brits will need to tighten their belts ready for this wedding season, with new research from Policy Expert suggesting guests will be shelling out over £600 for each wedding they attend. The average UK wedding guest will be totting up a total spend of £644 on gifts, food, new clothes, accommodation and stag and hen […]

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Organise your holiday plastic now and save on overseas charges

With the children back at school this week after Easter, people will soon be looking ahead to their 2016 summer holidays. Lots of planning goes into getting the cheapest flight and best value hotel for the money, but when it comes to holiday plastic, many people stick with their everyday credit card and are paying […]

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Beware the ‘jekyll and hyde’ motorists

New research from Churchill Car Insurance exposes the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ personality of UK motorists.  More than 57 per cent of drivers admit they behave differently when behind the wheel, acting more aggressively than they would normally. Churchill compared displays of aggression on the road with those in person and found that while 31 per […]

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