Britain is a nation of improvers, not movers

New research released by Zopa shows Brits are renovating their properties to create their dream home for the long-term, with over two thirds (67 per cent) of people undertaking renovations saying they plan to stay in their property for five years or more. Far from viewing their homes as just a financial investment, Brits are […]

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Energy bill mistakes leave consumers £270m out of pocket

Nearly four million energy consumers were overcharged a total of £270 million or £72 each due to billing mistakes by suppliers in the last year, according to new research from uSwitch. Over a third (36%) of those whose supplier had made a mistake said the wrong tariff or product details had been applied. Other blunders […]

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People unlikely to use pension to pay £500 for advice

Almost two thirds (62%) of the over 50s say they would be unlikely to take advantage of the suggestion from a recent government proposal to allow people to use their pension savings to pay for advice, according to new research from Retirement Advantage1. The research also finds that people who are not planning to use […]

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Rising bills continue to put the pressure on household finances

Brits’ budgets continue to feel the squeeze, with regular household bills having increased by 20 per cent since 2007, according to the Bacs Bill Tracker. The Tracker, created by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the people behind Direct Debit in the UK, shows that by the end of Q1 2016 the average amount paid out […]

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Half of motorists believe that motor insurance is too complex to understand

Half of the UK’s drivers believe that motor insurance is too confusing, with the overwhelming majority (86%)* believing that it needs to be easier to understand. Research from the Co-op Insurance has found that over half (51%) don’t understand how their premium is calculated, two fifths are unclear why their premium price may fluctuate year […]

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