81% of Brits use online banking more frequently over any other method

A new survey has given a snapshot of the UK’s banking habits and revealed that the British public has never been so in touch with their bank balance. The results show that technological advances within banking have resulted in people using online and mobile banking apps to check their spending more than ever. This fast, […]

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7 in 10 ‘Staycations’ are uninsured

7 in 10 people taking trips in the UK this summer could be doing so uninsured, leaving thousands of pounds worth of valuables at risk of theft, loss and damage, according to new research from home insurance provider Policy Expert. Of the 2,500 people surveyed, 63% admitted they didn’t have away from home cover included […]

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Brits can expect to pay 7% more if they purchase their currency at the airport

Holidaymakers planning to go to Europe in the summer months – June, July, and August – could be collectively missing out on €265 million by not buying their money in advance, according to new analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money. The supermarket bank found that Euros are on average 7.3% cheaper bought from a local […]

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Report suggests average Brit is juggling £5,000 worth of debt

Britain is a nation of debt jugglers, constantly moving large balances between cards until we hit ‘money maturity’ in our fifties and decide to stop playing a game of loans. According to a survey from the AA, 5.4 million people (11%) have transferred balances between credit cards. On average, people have made three transfers. 2.6 […]

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M&S Bank brings back its most rewarding current account offer

M&S Bank is bringing back its most rewarding current account offer; from today (Tuesday 19th July), new M&S current account customers can enjoy up to £220 to spend in M&S if they switch and stay with M&S Bank.  Customers who switch to one of the M&S current accounts using the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) with […]

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More people taking pets with them on holidays abroad

A report this week from Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance shows that more pets are going abroad on holiday with their owners than ever before, in part to avoid both parties suffering from ‘separation anxiety’. For many pet owners, dealing with being apart from their beloved pet can prove challenging. Six out of ten pet owners claim to have felt […]

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Holidaymakers fail to disclose medical conditions for fear of higher premiums

One third of travellers fail to disclose a medical condition or health issue for fear of travel insurance becoming unaffordable Two-thirds of holidaymakers feel that knowing they have specialist travel insurance cover makes them more at ease and more relaxed during their time off Younger travellers under 35 are mostly preoccupied with allergies, while the […]

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More than half of us are pestered by nuisance calls offering high-risk financial products

More than half of adults in Britain (29.5 million people) receive unsolicited phone calls offering high-risk financial products and around one in eight are being called every single day, according to new research from StepChange Debt Charity. The charity wants to see action from the Financial Conduct Authority and Her Majesty’s Treasury to ban unsolicited […]

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School summer holidays set to cost the average British family £640

With schools across the UK breaking up for summer, new research from American Express reveals that the average family with two children is expecting to spend £640 on activities and treats to keep their kids amused over the school holidays. Days out top the list of school holiday spending, with parents splashing out an average of £232 […]

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Unauthorised term time absences on the rise as parents try to cut holiday costs

Families hoping to save cash by going on holiday before the schools break up for summer could face millions of pounds worth of fines, according to new research from Santander UK. In the last full academic year (2014/15) parents were issued with an estimated £5.6 million worth of fines for unauthorised holiday absences. Parents across England […]

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