Self-employed fear mortgage discrimination is rife

28 Nov 2018 More than 3.5 million (71 per cent) self-employed people feel discriminated against by mortgage lenders and nearly a million (20 per cent) think they would be refused a mortgage if they applied for one simply because they are self-employed. The shock findings are from research among people who are sole traders, contractors, […]

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Under-40s are focused on saving but forget their pensions

28 Nov 2018  Under-40s are switched-on to regular saving but are failing to focus on their pensions, new research  from The Nottingham Building Society shows. Its independent nationwide study found less than half (46%) of 18 to 40-year-olds have started pensions despite being disciplined and regular savers. The Nottingham’s study found just 10% of under-40s are […]

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One in three Brits have allowed remote access to their computer without doing basic ID checks

26 Nov 2018 A third of Brits have knowingly given remote computer access to someone without performing basic checks to ensure they aren’t being scammed, research from Nationwide Building Society shows. The poll of more than 2,000 people also highlights that while fraud prevention education is working, one in eight (13%) would give full login […]

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Find Out How Much It Really Costs To Get On The Property Ladder

21 Nov 2018 Nothing beats the feeling of walking through the door of your dream home, but buying a house is not only stressful, it’s expensive too. Especially when you factor in those hidden fees and costs that you just don’t think about when house hunting for the first time. Of course, there’s the deposit, mortgage payments and […]

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Research claims Brits in their 30s are the savviest savers

15 Nov 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that those in their 30s are the savviest savers, setting aside 58% of their disposable monthly income each month – 16 percentage points more than the national average of 42%. The average monthly disposable income for a 30-something is £486 (after paying bills), and the amount […]

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8.4 million renters don’t have any contents insurance

15 Nov 2018 Across the UK there are currently 14.8 million renters and new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Home Insurance indicates that over half, 8.4 million of them are leaving themselves unprotected by not having home contents insurance in place. Of those renters who do have contents insurance, less than one in five (16%) take the time to […]

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Energy companies owe customers £1.17 billion in overpaid bills

12 Nov 2018 Millions of gas and electricity customers who have overpaid their bills are owed on average £84.80 by their supplier, according to new research by weflip, the automatic energy switching service. The research reveals that 51% of UK households have overpaid their energy by on average, £84.80, while 12% of customers have made […]

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Kids to receive £45 in cash gifts this Christmas, and they’ll be saving 30% of it

07 Nov 2018   A comprehensive new study by RoosterMoney, the pocket money tracking app, has revealed that kids have been saving 30% of their pocket money so far this year. An encouraging sign compared to the Money Charity’s latest stats showing that the average household is now only saving 4.4% of post-tax income, down from […]

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One in ten say they moved home after a burglary

06 Nov 2018  More than one in 10 Brits moved home after being burgled, according to a study by home insurer Policy Expert Over 2.7 million homes in the UK have been robbed in past year Revealing the psychological impact of burglary, a third (32%) had difficulty sleeping after the crime took place and almost […]

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80% of JISA investors keep kids and young adults ‘in the dark’ over savings

01 Nov 2018 More than 80% of parents and relatives have been investing in JISAs for children or young relatives since they were less than five years of age. However, nearly all plan to wait until their recipients are 16 or over before telling them they have money invested, a new survey by Willis Owen reveals. […]

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