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Insurance customers increasingly banking on credit to pay premiums

17 Apr 2019 Insurance customers are increasingly banking on credit to pay premiums with nearly one in three planning to use more credit this year, new research from Premium Credit, the UK’s leading premium finance company shows. Its nationwide study found 31% of customers will borrow more in 2019 to fund insurance, with rising premiums […]

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Guests splash out more than £8.2 billion attending weddings

15 Apr 2018 Wedding guests shell out over £300 for each wedding they attend, according to new research from home insurer Policy Expert which questioned over 6,000 people in the UK. Nearly half (49%) of people attended a wedding in 2018, meaning that Brits spent more than £8.2 billion1 watching their friends, family and loved ones […]

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Passport holders lose 567 million days

12 Apr 2019 New research from Direct Line Travel Insurance reveals British Passport holders have collectively lost 567 million days of valid travel since new rules came into effect that stop any remaining time on an old passport being carried over at renewal.  As a result of passport holders renewing before their passports ran out, often […]

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8 TotallyMoney card and cash travel tips for Easter holidaymakers

10 Apr 2019 Removing the worry of extra charges makes it that little bit easier for holidaymakers to relax. Here are our eight top tips for using a credit card abroad and making your holiday cash go further.  1. Select a travel-friendly card Choose a credit card or prepaid currency card with perks for overseas […]

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UK holidaymakers stand to waste £50+ of Easter break budget on overseas credit card charges

09 Apr 2019 Research carried out by financial advice website Moneycomms.co.uk and commented on by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals that certain credit cards used abroad can cost consumers as much as £50-£60 in charges. This Easter, Britons travelling overseas and hoping to use their credit card to cover holiday spending, are urged to carefully consider which card they pack. The variation […]

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Savers more cautious with their finances says Charter Savings Bank

04 Apr 2019 Rising uncertainty is driving a financial flight to safety as savers look for security in the face of worries about living costs, reveals new research from Charter Savings Bank. Its study shows that more than half of adults have either started to or are considering saving more than in previous years. And […]

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Sky customers face £84 price hike

01 Apr 2019 From today, millions of households will be met with additional squeezes on disposable income. With Sky customers facing paying up to £84 a year more for bundles including broadband, TV and phone from April 1st . Alistair Thom, Managing Director for free to air satellite TV provider, Freesat said: “Worryingly, homeowners with expensive […]

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5.3 million people in the UK want to go freelance

28 Mar 2019 The entrepreneurial dream is alive and well in the UK reveals new research collated by Direct Line for Business . Some 5.3 million people (10 per cent) dream of becoming their own boss in the future, embracing a career as a freelancer.  This is in addition to the 8.6 million (16 per […]

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The price of potholes – Motorists’ repair bill surpasses £1.2 billion

26 Mar 2019 The bill to the UK motorist for repairing pothole damage has skyrocketed to a total of more than £1billion, reveals research published today by Kwik Fit1, the UK’s largest automotive servicing and repair company. With more than 11 million drivers damaging their vehicle due to poor road conditions over the last year, […]

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Airbnb hosts exposed as insurers ignore the needs of those providing short term lets

21 Mar 2019 A new report on the UK property insurance industry, has found that the insurance needs of around one million short-term letting hosts are not being adequately accommodated by the UK’s major insurers. They are either being excluded from, compromised by or voided from their existing insurance policies. The report – Insurance in the […]

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