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Borrowers could save money by porting their mortgage

06 Mar 2018 Home movers looking to make the most of current low interest rates could be missing a trick by not porting their mortgage, says Yorkshire Building Society. Brits move on average eight times in their lifetime but according to data from the mutual, only 6% of the Yorkshire’s customers who moved house applied […]

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1 in 5 can’t get travel cover due to pre-existing conditions

03 March 2018  A third (32%) of UK holidaymakers say they struggle to get travel insurance and of these, 60% say this is due to a pre-existing medical condition, according to a new study released today by the Co-op. Cancer (21%), diabetes (18%) and high or low blood pressure (18%) are the most common conditions that UK […]

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Beast from the East damage could add up to millions of pounds – tips on protecting your home from winter weather

28 Feb 2018    BRITS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR COSTLY SNOW STORM DAMAGE One in ten UK adults have had to make a claim on their insurance policy due to storm damage, a survey of more than 4,000 adults has found This is includes damage to roofs, fences and outbuildings, as well as burst or damaged […]

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Auto-enrolment Only Half the Battle for Women

28 Feb 2018  The latest Government review into pensions auto-enrolment shows 9 million employees are now enrolled into a workplace scheme and employer contributions have been on the rise reaching a record 61% in 2016-to-2017. However, new data from online pension planning tool, Pension Monster, suggests women are still lagging behind when it comes to […]

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Nearly 1 in 4 consumers now know what Open Banking is, up from less than 1 in 10 just a few months ago

28 Feb 2018 Research by Moneynet Awards winner Yolt, the money app backed by ING, reveals that 22% – nearly 1 in 4 – of the public now know what Open Banking is.  This represents a significant increase from the identical question being asked in Which? research in October 2017, when the same question revealed that 92% of the public […]

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7.5 million homes have no contents insurance

23 Feb 2018 The ABI’s ‘Britain Uncovered’ study has revealed that over a quarter of households – 7.5 million – have no contents insurance, leaving possessions worth over £266 billion unprotected and at risk. Commenting on the findings, a spokesman for GoCompare said: “Unlike buildings insurance, which is compulsory with a mortgage, contents cover is […]

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18-year-olds twice as likely to be on Instagram as they are to be on electoral roll

21 Feb 2018 The number of UK 18-year-olds who have a profile on Instagram is more than double those who are ready to vote for the first time, new statistics have revealed. The number of people turning 18 who are registered to vote has fallen by 6.09% year-on-year. Just 374,515 youngsters joined the list for […]

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Half of Cash ISA savers aged over 55 have never transferred accounts

20 Feb 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank shows Cash ISA savers are missing out on transferring their accounts to gain more competitive rates and increased flexibility because they value convenience over better returns and fear the transfer will be too complicated. The research indicates that half of Cash ISA savers aged 55-plus have never […]

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Kids ‘Use Mum and Dad’s Card and Know Their Pin’

16 Feb 2018 Nearly one in four primary school children have used their parents’ card to make purchases and one in five know their parents’ credit or debit card PINs, research from Prudential shows. The study coincides with the introduction of a new free online educational resource, Cha-Ching (www.cha-chingeducation.co.uk), which is designed to improve the financial […]

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Single young adults invest in shared ownership to afford a property

14 Feb 2018 One in seven young Britons (14 per cent) say they would buy a home with a stranger in a bid to get on the property ladder, according to nationwide research. A new study of 2,000 Brits (aged 18 – 40) by HSBC has revealed the true extent to which buying a property […]

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