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The best time to book and travel in 2017 revealed

Timing is everything when it comes to scoring the cheapest prices for flights and hotels in 2017, according to new analysis by travel search engine KAYAK.co.uk. By analysing data based on millions of searches, KAYAK has found that with a little planning, travellers can save huge amounts of money. Booking and travelling to Brits favourite […]

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Millennials top the 2016 savings table

Millennials, generally considered to be those aged 18 to 34, saved more in 2016 than any other generation, according to new research from Charter Savings Bank. On average, millennials saved a total of £3,701 in 2016 – over £450 more than their baby boomer and Generation X counterparts, who saved £3,226 and £3,238 respectively. 2016 […]

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2017 A Year To Reignite The UK’s Savings Habit

As the UK starts on its resolution list, money matters are firmly on the agenda with the majority of people (78%) saying they plan to save in 2017 and a third of that group, (34%) saying they will save more than in 2016.  The research, from new challenger bank Masthaven, finds that many people will […]

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MBNA launches UK’s longest ever 0% balance transfer card with £20 cash back offer

MBNA is offering customers looking to consolidate their post-Christmas debts and card balances its longest ever balance transfer credit card. In line with recent years, over half a million UK consumers are likely to make in excess of £1.3bn worth of balance transfers during January to help them get their finances fit for 2017, MBNA […]

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More people spreading the cost of train season tickets with interest free credit cards

Sainsbury’s Bank has launched a new free online ‘train-inflation’ digital tool, which reveals that the average train ticket increased by 59% between 2005 and 2011, and by 16.9% between 2011 and 2016.  Its ‘train-inflation’ barometer allows people to see what their new standard train ticket will be next year, and estimate how their fares have […]

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1.5 million people have lived more than 45 years having never borrowed a penny

More than 1.5 million people have lived more than 45 years having never borrowed a penny from a bank or lender.  However, this commendable existence could come back to bite as many of these credit virgins may struggle to secure a mortgage or even a mobile phone contract. A credit score is a three digit […]

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Half a million people are expected to lose their bank card over the festive period

Metro Bank, the UK’s newest high street bank, today reveals that half a million people are expected to lose, misplace or have their debit or credit cards stolen over the festive period. In addition to the stress of not being able to access cash, consumers could have to wait up to ten days for a replacement […]

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7 million homes vulnerable to theft this Xmas

Nearly 7 million  homes could be at risk of burglary this Christmas, as one in four people plan to spend the festivities outside of the home, according to new research from Policy Expert. Of the 5,619 people surveyed, 21% will be celebrating Christmas at a friend or family members’ home, with a further 4% stating […]

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Cost of Living Squeeze Hitting Pension Saving

The cost of living is the most common single factor preventing people who live in cities in the UK from saving more into their pensions – and it is savers in Brighton, Bristol and Cardiff who are feeling the pinch the most, according to new research by Prudential. The findings – which are taken from Prudential’s […]

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Only one in four mortgage borrowers understand how the base rate affects their monthly payments

Just one in four mortgage-paying homeowners understand how cuts to the Bank of England’s (BoE) base rate could affect their mortgage payments, according to new research from Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage broker. In August 2016, the BoE made the first adjustment to the rate in over seven years, cutting it from 0.5% to 0.25%, […]

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