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Superstitious Brits take more care on Friday 13th

13 Apr 2018  Friday 13th is upon us and despite Brits being cautions of the unlucky day, data from Policy Expert has found that they actually take more care. Claims data shows that are fewer insurance claims made on Friday 13th, with the total claim costs also lower, compared to an average day in the month. […]

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Sky TV customers face the biggest penalties for escaping contracts, according to new study

11 Apr 2018 Sky TV customers face the biggest battle among pay-TV subscribers when it comes to escaping contracts, according to research from free satellite TV provider Freesat. Standard Sky TV contracts come with a minimum length of 18 months – as long, or longer, than any other TV provider. Sky TV customers who cancel their […]

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Investing Brits get a buzz from making a return on their money

11 Apr 2018 Almost three quarters of Brits who are investing say they get a buzz when seeing a return on their money, which outshines the buzz they get when losing weight (62%). In fact, one in ten investors (14%) say making a return gives them a “massive” buzz. Furthermore, when asked to pinpoint an […]

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10 million UK adults have found errors in their credit files

09 Apr 2018 Millions of UK adults looking to apply for a mortgage, credit, a new mobile phone contract, or even a better utility deal, risk being rejected because of false errors on their credit reports, says Amigo Loans. The UK’s largest guarantor lender’s latest research has found that 42% of people who check their […]

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Children understand the value of money at ten-years-old

05 Apr 2018 New research by Santander reveals parents believe children understand the value of money on average at ten-years-old. This is the age they stop believing money is infinite, that it must be earned, and it is important to save. One in fourteen (seven per cent) parents believe their precocious children grasped the concept of […]

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Tenants outside of London spend over half of disposable income on rent

05 Apr 2018  Rental payments in the UK now account for over half of the average disposable income of £1,471 for people living and working outside the capital, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The average rent paid for a residential property in the UK outside London hit £761 in March, taking annual growth to […]

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UK ‘staycationers’ three times more likely to risk going without insurance

03 Apr 2018  Stay at home holidaymakers are three times more likely to risk going away without insurance than those travelling to Europe, according to a new study released today (date) by Co-op Insurance. Co-op’s new study highlights the current risks that people are taking, as nearly 6 in 10 adults who holiday within the UK […]

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Over two million Brits risk a £1,000 MOT fine

28 Mar 2018 In the last five years, millions of drivers have risked a £1,000 fine because they have forgotten to renew their MOT certificates, according to new research from AA Cars, the AA’s used car website. In the first instance those driving without an MOT risk a £100 fixed penalty notice – and then £1000 […]

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One in Eight Retiring with No Pension

28 Mar 2018  Nearly one in eight people retiring this year have made no provision for their retirement, including 10 per cent who will either be totally or somewhat reliant on the State Pension, according to new research from Prudential. This leaves them starting their retirement with an income of around £1,452 a year below […]

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Pension freedoms – cash is king with 29% withdrawn to simply place in savings accounts…

26 Mar 2018 New research1 from Retirement Advantage sheds light on how consumers have reacted to the pension freedoms, and reveals one in five (19%) people have withdrawn cash from a sense of concern over the regulations changing. 43% of those polled who had used the freedoms to take some cash felt it was nice to […]

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