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More than 31 million adults in the UK don’t have a will

03 Oct 2017 Over half (60%) of UK adults are currently without a will, according to new research out today from Unbiased.co.uk. The number of people without a will in the UK is at an all-time high, passing the previous peak in 20112. It means that over 31 million now run the risk of dying intestate […]

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Tesco unveils Tesco Pay+

01 Oct 2017 Tesco has announced the launch of Tesco Pay+. The mobile payments app makes the shopping trip more convenient and more rewarding for customers looking to pay using their smartphone. Launched in 2015, the digital wallet service has been progressively rolled out across Tesco’s UK stores, with hundreds of thousands of customers having downloaded and using the app on […]

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Yorkshire Building Society launches best buy five-year fixed rate mortgage

01 Oct 2017 Borrowers looking to fix their home loan for a longer period can benefit from Yorkshire Building Society’s new five-year deal, which is currently the lowest five-year fix available on the market for house purchases. Available from Thursday 28 September, the 1.55% five-year offering, which has a £1,495 fee, is available to both […]

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Travel insurance lessons from the Ryanair cancellation fiasco

24 Sept 2017 Thousands of tourists have been left with cancelled flights, or stranded in airports around the world after a staff holiday mix up by budget airline Ryanair. Manager of Travel insurance at comparison website, Compare Cover, Simon Williams, says there are a few lessons that DIY travellers can learn from this incident. He […]

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Lost or broken your iPhone 8 on Day One? Get a new one within 4 hours!

24 Sept 2017 The days of waiting weeks to have your lost, stolen or damaged gadgets repaired or replaced are officially over, with the launch of InMyBag, a ‘breakdown service for your bag’. In a UK first, InMyBag guarantees to repair or replace up to £5k of gadgets — such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops […]

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Car insurance bills are rising five times faster than inflation

21 Sept 2017 Car insurance bills are rising five times faster than inflation, taking average annual bills to £755, new research from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Its data shows average premiums rose by 14.6% in the past year – five times inflation at 2.9% ­– but there is some relief with the pace of […]

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Lack of savings makes goals out of reach for many

19 Sept 2017 The latest research from Aldermore’s 2017 Annual Savings Tracker reveals that over three fifths (61%) of the nation are saving, putting away an average of £2,748 a year. However, while it seems the savings message is recognised by the majority of people, the rate at which the nation is saving means that […]

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Co-op Insurance research claims students risk safety on the road

19 Sept 2017 As half a million students are off to university this month, Co-op Insurance is warning of the dangers of over-packing cars ahead of these journeys. The study conducted among UK students revealed that three quarters travel by car when moving into or out of their student home. Of these, two fifths (41%) […]

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2.5 million UK home buyers pay too much for their mortgage

13 Sept 2017 New analysis of the mortgage market by Tesco Bank reveals that up to 2.5 million UK home buyers may be over-paying on their mortgage as a result of slipping onto higher Standard Variable Rates (SVRs) at the end of their fixed rate period. With the typical SVR at 4.39% compared to the […]

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Contents insurance not a priority for half of students

11 Sept 2017 As more than half a million students pack their bags for University this September, a new study by Co-op Insurance reveals almost half don’t have home contents insurance. The study, conducted among UK University students found that 46 per cent don’t have home contents insurance and a tenth simply don’t know if […]

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