Personal Finance News

29 Sep

Online car finance purchases are expected to rise by a third

Online car finance purchases are expected to rise by 33%, accounting for more than half (56%) of transactions for the first time ever. The move away from the traditional dealership model comes as Brits become more open to shopping around for their own finance deals, with 60% saying searching online for car finance is their […]

25 Sep

Aldermore bank increases rates for business savings accounts

Aldermore bank has today increased the rates on a range of its fixed rate business savings products. The following business savings rates will be available immediately: 6 Month Fixed Rate – increase from 0.55% to 0.75% 1 Year Fixed Rate – increase from 0.75% to 1.00% Ewan Edwards, director of savings, Aldermore comments: “We’re committed to offering competitive […]

22 Sep

New TotallyMoney Credit Assistant App reveals costly borrowing blind spots

Finance experts TotallyMoney have warned that consumers could be unwittingly losing hundreds of pounds by using certain financial products against their advantage. Research reveals: A massive 20% drop in income and 10 million people on the furlough scheme during coronavirus has seen many turn to credit to get by.│ However, TotallyMoney has warned that with interest-free overdrafts […]

18 Sep

National Savings to start paying Premium Bonds prizes directly into customers’ bank accounts

NS&I has this week announced that, starting from the December 2020 prize draw, it will start to move customers to having Premium Bonds prizes paid directly into their bank accounts – a quicker, easier and more secure way for customers to receive prizes. The issuing of paper warrants (like a cheque) for the payment of […]

15 Sep

Concerns over financial scams increase due to impact of pandemic

Fears and concerns around financial scams has increased over the past three months as over a third (36%) of UK adults say they their worry levels have increased – this compares to 26% when Canada Life, the financial services firm, last ran the data in May. The data reveals the situation is getting worse as […]

9 Sep

Average insurance claims by university students more than £700

The latest data from Admiral home insurance reveals the average value of a contents claim for university students is more than £700, with the most common items claimed for being laptops and phones, as well as personal valuables such as bikes, Jewellery and games consoles. With students heading off to university over the next few weeks, the insurer is […]

3 Sep

Under 35s least likely to seek financial advice from a professional

Research from Hodge has revealed that those under the age of 35 are the least likely to seek professional financial advice, with just 20% saying that they have previously sought advice from an IFA. According to the research – which asked over 3000 people about their attitudes to finances – family and friends are the biggest source […]

1 Sep

3.6 million Brits worry about paying bills

The economic impact of the coronavirus crisis has been far reaching with millions of people unable to work due to lockdown restrictions.  New research shows that nearly a third (31%) of UK adults have seen their income cut as a direct result of the crisis. The research, commissioned by GoCompare Money, reveals that 8% of people […]

25 Aug

Metro Bank customers can earn up to £250 with new Refer a Friend offer

Metro Bank has announced its first ever ‘Refer a Friend’ switching offer. Existing Metro Bank customers can receive up to £250 each by referring their friends to open a Metro Bank account using the Current Account Switch Service (CASS). The bank – which recently celebrated its 10th birthday after becoming the UK’s first new high street […]