Personal Finance News

29 Jul

The real costs of negligence claims – who pays

An article published on BBC News today has highlighted the amount of money that the NHS in England may need to pay as a result of medical negligence claims, which are currently still ongoing. The estimate, which includes possible future settlements, could amount to £4.3bn in legal fees and place a heavy burden on the […]

26 Jul

Older relatives gift first-time buyers £42,500 on average

Are you currently saving up for a first house, or do you know somebody who is? Raising a deposit is now widely understood to be the biggest barrier to getting on the property ladder for younger people – with 10% and above expected as standard.  The pandemic has also disproportionately affected young people in terms […]

25 Jul

Caxton Global Travel Tracker – cuts through the foreign travel Covid confusion – a must visit for 2021 holidaymakers

All the latest Covid travel related info in one place   Up to date covid related travel details for 55 countries – including a 4-step guide which covers, before departure, at your destination, before you travel home and on your return to the UK   Links to all the current travel documents you need such as […]

15 Jul

Gatehouse Bank Green Saver accounts reach milestone of 5,000 trees planted

Gatehouse Bank this week revealed it reached an ecological milestone – 5,000 trees have been planted in permanent new woodlands on behalf of Green Saver customers. The bank launched the accounts in February, when all its new fixed-term accounts and Cash ISAs were transformed into Green Savers, with a tree planted for every new account […]

14 Jul

Brits to spend £2.1 billion on new wedding outfits as more ceremonies return in 2021

After a tumultuous year in which weddings have been curtailed, postponed and cancelled, optimism amongst UK wedding guests is increasing with greater numbers of ceremonies and receptions set to take place in the second half of 2021. New research from American Express reveals that British wedding goers are treating themselves to new outfits and beauty […]

30 Jun

Petrol, diesel or electric? A difficult choice for car owners

It’s not so long ago that the concept of the electric car was still very much a concept. To see one rolling down the street ten years ago was a definitive novelty, but how things can change. Today, the EV is no longer much of a head turner, instead a burgeoning automotive staple on our […]

21 Jun

Dog owners planning staycations urged to have pet insurance in place

Dog owners planning a staycation this summer have been urged to have adequate pet insurance in place to help protect them financially in the event their canine companion causes property damage or injury whilst on holiday. With limitations on foreign travel continuing, millions of Brits are expected to holiday closer to home this summer, offering […]

18 Jun

Simple ways for home sellers to boost their kerb appeal

First impressions matter and what your house looks like from the outside can say a lot about what it might look like inside. If you are thinking about selling your home, improving the kerb appeal can increase interest in the property. Buyers may be less likely to check out the rest of the property if […]

9 Jun

Two Fifths Of Pandemic-Purchased Cycles Could Be At Risk

Hundreds of thousands of UK cyclists could be putting their two-wheeled transport at risk, because they have no bicycle insurance. A study of 2,000 UK people who purchased pedal cycles in the last 12 months, discovered that two fifths (38%) had no cover for their bicycles – either under a home insurance policy or through […]