Personal Finance News

4 Feb

‘Conline’ insurance scams- 10 seconds to find a ghost broker

Direct Line Car Insurance is warning consumers not to be scammed into buying worthless fake car insurance policies, after new analysis1 reveals it takes just ten seconds to find an insurance scammer, known as a ghost broker, on social media fraudulently claiming to sell fully comprehensive car insurance from companies such as Admiral, Hastings Direct, AVIVA […]

3 Feb

Landlords inject £3.6 bn into the local economy

Aldermore’s new buy to let research, surveying 1,000 UK-based landlords, highlights the important contribution landlords make to their local economy with eight in ten turning to a local tradesperson when their property requires work or renovation. Landlords spent on average £1,443 in the last 12 months on services such as plumbers, builders, letting agents and […]

28 Jan

Is it time to reassess your financial situation?

The reality of adult life is having to take more responsibility for the state of our finances. Long gone are the days of receiving a little pocket money from mum and dad for doing the chores; instead, we’re faced with the big bad world of credit scores, loans, mortgages, bills and much more. Unfortunately, these […]

22 Jan

DIY: The Home Renovations That Don’t Need Planning Permission

Trying to figure out which projects you can do without planning permission can be a bit of a minefield, but don’t panic. As a rule of thumb, most structural changes are subject to building regulations, but some ‘bigger’ renovation projects can be done without planning permission if you adhere to the set size regulations. Whether […]

21 Jan

Extortionate minimum repayment trap leaves borrowers thousands out of pocket, warn credit experts

Research from credit experts TotallyMoney and MoneyComms reveals how just making minimum repayments on credit card balances costs customers thousands in interest and takes over two decades to clear. Only making the minimum repayment each month will take over 26 years to clear a credit card balance Customers expected to lose a staggering £3,775 due to interest Fixing monthly repayments to the first […]

14 Jan

Credit experts warn of holiday pitfalls as 5.2 million jetsetters snap up January bargains

Credit experts TotallyMoney have advised that those booking holidays could protect themselves under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act by using a credit card, meaning customers could get their money back should something go wrong. The advice comes at a pivotal time for holiday makers with Flybe at risk folding, following the devastating collapse of Thomas […]

14 Jan

Kids received a record £273 pocket money in 2019

RoosterMoney, the pocket money app, reveals that kids received a new high of £273 pocket money (£5.25 a week) last year, up 7.5% from 2018, and encouragingly they saved 38% of it. This is in stark contrast to the latest statistics showing adults are only managing to save 6.8% of their income. Children are picking […]

12 Jan

70% of people still unaware of Open Banking

Open Banking has the potential to improve the way in which consumers manage their finances. However, two years on from its introduction, Which? has found nearly three quarters (73%) of people still haven’t heard of Open Banking. Of the just over one in four people (27%) who had heard of Open Banking, only 4 per […]

2 Jan

Holidaymakers rush to book holidays this January

This January will be the most popular month for people to book holidays for the coming year according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance. The study indicates that around 6.4 million people across the nation are looking to book getaways then. More than three quarters (76%) of UK adults will go on holiday […]