Personal Finance News

8 Dec

Almost half of UK shoppers are on the hunt for sustainable gifts this Christmas

This present buying season, nearly half (47%) of UK shoppers are on the hunt for sustainable Christmas gifts, worried that wrapped gifts will go unused and unwanted, according to new research from Tesco Bank. The desire to turn gifting green this Christmas rises among people aged 18 to 34, with over half (56%) wanting to […]

2 Dec

6.7 million have been impacted by a rogue trade in the last year

New research from Checkatrade has revealed that a staggering 6.7 million UK adults have been impacted by a rogue trade over the last year. Increasing demand for tradespeople, Brexit and the ongoing raw materials shortage have placed a huge amount of pressure on the home improvement industry, creating the ideal environment for rogue trades to […]

25 Nov

Grandparents set to spend more than £2.6 billion on grandkids this Christmas

The latest research from over-50s experts SunLife shows that grandparents will spend over £2.6 billion on presents for their grandchildren this Christmas. With around 5.8 million grandparent households across the UK celebrating Christmas this year, SunLife has revealed that total spend over the festive period will increase by nearly quarter of a billion pounds – and lucky […]

19 Nov

HSBC warns customers of purchase scams ahead of Black Friday

HSBC UK has teamed up with professional magician Troy von Scheibner in advance of Black Friday (26 November) to highlight some of the tricks scammers will play on shoppers. Troy von Scheibner said: “As a professional magician, my aim is to entertain using a specialist set of skills. However, these techniques can also be used by […]

18 Nov

Chase to offer customers 3% cashback on Amazon purchases this festive season

Digital bank Chase today announced it is offering 3% cashback on spend until the end of 2021, to help customers make more of their Amazon purchases this festive season. The Chase current account already offers customers 1% cashback on all eligible debit card spend for 12 months*, but beginning today, Chase customers can benefit from an […]

15 Nov

Eight ways to stay safe on the road this winter

Ahead of Road Safety Week, Julian Hartley, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank, share his top tips on how you can stay safe on the roads this winter. Analysis of internal data by Tesco Bank Car Insurance revealed that claims for road accidents jump 8% in the week after the clocks go back and the bank […]

11 Nov

One in three face financial heartache by relying on partner’s pension

Almost one-third of people said they would rely on their partner’s pension in retirement. This includes 23% of men and almost 40% (39%) of women. One fifth (21%) of people were unsure if they would have to rely on their partner in retirement. Almost one quarter (24%) of the 18-24 age group said they thought […]

4 Nov

Cryptocurrency a bigger draw than pensions for around a third of young adults

A significant proportion of young people are prepared to turn away from traditional pensions to invest in cryptocurrency, stocks and shares ISAs or other investments instead, reveals a new poll of 2,000 UK adults. The new study for independent price comparison site NerdWallet reveals that almost a third (31%) of young people aged between 18 to 24 […]

29 Oct

6 Tips to Help you Manage Your money Matters Better and Without Financial Stress

Money is something you simply can’t ignore, it’s essential to put food on your table, a roof over your head and to hopefully allow you to enjoy the lifestyle you work so hard for. However, money matters can also prove to be very stressful, so it’s important to take control of your money and hopefully […]