Personal Finance News

8 Jun

Understanding the difference between a Financial Audit and Cost Audit

Any business needs the auditing process to not only ensure they are complying with laws and rules but that they are running their company as cost-effectively as possible. All companies, even if they don’t turn a profit, need to have their accounts audited annually by law, but there are two quite different kinds of audits […]

4 Jun

Shop Small returns this summer: £5 back on £15 spend at small businesses

As restrictions continue to ease across the UK and shoppers return to the high street, American Express is once again running its Shop Small Offer to support local businesses after an extremely challenging year. For 3 weeks from 5 – 25 June 2021, Cardmembers will receive a £5 statement credit when they spend £15 or […]

3 Jun

Churchill Insurance reveals Brits burgled 700 times each day

New research from Churchill Home Insurance  reveals that last year saw more than 280,000 burglaries reported to police forces across the UK – an average of 768 burglaries every day. There were an estimated 100,000 fewer burglaries in 2020 than in 2019 due to so many people at home because of the pandemic, a fall […]

31 May

Zopa claims Brits set to lose 13 million bank cards this summer

The Great British public are preparing to enjoy unrestricted nightlife from the 21st June, but are banking on losing their credit or debit cards in the process. New research from Zopa predicts that a whopping 13 million bank cards1 will be misplaced during the biggest summer of freedom.   As 21 million people plan to head out on Monday 21st June and contactless payments remain the preferred method of payment, neobank Zopa commissioned research to find out more about the nation’s bank card misplacing habits. This summer, nearly a quarter (24%) say they expect to lose their card when […]

21 May

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 […]

14 May

Zopa predicts summer of spending, as debit and credit figures rise

As the ONS issues its latest ‘Economic activity and social change in the UK, real-time indicators’ data, figures from neobank Zopa suggest consumer spending habits are about to start driving the economy forward. Clare Gambardella, Chief Customer Officer comments: “These figures, and our own credit card data suggest we’re heading for a summer of spending, […]

11 May

Money saving UK holiday tips – activities to enjoy this summer without breaking the bank

Lost income and economic uncertainty means many of us will have to live a little more frugally than normal this year. And though this might put that trip to Disneyland or the campervan holiday to New Zealand back a couple of years, it doesn’t have to stop us having fun. There’s a multitude of free […]

10 May

The Pros and Cons of Being a Landlord

Many people often wonder what life is like as a landlord and whether or not this is a good way to make money off of property either as a main source of income or as a secondary income stream. As with any type of job, there are both benefits and drawbacks to being a landlord […]

10 May

Younger holiday makers the most eager to travel ASAP and 1 in 3 plans to spend big to make up for 2020 holiday misery

In a survey response from more than 11,400 cardholders, the key findings were as follows: Key points: 43% of 18–25-year-olds and 40% of 26–35-year-olds ready to book and travel ‘As soon as restrictions ease’. 70% of 18-25’s and 62% of 26-35’s said they are not worried about longer waiting times at the airport. More than […]