A quarter of people don’t save for the cost of Christmas

17 Jan 2019 Christmas may be an expensive time of year but new research by Leeds Building Society found nearly a quarter of people in the UK who celebrate the festive season (24%) don’t save ahead for it at all. Conversely, 15% of those surveyed start saving in January although 39% tend to leave it […]

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You are more likely to get divorced than change your bank says Tandem

08 Jan 2019 The 8th of January marks the most popular day of the year for people in the UK to begin legal proceedings to dissolve marriages. Sometimes things just aren’t working and a low point at the start of the year is enough to push a marriage over the edge. So why are people more […]

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1 in 4 unaware of Personal Savings Allowance says Leeds Building Society

08 Jan 2019 More than half of savers (53%) still intend to rely on ISAs to protect interest on their nest egg from the tax man, according to new research by Leeds Building Society. The national survey also found most people (66%) chose an ISA because they knew their interest would be tax-free†. The Society has […]

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Mortgage searches up 60 per cent on early December according to Habito

02 Jan 2019 As the nation goes back to work, new data reveals Britons are also heading online for mortgage advice. The research, conducted by free online mortgage broker, Habito, looked at Google trend data from the last five years across mortgage-related search terms such as ‘mortgage deals’ and ‘best buy mortgages’. 27th December onwards is when […]

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The 7 best places to find unclaimed or lost money in your name

02 Jan 2019 There is thought to be somewhere between £15bn and £77bn in unclaimed money sitting in forgotten investments, pensions, bank accounts and a whole range of other places in the UK. So, how can you go about finding out if any of it is yours? Carl Drummond, senior wealth planner at Sanlam UK […]

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Two out of five pensioners are having the time of their lives

02 Jan 2019 New research from The Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) reveals that 39% of retired people in the UK claim that they are having the best time of their lives since they stopped working. Although YOLO (you only live once) is a phrase and attitude associated with Millennials, older generations are adopting some of the YOLO […]

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Owners put their pets’ health at the heart of 2019

27 Dec 2018 When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, pets and their human counterparts have the same goals for the New Year. Health-related commitments top the list for both UK adults and their four-legged companions in 2019, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance. A third of pet owners (35%) say their […]

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Car Insurance prices drop 8.5% in a year

24 Dec 2018 Car insurance price cuts are slowing down but drivers are still benefiting from falls of 8.5% in the past year, new analysis from insurance data analytics expert Consumer Intelligence shows. Its data shows average car insurance bills dropped to £757 with black box technology – so-called telematics – which rewards customers who drive […]

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10.7 million drivers to hit the road on Christmas Day

21 Dec 2018 Christmas morning is a time we associate with opening presents and getting started on the much-anticipated Christmas lunch, but for over 10 million UK adults it will mean strapping on seat belts for a car journey. New research from Sainsbury’s Bank Car Insurance reveals 10.7 million drivers will be setting off on a […]

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6 million people in the UK raid their savings account every month

19 Dec 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that one in eight (12%) regular savers usually take money out of their accounts every month – and the number of savings raiders is set to grow as festive spending puts finances under strain. Despite their best intentions, 12% of savers – the equivalent of six […]

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