10 money saving tips for students

Thousands of students have now received their A-level results and for many it signals the start of university, which can be an expensive few years! But, while there are hefty debts involved, students can save the pennies elsewhere. Flubit’s Savings Champion, Carla Rio Alves shares her tips for snapping up the best deals, without damaging […]

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New car buyers add £520 to the cost of their car by not shopping around for finance

Research from Swedish savings and loans provider, Ikano Bank shows motorists who don’t shop around for the best loan deals when buying a new car add an average of £520 to the cost of their purchase – the equivalent of over 500 litres of petrol or almost six months’ worth of petrol. The introduction of […]

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Are reward based credit cards still worth a look?

Over the last 18 months there have been many examples of credit card rewards or cashback deals being scrapped or watered down following the revised interchange rules – a move which has decimated a profitable income stream for credit card companies. However despite the doom and gloom there is evidence that the credit card rewards […]

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Home insurance price rises start to slow

Home insurance price rises have slowed with increased competition limiting annual price rises to just 1.6% taking average costs to £119, new analysis from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Consumer Intelligence’s analysis – which is used by the Government’s Office of National Statistics to calculate official inflation statistics – shows premiums were virtually unchanged […]

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A third of Brits would transfer money to phone-line fraudsters

One in three people would unwittingly transfer money to an unknown account if they were telephoned by someone posing as their bank according to new research from Nationwide Building Society. This is despite more than two thirds (67%) of people worrying about becoming a victim of fraud. The poll was conducted as part of the […]

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Generous grandparents funding family holidays

Generous grandparents are making it possible for the whole family to go away together as one in seven over 50s have been on holiday with their children and grandchildren and a third have paid for the whole trip, according to Saga Travel Insurance. Intergenerational holidays are popular with the whole family. Not only do children […]

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Halifax increases balance transfer offers with 25 and 41 month deals

Halifax has increased its balance transfer credit card offers giving 0% interest for up to 25 months with no fee, and 0% interest for up to 41 months with a 3.5% fee. Both cards also offer 0% interest on purchases made during the first six months from account opening. To qualify for these offers, customers […]

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Changing your car on 1 Sept? – Be card smart – Money Transfer cards can save hundreds of pounds compared with a personal loan

With the new 66 registration cars out on 1st September plenty of people will be looking for a new set of wheels, but whether you’re buying brand new or second hand it’s worth shopping around to check out the cheapest finance options. Andrew Hagger, Personal Finance Expert from Moneycomms said: “Consumers spend many hours seeking […]

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13 million people not using their credit card reward points or cashback

Asda Money says ‘reward apathy’ is leading to millions of people accumulating benefits they never use, and ultimately missing out on cash and rewards they’re entitled to. Reward credit cards were designed to offer consumers incentives to manage their money efficiently whilst accumulating rewards that would benefit them in the long term. Asda has revealed that […]

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Credit interest blow for Santander 123 current account customers

Over the last few years the Santander 123 current account has been the only decent option for many savers – paying 3% with instant access up to £20,000 – it was too good to be true in the current depressed savings market – the only surprise is that this decision to trim the rate didn’t happen before now. The rate […]

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