Half of motorists believe that motor insurance is too complex to understand

Half of the UK’s drivers believe that motor insurance is too confusing, with the overwhelming majority (86%)* believing that it needs to be easier to understand. Research from the Co-op Insurance has found that over half (51%) don’t understand how their premium is calculated, two fifths are unclear why their premium price may fluctuate year […]

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Top tips to save a packet on holiday car hire

 iCarhireinsurance.com, the leading provider of standalone excess insurance, this week launched its ‘Car Hire Hit List’, featuring ten top tips to save drivers up to £760* on a week’s hire. The hit list is based on the hire of a compact family car for a week.   Book early – iCarhireinsurance.com research found that in 2015 holidaymakers saved on average […]

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Consumers left in the dark over credit checks

Thousands of people in the UK are in the dark about when they’ll be credit checked for life events and financial products, according to a study from Amigo. The research revealed being credit checked for a job (80 per cent), monthly insurance instalments (63 per cent) and renting a flat are among the top things consumers […]

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Cancelled holidays costing millions

Aviva has revealed it paid out over £19.2 million last year to UK holidaymakers whose holidays had to be cancelled before they started. Despite the number of holiday cancellations, just a quarter of would-be holidaymakers take out insurance at the same time as booking their trip.  A third (32%), buy it the month before their trip and […]

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New Android Pay gives MBNA customers a clever way to pay

Credit card experts MBNA have announced that Android Pay, by Google, is now available to their customers as the app goes live in the UK today. Android Pay will enable Android™ mobile users to seamlessly tap and pay with their phones at almost 460,000 contactless payment points in the UK, with more locations being added […]

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5 million Brits don’t know how much their mortgage is costing them

More than 5 million people in Britain have no idea how much their mortgage is costing them, according to research released today by habito, the world’s only digital mortgage broker. With 7.6 million active mortgages in Britain, the study found one-third (33%) of UK mortgage holders don’t know what interest rate they are paying – […]

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Increase in contactless card payments soars among nation’s ‘silver spenders’

While traditionally slower to adopt new technology than younger generations, when it comes to contactless, the UK’s over 60s are well and truly bucking the trend. Data released by Barclaycard today shows that the number of ‘silver spenders’ using ‘touch and go’ payments increased by 116 per cent in the last 12 months. The figures […]

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Payday loans should be a last resort – check the alternative options first

People frozen out by mainstream lenders shouldn’t fear the demise of the payday loans industry as there are better options available even if your credit rating isn’t the best. Specialist Credit Cards The big credit card companies will give you the cold shoulder if your credit record is below par but there are a number […]

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A quarter say damage to hire car not their fault

“It wasn’t my fault” said almost a quarter of car hire drivers who have had to claim for damage on a hire car. iCarhireinsurance.com, the leading provider of specialist car hire excess insurance, analysed its claims from 1 January 2014 until 30 September 2015, and found that in 23% of claims, the claimant said the […]

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£17,000 spent on gardens to impress neighbours

We’re a nation of competitive gardeners, investing more than £17,000 in our gardens over a lifetime to impress neighbours and keep up appearances, according to new research from Policy Expert. Nearly one in four (23%) of the 2,205 people surveyed complained of a green-fingered neighbour whose garden always upstages the rest of the street, with […]

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