More than half of students have lost personal belongings from their university accommodation

Over half (54%) of students have lost personal belongings from their university accommodation according to new research by Sainsbury’s Bank Home Insurance.  The most common items which have been lost include phones (44%), jewellery (33%) and clothes (28%). Technological appliances remain the most popular items amongst students with 91% owning both a smartphone and laptop. […]

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New parents need to save up to £260 per month to send a child to university

With the academic year now underway, analysis by Rplan.co.uk, the online investment platform, shows that new parents should be looking to invest  up to £260.55 per month to cover the cost of sending a baby to university for a three-year course in 18 years’ time. rplan.co.uk estimates that the amount needed in 2034 will be […]

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The AA extends 0% balance transfer term and purchases to 26 months on Dual Credit Card

The AA has extended the 0% period for balance transfers on its Dual Credit Card to 26 months from 20 months. This change makes the Dual Credit Card the most competitive of its kind, offering interest free periods of over two years on both purchases and balance transfers. Michael Johnson, Director of Financial Services at […]

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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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