Six out of ten over 50s can’t live without online banking

It’s a well-known fact that people over 50 are savvy with their money and it seems they are making the most of technology to keep track of their finances. Research shows that eight out of ten over 50s have used the internet in the last 12 months and half of these people use the internet […]

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Don’t ‘present’ burglars with an opportunity this Christmas

Shoppers will have more time to enjoy the festivities this year, as when it comes to buying Christmas presents  for loved ones, more than two in five will have everything ‘wrapped up’ by mid-November (22nd), according to new figures from Co-operative Insurance A further third will be hitting the shops between 23 November and 6 December […]

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£150 Current Account Switching Offer to End in Two Weeks

The clock is ticking for customers looking for a market leading switching offer. Customers have just two weeks left to switch their current account to Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and benefit from a £150 switching offer. A deadline of 30th November has been set for customers to take advantage of the offer when they complete […]

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Don’t write off credit card rewards just yet

New European rules mean that credit card companies now receive a much smaller kick back from retailers, forcing some card companies scrap or dilute their card reward programmes. However it’s not the end of the road for these schemes just yet as two new promotions have just been launched. Sainsbury’s Bank which currently offers one […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday transforming Britons’ spending habits

New analysis from MBNA, one of the UK’s leading credit card providers, shows Fridays and Mondays have become the most popular shopping days for their customers. The online revolution now sees Sunday and Saturday as the least popular days for consumers to do their holiday shopping. In light of this shift and ahead of this […]

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Winter travel insurance – don’t slope off without it

Winter sports enthusiasts are being encouraged to make sure they have adequate travel insurance before heading off to the slopes, and not to wrongly assume that they’re automatically covered if they have annual travel insurance or travel insurance attached to their bank account or credit card. Standard and packaged travel insurance products are unlikely to […]

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Savings accounts with a charitable twist

The new savings accounts with charity donation launched recently by Yorkshire Building Society and Coventry Building Society offer a great all round deal – the saver gets a rate that’s within a whisker of the best buy in its sector plus the charity receives a healthy donation into the bargain – so everybody wins. The 2 year Bond from Yorkshire Building […]

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Why it’s important to make a will

Making a will is one of those tasks that people tend put off the most and it’s one of the main reasons why every year millions of pounds worth of assets left by loved ones end up not being passed on. None of us like to talk about death and I can understand why, but […]

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Family financial planning is becoming the norm according to advisers

Financial advisers expect the number of couples and families seeking joint advice on retirement planning to increase as a result of the recent pension freedom rule changes, according to new research by Prudential. Advisers estimate that couples already make up more than 40 per cent of their client base while wider family groups account for […]

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Opportunities to donate to charity as you spend and save

With Remembrance Sunday a little over a week away many of us will again be doing our bit to help support the Royal British Legion. As well as popping your cash into a collection box you can also donate a little extra cash throughout the year via a couple of charity linked financial products For […]

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