Personal Finance News

Renew tax credits by 31 July or risk losing payments

17 jul 2018 If you’re claiming tax credits (Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit), ICAEW is reminding everyone to renew by the 31 July deadline. If you miss the cut-off date, your tax credit payments will stop and you may have to pay back the tax credits you’ve been given since 6 April 2018. […]

1 in 10 holidaymakers fall victim to theft at the airport

16 Jul 2018 With over 23.8 million Brits jetting off on holiday this summer, Policy Expert warns holidaymakers to be vigilant, even at the airport, as more than one in ten say they have fallen victim to theft before even boarding the plane, or know someone who has. The study of over 4,700 people showed […]

Top Tips to Keep Your Home Safe This Summer

11 Jul 2018  M&S Bank is urging holidaymakers to take steps to protect their homes against opportunistic thieves before heading off on holiday this summer, as research* shows that nearly a third have had their current home broken into, with 15 per cent having been burgled more than once. The M&S Bank research revealed that […]

£23.8m – Cost of Gambling with Credit Cards on the World Cup

06 Jul 2018  New research by credit experts TotallyMoney suggests Britons will pay an estimated £23.8 million solely on interest and transaction fees from using credit cards to gamble on 2018’s World Cup. Credit card payments used for gambling are treated by lenders as a cash advance. This usually means the borrower is charged a transaction fee, […]

Jet Off This Summer With Fee Free European Transactions

04 Jul 2018 With summer holidays just around the corner, Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, is continuing its quest to make customers’ holidays a little easier on the purse strings, with its fee free European transactions, as well as competitive exchange rates on purchasing Euros from its network of 56 stores. With customers […]

Two in three don’t understand overdraft fees as borrowing hits £9.4bn

04 Jul 2018 Two thirds (68%) of those with an overdraft have no idea how much it’s costing them, according to research by personal finance comparison website And with a quarter of Brits going into their overdraft during the past 12 months, this means almost 8.9 million people are potentially being hit by fees they […]