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23% increase in opportunistic break-ins as clocks go forward

| March 19, 2018

19 Mar 2018 As Brits prepare to lose an hour of sleep this weekend, Co-op Insurance is urging homeowners to stay alert, in light of its new claims data released today. Data analysed by the Co-op looking at break-ins over the last four years found that burglaries categorised as opportunistic increase by a quarter when […]

Save Water Save Money launches new energy switching tool

| March 15, 2018

15 Mar 2018 Save Water Save Money (SWSM), the global business which specialises in helping people save water, has launched a new energy switching tool, enabling consumers become more sustainable while cutting down their bills across the board. The free tool compares current usage to price plans offered by all gas and electricity providers, giving […]

Multiple Cash ISAs Don’t Add Up For Savers

| March 14, 2018

14 Mar 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals multiple Cash ISAs are not adding up for savers, who are risking leaving their money to stagnate in low interest rate paying accounts. Its study found one in five of savers aged 55 plus have five or more Cash ISA accounts, but less than half […]

The best destinations for Brits to retire abroad

| March 13, 2018

13 Mar 2018   When it comes to planning your retirement, the idea of living abroad is a dream for many. To help bring those fantasies one step closer to reality,  credit experts TotallyMoney have ranked the places Brits should really be considering to retire abroad, making it easier than ever to find a destination that […]

Credit scoring system is a mystery for UK adults

| March 8, 2018

Thousands of UK adults are completely perplexed by how credit scores are calculated, actually finding it easier to explain how a rainbow is formed or indeed the offside rule. According to a new study from Amigo Loans, almost a third (31%) of Brits believe they can confidently explain how a rainbow is formed compared to […]

Borrowers could save money by porting their mortgage

| March 6, 2018

06 Mar 2018 Home movers looking to make the most of current low interest rates could be missing a trick by not porting their mortgage, says Yorkshire Building Society. Brits move on average eight times in their lifetime but according to data from the mutual, only 6% of the Yorkshire’s customers who moved house applied […]

1 in 5 can’t get travel cover due to pre-existing conditions

| March 3, 2018

03 March 2018  A third (32%) of UK holidaymakers say they struggle to get travel insurance and of these, 60% say this is due to a pre-existing medical condition, according to a new study released today by the Co-op. Cancer (21%), diabetes (18%) and high or low blood pressure (18%) are the most common conditions that UK […]

Beast from the East damage could add up to millions of pounds – tips on protecting your home from winter weather

| February 28, 2018

28 Feb 2018    BRITS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR COSTLY SNOW STORM DAMAGE One in ten UK adults have had to make a claim on their insurance policy due to storm damage, a survey of more than 4,000 adults has found This is includes damage to roofs, fences and outbuildings, as well as burst or damaged […]

Auto-enrolment Only Half the Battle for Women

| February 28, 2018

28 Feb 2018  The latest Government review into pensions auto-enrolment shows 9 million employees are now enrolled into a workplace scheme and employer contributions have been on the rise reaching a record 61% in 2016-to-2017. However, new data from online pension planning tool, Pension Monster, suggests women are still lagging behind when it comes to […]

Nearly 1 in 4 consumers now know what Open Banking is, up from less than 1 in 10 just a few months ago

| February 28, 2018

28 Feb 2018 Research by Moneynet Awards winner Yolt, the money app backed by ING, reveals that 22% – nearly 1 in 4 – of the public now know what Open Banking is.  This represents a significant increase from the identical question being asked in Which? research in October 2017, when the same question revealed that 92% of the public […]