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Holidaymakers hit by poor airport rates as great summer getaway begins

| July 20, 2018

20 Jul 2018 As the great summer getaway begins in earnest this weekend, holidaymakers are being warned to plan ahead to avoid being stung by scandalous exchange rates at the airport as they are offered rates up to 20% lower than the market rate for euros, meaning travelers could end up losing out, says travel […]

Check Your Car Insurance Before Hitting the Roads this Summer

| July 18, 2018

18 Jul 2018 M&S Bank is urging holidaymakers to check their car insurance policy before driving abroad this summer as research* reveals that nearly half (48 per cent) of those planning to drive their car in mainland Europe believe they either aren’t, or don’t know if they are, insured to drive in the EU. When […]

Renew tax credits by 31 July or risk losing payments

| July 17, 2018

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

| July 16, 2018

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

| July 11, 2018

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

| July 6, 2018

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

| July 4, 2018

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

| July 4, 2018

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 finder.com. 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 […]

New Travel Money offer for Nectar customers

| June 29, 2018

29 Jun 2018  As the summer holiday season gets into full swing, Sainsbury’s Bank has announced that Nectar customers can now get better rates on all currencies in-store so they can enjoy more value on currencies from New Zealand dollars to Norwegian Krone plus over 50 more currencies when purchasing travel money from Sainsbury’s Travel Money […]

Half of parents take kids out of school for cheaper family holidays

| June 26, 2018

26 Jun 2018 Almost half (46%) of UK parents have taken their children out of school to go on holiday, according to a new study released by Co-op Insurance. Parents that are willing to let their children miss school say that financial strain is the leading factor in their decision, with two thirds saying that family […]