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Why making a will may be the most important decision you ever make

| November 18, 2019

18 Nov 2019 Money remains one of the UK’s least favourite topics of conversation, it’s unsurprising then that research has found that 54% of UK adults don’t have an appropriate will; either they’ve never had one or their current will is out of date.  For many people, thinking about what will happen once you’ve passed […]

Sandwich Generation struggling the most to save money

| November 14, 2019

13 Nov 2019 Individuals who look after both children and elderly parents, described as being part of the ‘sandwich generation’, are struggling the most to save money, according to Aldermore’s Annual Saving’s Tracker research. Almost a third (32%) of individuals who have adult children living at home and who care for elderly parents, are unable […]

Gambling controls launched for Halifax card customers

| November 14, 2019

12 Nov 2019 Halifax customers can now benefit from a service feature to protect themselves from gambling-related harm. The gambling card freeze, which is a feature of the banks’ mobile app[s], was developed in recognition of the ways in which the bank can support customers to manage their money and gamble responsibly. Halifax is the […]

Five misconceptions about Wills

| November 6, 2019

06 Nov 2019 Research by mutual insurer, Royal London, found nearly three in five (57%) of UK adults do not have a Will in place. November is Will Aid Month and Royal London tested the public’s knowledge of Wills – this revealed five misconceptions. 1. – My children will be cared for by my immediate family if I […]

A fifth of borrowers overpay on their mortgage

| November 5, 2019

04 Nov 2019 Homeowners could be mortgage free sooner than they initially planned thanks to flexible mortgages that allow borrowers to overpay each month.  Data from Yorkshire Building Society shows a fifth (23%) of borrowers are in credit on their mortgage after making overpayments on their account. For some, overpayments can be a way to […]

11.5 million Brits victims of online shopping fraud

| October 30, 2019

30 Oct 2019 More than one in five (22%) people have fallen victim to fraudsters when shopping online, according to new findings from secure payments provider Shieldpay. This equates to some 11.5 million Brits who have, at some point in their lives, been defrauded when purchasing an item online. The cost to people’s pocket is significant: […]

Pocket money survey says kids earn record £4.38 a week

| October 29, 2019

29 Oct 2019 The nations’ parents may be worried about the future of the economy, but that’s not stopping them handing out increasing amounts of pocket money to their kids. National consumer confidence in the UK economy has been hit hard by Brexit uncertainty (currently at -9% quarter on quarter), but latest figures from RoosterMoney, […]

ABI calls for Chancellor to cut the rate of Insurance Premium Tax

| October 23, 2019

23 Oct 2019 The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging the Government in its forthcoming Budget due on 6 November to cut the rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) to ease the squeeze on families and businesses who do the right thing by taking out insurance. The standard rate of IPT has doubled since […]

Three quarters of UK tenants are happy renting

| October 22, 2019

22 Oct 2019 Three quarters (75%) of UK tenants are happy to rent, and a third of those (33%) are happy to rent forever, according to new research from buy-to-let focused marketplace lender, Landbay. The study questions 2,000 private renters in the UK, offering insight to landlords on the wants and needs of their tenants. Men […]

A third of UK adults paying an average of £120 a year on unused subscriptions

| October 15, 2019

15 Oct 2019 Almost a third (29%) of UK adults spend an average of £120 a year paying for unwanted policies, subscriptions, and memberships that they haven’t cancelled, according to new research by online bank Marcus by Goldman Sachs. Online subscription services (32%) are the most frequently forgotten subscriptions and policies to cancel, followed by gym […]