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Good news for savers as Coventry Building Society increases the rate on its five year Fixed Rate ISA

| October 9, 2017

09 Oct 2017  There is further evidence that savers are starting to be offered better deals as the chance of a Bank of England base rate rise becomes more likely. The latest snippet of positive news comes from Coventry Building Society which is giving both new and existing savers a boost by increasing the interest […]

Pensioners earn £3,500 a month from their homes

| October 9, 2017

09 Oct 2017   Retired homeowners have earned £3,500 a month from their houses in the three months to the end of August as their total property wealth hit a new record high, analysis* from leading over-55s financial specialist Key Retirement shows. Total property wealth owned by over-65s who have paid off their mortgages grew to […]

More than 31 million adults in the UK don’t have a will

| October 3, 2017

03 Oct 2017 Over half (60%) of UK adults are currently without a will, according to new research out today from Unbiased.co.uk. The number of people without a will in the UK is at an all-time high, passing the previous peak in 20112. It means that over 31 million now run the risk of dying intestate […]

Tesco unveils Tesco Pay+

| October 1, 2017

01 Oct 2017 Tesco has announced the launch of Tesco Pay+. The mobile payments app makes the shopping trip more convenient and more rewarding for customers looking to pay using their smartphone. Launched in 2015, the digital wallet service has been progressively rolled out across Tesco’s UK stores, with hundreds of thousands of customers having downloaded and using the app on […]

Yorkshire Building Society launches best buy five-year fixed rate mortgage

| October 1, 2017

01 Oct 2017 Borrowers looking to fix their home loan for a longer period can benefit from Yorkshire Building Society’s new five-year deal, which is currently the lowest five-year fix available on the market for house purchases. Available from Thursday 28 September, the 1.55% five-year offering, which has a £1,495 fee, is available to both […]

Travel insurance lessons from the Ryanair cancellation fiasco

| September 24, 2017

24 Sept 2017 Thousands of tourists have been left with cancelled flights, or stranded in airports around the world after a staff holiday mix up by budget airline Ryanair. Manager of Travel insurance at comparison website, Compare Cover, Simon Williams, says there are a few lessons that DIY travellers can learn from this incident. He […]

Lost or broken your iPhone 8 on Day One? Get a new one within 4 hours!

| September 24, 2017

24 Sept 2017 The days of waiting weeks to have your lost, stolen or damaged gadgets repaired or replaced are officially over, with the launch of InMyBag, a ‘breakdown service for your bag’. In a UK first, InMyBag guarantees to repair or replace up to £5k of gadgets — such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops […]

Car insurance bills are rising five times faster than inflation

| September 21, 2017

21 Sept 2017 Car insurance bills are rising five times faster than inflation, taking average annual bills to £755, new research from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Its data shows average premiums rose by 14.6% in the past year – five times inflation at 2.9% ­– but there is some relief with the pace of […]

Lack of savings makes goals out of reach for many

| September 19, 2017

19 Sept 2017 The latest research from Aldermore’s 2017 Annual Savings Tracker reveals that over three fifths (61%) of the nation are saving, putting away an average of £2,748 a year. However, while it seems the savings message is recognised by the majority of people, the rate at which the nation is saving means that […]

Co-op Insurance research claims students risk safety on the road

| September 19, 2017

19 Sept 2017 As half a million students are off to university this month, Co-op Insurance is warning of the dangers of over-packing cars ahead of these journeys. The study conducted among UK students revealed that three quarters travel by car when moving into or out of their student home. Of these, two fifths (41%) […]