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First-time buyers underestimate upfront cost of buying

| August 9, 2018

08 Aug 2018 First-time buyers in just two regions of the UK intend to save enough money to get on the property ladder, with the rest underestimating the amount they are likely to need, according to new research. The latest First-Time Buyers report from Yorkshire Building Society shows not being able to save enough money […]

Brits Splash the Cash on their 2018 Getaways

| July 27, 2018

27 Jul 2018 With holiday season upon us, Debenhams Personal Finance have conducted research on consumer holiday spending, to see how our holiday habits have changed over the years. A survey commissioned by Debenhams Personal Finance found that the nation isn’t as good at sticking to a strict holiday budget in 2018, compared to previous […]

One in six Brits don’t buy travel insurance until the day of their holiday

| July 25, 2018

25 Jul 2018 One in six (16%) of holidaymakers put off buying travel insurance until the day of, or the day before they go on holiday, according to Co-op Insurance The insurer’s data reveals how Brits are leaving it until the last minute to take out travel insurance, putting themselves at risk financially, in the event […]

Eight in 10 car buyers don’t shop around for car finance

| July 24, 2018

24 Jul 2018 A estimated two million Brits regret jumping straight into the first car finance deal offered when buying their car, without shopping around first, according to a new report by AA Cars, the AA’s used car website. The research, which was conducted through an AA-Populus poll of over 16,000 drivers also found that less […]

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, […]