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80% of JISA investors keep kids and young adults ‘in the dark’ over savings

| November 1, 2018

01 Nov 2018 More than 80% of parents and relatives have been investing in JISAs for children or young relatives since they were less than five years of age. However, nearly all plan to wait until their recipients are 16 or over before telling them they have money invested, a new survey by Willis Owen reveals. […]

Workers urged to bank income tax savings announced in the budget

| October 31, 2018

31 Oct 2018 Yorkshire Building Society is urging UK tax payers to increase their financial resilience by cashing in on the Chancellor’s Budget income tax giveaways and saving the money they would have had to pay to the Inland Revenue. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on Monday that the Personal Allowance will rise to £12,500 from […]

TotallyMoney Hits One Million Free Credit Report Customers in last year

| October 31, 2018

31 Oct 2018 Credit experts and FinTech scale-up TotallyMoney have asserted their position as key players in the credit report industry by acquiring over one million Free Credit Report customers since its launch last year. The rapid growth has been largely attributed to an array of features that have made a debut appearance in the credit report […]

Daylight saving leaves millions of homeowners in the dark about opportunistic thieves

| October 26, 2018

26 Oct 2018 As the clocks go back, the winter nights draw in, home insurer Policy Expert urges homeowners to be vigilant and take precautions to protect their homes. The warning comes as new research of almost 4,000 people found that 28% of workers get home past 6pm. There are approximately 32.4 million workers in […]

Winter holidaymakers warm up to prepaid cards

| October 23, 2018

23 Oct 2018 Holidaymakers are warming up to prepaid cards for overseas spending as the switch from cash continues, new research from financial data analytics experts Consumer Intelligence shows. More than 27% of people heading abroad for winter holidays this year plan to use prepaid cards for some of their spending compared with 23% who […]

Grandparents support family to a tune of £21 billion every year

| October 19, 2018

19 Oct 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that 40% (over 5.8 million) of grandparents give their families cash handouts every year worth an average of £1,475 each, as well as the equivalent of one month’s free childcare. Children and stepchildren are the main beneficiaries, receiving £743 a year, while grandchildren collect around £450. […]

Pensioners set to receive above-inflation pension increase

| October 17, 2018

17 Oct 2018 Today’s publication of the inflation rate for September means that the government now has all the information that it needs to set pension and benefit rates for April 2019.  Under the terms of the pensions ‘triple lock’ policy, the pension has to be increased by the highest of: –          The growth in earnings, […]

1 in 3 Britons are unaware of how to trace a lost financial product

| October 17, 2018

16 Oct 2018 While losing money is common, with those prone to misplacing things often finding spare change in pockets (66%), bags (37%) and drawers/cupboards (34%), new research from NS&I reveals that 14% of Britons (7 million people) think they may have lost track of a financial product, highlighting the staggering amount of money left […]

Customers lose up to 13% exchanging unused holiday cash

| October 16, 2018

16 Oct 2018 Holidaymakers are losing up to 13% exchanging unused foreign currency after trips abroad due to the rates on offer from foreign exchange providers, financial data analytics experts Consumer Intelligence warn. One of the biggest gaps between buying and selling rates is offered by the Post Office – customers buying £100.99 of US dollars […]

Android users claimed to be clumsiest smartphone owners

| October 11, 2018

11 Oct 2018 Android owners are more likely to clumsily crack, crush and smash their devices than iPhone users are, according to new data which has been revealed by gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble. More than three quarters of Android and non-IOS users who submitted a claim to the insurance provider cited ‘accidental damage’ […]