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Brits count the cost of Bank Holiday DIY disasters

| May 1, 2018

01 May 2018 An army of have-a-go builders is expected to cause damage to their properties, wallets and potentially themselves as Brits get serious about ‘Do-it-Yourself’ this May Day. A national poll commissioned by Nationwide Current Accounts reveals that May 7 could be an expensive time for DIY enthusiasts, with the research pointing towards bodged […]

Guests to spend £15 billion attending weddings in 2018

| May 1, 2018

30 Apr 2018 With the 2018 wedding season upon us, new research from American Express reveals that approximately a third (32%) of Brits will attend at least one wedding this year, spending an average of £303 on each event. These costs can soon stack up, and with UK adults planning to attend on average three […]

Failing to Prepare this holiday season leads to £125m in ATM fees abroad

| April 25, 2018

25 Apr 2018 Findings across a sample of 2004 holidaymakers commissioned by peer-to-peer travel money provider WeSwap found that a whopping 2.5billion in holiday cash is withdrawn once Brits land – one of the most expensive spots to do so – meaning £125 million is charged at the convenient yet costly hole in the wall […]

One in three holidaymakers fail to shop around for travel insurance

| April 19, 2018

19 Apr 2018 Research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance reveals that one third (34%) of UK adults have plans to go on a package holiday in 2018, with some who already having jetted off. 15 per cent have already booked a packaged trip, a further 14 per cent are thinking about it and four per cent […]

One bike stolen every six minutes

| April 18, 2018

18 Apr 2018  New analysis from Direct Line Insurance reveals. In the last year alone, there were 93,571 bicycle thefts in the UK and 257,000 over the past three years. Incidents of bicycle theft across the UK have increased by 17 per cent in the past three years. Annual insurance claims for bike theft are estimated […]

Superstitious Brits take more care on Friday 13th

| April 13, 2018

13 Apr 2018  Friday 13th is upon us and despite Brits being cautions of the unlucky day, data from Policy Expert has found that they actually take more care. Claims data shows that are fewer insurance claims made on Friday 13th, with the total claim costs also lower, compared to an average day in the month. […]

Sky TV customers face the biggest penalties for escaping contracts, according to new study

| April 11, 2018

11 Apr 2018 Sky TV customers face the biggest battle among pay-TV subscribers when it comes to escaping contracts, according to research from free satellite TV provider Freesat. Standard Sky TV contracts come with a minimum length of 18 months – as long, or longer, than any other TV provider. Sky TV customers who cancel their […]

Investing Brits get a buzz from making a return on their money

| April 11, 2018

11 Apr 2018 Almost three quarters of Brits who are investing say they get a buzz when seeing a return on their money, which outshines the buzz they get when losing weight (62%). In fact, one in ten investors (14%) say making a return gives them a “massive” buzz. Furthermore, when asked to pinpoint an […]

10 million UK adults have found errors in their credit files

| April 9, 2018

09 Apr 2018 Millions of UK adults looking to apply for a mortgage, credit, a new mobile phone contract, or even a better utility deal, risk being rejected because of false errors on their credit reports, says Amigo Loans. The UK’s largest guarantor lender’s latest research has found that 42% of people who check their […]

Children understand the value of money at ten-years-old

| April 5, 2018

05 Apr 2018 New research by Santander reveals parents believe children understand the value of money on average at ten-years-old. This is the age they stop believing money is infinite, that it must be earned, and it is important to save. One in fourteen (seven per cent) parents believe their precocious children grasped the concept of […]