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Brits more likely to insure their phones than their health

| May 23, 2018

23 May 2018 Brits are woefully under-protected should serious illness strike, according to new research from Scottish Widows. Despite more than a fifth (21%) of people admitting their household wouldn’t survive financially if they lost their income due to long-term illness, fewer than one in 10 have a critical illness policy. People are, in fact, […]

Term-time holiday costs rise £700 in 2 years

| May 21, 2018

21 May 2018 An investigation comparing two years of summer holiday prices has revealed that families taking kids out of school to avoid summer holiday price hikes are also being penalised with prices inflating as much as 32% for term-time holidays, travel currency expert FairFX has revealed.​ As part of FairFX’s long-running campaign investigating the school holiday […]

British drivers set to save £1.8bn thanks to first MOT repair calculator

| May 18, 2018

18 May 2018 UK motorists could save £1.8bn thanks to the first ever MOT test repair cost calculator for drivers ahead of the new MOT changes, which come into effect on 20th May. To help motorists estimate MOT repair test costs, has created the first online calculator where drivers enter in their postcode and find out how […]

Safeguard your garden from thieves and vandals this spring

| May 11, 2018

11 May 2018 M&S Bank research reveals that a third of people with a garden shed admit to leaving it unlocked, with nearly one in five (17 per cent) saying they never secure it, despite the contents of a typical shed being valued at £550 on average. More than 15 per cent of respondents revealed that […]

70% of UK consumers now use an app to manage their finances

| May 10, 2018

10 May 2018 Research by Yolt, the money app backed by ING, claims that 70% of UK consumers now use a financial app to manage their finances – a figure which rises to 89% of millennials. A marked increase from 2016 research which, showed nearly 40% of adults used apps to manage their money. The Yolt research […]

One in five UK adults have lost track of a pension

| May 10, 2018

09 May 2018 New research by wealth management group Tilney reveals the extent to which many peoples’ retirement preparations are in disarray, with nearly one in five UK adults admitting they have lost track of at least one pension pot. This is a problem exacerbated by changes in the employment market with few people now […]

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 […]