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Yorkshire Building Society calls for sellers to pay stamp duty costs

| September 21, 2016

Yorkshire Building Society has today called on the Government to consider reforming stamp duty land tax to make it paid by sellers not buyers, removing the tax burden entirely for more than 225,000 people getting on the housing ladder every year. Changing property tax rules in this way would save first-time buyers in the UK excluding […]

Average cost of car insurance up by 13.5% in the last year

| September 20, 2016

Car insurance costs are continuing to race ahead rising 13.5% in the past year to an average £788, new research from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. A combination of another rise in Insurance Premium Tax to 10% – which takes effect on October 1st – and increased claims is driving the rise in premiums. […]

More than half of students have lost personal belongings from their university accommodation

| September 15, 2016

Over half (54%) of students have lost personal belongings from their university accommodation according to new research by Sainsbury’s Bank Home Insurance.  The most common items which have been lost include phones (44%), jewellery (33%) and clothes (28%). Technological appliances remain the most popular items amongst students with 91% owning both a smartphone and laptop. […]

New parents need to save up to £260 per month to send a child to university

| September 15, 2016

With the academic year now underway, analysis by Rplan.co.uk, the online investment platform, shows that new parents should be looking to invest  up to £260.55 per month to cover the cost of sending a baby to university for a three-year course in 18 years’ time. rplan.co.uk estimates that the amount needed in 2034 will be […]

The AA extends 0% balance transfer term and purchases to 26 months on Dual Credit Card

| September 15, 2016

The AA has extended the 0% period for balance transfers on its Dual Credit Card to 26 months from 20 months. This change makes the Dual Credit Card the most competitive of its kind, offering interest free periods of over two years on both purchases and balance transfers. Michael Johnson, Director of Financial Services at […]

10 money saving tips for students

| September 7, 2016

Thousands of students have now received their A-level results and for many it signals the start of university, which can be an expensive few years! But, while there are hefty debts involved, students can save the pennies elsewhere. Flubit’s Savings Champion, Carla Rio Alves shares her tips for snapping up the best deals, without damaging […]

New car buyers add £520 to the cost of their car by not shopping around for finance

| September 5, 2016

Research from Swedish savings and loans provider, Ikano Bank shows motorists who don’t shop around for the best loan deals when buying a new car add an average of £520 to the cost of their purchase – the equivalent of over 500 litres of petrol or almost six months’ worth of petrol. The introduction of […]

Are reward based credit cards still worth a look?

| September 5, 2016

Over the last 18 months there have been many examples of credit card rewards or cashback deals being scrapped or watered down following the revised interchange rules – a move which has decimated a profitable income stream for credit card companies. However despite the doom and gloom there is evidence that the credit card rewards […]

Home insurance price rises start to slow

| August 31, 2016

Home insurance price rises have slowed with increased competition limiting annual price rises to just 1.6% taking average costs to £119, new analysis from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Consumer Intelligence’s analysis – which is used by the Government’s Office of National Statistics to calculate official inflation statistics – shows premiums were virtually unchanged […]

A third of Brits would transfer money to phone-line fraudsters

| August 31, 2016

One in three people would unwittingly transfer money to an unknown account if they were telephoned by someone posing as their bank according to new research from Nationwide Building Society. This is despite more than two thirds (67%) of people worrying about becoming a victim of fraud. The poll was conducted as part of the […]