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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 […]

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. […]