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Considering a loan? Nine things you need to do to get your credit report in shape

| June 18, 2018

18 Jun 2018 New figures from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, reveal a significant increase in loan applications over the past three years. Applications for motoring, home improvements and leisure loans increased by 31% between 2015 and 2018. The lending data also showed an increase of 95% in motoring loan applications and 4% in home […]

Brits splash out on active breaks to keep children entertained

| June 18, 2018

18 Jun 2018 As the summer’s biggest sporting events kick off, families heading away on holiday are also getting ready to shake off the cobwebs. Research from American Express reveals nearly a quarter (23%) of Brits have chosen to take an activity holiday this year, with a further one in ten (10%) already warming up […]

Motorway speeding convictions add an average £101 a year to car insurance premiums

| June 18, 2018

12 Jun 2018 Motorway speeding convictions will add an extra £101 to the average annual car insurance bill, new analysis from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. The unique analysis of nearly 36,000 insurance quotes over the past year to April found the average cost of speeding for insurance across all speeding offences equates to […]

Holiday warning: Travelling uninsured could cost you over £100,000

| June 8, 2018

08 Jun 2018 Travel insurance provider Admiral has revealed that 1 in 4 people would risk travelling abroad without insurance, despite the fact the cost of getting ill abroad could end up being considerably more expensive than the holiday itself. Countries within the EU attracted more risk takers(25%) travelling without insurance, while far fewer would contemplate uninsured […]

Holidaymakers fall victim to theft before even boarding the plane

| June 6, 2018

06 Jun 2018 With over 23.8 million Brits jetting off on holiday this summer, Policy Expert warns holidaymakers to be vigilant, even at the airport, as more than one in ten (11%) say they have fallen victim to theft before even boarding the plane, or know someone who has. The study of over 4,700 people […]

Research reveals falling levels of customer loyalty in financial services companies

| June 6, 2018

06 Jun 2018 With much written about the lack of loyalty younger adults show towards brands, new research  has revealed quite the opposite when it comes to sentiment towards financial services companies. The findings from the Nottingham Building Society, which is celebrating a year of rewarding loyal members, reveal those aged 55 and over seeing the […]

New figures show 31% increase in loan applications, as economists look for growth in consumer confidence

| May 31, 2018

31 May 2018 New figures from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, have revealed a significant increase in the number of loan applications in motoring, home improvements and leisure over the previous three years. The lending data shows an increase of 94% in motoring loan applications and 4% in home improvements. Average loan amounts have also […]

Brits failing to update pension details after relationship break up

| May 31, 2018

30 May 2018  A fifth of people with pensions in the UK (20%) have no idea who will inherit their pension pot when they die, according to research released by Scottish Widows. Surprisingly, 17% of divorcees don’t know who stands to inherit their pension, even though this could be their ex-partner. This figure rises to […]

Crash for cash pushes value of detected fraud to £246,000 per day in 2017

| May 29, 2018

29 May 2018 Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has reported a 5.4% increase in the value of detected fraud in 2017, worth £90m (2016: £85m) – or £246,000 of fraud every day. This increase has been driven by a 6.3% growth in the number of fraudulent claims Aviva detected. This is the second consecutive year […]

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, […]