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Brits can expect to pay 7% more if they purchase their currency at the airport

| July 26, 2016

Holidaymakers planning to go to Europe in the summer months – June, July, and August – could be collectively missing out on €265 million by not buying their money in advance, according to new analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money. The supermarket bank found that Euros are on average 7.3% cheaper bought from a local […]

Report suggests average Brit is juggling £5,000 worth of debt

| July 19, 2016

Britain is a nation of debt jugglers, constantly moving large balances between cards until we hit ‘money maturity’ in our fifties and decide to stop playing a game of loans. According to a survey from the AA, 5.4 million people (11%) have transferred balances between credit cards. On average, people have made three transfers. 2.6 […]

M&S Bank brings back its most rewarding current account offer

| July 19, 2016

M&S Bank is bringing back its most rewarding current account offer; from today (Tuesday 19th July), new M&S current account customers can enjoy up to £220 to spend in M&S if they switch and stay with M&S Bank.  Customers who switch to one of the M&S current accounts using the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) with […]

More people taking pets with them on holidays abroad

| July 19, 2016

A report this week from Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance shows that more pets are going abroad on holiday with their owners than ever before, in part to avoid both parties suffering from ‘separation anxiety’. For many pet owners, dealing with being apart from their beloved pet can prove challenging. Six out of ten pet owners claim to have felt […]

Holidaymakers fail to disclose medical conditions for fear of higher premiums

| July 13, 2016

One third of travellers fail to disclose a medical condition or health issue for fear of travel insurance becoming unaffordable Two-thirds of holidaymakers feel that knowing they have specialist travel insurance cover makes them more at ease and more relaxed during their time off Younger travellers under 35 are mostly preoccupied with allergies, while the […]

More than half of us are pestered by nuisance calls offering high-risk financial products

| July 13, 2016

More than half of adults in Britain (29.5 million people) receive unsolicited phone calls offering high-risk financial products and around one in eight are being called every single day, according to new research from StepChange Debt Charity. The charity wants to see action from the Financial Conduct Authority and Her Majesty’s Treasury to ban unsolicited […]

School summer holidays set to cost the average British family £640

| July 12, 2016

With schools across the UK breaking up for summer, new research from American Express reveals that the average family with two children is expecting to spend £640 on activities and treats to keep their kids amused over the school holidays. Days out top the list of school holiday spending, with parents splashing out an average of £232 […]

Unauthorised term time absences on the rise as parents try to cut holiday costs

| July 6, 2016

Families hoping to save cash by going on holiday before the schools break up for summer could face millions of pounds worth of fines, according to new research from Santander UK. In the last full academic year (2014/15) parents were issued with an estimated £5.6 million worth of fines for unauthorised holiday absences. Parents across England […]

Raising girls costs more than bringing up boys

| July 6, 2016

New research and analysis into the cost of families from Sainsbury’s Bank has found that some children come with a heftier price tag than others. Parents of children under the age of 18 estimated that a daughter is more costly to raise than a son, across all age points. The survey, which was conducted for […]

More than a quarter of Brits change online passwords less than once a year

| July 4, 2016

New online research commissioned by credit information provider, Equifax, reveals that how we manage our passwords could mean we are leaving an ‘open door’ for fraudsters. According to the responses of over 2,000 people, more than a quarter (27%) change their online passwords less than once a year and 23% never change their passwords without […]