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The best destinations for Brits to retire abroad

| March 13, 2018

13 Mar 2018   When it comes to planning your retirement, the idea of living abroad is a dream for many. To help bring those fantasies one step closer to reality,  credit experts TotallyMoney have ranked the places Brits should really be considering to retire abroad, making it easier than ever to find a destination that […]

Credit scoring system is a mystery for UK adults

| March 8, 2018

Thousands of UK adults are completely perplexed by how credit scores are calculated, actually finding it easier to explain how a rainbow is formed or indeed the offside rule. According to a new study from Amigo Loans, almost a third (31%) of Brits believe they can confidently explain how a rainbow is formed compared to […]

Borrowers could save money by porting their mortgage

| March 6, 2018

06 Mar 2018 Home movers looking to make the most of current low interest rates could be missing a trick by not porting their mortgage, says Yorkshire Building Society. Brits move on average eight times in their lifetime but according to data from the mutual, only 6% of the Yorkshire’s customers who moved house applied […]

1 in 5 can’t get travel cover due to pre-existing conditions

| March 3, 2018

03 March 2018  A third (32%) of UK holidaymakers say they struggle to get travel insurance and of these, 60% say this is due to a pre-existing medical condition, according to a new study released today by the Co-op. Cancer (21%), diabetes (18%) and high or low blood pressure (18%) are the most common conditions that UK […]

Beast from the East damage could add up to millions of pounds – tips on protecting your home from winter weather

| February 28, 2018

28 Feb 2018    BRITS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR COSTLY SNOW STORM DAMAGE One in ten UK adults have had to make a claim on their insurance policy due to storm damage, a survey of more than 4,000 adults has found This is includes damage to roofs, fences and outbuildings, as well as burst or damaged […]

Auto-enrolment Only Half the Battle for Women

| February 28, 2018

28 Feb 2018  The latest Government review into pensions auto-enrolment shows 9 million employees are now enrolled into a workplace scheme and employer contributions have been on the rise reaching a record 61% in 2016-to-2017. However, new data from online pension planning tool, Pension Monster, suggests women are still lagging behind when it comes to […]

Nearly 1 in 4 consumers now know what Open Banking is, up from less than 1 in 10 just a few months ago

| February 28, 2018

28 Feb 2018 Research by Moneynet Awards winner Yolt, the money app backed by ING, reveals that 22% – nearly 1 in 4 – of the public now know what Open Banking is.  This represents a significant increase from the identical question being asked in Which? research in October 2017, when the same question revealed that 92% of the public […]

7.5 million homes have no contents insurance

| February 23, 2018

23 Feb 2018 The ABI’s ‘Britain Uncovered’ study has revealed that over a quarter of households – 7.5 million – have no contents insurance, leaving possessions worth over £266 billion unprotected and at risk. Commenting on the findings, a spokesman for GoCompare said: “Unlike buildings insurance, which is compulsory with a mortgage, contents cover is […]

18-year-olds twice as likely to be on Instagram as they are to be on electoral roll

| February 21, 2018

21 Feb 2018 The number of UK 18-year-olds who have a profile on Instagram is more than double those who are ready to vote for the first time, new statistics have revealed. The number of people turning 18 who are registered to vote has fallen by 6.09% year-on-year. Just 374,515 youngsters joined the list for […]

Half of Cash ISA savers aged over 55 have never transferred accounts

| February 20, 2018

20 Feb 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank shows Cash ISA savers are missing out on transferring their accounts to gain more competitive rates and increased flexibility because they value convenience over better returns and fear the transfer will be too complicated. The research indicates that half of Cash ISA savers aged 55-plus have never […]