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Pension freedoms – cash is king with 29% withdrawn to simply place in savings accounts…

| March 26, 2018

26 Mar 2018 New research1 from Retirement Advantage sheds light on how consumers have reacted to the pension freedoms, and reveals one in five (19%) people have withdrawn cash from a sense of concern over the regulations changing. 43% of those polled who had used the freedoms to take some cash felt it was nice to […]

Change the clocks and get to the shops: Brits set to hit the high street during British Summer Time

| March 23, 2018

23 Mar 2018 Our high streets are set to see an increase in footfall next week as shoppers take advantage of the lighter nights, according to predictions based on historic transaction data from credit card provider, MBNA. Despite the convenience of online shopping, transaction data shows a trend towards increased high street shopping as we […]

One in five ‘save less because they can’t get financial advice’

| March 20, 2018

20 Mar 2018 More than one in five are saving or investing less because they cannot access advice on how to handle their money, research for the Nottingham Building Society shows. Its study found 21% of adults believe they are not saving as much as they could and would be able to put away an […]

23% increase in opportunistic break-ins as clocks go forward

| March 19, 2018

19 Mar 2018 As Brits prepare to lose an hour of sleep this weekend, Co-op Insurance is urging homeowners to stay alert, in light of its new claims data released today. Data analysed by the Co-op looking at break-ins over the last four years found that burglaries categorised as opportunistic increase by a quarter when […]

Save Water Save Money launches new energy switching tool

| March 15, 2018

15 Mar 2018 Save Water Save Money (SWSM), the global business which specialises in helping people save water, has launched a new energy switching tool, enabling consumers become more sustainable while cutting down their bills across the board. The free tool compares current usage to price plans offered by all gas and electricity providers, giving […]

Multiple Cash ISAs Don’t Add Up For Savers

| March 14, 2018

14 Mar 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals multiple Cash ISAs are not adding up for savers, who are risking leaving their money to stagnate in low interest rate paying accounts. Its study found one in five of savers aged 55 plus have five or more Cash ISA accounts, but less than half […]

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 […]