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Ex cons reveal how to keep homes & vehicles secure

| August 18, 2017

Smart connected cars and homes are keeping burglars at bay, according to a new study conducted among a panel of ex-convicts, released today by Co-op Insurance. The study reveals that over four fifths (89%) of ex-cons would be put off targeting a smart connected home, with a further two thirds (67%) stating they would steer […]

1.5 million motorists have an out of date address listed on their driving licence

| August 18, 2017

UK drivers could face hefty fines for failing to register their driving licences to their current address. According to research from, 1.5 million drivers have an incorrect address on their licence. The penalty if you are caught driving with an incorrect address on your licence is £1,000, meaning that DVLA could claim as much as £1.5 […]

Canny Brits pay off holiday credit – before setting foot abroad

| August 14, 2017

Credit cards are now the most popular way for Brits to pay for holidays and an overwhelming majority who use credit cards when booking holidays will have paid off their balance in full before travelling, new research from Halifax reveals today. Among those who use credit cards to pay initially for their holidays, 84% repay […]

8 million households have already switched the heating on

| August 14, 2017

A staggering three in 10 Brits  – the equivalent of over eight million households – have already switched their central heating on due to this summer’s terrible weather, according to new research from While much of Europe sizzles in a heatwave, the UK has been shivering through unseasonably cold and wet conditions over the summer […]

Digital banking customers keeping a closer eye on their finances

| August 9, 2017

People who bank through online and mobile platforms keep a much closer eye on their finances than those who don’t, according to research from Santander UK. One in five (20 per cent) UK adults use online or mobile banking services to check their balance or look at what they have been spending once a day or […]

Parents hand out almost £300 per month to their children at university

| August 9, 2017

As A-level results day approaches (17 August), millions of UK parents could be counting the cost as their children get set for university. A study carried out by Aviva finds parents of university students typically give their children £3,446 per year (around £287 per month), to support them through their studies. This adds up to […]

The Co-operative Bank launches new current account switching incentive that rewards customers and gives a donation to charity

| August 1, 2017

Now successful current account switchers to The Co-operative Bank could be £125 better off and help give young homeless people a future by raising an additional £25 for the Bank’s charity partner Centrepoint. From today, Tuesday 1st August 2017, The Co-operative Bank is paying £125 to eligible customers who switch their account using the Current […]

British Gas hikes the cost of electricity by 12.5% for 3.1 million customers

| August 1, 2017

Following an extended price freeze, British Gas has today announced that it is hiking the cost of its standard variable tariff for electricity by 12.5% or £76 a year for 3.1 million customers. The increase, which takes effect from 15 September will add an annual total of £235.6 million to its customers’ energy bills. While it remains the cheapest big […]

Half of staycation holidays this summer will be completely uninsured

| July 26, 2017

Half of Brits opting to holiday in the UK this summer could be doing so uninsured, leaving thousands of pounds worth of valuables at risk of theft, loss and damage, according to new research from home insurance provider Policy Expert. The study of nearly 2,500 people found that half (50%) admitted they didn’t have away […]

Car premium misery piles up for drivers according to latest AA report

| July 25, 2017

The average premium quoted for a comprehensive car insurance policy is at its highest ever level according to the AA’s benchmark British Insurance Premium Index. Confirming the chorus of concern expressed by many commentators and the financial pain felt by families, the average ‘Shoparound’ quote rose by 8.3% over the three months ending 30 June […]