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Top Tips to Keep Your Home Safe This Summer

| July 11, 2018

11 Jul 2018  M&S Bank is urging holidaymakers to take steps to protect their homes against opportunistic thieves before heading off on holiday this summer, as research* shows that nearly a third have had their current home broken into, with 15 per cent having been burgled more than once. The M&S Bank research revealed that […]

£23.8m – Cost of Gambling with Credit Cards on the World Cup

| July 6, 2018

06 Jul 2018  New research by credit experts TotallyMoney suggests Britons will pay an estimated £23.8 million solely on interest and transaction fees from using credit cards to gamble on 2018’s World Cup. Credit card payments used for gambling are treated by lenders as a cash advance. This usually means the borrower is charged a transaction fee, […]

Jet Off This Summer With Fee Free European Transactions

| July 4, 2018

04 Jul 2018 With summer holidays just around the corner, Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, is continuing its quest to make customers’ holidays a little easier on the purse strings, with its fee free European transactions, as well as competitive exchange rates on purchasing Euros from its network of 56 stores. With customers […]

Two in three don’t understand overdraft fees as borrowing hits £9.4bn

| July 4, 2018

04 Jul 2018 Two thirds (68%) of those with an overdraft have no idea how much it’s costing them, according to research by personal finance comparison website finder.com. And with a quarter of Brits going into their overdraft during the past 12 months, this means almost 8.9 million people are potentially being hit by fees they […]

New Travel Money offer for Nectar customers

| June 29, 2018

29 Jun 2018  As the summer holiday season gets into full swing, Sainsbury’s Bank has announced that Nectar customers can now get better rates on all currencies in-store so they can enjoy more value on currencies from New Zealand dollars to Norwegian Krone plus over 50 more currencies when purchasing travel money from Sainsbury’s Travel Money […]

Half of parents take kids out of school for cheaper family holidays

| June 26, 2018

26 Jun 2018 Almost half (46%) of UK parents have taken their children out of school to go on holiday, according to a new study released by Co-op Insurance. Parents that are willing to let their children miss school say that financial strain is the leading factor in their decision, with two thirds saying that family […]

A fifth of parents aren’t saving any money for the future

| June 20, 2018

20 Jun 2018 A fifth of parents aren’t saving any money at all for the future, as high inflation, low wage growth, and low savings rates put pressure on families, according to new research from Zopa. The survey also found that a higher proportion of non-parents (23%) weren’t saving for their future. Zopa’s research of […]

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 […]