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Four out of 10 UK holidaymakers have had possessions go missing on holiday

| July 10, 2017

Four out of 10 UK holidaymakers have lost, or had stolen, an item of value while on holiday, a study from Aviva insurance reveals. A survey of 2,000 UK adults who have taken a break in the last two years found that 18% had lost an important personal possession while on holiday, while 17% had […]

Nearly one in six adults rely on credit cards to get through the month

| July 4, 2017

Nearly one in six adults rely on their plastic for financial survival as debt worries grow, new research from financial services insight specialist Consumer Intelligence shows. Its study found that 80% of the population has a credit card. Of those, 19% of credit card customers admit they cannot get through a month without their cards with […]

7 in 10 Brits stuck on expensive standard variable mobile phone tariffs

| July 4, 2017

Seven in ten energy customers in Britain (17 million) are languishing on expensive deals known as standard variable tariffs (SVTs), potentially throwing away nearly £300 each but half of all customers don’t think they’re on one. The new research from uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service, demonstrates a distinct lack of awareness amongst consumers, with over […]

Motorists urged to drive safely abroad this summer as car insurer sees huge rise in claims

| July 4, 2017

British motorists who drive their cars abroad are being urged take care, as Admiral reveals the number of overseas insurance claims it has dealt with has risen 160% in the last five years. With millions of Brits taking their car abroad each year, the car insurance specialist has identified the most common destinations for accidents as part […]

Car insurance premiums soar by 15.7% in the past year

| June 23, 2017

Drivers are facing accelerating increases in car insurance taking average premiums to £666 as Government compensation rules come into effect, new research from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Average car insurance bills have increased by 15.7% in the past year – more than five times inflation – with nearly half the rise happening in the […]

Over 50s on staycation risk being left out of pocket

| June 19, 2017

Research by Saga Travel Insurance has revealed that 350,000 over 50s have travelled without insurance in the last 5 years. With reports suggesting that the weakening of the pound is resulting in a rise in so-called ‘staycations’, the survey of almost 12,000 shows that of those not taking out cover almost eight in ten were […]

One in seven ‘borrow’ Wi-Fi to ease financial pressures

| June 19, 2017

New research from Santander UK reveals that over seven million adult Brits (14 per cent) have used someone else’s Wi-Fi because they cannot afford their own. The study found that five per cent of people have ‘borrowed’ Wi-Fi from their neighbours because they couldn’t afford their own, Five per cent have spent time in a […]

Inflation squeeze hits UK households

| June 14, 2017

The latest data shows UK inflation (CPI) grew by 2.9% in May 2017, up from 2.7% in April. This change in inflation leaves UK households collectively needing to find an extra £21.7bn a year to maintain their standard of living compared to 12 months ago, according to Retirement Advantage. Each household will typically need to spend […]

New travel friendly credit card for cheaper holiday spending

| June 14, 2017

Holiday makers will see their money go further this summer after B, the digital banking service powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, launched its travel-friendly credit card with no charges for overseas transactions. The card removes the typical 3% credit card foreign exchange fee for purchases abroad and allows customers to access competitive foreign exchange […]

People still stashing cash under their mattress

| June 7, 2017

One in ten Brits still stash cash under their mattress, according to a new study by pension advice specialist, Portafina. The research, which polled more than 1,500 UK adults, looked at the average amount of cash carried, and hoarded at home, plus opinions on the impact of becoming a cashless society. With digital payment methods […]