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Home insurance price rises start to slow

| August 31, 2016

Home insurance price rises have slowed with increased competition limiting annual price rises to just 1.6% taking average costs to £119, new analysis from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Consumer Intelligence’s analysis – which is used by the Government’s Office of National Statistics to calculate official inflation statistics – shows premiums were virtually unchanged […]

A third of Brits would transfer money to phone-line fraudsters

| August 31, 2016

One in three people would unwittingly transfer money to an unknown account if they were telephoned by someone posing as their bank according to new research from Nationwide Building Society. This is despite more than two thirds (67%) of people worrying about becoming a victim of fraud. The poll was conducted as part of the […]

Generous grandparents funding family holidays

| August 31, 2016

Generous grandparents are making it possible for the whole family to go away together as one in seven over 50s have been on holiday with their children and grandchildren and a third have paid for the whole trip, according to Saga Travel Insurance. Intergenerational holidays are popular with the whole family. Not only do children […]

Halifax increases balance transfer offers with 25 and 41 month deals

| August 24, 2016

Halifax has increased its balance transfer credit card offers giving 0% interest for up to 25 months with no fee, and 0% interest for up to 41 months with a 3.5% fee. Both cards also offer 0% interest on purchases made during the first six months from account opening. To qualify for these offers, customers […]

Changing your car on 1 Sept? – Be card smart – Money Transfer cards can save hundreds of pounds compared with a personal loan

| August 24, 2016

With the new 66 registration cars out on 1st September plenty of people will be looking for a new set of wheels, but whether you’re buying brand new or second hand it’s worth shopping around to check out the cheapest finance options. Andrew Hagger, Personal Finance Expert from Moneycomms said: “Consumers spend many hours seeking […]

13 million people not using their credit card reward points or cashback

| August 24, 2016

Asda Money says ‘reward apathy’ is leading to millions of people accumulating benefits they never use, and ultimately missing out on cash and rewards they’re entitled to. Reward credit cards were designed to offer consumers incentives to manage their money efficiently whilst accumulating rewards that would benefit them in the long term. Asda has revealed that […]

Credit interest blow for Santander 123 current account customers

| August 17, 2016

Over the last few years the Santander 123 current account has been the only decent option for many savers – paying 3% with instant access up to £20,000 – it was too good to be true in the current depressed savings market – the only surprise is that this decision to trim the rate didn’t happen before now. The rate […]

Try before you buy car insurance option for young drivers

| August 17, 2016

The Co-op Insurance is offering young drivers up to 20% off their insurance premium price in their first year if they can prove they drive well, using its ‘Young Driver’ app. Since it launched in 2011, the Co-op Insurance, which was the first major insurer to bring telematics to the mainstream market, has saved its […]

Banks close the door on 4.2 million borrowers

| August 17, 2016

Banks are shutting the door on more than 4.2m people in the UK who are looking for mortgages and credit. However, many could be being unfairly judged as more than a third (34%) of people who’ve checked their credit score have found glaring errors on their report. The research of over 2,000 individuals from Amigo […]

As Value of Holiday Pound Plummets consumers look for new ways to manage their holiday cash

| August 9, 2016

British holidaymakers are starting to feel the effects of Brexit and weaker exchange rates on their holiday spending according to a survey of summer holidaymakers. The average holidaymaker heading to the EU is £51 worse off per person, per week, according to the survey undertaken by Prepaid International Forum (PIF), the not-for-profit trade body for […]