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AA Home Cover offers radical new boiler cover which pays for itself

| February 21, 2017

The biggest home running cost for most people is gas and electricity, just as the biggest car running cost can be fuel, according to AA Home Services. Today the AA launches a radical new boiler cover and energy switching service, which guarantees to save members £200 on their gas and electricity costs and non-members £150. […]

Over 50s are big spenders on home and lifestyle

| February 21, 2017

Aspirations for dream homes and cars are not just for the young, many of us live this dream after we turn 50 by carrying out major spending on homes, cars and holidays*. Part of this could well be driven by retirement as almost half of people say they notice more repairs that need to be […]

Britain is a nation of savers

| February 21, 2017

Britons haven’t lost their appetite for saving – despite the current low interest rate environment and economic uncertainty over issues such as Brexit. A survey conducted by one of the UK’s leading building societies, the West Brom,  shows that 72 per cent of the nation still class themselves as regular savers. Out of more than […]

Lifetime ISA will get younger generations saving for the future

| February 14, 2017

The Government’s new Lifetime ISA is set to be a hit with parents and grandparents who are keen to get younger generations into the saving habit, according to new research by The Share Centre. The Lifetime ISA, which will be available from 6 April 2017, is a new type of saving account aimed at 18- […]

Half of homeowners could be at risk of flood

| February 14, 2017

Thousands of homeowners could unknowingly be living in a high flood risk area, significantly increasing their chances of unexpected and costly damage, new analysis from home insurer Policy Expert has revealed. Of the 5,443 people surveyed, almost half (44%) did not know whether they lived in a flood risk area. This is despite the fact […]

Give your savings a caffeine boost with Fidelity’s ISA cappuccino plan

| February 14, 2017

Making small sacrifices, such as cutting out your daily cappuccino, could transform your finances, according to figures calculated by Fidelity International. By simply ditching your daily shop-bought coffee at £2.50 a day, five days a week, you can easily find £50 a month to invest in an ISA. And growing even that apparently small sum […]

Two thirds of young people now use a mobile wallet

| February 7, 2017

Two thirds (64%) of 18-25 year olds in the UK now use a mobile wallet, according to research released today by social money transfer app Moneymailme. The research reveals that 48% of 18-25 year olds believe that physical money will be obsolete within 20 years, while more than a third (38%) say that we will […]

Over 50s back pensions as top savings vehicle

| February 7, 2017

The over 50s believe that pensions are the best way to save for a comfortable income in retirement, and have more confidence in pensions to provide security and good returns over other products, according to research from Retirement Advantage and YouGov. Well over half (61%) of over 50s surveyed (who have a pension) say they […]

1 in 5 self-employed households struggling with stress and financial worries

| January 31, 2017

The financial stresses and pressures of self-employment are taking their toll on family life, according to the latest report from Scottish Widows’ think tank, the Centre for the Modern Family. Findings of ‘Self-employment and the Family’ show that one in five relatives of a self-employed worker (20%) report increased stress levels in their household due […]

Fear of broadband blackouts means internet-reliant Brits miss out on £327 million in savings a year

| January 31, 2017

More than a third (35%) of UK broadband users who’ve experienced a period of internet access when they tried moving providers in the past say the thought of being without internet has put them off doing it again, according to new research by uSwitch. Yet those consumers are missing out on collective savings of £327 […]