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New report claims household bills increased by £280 in 2017

| January 3, 2018

03 Jan 2018 New Research reveals that the costs for energy, motor and home insurance have risen by 13% over the past year from £2,216 to £2,502, leaving consumers £286 out of pocket. Energy bills have seen the most dramatic price hike, as customers have paid on average over £200 more than the previous year. The […]

Millennial confidence soars following stamp duty changes

| January 3, 2018

03 Jan 2018 Around three in five millennials currently saving for a house deposit are more confident in their ability to achieve their goal following the Chancellor’s stamp duty changes, according to the latest sentiment research from Foresters Friendly Society. Around 17% of this age group are much more confident following the announcement. The Lifetime ISA […]

One in ten people planned to get a cat or dog over the festive season

| January 1, 2018

01 Jan 2018  One in ten UK adults said they were considering buying or giving a home to a dog or cat before the end of the year, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance, with an even split between those intending to get a cat or  a dog. Throughout the festive season […]

Here’s how to track down your lost pension pots

| December 28, 2017

28 Dec 2017  Many UK families will enter the New Year with a resolution to sort out their finances and research from OneFamily has revealed that forgotten pension pots may be a good place to start. Millions of savers admit to losing track of their pensions savings, with just 47% saying they know who their […]

Reshape your finances in 2018

| December 27, 2017

27 Dec 2017  Financial New Year’s Resolutions from Samantha Seaton, CEO of Moneyhub Enterprise   Change unhealthy spending habits Notice when you’re engaging in bad money habits, whether it’s unnecessary daily spending, prioritising short term goals or not taking financial advice when it’s needed. Once you have identified if you’re engaging in these kinds of behaviours […]

Five top tips to help fix your future finances

| December 27, 2017

26 Dec 2017 During the festive season, pension and retirement planning is rarely top of people’s “to do” list. But once the excitement of Christmas has passed, organising your future finances can be a great way to kick start the New Year, making sure you save enough for the retirement you’re hoping for.   Peter […]

Five money-saving tips for drivers over the festive period

| December 20, 2017

20 Dec 2017  Five money-saving tips for drivers over the festive period, by Freddy Macnamara, CEO and founder of pay-as-you-go insurer Cuvva Plan your parking o   Shopping centres are infamously overpriced for parking, so side roads, local public car parks, and apps which let you rent other people’s driveways by the hour are alternatives which shouldn’t […]

12 noon on Friday 22 December is set to be the busiest time for ATM cash withdrawals

| December 20, 2017

20 Dec 2017  For those planning to do some last-minute Christmas shopping – you have been warned: 12pm on Friday 22 December is set to be the busiest time for cash withdrawals at Santander ATMs across the UK. Analysis of Santander’s own data shows that in the last two years, the last Friday before Christmas has […]

New insurance products for festive AirBnB-ers that could protect them from damage, theft or liability

| December 14, 2017

14 Dec 2017  A new set of insurance products are being launched that have been designed to cater specifically for the burgeoning sharing economy of AirBnB hosts and parking space rentals by a new entrant to the market. The new company, Inlet, claims to have spotted a significant gap in the market that is being […]

Brits put their credit at risk

| December 13, 2017

13 Dec 2017  Thousands of UK adults have no idea that they are credit checked for financial products, from utility bills, mortgage applications and credit cards, according to a new study from Amigo Loans. The research found that more than 51% of UK adults have never checked their credit score, meaning that thousands could be […]