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First time buyer couples increasingly turning to Shared Ownership

| August 22, 2019

22 Aug 2019 Shared Ownership mortgages are becoming increasingly popular with couples as a way to step onto the property ladder, new data from Leeds Building Society reveals. First time buyers made up 89% of the Society’s Shared Ownership borrowers in 2018, with an increased demand from couples entering the property market. In 2008, single […]

New PetrolPrices App claims to save motorists up to £200 per year

| August 19, 2019

19 Aug 2019 The UK’s leading fuel information service, PetrolPrices, relaunches its app this week, promising to save users up to £200 a year on fuel.                           With daily fuel price fluctuations and motorway service stations charging the earth for fuel, filling up the […]

How students can save hundreds of pounds this September

| August 13, 2019

13 Aug 2019 In just a few weeks, thousands of students will be starting at university or college. For many young people, this is their first time away from home. Among other things, this means managing their own money for the first time. TotallyMoney looks at some of the ways that students can save money as […]

Debt issues for older homeowners

| August 13, 2019

13 Aug 2019 Up to half of older homeowners are using equity release to repay debt as they struggle to meet payments, new analysis from UK’s leading independent equity release adviser Key shows. Analysis of customer data suggests that 30% of people are using equity release to repay unsecured debt while 20% are using it to repay mortgages.  […]

Disorganised Brits risk blowing a big hole in their summer holiday spending budget before they even leave the UK

| August 13, 2019

13 Aug 2019 Latest research from Caxton FX, the international currency and payments specialist, shows that a family of four could easily blow around £390 of their holiday budget before leaving the UK simply by not planning ahead. ·         Sorting your currency card, a week or two in advance, and NOT buying currency at the airport – […]

Low-income households use credit to pay for essentials

| August 6, 2019

06 Aug 2019 People on low-incomes are less likely to use credit than those on higher incomes and when they do borrow it is usually for essentials such as food and household bills.  However, people on low-incomes are more likely to use high-cost lenders when they do borrow according to a new study released today. […]

Consumers Thrown into Hit-or-Miss Credit Card Lottery

| August 1, 2019

01 Aug 2019 Recent figures from a survey by Moneycomms show that consumers are often being tripped up at the final hurdle of their credit card application. Customers could end up with a 0% balance transfer or purchase offer reduced by up to a year, or get an APR (annual percentage rate) nearly 10% higher than advertised. […]

A third of millennials are ‘banking on inheritance’ in order to retire

| July 30, 2019

30 July 2019 A third of millennials are counting on an inheritance windfall to fund their own retirement, according the new research from specialist lender Hodge. Nearly half of those surveyed said  they felt unprepared for retirement, citing higher cost of living (67%) and lack of job security (42%), with a quarter saying they were […]

Credit card cash advance fees: Majority of customers caught out by unknown high charges

| July 26, 2019

26 July 2019 Research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals that credit card owners are often caught out by high fees because of not knowing what classifies as a cash advance. The annual Financial Awareness Survey 2019, carried out by OnePoll and commissioned by TotallyMoney asked a nationally representative sample of 2,000 UK adults about cash advance fees. […]

Brits put holidays on hold

| July 26, 2019

26 July 2019 It may be summer holiday season, but the majority of British households (57%) are looking to tighten the purse strings this summer in order to lower the cost of running a home.  At a time when it has been reported that, 10 years after the recession, the majority of Brits are still […]