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Over 50s pack a piece of home in their suitcase

| October 25, 2016

The over 50s are intrepid travellers but it appears many will take some home comforts away with them if they’re heading abroad this winter, according to Saga Travel Insurance. A poll of almost 8,000 over 50s shows that one in three can’t go without a cup of tea as they take tea bags on holiday […]

The average UK property takes 91 days to sell

| October 25, 2016

 The average UK property takes 91 days to sell, according to the latest City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money Mortgages. The report, which examines the average time a property takes to sell in 20 major cities across the UK, found that sellers in Bristol and Edinburgh had the least amount of time […]

Why it can cost more to insure your dog than your car

| October 25, 2016

Car insurance can be expensive but dog and cat owners are often shocked that pet insurance can be even more. Many people find that confusing; cars are considerably larger and more expensive than most dogs (though some pure breeds, like French Bulldogs, can cost thousands). Bought By Many have spent time looking into the reasons why pet […]

15% of Brits are planning to take a foreign sunshine break this month

| October 18, 2016

With record numbers of us ‘staycationing’ in the UK this year, many people’s thoughts are turning to one last dose of sunshine before the winter months kick in, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money. A whopping 40% took our main summer holiday in Great Britain this year, with a variety of reasons cited, including […]

Pet owners urged to pay close attention to insurance small print

| October 18, 2016

Finding the best home insurance can be a minefield at the best of times; comparing prices and coverage is never straightforward, but recent research by consumer services website, Money-Mate, has revealed that if you own a pet you might need to pay even closer attention to the small print. Most of us purchase insurance, believing […]

68% of people unaware automatic enrolment pension contributions set to increase

| October 18, 2016

Nearly seven in 10 (68%) of people are unaware that over the next few years there will be increases to the minimum contributions they will have to make into their workplace pension scheme, according to the latest Scottish Widows Workplace Pensions Report. But despite this lack of knowledge about the mechanics of the initiative, nearly […]

Spiralling overdraft charges adding millions to problem debt

| October 12, 2016

New figures from StepChange Debt Charity, released today, suggest that almost two thirds of people seeking its help with overdraft debts have regularly exceeded their limit and faced charges of £45 each time on average. Every month, between 6,000 and 10,000 people contacting the charity will have incurred unarranged overdraft fees. In the year before they […]

Brits get more money tips from family than financial advisers

| October 11, 2016

New research from UK peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has found that most people in the UK think their family members know best when it comes to financial advice.  Four in ten people (38%) have gone to another family member for advice about money, while only one quarter (25%) have used a professional, qualified adviser. The most […]

Are you one of the UKs middle aged credit virgins?

| October 11, 2016

More than 1.5 million people have lived more than 45 years having never borrowed a penny from a bank or lender.  However, this commendable existence could come back to bite as many of these credit virgins may struggle to secure a mortgage or even a mobile phone contract. A credit score is a three digit […]

Many couples underestimate the true cost of a wedding

| October 4, 2016

Research from Sainsbury’s Bank into the cost of a wedding has revealed that couples who have married in the past five years claim to have spent on average £13,200 on their wedding, and those younger hitchers aged between 18-34, who are more likely to be first-timers are spending an average of £21,109. Analysis of Sainsbury’s Bank’s […]