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PCP vehicle finance could see car buyers landed with cash shortfall

| November 8, 2016

Tempting finance deals such as Personal Contract Purchase offers (PCP) are luring car buyers to upgrade their cars more frequently, potentially creating an embarrassing cash shortfall, What Car? can reveal. In a recent survey of motorists, 37% of respondents said they now changed their car more frequently than they did a decade ago, while more […]

75% of young people rarely or never switch card provider

| November 1, 2016

The UK’s youngest and oldest adults are least likely to switch financial providers, including credit cards, loans and mortgages. New research from Experian shows that two thirds (63%) of British adults  ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ change credit card provider, in spite of it being easier than ever to switch financial products.  The research also sheds new […]

New report claims tracker investments could be damaging the environment.

| October 28, 2016

To coincide with Good Money Week 2016 starting on Sunday 30th October, a new report from Castlefield Advisory Partners claims that Tracker funds are financing activities that are damaging people and the planet, pumping hundreds of millions of pounds into tobacco and fossil fuel companies. John Ditchfield, Partner at Castlefield, said: “Trackers might appear to be […]

Warning for homeowners to be vigilant as clocks go back

| October 28, 2016

As the clocks go back this weekend and the winter nights draw in, millions of homes could be left vulnerable to opportunistic thieves while their owners are working 9-5, as burglars take advantage of the extra hour of darkness to prey on empty homes. According to a survey of over 3,000 people by home insurer […]

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 […]