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Hitachi Personal Finance cuts loan rates ahead of predicted interest rate rise

| August 20, 2015

Hitachi Personal Finance is the latest lender to reduce its loan rates as experts predict interest rates may rise in response to rising inflation. The lender has cut its headline APR to 3.8% from 4.7% on loans from £10,001 to £15,000, and to 3.8% for loans between £7,500 and £10,000 over two to five years. The move, […]

One in five return to work after reaching state pension age

| August 20, 2015

More than one in five (21 per cent) pensioners have gone back to work since they reached the State Pension age, or are planning to do so in the future, according to new research from Prudential. The rise of the retired jobseeker, along with the growing trend for a period of pre-tirement as previously identified by Prudential, […]

Top Insurance tips for students off to university for the first time

| August 14, 2015

Insurance guru Adam Powell from Policy Expert recommends that before you fork out for any specialist student insurance – check your parents’ home contents insurance policy. Your possessions may already be covered under their policy, so you might not need to buy any additional cover. If you normally live with your parents outside of term […]

An interest free overdraft is more beneficial than student bank account giveaways

| August 14, 2015

With A level results announced this week, students will soon be busy sorting their university arrangements for the autumn, and that includes opening a student bank account. The banks are keen to attract the potential high flyers of tomorrow with one eye on signing them up for their profitable insurance, pension and mortgage products in […]

A-Level results day: everything you need to know

| August 13, 2015

With A level results out today, here’s some useful advice from  Charlotte Burns the editor of the student website’ http://www.studentmoneysaver.co.uk/   Well, I imagine you’re exhausted. Sleep doesn’t come easy to those waiting for their results. Your results should be available from about 8am on results day morning (don’t freak out if the site’s slow, it’s a […]

Tesco Bank calls for simple current account comparisons

| August 5, 2015

According to new research from Tesco Bank many consumers find it difficult to compare the value of their bank account, a problem that is preventing them moving their custom elsewhere. The findings show that the majority of current account customers (55%), for example, find it impossible to understand the value of their account – one […]

The lowdown on football affinity credit cards

| August 5, 2015

With the new Premier League season kicking off this weekend football fans across the country will be donning their new replica shirts and scarves, whilst some supporters will take their loyalty a step further by carrying a club branded credit card in their wallet. It may be a great talking point and often a bit of a […]

The true cost of cancelling your holiday

| August 4, 2015

Almost 18 million over 50s are planning to go on holiday this year and while the majority will stock up on sun cream in anticipation, some won’t actually make it to their intended holiday destination according to Saga Travel Insurance. Analysis of claims data shows that cancelling a holiday is the most common claim that […]

Four in ten parents of under-18s have no life insurance

| July 29, 2015

Research  from Sainsbury’s Bank Life Insurance reveals that four in ten parents with children under the age of 18 do not have any life insurance in place. Around two thirds of these parents do not have any critical illness protection. The findings highlight the life insurance gap for families who may be unable to cope […]

Nearly one in three will be in the red in retirement

| July 28, 2015

Nearly a third of over-55s expect to be in debt in retirement or are unsure whether they will have paid off all their financial commitments, new research by equity release lender more 2 life shows. Around 60% of those surveyed had applied for some form of credit within the last two years, including 58% of […]