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New Savings Account Automatically Moves Your Cash So You Get The Best Rate

| July 9, 2019

09 July 2019 Customers can register today for a new savings account, Kepe, which promises to end the ‘loyalty penalty’ by automatically moving cash savings to get better interest rates. Kepe plans to do for people’s cash savings and cash ISAs what auto-switching has begun to do for household energy bills. It removes the need to […]

5.4 Million UK Bank Accounts at Potential Risk of Undetected Fraud

| July 4, 2019

04 July 2019 New research from TotallyMoney and Moneycomms reveals 1 in 12 Brits wouldn’t notice a rogue £20 entry on their bank statement, potentially costing a total of £108m. 1 in 12 (5.4 million) people wouldn’t spot a rogue £20 entry on their main current account Assuming each person has one bank account, losses could be up to […]

Drivers pay up to £20 more to fill up at motorway services

| July 3, 2019

03 July 2019UK drivers can save themselves £20 by making one simple change and avoiding motorway refuelling stations.  New research has exposed a disparity between the price of petrol stations on the roads and on the motorway, revealing how motorists can save themselves a money by making a simple detour and using alternative fuel stations. […]

Which everyday items have become more or less affordable over time?

| July 2, 2019

02 July 2019 Our expectations of ‘everyday’ living are growing rapidly. As mainstream technology advances at an exponential rate, more and more items are moving from luxury to necessity in our lives. The good news is once unthinkable technologies are now readily accessible, indeed affordable for most people in the western world. Not everything is […]

Report claims people value their possessions more than their life

| July 2, 2019

02 July 2019 More than half the population are prepared to insure their mobile phone, gadgets, and other possessions before themselves, according to new research by Co-op Insurance. The insightful data shows that less than half (48%) of UK residents have purchased life insurance but have taken out cover for objects they own. Of those who […]

One in three Brits turning to friends and family to borrow substantial sums of money

| June 28, 2019

28 Jun 2019 One third of Brits (31%) have borrowed money from family and friends; yet more than half (53%) do not expect to pay the money back according to new research by Lloyds Bank.  Part of Lloyds Bank’s ‘How Britain Lives’ study, the UK-wide analysis from YouGov of 2,018 adults also found that one in five (22%) are borrowing money from friends and family just to get by, using the cash to cover day-to-day living costs.  Brits are most likely […]

Grandparents save parents £9,568 a year in free childcare costs

| June 25, 2019

24 Jun 2019 New research from later life lending specialist, Hodge highlights the crucial role that the nation’s grandparents play in enabling parents to work. For many, retirement is an opportunity to enjoy the luxury of free time, however new research from Hodge revealed that grandparents are giving up an average of 11.5 hours a […]

Life insurance cover gap revealed for UK renters

| June 19, 2019

19 Jun 2019 A new study from Sainsbury’s Bank reveals that renters are significantly less likely to have life insurance or critical illness cover, with just 26% of renters taking out a policy in comparison to 41% of homeowners. In the past 10 years, the number of households renting privately with children has risen by almost 800,000 to […]

Poor exchange rates and high fees cost Britons £640m on holidays in Europe last year

| June 19, 2019

19 Jun 2019 New research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals Brits lost £640m on their holidays in Europe last year due to high transaction fees and poor exchange rates. The annual Financial Awareness Survey 2019 commissioned by TotallyMoney and carried out by OnePoll asked 2,000 UK adults about their spending habits before and during a holiday abroad. £437m was lost […]

Council tax lottery for over-65s

| June 18, 2019

18 Jun 2019 Depending on where they live in the country, retired households can pay as much as 51% more for their annual council tax bill, new analysis* from UK’s leading independent equity release adviser Key shows. Council Tax Eats Up a Fifth of State Pension Income: The average council tax bill currently stands at £1,705 a year […]