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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 […]

Unique ‘Cash Kitty’ App launched by Santander

| July 23, 2015

The days of the best man chasing the groom’s mates to get their contribution to a weekend of revelry, a tatty envelope going round the office collecting cash for a colleague’s birthday gift, or a jam jar stuffed with cash in a shared house could well be a thing of the past with the launch […]

Time to give your bank the elbow?

| July 23, 2015

The latest current account switching numbers from Bacs reveal that 1.10 million people moved banks in the last 12 months, up by 4 per cent on the corresponding figures a year ago, but nonetheless disappointing with most customers choosing to stick with their existing provider. Santander, Halifax, Nationwide Building Society and Tesco Bank are winning […]

Jury service leaves workers out of pocket

| July 23, 2015

New research from Churchill Home Insurance reveals thousands of British workers would be forced to survive on the Governments’ statutory payments, for loss of earnings and expenses, when completing jury service. One in twenty (five per cent) employers will not pay any wages for an employee attending jury service, leaving those completing their civic duty to […]

Choose the wrong personal loan and you could be well out of pocket

| July 23, 2015

Interest rates have never been cheaper if you want a five figure personal loan from your bank, but if you only need borrow a smaller sum it’s far more expensive. The battle for personal loan business has seen lenders cherry picking and concentrating on the higher value end of the market. Rates are at rock […]

Insurers expose £ 3.6 million worth of insurance frauds every day

| July 14, 2015

Figures released this week by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal that in 2014: Insurance companies detected 130,000 fraudulent claims, equivalent to 350 every day. The value of these frauds was £1.32 billion, a 3% increase on 2013. Between 2009 and 2014 the overall value of frauds detected has risen by 57% Dishonest motor […]