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Pick the right card and save up to £68 on your holiday spending abroad

| July 13, 2015

As we approach the main holiday season with millions of families set to travel overseas, new research shows that failing to pack the right plastic could see you pay over the odds for your holiday spending money to the tune of £68 or more. If you’re someone who takes a couple of holidays a year, […]

No let-up in battle to provide cheap credit

| July 8, 2015

In a week when the chancellor unveiled his latest austerity measures, the banks showed no signs of pulling their horns in as a raft of low cost personal finance deals hit the shelves. In the personal loans market Santander and Cahoot both cut interest rates for loans of £5,000 to 4.5% APR, and have closed […]

500,000 people switch banking to Santander

| July 8, 2015

More than 500,000 UK current account holders have switched to Santander since the Current Account Switching Service (CASS) was launched in September 2013, according to new figures from the bank this week. A spokesman for the bank said: “We know from talking to our customers that many are attracted by our award-winning 123 Current Account and our […]

More than 14.2 million holidaymakers to pay with credit

| July 8, 2015

Pay4Later, this week launched a new service for holiday and travel companies following strong demand from firms wanting to offer credit to customers. The new service enables firms to offer their clients a choice of attractive finance options – including 0% interest – ranging from £275 to £25,000 and over terms of six, nine and 12 months. […]

Holidaymakers to Greece urged to take cash and not to rely on plastic

| July 1, 2015

Despite offering the first prepaid MasterCard with 14 currencies on a single card at ‘spread free’ exchange rates, Centtrip is urging holidaymakers visiting Greece in the next few days to physically take enough spending money for their entire holiday, because it believes local merchants may impose limits on how much they will accept by card, […]

The average student now owns almost £4,000 worth of possessions

| July 1, 2015

University students own an average of £3,658 worth of gadgets and other possessions – with 45% of students now owning a tablet, up from 40% last year and 4% in 2011. This is according to new research by Endsleigh, which celebrates its 50th anniversary of insuring students and young professionals this year. Endsleigh’s 2015 Student […]

Nationwide Building Society doubles account switching incentive for July

| July 1, 2015

The battle between the banks and building societies to bring in more current account customers intensified week when Nationwide Building Society launched an improved £100 Recommend a Friend switching offer. Up until now the offer has been £50 payable to both the Nationwide customer referring a friend as well as £50 for the friend when […]

Pick the right plastic to carry in your wallet

| July 1, 2015

There are hundreds of credit cards to choose from, each with different attributes, rates and benefits, and this can be confusing for consumers. It’s important to ensure you’re getting the most from your plastic by carrying the right cards, so here are a few pointers on what to look for. If you’re struggling to clear […]

Brits abroad are still confused over European currencies

| June 25, 2015

As many people are set to head off to Europe for their summer holidays, a new research from travel insurance specialistHolidaysafe.co.uk has shown that many will be packing incorrectly, with one in 10 respondents admitting that they had gone on holiday with the wrong currency. The introduction of the Euro in 1999 made travel in Europe easier […]

10,000 customers purchase gold from The Royal Mint website starting at just £20

| June 25, 2015

New research from The Royal Mint’s bullion trading website, www.royalmintbullion.com, has revealed that since its launch in September 2014 it has attracted more than 10,000 new customers, many of whom are experiencing for the first time the pleasure of owning precious metals. The Royal Mint’s bullion website was launched with the intention of making buying […]