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A quarter of businesses don’t think UK banks have changed their behaviour since the 2008 global financial crisis

| December 6, 2017

05 Dec 2017 A quarter (24%) of UK SMEs believe that banks have failed to change the way they behave since the global financial crisis in 2008. The survey of UK SMEs from CivilisedBank, the new UK business bank with a Local Banker network, also reveals that over half (55%) of those surveyed believe that […]

SpareRoom reveals half of 20 somethings want to buy before they reach 30

| November 29, 2017

29 Nov 2017 With Brexit anxiety, interest rates on the up and house prices expected to stall, the current property market is a minefield for anyone looking to buy in the UK. Despite this uncertain time, the desire for Brits to get on the property ladder is still strong, especially among those in their 20s. A SpareRoom.co.uk survey […]

Burglary victims 2.5 times as likely to be targeted again

| November 28, 2017

28 Nov 2017   Homeowners who have been a victim of a break in are two and a half times as likely, as someone who hasn’t, to be targeted again, according to Co-op Insurance’s latest claims data. Furthermore, for those homeowners who are unfortunately targeted a second time, Co-op’s claims data reveals this is approximately 16 […]

One in five save less because they cannot get financial advice

| November 28, 2017

28 Nov 2017  More than one in five are saving or investing less because they cannot access advice on how to handle their money, new research for the Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) shows. Its study found 21% of adults believe they are not saving as much as they could and would be able to put […]

Increase in fraudulent claims sees home insurance premiums soar

| November 23, 2017

23 Nov 2017  Home insurance premiums are soaring as rising inflation increases the cost of claims while fraud escalates, new analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Average home insurance costs rose 8.5% – nearly three times the 3% rate of inflation for the economy as a whole – in the year to October to £131. Inflation […]

Motor claims increase by a fifth as Black Friday sales start

| November 20, 2017

20 Nov 2017  Co-op Insurance is urging motorists to be alert on the roads this Black Friday as its claims data reveals that motor incidents increased by almost a fifth (18%) on this day last year, in comparison to 2015 data. Whilst ‘Black Friday’, due to fall on 24th November this year offers bargains galore to consumers, […]

Millennials likely to have 12 jobs in their working lives, twice the national average

| November 20, 2017

20 Nov 2017  The average Brit has six jobs in their lifetime, according to new research by Investec Click & Invest released today.  However, those aged between 18 and 34 plan to only stay in their current job for an average of three years and four months, which equates to an average of 12.5 jobs […]

One in ten say they moved home after a burglary

| November 15, 2017

15 Nov 2017  More than one in 10 Brits had to move home after being burgled, according to new research by home insurer Policy Expert. The survey of 4,525 adults, which reveals the true cost of burglary, also found that a third had difficulty sleeping after the incident and almost 8% admit they couldn’t be left […]

Savings accounts boost pensioners’ incomes by a fifth

| November 15, 2017

15 Nov 2017   New research from Charter Savings Bank shows how important savings are to retirement planning, as pensioners rely on their cash savings for up to a fifth of their annual income. Its nationwide study found 77% of retired people use cash saving accounts to generate part of their income in retirement highlighting the importance […]

Brits risk home security at Christmas

| November 14, 2017

14 Nov 2017   38% of UK adults leave presents under the Christmas tree, making them visible and easy targets for opportunistic thieves, according to a new study released today by Co-op Insurance. In fact, Co-op Insurance can reveal that home break-ins are 43% more likely to occur throughout November and December as the nights get […]