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Daylight saving leaves millions of homeowners in the dark about opportunistic thieves

| October 26, 2018

26 Oct 2018 As the clocks go back, the winter nights draw in, home insurer Policy Expert urges homeowners to be vigilant and take precautions to protect their homes. The warning comes as new research of almost 4,000 people found that 28% of workers get home past 6pm. There are approximately 32.4 million workers in […]

Winter holidaymakers warm up to prepaid cards

| October 23, 2018

23 Oct 2018 Holidaymakers are warming up to prepaid cards for overseas spending as the switch from cash continues, new research from financial data analytics experts Consumer Intelligence shows. More than 27% of people heading abroad for winter holidays this year plan to use prepaid cards for some of their spending compared with 23% who […]

Grandparents support family to a tune of £21 billion every year

| October 19, 2018

19 Oct 2018 New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that 40% (over 5.8 million) of grandparents give their families cash handouts every year worth an average of £1,475 each, as well as the equivalent of one month’s free childcare. Children and stepchildren are the main beneficiaries, receiving £743 a year, while grandchildren collect around £450. […]

Pensioners set to receive above-inflation pension increase

| October 17, 2018

17 Oct 2018 Today’s publication of the inflation rate for September means that the government now has all the information that it needs to set pension and benefit rates for April 2019.  Under the terms of the pensions ‘triple lock’ policy, the pension has to be increased by the highest of: –          The growth in earnings, […]

1 in 3 Britons are unaware of how to trace a lost financial product

| October 17, 2018

16 Oct 2018 While losing money is common, with those prone to misplacing things often finding spare change in pockets (66%), bags (37%) and drawers/cupboards (34%), new research from NS&I reveals that 14% of Britons (7 million people) think they may have lost track of a financial product, highlighting the staggering amount of money left […]

Customers lose up to 13% exchanging unused holiday cash

| October 16, 2018

16 Oct 2018 Holidaymakers are losing up to 13% exchanging unused foreign currency after trips abroad due to the rates on offer from foreign exchange providers, financial data analytics experts Consumer Intelligence warn. One of the biggest gaps between buying and selling rates is offered by the Post Office – customers buying £100.99 of US dollars […]

Android users claimed to be clumsiest smartphone owners

| October 11, 2018

11 Oct 2018 Android owners are more likely to clumsily crack, crush and smash their devices than iPhone users are, according to new data which has been revealed by gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble. More than three quarters of Android and non-IOS users who submitted a claim to the insurance provider cited ‘accidental damage’ […]

Tandem Bank launches new credit card to help borrowers build their credit record

| October 11, 2018

11 Oct 2018 Tandem Bank, the UK’s leading digital bank, announce the launch of a second credit product, the Journey Card, available through application via the Tandem website. Tandem Bank obtained its banking licence in January 2018 and launched shortly after with their Cashback Credit Card and three market-leading Fixed Saver accounts, along with an advanced […]

NatWest Launches new £125 current account switcher offer

| October 3, 2018

03 Oct 2018 NatWest is offering a new offer, £125 to new and existing customers switching their main bank account. The limited time offer runs from 3 October 2018 until 3 December 2018. Customers switching to a NatWest Reward current account will also benefit from 2% Rewards on their household bills with an average of […]

What Goes Into A Credit Score – Explained

| October 3, 2018

03 Oct 2018 New research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals exactly what goes into credit scores and how they’re calculated, allowing customers to understand better the reasons for any changes to them.  TotallyMoney generates credit scores and reports using data provided by credit reference agency Callcredit. However, what goes into your credit score has largely been […]