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Investing Brits get a buzz from making a return on their money

| April 11, 2018

11 Apr 2018 Almost three quarters of Brits who are investing say they get a buzz when seeing a return on their money, which outshines the buzz they get when losing weight (62%). In fact, one in ten investors (14%) say making a return gives them a “massive” buzz. Furthermore, when asked to pinpoint an […]

10 million UK adults have found errors in their credit files

| April 9, 2018

09 Apr 2018 Millions of UK adults looking to apply for a mortgage, credit, a new mobile phone contract, or even a better utility deal, risk being rejected because of false errors on their credit reports, says Amigo Loans. The UK’s largest guarantor lender’s latest research has found that 42% of people who check their […]

Children understand the value of money at ten-years-old

| April 5, 2018

05 Apr 2018 New research by Santander reveals parents believe children understand the value of money on average at ten-years-old. This is the age they stop believing money is infinite, that it must be earned, and it is important to save. One in fourteen (seven per cent) parents believe their precocious children grasped the concept of […]

Tenants outside of London spend over half of disposable income on rent

| April 5, 2018

05 Apr 2018  Rental payments in the UK now account for over half of the average disposable income of £1,471 for people living and working outside the capital, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The average rent paid for a residential property in the UK outside London hit £761 in March, taking annual growth to […]

UK ‘staycationers’ three times more likely to risk going without insurance

| April 3, 2018

03 Apr 2018  Stay at home holidaymakers are three times more likely to risk going away without insurance than those travelling to Europe, according to a new study released today (date) by Co-op Insurance. Co-op’s new study highlights the current risks that people are taking, as nearly 6 in 10 adults who holiday within the UK […]

Over two million Brits risk a £1,000 MOT fine

| March 28, 2018

28 Mar 2018 In the last five years, millions of drivers have risked a £1,000 fine because they have forgotten to renew their MOT certificates, according to new research from AA Cars, the AA’s used car website. In the first instance those driving without an MOT risk a £100 fixed penalty notice – and then £1000 […]

One in Eight Retiring with No Pension

| March 28, 2018

28 Mar 2018  Nearly one in eight people retiring this year have made no provision for their retirement, including 10 per cent who will either be totally or somewhat reliant on the State Pension, according to new research from Prudential. This leaves them starting their retirement with an income of around £1,452 a year below […]

Pension freedoms – cash is king with 29% withdrawn to simply place in savings accounts…

| March 26, 2018

26 Mar 2018 New research1 from Retirement Advantage sheds light on how consumers have reacted to the pension freedoms, and reveals one in five (19%) people have withdrawn cash from a sense of concern over the regulations changing. 43% of those polled who had used the freedoms to take some cash felt it was nice to […]

Change the clocks and get to the shops: Brits set to hit the high street during British Summer Time

| March 23, 2018

23 Mar 2018 Our high streets are set to see an increase in footfall next week as shoppers take advantage of the lighter nights, according to predictions based on historic transaction data from credit card provider, MBNA. Despite the convenience of online shopping, transaction data shows a trend towards increased high street shopping as we […]

One in five ‘save less because they can’t get financial advice’

| March 20, 2018

20 Mar 2018 More than one in five are saving or investing less because they cannot access advice on how to handle their money, research for the Nottingham Building Society shows. Its study found 21% of adults believe they are not saving as much as they could and would be able to put away an […]