Personal Finance News

29 Nov

Facebook fraudsters driving off with thousands as car scams nearly double

The scam: Criminals on Facebook marketplace use stolen photos and videos of genuine vehicles, to advertise cars that they don’t own and aren’t theirs to sell. Having used the stolen photos and videos to convince a buyer to purchase the vehicle, they do not respond or block the buyer after they have transferred over the funds. […]

27 Nov

American Express UK Cardmembers can earn £5 when spending £15 or more at small businesses

As shoppers hit the high street in preparation for this year’s festive season, American Express is again encouraging the nation to support local businesses with the return of its popular Shop Small Offer. From 1-3 December 2023, American Express® UK Cardmembers will receive a £5 statement credit when they spend £15 or more at participating small businesses across the […]

24 Nov

1 in 5 say Christmas is going to be financially difficult this year

New research from Go.Compare has revealed that people across the UK who will celebrate Christmas  this year expect to spend, on average, £658 this festive season, which represents a 26% increase on last year’s expected spend of £522.20. The study, which was conducted on behalf of Go.Compare Money, asked more than 2000 people about their financial […]

23 Nov

New Points Deal for British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card Holders

For the first time ever, British Airways Executive Club Members can earn Tier Points outside of flying, by spending on the British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card, thanks to a new, limited-time offer. Running until 21 May 2024, this offer gives applicable Cardmembers the opportunity to earn an extra 200 Tier Points in the coming […]

20 Nov

Ten common credit misconceptions

Introducing the ten credit misconceptions, TotallyMoney CEO, Alastair Douglas comments: “For decades, banks have kept people in the dark about the information they have access to, how they use it, and why they make the decisions they do. These decisions can have a life-long impact, from scuppering somebody’s chances of getting their first mobile phone […]

10 Nov

HSBC UK issues Black Fraud-Day purchase scam warning

HSBC UK is warning consumers they need to double-down on their efforts to stop scammers and be on their guard over the next few weeks, with scammers using the ‘Black Friday’ online shopping frenzy as an opportunity to turn Black Friday into Black Fraud-Day. While Black Friday is due to take place on 24th November, offers […]

9 Nov

Vinted and Facebook Marketplace favoured over Black Friday discounts for 15% of Brits

A new study by credit management company Lowell shows that Brits are planning on being more money-conscious rather than impulse buying on Black Friday 2023. In fact, 45% confess they want to prioritise their financial well-being, and it’s predicted that they will spend £900 million less than last year, with 40% less average spend per person compared […]

6 Nov

11 million Brits to play host to friends this Christmas

Over 11 million Brits (22%) will play host to friends this Christmas, new research from American Express has found. The UK’s younger generation are those most likely to host friends, with 27% of 18-34 year olds sharing the festivities with friends compared with 22% of 35-54 year olds and 19% of those over 55. Immediate family […]

3 Nov

Pet owners can get free indoor camera this November

Go.Compare pet insurance has launched an exclusive deal for pet insurance customers to receive a brand new Ring Indoor Camera when they purchase cat or dog insurance from Animal Friends this November. Anyone who compares pet insurance with Go.Compare and goes on to buy a policy from Animal Friends (excluding accident only and equine insurance policies) […]