Personal Finance News

17 Jun

Brits are using sheds as bars, gyms and hobby spots – but aren’t insuring them

New research from Go.Compare home insurance has found that 65% of the population currently has a shed or outbuilding at home – and despite the fact that the average UK shed is used to store around £455 worth of valuables, 55% of shed owners didn’t have insurance to cover their sheds or outbuildings, hadn’t thought about it, […]

11 Jun

Almost a quarter of holidaymakers choose the cheapest travel insurance

Almost a quarter (22%) of holidaymakers buy the cheapest travel insurance they can find, according to a new Opinium survey of 1,000 holidaymakers by, a specialist travel insurance provider. Additionally, only three in ten (29%) say they do a lot of research into which travel insurance to buy. Worryingly, only a third (33%) check […]

5 Jun

Birmingham Airport named most expensive for parking outside London

New research shows that Birmingham is home to the UK’s most expensive airport for parking outside of London. The figures show it costs an average of £176.14 for two weeks’ parking at Birmingham Airport – £41 more than the UK average. This makes it the most expensive to park at outside of the capital. The […]

29 May

American Express launches three new Limited Time Offers

American Express has launched a trio of limited time offers, including a boosted new Cardmember offer on the Amex® Gold Card, offering up to 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for taking out the Card, 10,000 more points than the usual sign up offer. From today until 16 July, 2024, new Amex Gold Cardmembers will be able […]

28 May

Uninsured burglaries costing UK residents millions

A new study has revealed that English and Welsh residents lost around £98.7 million in a single year due to uninsured burglaries. This means thousands might have faced the double whammy of suffering a break-in and replacing their lost items themselves because they did not have protection in place. The research, by Go.Compare Home Insurance, estimated […]

28 May

Why 95% of car sellers lose money

New research shows that a staggering 95% of sellers overlook simple yet effective steps to get the best price for their car.[1] Concerningly, close to one in four (23%) sellers neglect any price-maximising measures altogether. The recent survey by Carwow sought to find out whether drivers are missing out on extra cash in car sales because of a […]

22 May

Brits to spend £300 on dining out this summer

 As summer fast approaches, new research from American Express shows the impact that summer, and good weather, will have on Brits’ dining habits, boosting the hospitality industry. Good weather plays a big part in Brits’ dining decisions. 30% of UK adults say they spend more on food and drink at restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs […]

22 May

Mobile phone habit adds over £300 to car insurance costs

New research has warned that car insurance policies cost £369 more for those caught holding and using their phone while driving. The study says that the median insurance price for those with no motoring offences on their policy was £625 in 2023, however, this jumps to £994 for those issued with a penalty for using […]

21 May

Don’t get caught out by mobile data charges this summer

The experts at Go.Compare mobile are urging those planning a holiday abroad this year to check their provider’s data roaming policy before they travel, to avoid being caught out and left with a hefty bill. Since the UK left the EU there has been a change in the regulation, meaning some mobile networks have reintroduced roaming fees […]