Personal Finance News

22 Apr

Understanding Stamp Duty And When You Need to Pay It?

Understanding stamp duty, also known as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), is crucial when budgeting for your house purchase. This tax applies to most property purchases in England and Northern Ireland (different rules apply in Scotland and Wales), and it can be a significant cost on top of the purchase price. It applies to purchase […]

22 Apr

How to increase profitability for your bar or pub

Looking to increase profitability for your bar or pub? Amid the cost-of-living crisis, predicting demand can feel almost impossible. Whether you run a gourmet gastropub or an independent tapas bar, it’s worth knowing about some of the most effective ways to guarantee a consistent revenue stream. We’ve outlined five of our top picks below. Spot […]

19 Apr

Understanding the gender pay gap

What is the gender pay gap? A regular feature in the news, the gender pay gap is the average difference in wages for working men and women. In most scenarios, women are found to be paid less per hour than men. Since 2017, companies with more than 250 employees have been legally obligated to report […]

16 Apr

Santander gives Investment Hub customers the chance to win up to £20,000

Santander has launched a prize draw for new and existing customers investing through the Santander Investment Hub, with customers who invest at least £1,000 able to win back their investment up to a maximum of £20,000. Three lucky winners will be selected monthly across April, May and June 2024. To qualify for entry into the […]

15 Apr

How to make your money go further

Struggling to push through to payday? If so, you’re not alone. Thousands of workers across the UK are searching for additional streams of income and taking on second jobs. Amid the cost-of-living crisis, it’s worth holding onto your cash wherever possible. Whether you’re working towards a savings goal, or you just need more cash, it’s […]

8 Apr

How to Spot and Avoid Car Finance Fraud

In 2023, millions of UK adults have been the target of fraudulent activity, with scams costing Brits a whopping £580m within the first six months of the year. With an increase in fraudulent conduct across the country, it’s important for consumers to be vigilant at all times to avoid losing money. This is specifically true when it […]

2 Apr

Getting your finances into gear for the tax year end

As we head into the new tax year, and with lots of new changes coming from 6th April, it’s important to stay clued up on how to make your money work as hard as possible. From making sure you’re maximising available allowances to having your financial plans in order, David Murray, Financial Planning Expert at abrdn, […]

26 Mar

Sterling gains on all of the top ten currency destinations this Easter

M&S Travel Money’s latest insight, ahead of the Easter holiday period, reveals the value of the pound has increased against all of the top ten currency destinations over the last 12 months, meaning families heading away for the Easter break, may see their travel money go that little bit further, compared to the same time last […]

26 Mar

Credit card warning for 2m holidaymakers this Easter

TotallyMoney has calculated the cost of using some of the most popular credit cards to withdraw cash when travelling, and warns the 2 million UK holidaymakers heading abroad this Easter to use the right card: Some providers will charge a huge £4.59 in fees on £20 withdrawal. In real terms, this represents a 22.95% charge […]