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Cost of raising a child increases to almost £87,000 - Fri, 2 Oct, 2015
The average cost of raising a child to secondary school age soared by four per cent over the past year to an average of £87,000, a study has found revealed.

The annual Halifax Cost of Children [more]

Non-smokers save thousands in life insurance - Thu, 1 Oct, 2015
Smokers could save thousands of pounds on life insurance if they kick the habit during 'Stoptober', a new study has shown.

As well as saving £2,912 a year on the cost of cigarettes, [more]

Financial services complaints down 2.1 per cent - Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
The number of complaints made against the financial services industry has fallen by 2.1 per cent over the past six months, the latest data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed.

The [more]

Car insurance costs on the rise - Tue, 29 Sep, 2015
Research has shown that the cost of car insurance is on the increase, with average best buy premiums up 4.6 per cent in the year to August.

The Consumer Intelligence Motor Insurance Index is based on [more]

The Welsh are UK's top savers - Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
The Welsh are the UK's keenest savers, according to a new study from Leeds Building Society.

The research, which looked at Britons' savings habits, found that attitudes towards saving vari [more]

Yorkshire Building Society finds new way to connect with customers - Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Yorkshire Building Society has found a new way of connecting with its customers - through video conferencing.

The building society has become the first in the UK to offer customers the opportunity t [more]

Government aims to clear up pension confusion - Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
The Government has launched a campaign in a bid to better explain state pension changes.

Pensions minister Ros Altmann launched the new communication drive ahead of massive changes to the state pens [more]

Households advised to 'shop around' for cheapest energy supplier - Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
MoneySuperMarket has advised families to shop around for the cheapest energy supplier ahead of the nation's big heating "switch on".

Last year, 31 October was the most popular day for [more]

Tooth fairy most generous in Scotland - Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
The tooth fairy leaves an average of £1.31 for British children, a new study has found.

The research from SunLife revealed that the tooth fairy is most generous in Scotland, where each child r [more]

Quarter of renting families do not have any savings - Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
A quarter (25 per cent) of families who rent their homes do not have savings to cushion them against unexpected costs, a new study has found.

The research by Aviva found that families who privately [more]

'Downton effect' puts premium on living near a stately home - Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Properties near stately homes cost £41,000 more than the average house in the country, a new study has found.

A study claims the ‘Downton Abbey effect’ means that buyers are willin [more]

Average cost of mid-life crisis comes in at £17,420 - Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
Almost a third (30 per cent) of Brits have experienced a mid-life crisis, with the average person splurging £17,420 when they hit middle age.

The research from Towergate coincides with the 50t [more]

Savvy spenders already planning for Christmas - Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
With exactly 100 days to go until Christmas, two thirds of Britons (64 per cent) have already started planning for the festive season in a bid to cut costs, a new study has found.

The survey by Ameri [more]

UK lenders return to low-deposit mortgages - Tue, 15 Sep, 2015
UK lenders are gradually returning to selling mortgages to homebuyers with only a small deposit.

Both Santander and Nationwide have launched mortgage products as 95 per cent loan-to-value in a bid t [more]

One in four over-50s do not know pension pot value - Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
More than a quarter of people nearing retirement age do not know how much money they have in their pension pot, new research has found.

According to a study by Retirement Advantage, the retirement s [more]

Millions of Brits exposed to unplanned financial shocks - Fri, 11 Sep, 2015
Almost one third (32 per cent) of UK adults have suffered a serious financial setback in the past five years, but only a small minority were protected with the right insurance.

According to research [more]

UK house prices soar by nine per cent - Thu, 10 Sep, 2015
UK house prices in the three months to August were nine per cent higher than during the same period a year ago, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

Prices between June and August were [more]

Cases of problem debt up by more than a quarter since 2012 - Wed, 9 Sep, 2015
The number of families reporting problems with debt has jumped by 28 per cent since 2012, new research has revealed.

The research by TUC and UNISON found that in 2014 one in eight households (3.2 mi [more]

Commuters spend more than £1,000 a year on travel treats - Tue, 8 Sep, 2015
The average commuter spends more than £1,000 a year on treats during their commute to and from work, new research has found.

The study by American Express found that British commuters are racki [more]

Driving without insurance soars by 10 per cent - Mon, 7 Sep, 2015
The number of uninsured drivers in the UK has increased by 10 per cent since last year, a new study has found.

Figures from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) show that compensation pay-outs bec [more]

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