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British holidaymakers underestimating luggage value - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
British holidaymakers are greatly underestimating the value of their luggage, leaving a significant number of insurance policies invalid, according to a new study.

According to a survey by compareth [more]


One in five couples marry with hidden debts - Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Thousands of couples are keeping their financial situation a secret from their partner, with one in five tying the knot with hidden debt, a recent study has shown.

The research conducted on behalf o [more]


Autumn is peak season for home insurance burglary claims - Tue, 25 Aug, 2015
Autumn is peak season for burglaries in the UK, with the rate of home insurance claims for burglaries 10 per cent higher than in spring, a new report has found.

MoneySuperMarket's analysis of m [more]


Personal loan rates plummet - Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
Person loan rates for borrowing £5,000 and £7,500 have plummeted to their lowest ever level, according to a new study.

Figures from MoneySuperMarket revealed that the average personal lo [more]


Pocket money rises twice as fast as wages - Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
Children’s pocket money has risen twice as fast as their parents’ wages since the 1980s, now averaging £6.20 per week.

According to the latest research from Halifax, average pocket [more]


Mortgage lending hits highest level in seven years - Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
Mortgage lending hit its highest monthly total for seven years last month as borrowers rushed to take advantage of cheap home loans ahead of predicted interest rate rises.

Lending reached at an estim [more]


Energy bills set to rise as eight fixed tariffs come to an end - Wed, 19 Aug, 2015
Households could see their energy bill rise by up to £136.59 a year when eight fixed dual fuel tariffs expire at the end of August.

Four of the expiring tariffs will see customers' average [more]


Over-55s 'driving force' of economy - Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
Over-55s are set to be the driving force of Britain's economic recovery thanks to greater pension freedoms, according to new research by Zopa.

The peer-to-peer lending service found that over-5 [more]


Quarter of house hunters buy first house they view - Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
A quarter of house hunters buy the first house they view, although the average home seeker needs two to three visits before taking the leap, according to new research.

The survey of more than 1,000 [more]


Ex-partners rack up £1.2 billion debt on joint cards - Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
More than two million Brits are being left in the red by ex-partners who continue to rack up debt, a study by uSwitch.com has found.

A study by the price comparison site and switching service found [more]


Thousands of motorists cutting corners to get cheaper insurance - Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
Thousands of motorists are committing motor insurance fraud by cutting corners when making applications, according to new figures from the ABI (Association of British Insurers).

ABI research revealed [more]


Families failing to protect their homes - Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
The average British family has household contents worth £35,486, yet almost a third admit to not having contents insurance, new research has found.

Using figures from its database, Aviva found [more]


One in three consumers don't read energy bills - Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
A third of Britons admit they only look at the amount they need to pay on their energy bill, leading to concerns consumers may be missing out on important details.

A study of 2,000 bill payers by uS [more]


Home insurance premiums fall by 6.6 per cent - Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
Home insurance premiums have fallen by 6.6 per cent in the past year, new figures have revealed.

According to a study by market research experts Consumer Intelligence, between June 2014 and June 2015 [more]


UK high street suffers worst summer sales in six years - Fri, 7 Aug, 2015
UK retailers have suffered the worst sales this summer in six years, casting blame on changeable weather and underlying low consumer confidence.

Shoppers have been reportedly kept away from the high [more]


Prices on the rise for British housing market after summer break - Thu, 6 Aug, 2015
New figures from Nationwide reveal that housing prices rose by 0.4 per cent last month, moving the yearly house price growth rate up to 3.5 per cent.

Nationwide put together the survey using its own [more]


Households less credit reliant due to debt repayments and consumer confidence - Wed, 5 Aug, 2015
More people are keeping on top of their personal loan repayments and credit card debts, according to a new report.

The survey by Lloyds Bank found that 84 per cent of consumers were unable to meet re [more]


New review launched to drastically improve access to financial advice - Tue, 4 Aug, 2015
A major new review has recently been launched which looks into how financial advice could better serve consumers.

The Financial Advice Market Review is set to move forward from the government's [more]


Bank lending to businesses set to rise - Mon, 3 Aug, 2015
Bank lending to businesses is set to rise in 2015 for the first time in seven years, a new report by the EY Item Club has said.

EY's report stated that at the initial financial crisis in 2008, [more]


Excessive fees by savers accessing pensions to be banned - Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
The Government yesterday announced plans to ban fees inflicted on older savers attempting to gain access to their pensions.

The announcement comes after concerns that those in their fifties and sixti [more]


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