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More than 90% of current accounts charge fees

21 March 2016

Personal Finance Your Money

A greater number of day-to-day current account customers are now paying fees to use their account according to research from Moneyfacts.co.uk. Traditionally, customers would pay fees to get extra add-ons, such as travel insurance, but not all fee-charging accounts continue to reward their customers in this way. Those who pay a regular management fee will […]

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The ‘funeral time bomb’ financial threat

21 March 2016

Debt Financial Planning Your Money

Many people are in serious danger of leaving a legacy of debt for failing to plan for soaring funeral costs, according to a report from the mutual financial services company, OneFamily. The group’s latest ‘The OneFamily 2015 Funeral Costs Tracker has reveals that in the UK between 2014 and 2015 the average price of a […]

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Top tips for beating the tax year-end deadline

21 March 2016

Financial Planning insight Investing Your Money

With the end of the 2015/16 tax year a fortnight away and the added hurdle of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend being early this year, Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest offers practical tips on how investors can successfully beat the end of tax year deadline… Don’t deliberate any longer – just dash for […]

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Lose the pricey coffee habit and give your savings a real kick start

21 March 2016

Investing Investing for Growth Personal Finance Savings Your Money

By cutting out your daily cappuccino you could give your savings a £10,000 boost in just over 13 years, according to figures calculated by Fidelity International. For example, if you ditched your daily shop-bought coffee at £2.50 a day, five days a week and invested this amount into an ISA, you would have £50 a […]

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Rail passengers to get more help with train delay compensation

18 March 2016

Personal Finance

Rail passengers should be given help to make a claim when their train is delayed, which 80% of those affected do not do.   The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has said passengers need more help to make a claim as just one in five bother to do so if their train is delayed. […]

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Banking fraud rockets as losses total £755m last year

18 March 2016

Fraud Personal Finance Trending News

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of banking fraud losses as criminals target personal and business account customers.   Figures from the Financial Fraud Action UK reveal total losses for remote banking fraud leaped 72% last year to £168.6 million and internet banking fraud looses were up 64% to £133.5 million. Telephone […]

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Spring spruce up: Britons to spend £3,000 each on home renovations

18 March 2016

Personal Finance Property

Home refurbishments are top of the list as the seasons change with the average household set to spend £3,404 on sprucing up their home.   Research by American Express has found the advent of spring and the long Easter weekend have homeowners putting plans in place to renovate their homes.   Britons will spend on […]

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17,000 elderly motorists lost their licence last year

18 March 2016

Personal Finance Trending News

In the past year 17,000 over-70s have had their driving licences revoked and half of motorists think elderly people should be made to retake their test every three years.   A Freedom of Information request by Confused.com has revealed that in the past year alone, 17,000 people aged over-70 have had their licence revoked or […]

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Cases of malicious car damage spike by a sharp 15%

17 March 2016

News Personal Finance

Motor insurance claims for so-called malicious damage jumped 15% last year, according to data from the Co-operative Insurance. Since 2011 the firm had seen a 65% drop in the number of motor claims it received which were classed as being malicious damage, however between 2014 and 2015 this figure began to rise. An upward month […]

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More than a third of Britons under 35 have no savings at all

17 March 2016

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More than a quarter of Britons have no savings whatsoever, with this rising to 37% for those aged 18-34, according to research from Sunlife. The study, which looked at the savings habits of 3,388 households, also found that the majority of 18-34s with no savings, said it is because they do not have any spare […]

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