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Nearly half of homemovers plan to downsize within the coming three years

14 March 2016

Mortgages & Property Personal Finance

Almost half of those thinking of moving home in the coming three years plan to downsize, according to new research from Lloyds Bank. The lender’s analysis found that downsizing was cited as the single most popular factor for moving, with 46% of those surveyed planning to move to a smaller property with their next move. […]

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Prime Minister announces new Help to Save scheme

14 March 2016

Personal Finance

The government is looking to help kick-start savings with a £1,200 bonus for up to 3.5m people through its new Help to Save scheme. With research showing that almost half of UK adults have less than £500 set aside for emergencies, in January, the Prime Minister David Cameron set out the government’s plan to transform […]

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Illness or injury would leave a third of parents reliant on benefits

11 March 2016

Personal Finance

A third of parents would be left reliant on benefits it they became ill or involved in an accident and couldn’t work.   Research by insurer LV= showed half of parents are confused by the number of state benefits available but many would need to use them if they became ill and were unable to […]

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8.2m Britons over-indebted and struggling to pay bills

11 March 2016

Personal Finance Savings

Over eight million people in the UK are ‘over-indebted’ and struggling to stay on top of bills and credit card commitments.   One in six UK adults are struggling with their borrowing, according to a report by the Money Advice Service. It shows people renting, young people, single-parent families and those with three or more […]

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Brits failing to insure their hidden treasures

11 March 2016

Personal Finance

Millions of Britons are underestimating the value of their possessions and failing to put antique and vintage items on their insurance.   Research by Direct Line shows two in five own antique and vintage items by 41% have not listed them on their home insurance. Another 44% admit they struggle to estimate the value of […]

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The UK scores 67 out of 100 on new financial wellness index from the University of Bristol

10 March 2016

Personal Finance

The average UK citizen’s financial wellness has been rated at 67 out of 100 by a new index created by the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre. The index, commissioned by fund manager Momentum UK, brings together a host of measures including financial confidence and short-term planning combined with measures of the UK’s macro-economic […]

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Credit card customers enjoy interest-free balance transfer bonanza

9 March 2016

Personal Finance

Interest-free balance transfer periods have almost doubled since 2012 with the longest deal currently available almost double the market-leading offer from Tesco Bank of 40-months interest free. According to figures from GoCompare.com the fee-free periods offered to those who like to pay on plastic have rocketed by 82% since 2012 With a balance transfer credit […]

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Holidaymakers’ confidence is shaken by recent tragedies

9 March 2016

Personal Finance

Four in ten holidaymakers are selecting new destinations for their getaways this year after global events have shaken their confidence. According to travel insurance specialist Holidaysafe.co.uk more than three quarters of travellers have been put off popular holiday destinations such as those in Turkey and Tunisia while a third of families travelling to Europe via […]

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The top 20 car-theft hotspots revealed

9 March 2016

Personal Finance

Car owners in areas of London, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands are more likely to have their cars stolen, according to REaD Group, the data communications agency. These figures, sourced from the group’s pool of consumer data combined with open sourced UK Crime statistics, reveal that the City of London has the highest rate […]

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Almost half of Britons are unprepared for the financial implications of their death

9 March 2016

Personal Finance

Nearly half of UK adults have not made any provisions in the event of their death according to new research. According to British Seniors Insurance Agency, 23 million Brits are failing to prepare adequately for the financial implications associated with their death, with just a third of adults having a will in place. What’s more, […]

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