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Over 50 per cent of all families in the UK had some form of debt remaining at the end of last year, according to figures from the Bank of England. Startlingly, of this statistic, ten per cent of people admitted…
It appears Brexit jitters and general economy worries are helping house prices fall further than was first thought. The average UK house price fell 2.8 per cent in January from the month previous, and the annual growth rate also halted…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:05

Majority of millennials don't have any savings

Are you in your mid-twenties? Do you have any savings? If your answer to the latter question is yes, you're in the minority. According to official figures, over 61 per cent of 21-29-year-olds, have no savings at all. And the…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:09

Price cap leads to higher prices - told you so

There seems to be a pattern emerging. Every time a story is released about how big companies and the government are going to 'help' consumers save money, we delve into the facts, disagree entirely with what is being said and…
Monday, 28 January 2019 14:26

Increase in people opting for shorter loans

Over a million more people took out a short term loan in 2018 in comparison to the year before. Despite warnings from everyone in the finance sector about Britain heading into a debt hole and advising against getting into spiralling…
It was reported yesterday that the FCA was considering whether or not to relax rules for mortgage prisoners. I must admit, my jaw almost hit the deck with the cheek of this man. If he has only just realised this,…
The constant pressure of debt is making men unable to perform in the bedroom, according to our research. It was brought to our attention this week that the first commercial advertising Viagra was being aired, which led us to investigate…
We’re used to being ripped off. It appears everyone and their dog is out to get us. Whether it be energy companies, banks and their mortgage ‘offers’, supermarkets and their food prices, or just the good old taxman – everyone…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:32

Brexit and the rise in household bills

We’re going to talk about Brexit. Don’t worry though, we’re not going to get into the debate of whether we should be leaving Europe; that’s old and boring and quite frankly people need to stop banging on and just get…
It is something we all have to think about whether we want to or not – getting old and funding our old age. For some, retirement is just around the corner, for others, it is decades away but one thing…
Friday, 17 November 2017 09:43

Benefits of equity release

We live in very difficult financial times and both the youngest and oldest in our society are struggling when it comes to making ends meet and getting hold of necessary cash. For the youngest in our society it is house…
Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:12

Why we should all invest our money

When we write articles surrounding the subject of investing, there are lots of ordinary people who tell us that they skip reading these posts because they feel like they don’t have enough money to be thinking about investing anyway; they…
Not so long ago we reported that couples were taking out loans of up to nearly £20,000 in order to have the very best wedding day possible. We spoke about how it was ridiculous to pay so much just for…
I like to think I am good at saving money and quite strong-minded when it comes to organising my finances. But I’m only human, and sometimes the temptation of a pair of shoes, or that jacket that’s on sale, can…
Sunday, 05 November 2017 11:53

Don’t Fall for Deals in Supermarkets

When is a good deal not a good deal? When it turns out to be more expensive than buying separate items. We’ve all read stories about fake deals in supermarkets and other shops, but do you know how to spot…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 11:31

How to Get Cashback on Everything You Buy Online

How many times do you buy things online? Most of us make at least some purchases online from time to time, and for some, this is the only way – the best way – to shop. But if you’re not…
Friday, 27 October 2017 09:24

How Easily Can You Find a Job?

Have you noticed how some people seem to fall into jobs, no matter what the economy is doing? Conversely, some people always struggle to find work, and they’re always complaining about how hard it is, and how few jobs there…
With the recent news that tennis star and commentator Boris Becker has been made bankrupt, it has brought money management skills back into sharp focus again. Managing our money is something we should probably all be taught at school, yet…
I have always saved money. Even as a kid, I wanted to save what I could and watch the pounds add up in my savings account. But I was also influenced by the way my parents dealt with money. I…
Those of us of a certain age will be counting down to festival season – and (yay!) it is nearly upon us. There is also a bonus this year, the sun has been shining and temperatures are soaring which means…
Now there we have it. The election is over and my, oh my, are we really in the Branston Pickle now. Theresa May called the election, even though she already had a majority, in a bid to ‘strengthen her hand’ in the…
Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:45

Car finance packages at an all time high

Despite us being in a state of economic uncertainty with regards Brexit, it appears people are still displaying plenty of confidence when it comes to purchasing new vehicles on finance. A new monthly record was set in March with drivers…
Both UK customers and some high profile high street stores are still reeling after they lost a battle with credit card giant Mastercard after an allegation was made that firms were overcharged on interchange payments. A court decided that both…
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:45

We’re all out of ‘spending’ steam

UK inflation has hit its highest level in two and a half years and financial analysts expect inflation to climb further and surpass the 3 per cent mark later this year. That’s quite a bit above the Bank of England’s…
It seems that it’s not just us who find the £500 a year rise to the National Living Wage announced in the Autumn Statement 2016 pure hypocrisy from the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond. Where to begin, there are so many…
Friday, 02 January 2015 13:18

The Payday Loan Cap – FCA and the Farce

We have to laugh, today we embark on a new cheaper day for lending in the UK. Really, is that really what is going on? There are still a few strange people who think the price cap will save people…
Barclays to wait a decade to regain public trust.   Following a series of scandals from Barclays, the chief executive Antony Jenkins has confessed that it could take from five to ten years for the public to trust them again.   Their…
Saturday, 14 December 2013 15:40

Lloyds Bank, mis-sales, cover-ups and failings

One might have thought that since the financial crisis, the banks would have got their acts together and started doing some honest work   According to this week’s revelations concerning Lloyds bank group, top executives have been treating themselves to millions of…
Saturday, 12 October 2013 15:50

Scheme to swap bank accounts could be better

Rarely do we praise the government for bringing out the scheme actually helps people on this occasion we will be doing just that. The government initiative that helps customers swap bank accounts within six days really a great idea, however…
Saturday, 18 May 2013 14:29

Peer to Peer Payday Loans There Way

One of our sister sites is currently trialing a "peer to peer" payday loan system. This will allow charges for payday loans to drop dramatically, but will also and just as importantly allow for lenders to get greater returns than…
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