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Savers seeking riskier investments

Updated: 27th April 2017 - First Published: 27th April 2017 The recent record low savings rates are a huge blow to savers, who may be missing out on meaningful returns. As a result, many are looking to alternative means of saving, with savers becoming increasingly open to riskier options. Read More...

Escape pensioner poverty – can you claim benefits?

Updated: 26th April 2017 - First Published: 26th April 2017 Pensioner poverty is an ongoing concern, and it appears that things aren’t improving, with Age UK highlighting that millions are struggling financially in retirement – which is why they’re urging people to check if they’re eligible for benefits. Read More...

3.7m people switched current account since 2013

Updated: 26th April 2017 - First Published: 26th April 2017 Switching current account has been easier than ever since the Current Account Switch Service was introduced in September 2013, and millions have taken the plunge to do just that. If you’re not one of them, is it worth joining in? Read More...

How to protect your savings should a bank go bust

Updated: 26th April 2017 - First Published: 25th April 2017 The value of keeping your savings protected can't be underestimated. While a bank going bust in this day and age is highly unlikely, having peace of mind that your savings are covered is undoubtedly reassuring. That’s where the FSCS comes in. Read More...

Raising a deposit still a barrier for first-timers

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 25th April 2017 First-time buyers have it tough at the moment. Not only are suitable mortgage rates edging up, but raising that all-important deposit is still a significant challenge – so much so that many FTBs have missed out on their dream home. Read More...

Watch out for fees when using your card abroad

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 25th April 2017 A Bank Holiday can be the perfect time to get away from it all and take a trip abroad, and you'll probably pack your debit or credit card before jetting off - but make sure to watch out for fees, and consider packing a travel credit card instead. Read More...

Online card spending up by a quarter in two years

Updated: 24th April 2017 - First Published: 24th April 2017 The rise of online shopping means its little wonder online spending is ramping up, with research highlighting how rapidly this sector is expanding – internet spending has jumped by a quarter in two years, as growing numbers head to the web. Read More...

Equity release sees record year of growth

Updated: 24th April 2017 - First Published: 24th April 2017 Equity release is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost retirement income, and the sector is booming – not only did 2016 hit record levels of lending , but 2017 could follow suit, with annual growth in the sector hitting an all-time high. Read More...

Mind the mortgage rate gap

Updated: 24th April 2017 - First Published: 24th April 2017 Average mortgage rates as a whole have been falling fairly consistently in recent years, yet there’s starting to be a divide between lower and higher loan-to-values (LTVs). As a result, the gap between the two has expanded by 0.31% since October. Read More...

Car insurance premiums rise by 8% in 12 months

Updated: 21st April 2017 - First Published: 21st April 2017 The onward march of car insurance premiums continues, with latest figures from the ABI revealing that average premiums have jumped by 8% over the last year to hit a record of £462 – and they could rise even more in the months ahead. Read More...


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