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Van insurance costs hit three-year high

Updated: 31st October 2017 - First Published: 30th October 2017 The cost of insurance continues to rise across the board, but it looks as though van drivers have been particularly hard hit, with figures from Consumer Intelligence showing that average van insurance costs have rocketed to a three-year high. Read More...

Don’t be left in the dark by daylight savings

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 30th October 2017 The clocks go back this weekend and the nights will start to draw in, which means winter is well and truly on its way. Unfortunately, it also means that homes could be left vulnerable, with opportunistic thieves taking advantage. Read More...

Equity release lending at record high

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 30th October 2017 Equity release is becoming increasingly recognised as a way to boost retirement income, with more and more older homeowners taking the plunge and freeing up some of the cash tied up in their home – so much so that lending has hit another record high. Read More...

Rules see buy-to-let rates rise from record lows

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 30th October 2017 The buy-to-let (BTL) market has been hit from all sides recently with tougher affordability rules and key regulatory changes, and now to make matters worse, our latest data shows that the average BTL mortgage rate is on the rise. Read More...

(Grand)parents owed an average of £12,700

Updated: 27th October 2017 - First Published: 27th October 2017 New research has revealed that parents and grandparents who have lent their (grand)children money are owed an average of £12,700 as a result – and many will never see that money again. Read More...

Shift from annuities to drawdown continues

Updated: 26th October 2017 - First Published: 26th October 2017 Annuities used to be the go-to way to secure an income in retirement, but thanks to the pension freedoms, that’s no longer the case. Indeed, demand for annuities has plummeted in recent years, to be replaced by income drawdown. Read More...

Rush for the UK’s first cash Lifetime ISA

Updated: 25th October 2017 - First Published: 25th October 2017 The Lifetime ISA was officially launched in April, but it was only in June that a cash version became available. It’s little wonder that savers have been clamouring to open one in the months since – and they’ve been doing so in their thousands. Read More...

Providers raise easy access rates in chart battle

Updated: 09th November 2017 - First Published: 25th October 2017 The instant access savings market hasn’t exactly been boasting the greatest of rates in recent years, but happily, there are signs of improvement, with providers locked in an ongoing battle to secure the top spot of the Best Buys! Read More...

Problem debt sufferers set to get breathing space

Updated: 24th October 2017 - First Published: 24th October 2017 Debt is a growing problem. Many borrowers find themselves trapped in a cycle they can’t escape from, which is why new plans announced by the Government to give debt sufferers breathing space couldn’t have come at a better time. Read More...

Self-employed workers risk losing £300bn

Updated: 24th October 2017 - First Published: 24th October 2017 Being self-employed comes with a bucket load of responsibility, which is why it’s so concerning that huge numbers of self-employed workers risk losing a collective £300 billion a year due to a lack of financial protection. Read More...


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