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Car owners rejoice: insurance premiums fall again

20th April 2018 Following a peak in premiums during the second quarter of 2017, the average price for car insurance has now been falling steadily for three quarters, with the average quoted premium at £660.64 in the first three months of 2018. Read More...

Retirees remain cautious after pension freedoms

20th April 2018 When the pension freedoms were introduced in April 2015, many worried retirees might take too much too fast and end up without an income. These fears have been found to be largely unfounded, as most pensioners have remained careful with their pots. Read More...

Portfolio landlords remain optimistic

19th April 2018 Q1 of 2018 saw the number of portfolio landlords (with between six and 20 properties) rise from 35% to 39%. Given last year's regulatory changes, it’s interesting that portfolio landlords’ confidence doesn’t seem to have been dented too much. Read More...

2017 saw identity fraud hit record high

19th April 2018 The UK’s leading fraud prevention service has released figures from 2017 that saw over 300,000 cases of fraud take place. While this marks a welcome decrease of 6% overall, fraud is up in certain areas, so it remains important to stay vigilant. Read More...

6 of the best regular savings accounts

19th April 2018 Regular savings accounts can provide a great way to start building up a savings pot, or for those with a set goal in mind who want to put some money away every month and get a great return. Read More...

Equity release lending at £870 million

18th April 2018 The first three months of 2018 saw equity release lending more than double over the past two years, from £394 million in the first quarter of 2016 to £870 million this quarter. As a result, nearly £10 million in housing wealth was withdrawn per day. Read More...

With inflation down, savers have choices to make

18th April 2018 Today’s official statistics see the Consumer Prices Index drop from 2.7% to 2.5% in March. As inflation is now back to being below the highest savings rates, those who prefer to have their interest paid on a monthly basis may want to think again. Read More...

Home purchases see highest February since 2007

17th April 2018 Homeowner purchases reached an impressive 50,000 this February, marking the highest level recorded for that month since 2007. UK Finance’s mortgage statistics also show that February saw a welcome uplift in activity compared to a year previously. Read More...

Survival underestimation may impact annuity uptake

16th April 2018 New research shows that people in their 50s are underestimating their chances of surviving to the age of 75+. With the increased flexibility offered by the pension freedoms, this means that people could end up lacking funds in later life. Read More...

Mortgage Freedom Day has come early

16th April 2018 Today is Mortgage Freedom Day, the day on which the average Brit has earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage. Homeowners will be happy to hear that it has come three days earlier than last year. Read More...


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