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Look away: British Gas increases default tariffs

11th April 2018 Yesterday, British Gas announced that it will be increasing its standard variable tariff by 5.5%. According to their calculations, this will see the average dual fuel customer pay £60 more per year, with a new estimated cost of £1,161. Read More...

Longer holiday planning doesn’t help wallet

10th April 2018 You may think the longer you take to plan your holiday, the more you will save, but new research shows that longer planning times don’t necessarily make for cheaper holidays. Indeed, those who take less than 24 hours may spend the least. Read More...

Retirement expectations fall short

10th April 2018 There’s a gap between the income people want in retirement and the income they’re expecting, our study reveals. What's more, the gap between the age at which people want to retire and when they think it'll be possible is larger among younger people. Read More...

Critical Illness Star Ratings 2018 announced

09th April 2018 Moneyfacts has assessed the stand-alone critical illness with term assurance market to uncover those providers worthy of the highest Star Rating. If you’re looking for peace of mind that you’ll be financially covered should you fall ill, read on. Read More...

Two-year fixed mortgage rate at 19-month high

09th April 2018 With the base rate – and thus most mortgage rates – due to rise next month, providers are getting ready. As a result, the average two-year fixed mortgage rate has risen for the second month in a row to reach its highest point since September 2016. Read More...

84% staying auto-enrolled

06th April 2018 Today marks not just the start of a new tax year, and all the changes that entails, but also the first increase in automatic enrolment contributions. Despite the increase, 84% will continue to opt in and save more towards their retirement. Read More...

6 of the best variable cash ISAs

05th April 2018 With a new tax year starting tomorrow, you may want to start thinking about what to do with your brand-new £20,000 ISA allowance. If you're not sure you want to commit your cash just yet, a variable rate ISA could be ideal. Read More...

46% of savers thinking long-term

05th April 2018 With the near future of the UK still uncertain, it’s heartening to see that almost half of savers are focused on the long run, as research from Lloyds Bank reveals that 46% of savers have a long-term savings goal in mind. Read More...

41% stressed by mortgage process

05th April 2018 Two in five homeowners (41%) find the mortgage experience stressful, research from Trussle has revealed. Aside from the potential health risks, this mental strain could result in higher mortgage costs. Read More...

Decision time for ISA savers

04th April 2018 As another tax year draws to a close tomorrow, time is nearly up for those looking to make the most of their current ISA allowance. As 9% have yet to put money into an ISA but plan to do so before the tax year ends, now’s the time to make a choice. Read More...


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