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How to avoid overpaying on holiday this summer

03rd July 2018 In all the excitement of going away on holiday for the summer, certain money matters may be forgotten about. With many focused on finding the best deals, however, we’ve taken a look at the best ways to withdraw money abroad. Read More...

Quarter of income spent on holidays

01st June 2018 As another holiday season approaches, Nationwide’s latest Spending Report has revealed that Brits can spend up to a quarter of their annual disposable income on trips away each year, and many seem to have no desire to curb this spending. 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...

Half-term holidays £121 more expensive

09th February 2018 Compared with last year, families taking off on a half-term holiday can expect to spend £121 more on average, with the cost of ski holidays costing an average £130 more, while winter sun escapes have a price tag that is £111 higher. Read More...

Brits abroad overspend by more than 54%

26th January 2018 Going abroad and having to use a different currency can be confusing. So confusing, in fact, that nine in 10 Brits will inadvertently overspend while on holiday abroad this year, blowing their budgets by quite a bit in the process. Read More...

Pound rebounds as 2017 draws to a close

20th December 2017 The pound hasn’t been the steadiest of currencies lately, yet it manages to end 2017 on a positive; research from No1 Currency reveals that it has risen against three-quarters of the most popular holiday currencies. Read More...

Will you be enjoying a retirement gap year?

12th October 2017 Gap years are traditionally thought of as for the young; those who take a year out to ‘find themselves’ before settling into work. Yet growing numbers of people plan to take a gap year in retirement, with older travellers starting to lead the way. Read More...

Pre-travel worries – insurance isn’t one of them

18th August 2017 If you’re squeezing in a last-minute summer break, you’re probably counting down – but you could also be starting to feel slightly anxious about the whole thing. Pre-travel anxiety affects many of us, yet not everyone plans ahead to reduce it. Read More...

Families use loans for trips, but forget insurance

21st July 2017 The cost of holidays is undoubtedly on the rise, and as a result, a growing number of families are turning to personal loans in order to fund their must-have summer break – yet few are taking out travel insurance, despite the losses that could ensue. Read More...

Drop in pound means £836m more is taken abroad

18th July 2017 Savvy holidaymakers are finding different ways to cope with the drop in the value of the pound that followed the EU referendum, with Brits set to take £836 million more in spending money on holiday compared to last year. Read More...


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