Surge in prepaid funeral plans

Surge in prepaid funeral plans – with one in 10 Brits buying plans for their parents New research has revealed that nearly three quarters (72%) of people who have bought a prepaid funeral plan did so to save their family the worry of having to arrange their funeral....

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Graduates Leaving Uni in more Debt than ever

The Money Stats are out today and figures reveal that the latest group of students from England to begin to pay off their loans owe more than ever before. The average debt for the graduates who entered repayment this year was £24,640, up from £21,170 in 2015. Due to...

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Bank of Grandma & Grandad Feels the Strain

52% of grandparents in the UK are giving money to children and / or grandchildren, costing them an average £571 a year 54% of over 55s have given a one-off lump sum to a family member But it comes at a price with 35% of grandparents making sacrifices to fund their...

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A MONTH OF RECORD SAVINGS LOWS

The Money Charity’s Money Stats are out today and they paint a worrying picture of saving in the UK. Though the Bank of England base rate has held steady at a historic low of 0.5% for the past seven years, the actual interest rates that savers face have been trending...

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Clean up to Avoid Further Rental Costs

To rub further salt into the wounds inflicted on the Private Rented Sector and confirmed by the Chancellor last week, it is now estimated that as much as £5million a year is wasted through failure to clean rental properties to a professional standard at the end of...

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Specialist Insurance Service for Women Drivers

A specialist insurance service for women drivers aims to cut the cost of car insurance in nine out of ten cases, reducing the impact of the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) rise in the 2016 Budget. In 2012 the EU Gender Directive prevented UK insurers from using gender to...

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Are You Using Your Coupons?

UK consumers save £3.2 billion a year as coupon usage climbs to 99 per cent of supermarket shoppers • Consumers save more than £3.2 billion a year by using coupons and vouchers • 99 per cent of supermarket shoppers use coupons, with almost half using them ‘Always/Very...

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Are you jetting off this week

• 1.99 million adults will head off on holiday this week(1) • 8.6 million plan to spend on average six days longer abroad this summer(1) • 41% of travel agents have seen an increase in multi-generational family group trip bookings compared to five years ago(2)...

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Fully Comp Insurance

• Millions of motorists could be driving vehicles with invalid insurance or far lower cover than they think • Over a third (35 per cent) of people with a UK driving licence think a fully comprehensive car insurance policy covers them to drive any vehicle and be...

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Mobile Banking Soars

• Nearly 40 million separate mobile banking visits were recorded in March alone • Two thirds (65%) of online banking activity now taking place through a mobile phone • The peak time for logons now earlier in the day as most mobile users log on during commute Mobile...

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Saver Confidence Improves

• 68% of people surveyed have managed to save over the past 12 months • 44% of savers have saved at least once a month, up from 37% in Q4 2014 • Almost one in ten have been able to save over £1,000 in the last month for Q1 2015 • Men are more likely than women to save...

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