Money & Finance

Battle of the banks

Battle of the banks With the financial industry slowly getting back on its feet after a turbulent few years, the banks are desperate to get you back on board, even if that means poaching you from your existing current account provider with some tempting treats. With competition heating up, the rewards are getting more and […]

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Money & Finance

New kids on the savings block

New kids on the savings block There have been a few new entrants to the UK banking market in the last couple of years, but who are they, and should you consider trusting them with your money? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the new faces which you might have heard about. Ikano BankOwned […]

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Credit Cards

Points don’t always mean prizes with credit cards

Points don’t always mean prizes with credit cards They’re the high street name credit cards which offer you a little bit extra when you spend – they’re the credit cards which give you loyalty points for your favourite shop, no matter where you’re spending. For example – want Tesco Clubcard points when you shop at […]

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Credit Cards

Best practice for credit card use

Best practice for credit card use There are many benefits to obtaining and using a credit card. You can spread the cost of purchasing larger items and could find a solution to an unexpected bill or debt. This being said, the improper use of credit cards can have a detrimental effect on your finances as […]

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Credit Cards

Britain’s best bet for balance transfers

Britain’s best bet for balance transfers After a few difficult credit crunch years, confidence is slowly returning to the balance transfer market. If you’ve got a debt you want to get rid of, a balance transfer card may actually be the most economical way of dealing with it. Why? Because with zero interest to pay […]

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Money & Finance

Shop wise and save four years on your mortgage

Shop wise and save four years on your mortgage A price war that is erupting between the banks could mean that the average first-time buyer could, theoretically, pay off their mortgage four years earlier if they shop wise. When the Bank of England reduced the rate to 0.5% in 2009, the analysts said that mortgage […]

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Money & Finance

Should you apply for a home improvement loan?

Should you apply for a home improvement loan? If you are thinking about applying for a home improvement loan there are a number of factors you need to consider very carefully. Most importantly, if you want to make energy efficiency improvements check the availability of government grants before you do anything else. You could qualify […]

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Money & Finance

Thinking of taking out a debt consolidation loan? Read this first

Thinking of taking out a debt consolidation loan? Read this first… Have you built up a few different debts? You’re not alone! Perhaps you have a couple of credit cards, maybe a store card or two, a personal loan, or some unpaid bills that are weighing on your mind. It’s surprisingly easy to build up […]

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Money & Finance

Thinking of taking out finance? Take note of our checklist first

Thinking of taking out finance? Take note of our checklist first Whether it’s a credit card, a loan, a store card or a finance arrangement, taking out a financial product should never be an easy decision. In fact, if you fail to get the very best deal you possibly can, you could end up spending […]

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Money & Finance

Is car insurance about to get more expensive?

Is car insurance about to get more expensive? Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the forecourt and get yourself a shiny new car, it turns out that UK motorists are likely to be hit with a hefty increase in the cost of car insurance policies in George Osborne’s next budget. […]

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Money & Finance

BREXIT – HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

The results are in, and the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%. Whether you were for or against exiting the EU (Brexit), I commend everyone who took the time to vote, as I believe we are privileged to live in a democracy and we should always use that […]

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Credit Cards

Big overdraft fees to be banned

Big overdraft fees are about to become a thing of the past The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) have announced plans to set a cap on how much banks can charge customers who go into or over their overdraft facility. According to the CMA nearly 50% of bank account users go overdrawn – helping banks […]

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Home & Garden

Barclays brings back the 100% Mortgage

Barclays have brought back the 100% mortgage for the first time since the recession in a bid to help first time buyers With more than 35% of first time buyers asking their parents for help when it comes to buying their first home, Barclays has decided to bring back the 100% mortgage. Barclays has removed […]

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