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National price hike day: the things that will cost you more from today

1 April 2016

Personal Finance Your Money

Consumers will be hit by a barrage of inflation-busting price increases from today, and unfortunately it’s not an April Fool’s joke.   As well as being a day for pranks, Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at money.co.uk, said it also ‘seems to have become national price hike day’ and although the increases seem small, with […]

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One in five parents funding adult children’s home improvements

1 April 2016

Personal Finance Property Retirement Your Money

The bank of mum and dad is not just helping adult children on to the property ladder but also providing funds to renovate.   Research by the Post Office Money shows children who have flown the nest remain reliant upon their parents and even grandparents to pay for home improvements.   The UK is a […]

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Regulator bans insurers from adding sneaky costs to policies

1 April 2016

Personal Finance Trending News

A ban on ‘opt-out selling’ in financial services means consumers will no longer have sneaky costs added to insurance policies.   The ban by the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), comes into play today and will stop insurance companies adding optional extras at extra cost to insurance policies that the consumer then has […]

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Play your credit and debit cards right on holiday

23 March 2016

Personal Finance

Holidaymakers have been warned to check their credit and debit card fees when using plastic abroad. While taking the right credit card abroad can be one of the most cost-effective ways of spending and can offer you additional protection on your purchases, most cards on the market charge a ‘non-sterling transaction fee’, every time you […]

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Is this the Siri of personal banking?

22 March 2016

Personal Finance

Santander is launching voice-enabled banking to allow customers to keep track of their spending, but is this really the Siri of personal finance? The experts say ‘not yet, but watch this space’… The bank says the technology it is using differs from voice biometrics, which  enables access to a customer’s accounts by using their voice […]

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Hire purchase company selling household appliances ordered to repay £939,000 to customers

22 March 2016

Personal Finance

A hire purchase company selling household appliances and furniture on a rent-to-own basis has been ordered to repay £939.000 to more than 59,000 customers. Dunraven Finance Ltd, trading under the name Buy as You View (BAYV), has agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to repay customers, after the watchdog found it had not clearly […]

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A third of financial advice and wealth management clients have no idea what they pay in fees

22 March 2016

Investment Insight Personal Finance

More than a third of financial advice and wealth management customers do not know what they pay in fees, a new survey has found. The research, commissioned by investment platform Nutmeg, revealed that 36% of customers surveyed didn’t know what they were charged last year, while 28%of those who did know felt the fees they […]

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More than 90% of current accounts charge fees

21 March 2016

Personal Finance Your Money

A greater number of day-to-day current account customers are now paying fees to use their account according to research from Moneyfacts.co.uk. Traditionally, customers would pay fees to get extra add-ons, such as travel insurance, but not all fee-charging accounts continue to reward their customers in this way. Those who pay a regular management fee will […]

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Lose the pricey coffee habit and give your savings a real kick start

21 March 2016

Investing Investing for Growth Personal Finance Savings Your Money

By cutting out your daily cappuccino you could give your savings a £10,000 boost in just over 13 years, according to figures calculated by Fidelity International. For example, if you ditched your daily shop-bought coffee at £2.50 a day, five days a week and invested this amount into an ISA, you would have £50 a […]

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Rail passengers to get more help with train delay compensation

18 March 2016

Personal Finance

Rail passengers should be given help to make a claim when their train is delayed, which 80% of those affected do not do.   The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has said passengers need more help to make a claim as just one in five bother to do so if their train is delayed. […]

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