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Two fifths of private landlords considering setting up limited companies

1 April 2016

Property

Some 41% of private landlords are considering setting up as limited companies in a survey of 1,400 landlords. The stamp duty tax and tax relief regime has become progressively tighter in the last few years. The survey carried out by BDRC Continental on behalf of Paragon Mortgages shows that 41% indicated that they are considering […]

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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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Britons’ spending on DIY jumps 42% since 1996

24 March 2016

Your Money

Britain’s passion for DIY is stronger than ever as new analysis from credit card provider MBNA shows annual consumer spending by its customers on home improvement products has jumped 42% since 1996. The spring bank holiday weekend is the busiest times of the year for DIY enthusiasts and overall the study found that Britons are […]

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Nearly half of young Londoners considering quitting the capital to get on the property ladder

24 March 2016

Mortgages Mortgages & Property

Almost half of first-time buyers in London claim that sky-high house prices are preventing them from buying a property, according to research from Yorkshire Building Society. Some 43% said they would be willing to move to a more affordable part of the UK if it meant they were able to own their first property. A […]

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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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