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31 July 2014
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Ofgem Plans to Boost Energy Funds for UK Customers

Energy regulator Ofgem has given approval to £17 billion of spending on upgrading the way electricity is distributed in the UK. As a result, customers could stand to shave an average of £12 a year from their energy bills, as the proposals lay out how spending on Britain’s power networks will be cut. The money […]


29 July 2014
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Travel Guides

A Brief Travel Guide: The USPGA Golf Championship

The USPGA Golf Championship is just a matter of weeks away and many of the world’s top golfers will be looking for significant performances ahead of the Ryder Cup this autumn. This should make for an exciting tournament at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, as several big name players are by no means […]


25 July 2014
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Overcoming Retailer Data Trust Issues

Global research into fraud has found that nearly a third of consumers don’t trust retailers with their data – likely as a result of several widely reported breaches in the past year. Data is stored by online shopping sites, restaurants and other businesses and the sheer scale of what is kept means some breaches of […]


23 July 2014
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Travel Guides

Why Visit Historic Italy This Summer?

The pound to euro exchange rate remains strong, making Europe, like many other destinations, a very popular choice for a summer getaway this year. For somewhere that really has everything, those looking for a destination for this summer should look no further than Italy – stunning architecture, historical beauty, beautiful weather and of course, fabulous […]


21 July 2014
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Mobile Shoppers: UK Consumers Turn to Mobile for Purchase Decisions

UK consumers are increasingly looking for time-efficient ways to make their everyday and occasional purchases. Now new research has revealed that mobile devices have become the shopping method of choice for just under half (46%) of consumers. The findings come as part of the UK Mobile Path-to-Purchase Study, conducted by location ad platform xAd and […]


17 July 2014
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Over 50s Embracing Modern Payment Methods

Over 50s are leading the way when it comes to embracing modern payment methods, according to the latest figures. Research conducted by Saga Personal Finance shows that while 60% of over 50s regularly pay by credit card, this figure is a lower 38% for 18-49 year olds. Over 50s are also waving goodbye to their […]


15 July 2014
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Quarter of Brits Overdrawn Shortly After Payday

Despite the undoubted recent improvement in the UK’s economy and recent figures from Aviva’s latest Family Finances Report revealing that income levels have reached record levels, it seems that Brits are still struggling to balance the books. The economy has finally begun to move in the right direction since the recent financial downturn which affected […]


14 July 2014
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UK Economy set for Quick 2014 Growth

Growth in the UK economy will outpace any other G7 economy in 2014, according to a report from the EY Item Club. The report also hinted that low wage increases will stave off any potential interest rate rises until at least 2015. Strong business investment will drive growth in UK gross domestic product by 3.1% […]


10 July 2014
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Warning for Online Shoppers Using Auction Websites

Scammers are targeting popular auction websites and are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from online shoppers, a charity has warned. Citizens Advice has warned people to be on their guard, adding that sites such as Gumtree and eBay are at risk of becoming a ‘hotbed for scams’ and false postings. One in six consumer problems […]


8 July 2014
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News

Pound Euro Exchange Rate at 21 Month High

Holidaymakers and anyone else jetting off to Europe this summer can currently enjoy record exchange rates. The pound is at a 21-month high against the Euro, meaning it’s possible to get more for your money before setting off on any European adventures. Key to the current market exchange rate is the differing approaches taken by […]

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