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28 November 2014
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More Than 12 Million People Planning Winter Holidays

More than 12 million Brits are set to take winter holidays in the coming months, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has revealed. A similar number are also said to be considering their holiday plans so the figure could still rise further. From short trips to other parts of the UK to long haul […]


26 November 2014
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Travel Guides

The Top 5 German Christmas Markets

Christmas is quickly approaching and for those looking to do some last minute shopping, a trip to Germany comes highly recommended. While Christmas markets spring up all across the globe, the traditional wooden stalls and fairgrounds mean that German markets have something of an edge over those elsewhere. If you’d like to be surrounded by […]


24 November 2014
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News

Preparing for Black Friday: What You Can Do

Black Friday – a long-standing tradition in the USA – is quickly becoming a fixture in the calendar of retails across the UK, and in 2014 it is expected to be no different. The concept first appeared on British shores around four years ago, although 2014 will see many leading British firms joining early winter […]


21 November 2014
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News

£16.56 Charge for £500 Debit Card Withdrawal at Foreign ATM

Ukash Travel Money card reveals the ‘bill-shock’ for holidaymakers that use debit cards to withdraw cash abroad The fact that mobile phone roaming charges have been halved may be good news for Brits travelling abroad.  However, payments innovator, Ukash, is warning about another hidden cost that causes bill-shock on the return home. Holidaymaker, Ed, recently […]


20 November 2014
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1 in 5 Brits Fear They Cannot Afford To Be Festive

Christmas is a matter of weeks away but one fifth of Brits have admitted they fear they may not be able to celebrate in 2014. According to new research from the Debt Advisory Centre (DAC), 19% of people believe they cannot afford the cost of Christmas and so will not be celebrating. A third of […]


18 November 2014
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News

Do You Stash Money Like The Aussies?

Australian travellers are sitting on more than $800 million in leftover foreign currency which they’ve failed to convert upon their return, new research has found. Instead of exchanging currency when their holiday is over, an average of $221 per traveller is stuffed away into drawers and boxes and forgotten about, the MasterCard Money Management Index […]


14 November 2014
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News

One in Six Brits Turns to Jam Jars for Money Management

Nine million Brits are currently budgeting by setting aside funds in envelopes and even jam jars, new research from thinkmoney has claimed. Nearly one in every six people set money aside for bills in whatever contained they have to hand, rather than keeping it in an account. This ensures they have enough money to pay […]


12 November 2014
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News

Four Million People Want to Enter World of Online Banking

Millions of Brits who have not used online banking so far would be interested in trying it out, new research from the Payments Council has revealed. The report – titled Supporting People Interested in Using Online Banking – found that 78% of UK adults could potentially use online banking. Seven of ten people who could […]


10 November 2014
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News

Nearly Half of Brits Have Fibbed About Their Finances

Nearly half of British adults have told some financial white lies, with a partner the one most likely to be on the receiving end, new research has revealed. Some 48% of adults have fibbed about finances with 15% admitting they were most likely to do it to their partner as they wanted to hide something. […]


7 November 2014
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News

Prepaid Card Firm Turns to Voice Biometrics for Security

Prepaid credit card firm UniRush has signed an agreement with voice biometrics firm Enacomm which will involve both authentication and customer service experience. UniRush’s RushCard will be implementing Enacomm’s eKBA mobilized authentication, which uses voice biometrics and mobile knowledge-based authentication. “RushCard revolutionized the payments industry as one of the first prepaid cards,” said Enacomm CEO Michael […]

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