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22 January 2015
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Growing Number of Brits Are Grocery Shopping Online

More than half of Brits are doing at least some of their food shopping online, research from thinkmoney has found. The report revealed that 54% of adults in the UK are using online services to get essential food items. Most of these people did combine online shopping with trips to stores but 6% said they […]


12 January 2015
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Getting On the Road: The Costs for Young New Drivers

The cost of learning to drive and getting out on the road will amount to as much as £6,800 for the average young driver, new research has revealed. GoCompare revealed that prices for young drivers have leapt by as much as 18% in the last five years with car insurance making up approximately one third […]


8 January 2015
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How Much Do Your Lifetime Household Bills Add Up To?

Household bills are often attached to all the essential things we cannot do without but new research shows these costs really do add up – to over £700,000! The average person spends more than £700,000 on household bills during their lifetime with the main expenditure going on transport, recreation and culture costs. According to uSwitch, […]


6 January 2015
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Money Saving Tips for 2015

As the first week of 2015 draws to a close, many Brits will already be looking for ways to boost their financial situation. It comes as research from GoCompare reveals that 15% of Brits are seriously worried about their finances while more than a third said they need to reduce their spending as a matter […]


30 December 2014
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Quarter of Brits Regret Sales Purchases

Many January sales have already started but this period doesn’t always represent good news for bargain hunters, new research has found. MoneySuperMarket has found that a quarter of shoppers regretted buying an item at sale price in 2014. On average Brits spent £197 each on discounted goods – £7 billion collectively – but felt as […]


24 December 2014
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Nothing like the Last Minute: Millions of Shoppers Leave It Late

More than 23 million people finished their shopping on Christmas Eve in 2014, despite a growing consumer trend towards getting it done earlier. Around 23.6 million people left at least some of their festive shopping until the last minute, according to Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Cards. The firm interviewed people to look into their spending habits […]


22 December 2014
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Consumer Confidence Reaches New Highs

Consumer confidence in the UK has reached new highs in 2014, the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report has revealed. In the lead up to the festive season, a score of 154 was recorded – the highest ever since the index begun while all indices suggest an upwards trend. Sentiment towards the UK’s economic situation is […]


24 November 2014
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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 […]


14 November 2014
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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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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 […]

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