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17 September 2014
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Gaming Responsibly With Prepaid Cards

Online gambling has really taken off in the past few years, with many of the major bookmakers now offering various online services to meet an ever growing demand. Around six million people now visit sites every single month, seemingly giving little consideration to who they share their credit or debit card details with when online. […]


5 September 2014
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Bank of England Votes to Keep Interest Rates Down

The Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates at a record low for at least another month. The current rate of 0.5% has been in place for five years and no change in the immediate future appears likely. Despite an improving economic climate and two of the nine […]


26 August 2014
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Could a Youth Prepaid Card Help Teach Fiscal Awareness?

Getting to grips with money from an early age can be incredibly helpful in later life when it comes to dealing with the challenges of financial responsibility. Plastic payment options such as credit and debit cards are increasing in popularity, so preparing youngsters for the option use these could be important further down the line. […]


20 August 2014
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UK Economy More Than Half Way to Recovery

The UK economy is more than halfway towards a full recovery, according to Bank of England governor Mark Carney. He said Britain is “more than halfway towards the finish line” and said he would not risk losing momentum. Better than expected growth for two consecutive quarters has seen expectation levels rise, with growth of 3.5% […]


18 August 2014
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Cost of Raising a Child Rises Faster Than Wages

Families working full time at the national minimum wage are facing a shortfall when it comes to the minimum cost of raising a child, new research has revealed. The findings come as part of the new ‘The Cost of a Child in 2014’ report by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and funded by the Joseph […]


12 August 2014
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Rising Number of Households Struggling to Balance the Books

The number of households who are struggling to balance the books has climbed by more than a quarter of a million year-on-year, according to the latest figures. Legal & General’s latest ‘MoneyMood’ survey reveals that an increasing number of households don’t have the level of income needed to pay off their bills, with the number […]


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 […]


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% […]


4 July 2014
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Mortgage Approvals at 11 Month Low

Mortgage approvals were at their lowest level for 11 months in May, according to the Bank of England, thanks to stricter lending rules and rising prices. The number of mortgages given the go-ahead was 61,707 in May, down from 62,806 in April – the lowest figure since June last year. The impact of the Mortgage […]


18 March 2014
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Money Management Tips That Could Help You Save

As Chancellor George Osborne prepares to announce his budget for the coming year, the chances are that at least a little part of it will focus on the concept of saving. From reducing the amount of energy we use to spending less on food and drink, there are a number of ways that can cut […]

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