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6 January 2014
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Self Assessment Deadline Day is Looming

The deadline for filing self assessment tax returns is quickly approaching as people will need to have filed them by midnight on 31 January. A surprising amount of people continue to leave the issue until the last possible minute. This can often cause genuine problems in terms of the filing process, not to mention stretching […]


3 January 2014
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Mobile Online Sales see Massive Boost Across Christmas Period

Mobile online sales throughout the Christmas and New Year period saw a massive boost, with customers turning to e-commerce at every opportunity. Boxing Day sales on more than 200 websites were measured by commerce platform provider IBM, who found a 40.4% boost in sales compared to the same day a year earlier. This is despite […]


2 January 2014
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Booming Digital Entertainment Sector sees Surge in Consumer Spending

Sales of digital entertainment products including music, films and video games rose during 2013 following a five-year lull, according to the latest figures. The success of digital services such as Netflix and Spotify has supported this growth which saw the value of film and TV downloads, streams and subscriptions reach £621 million. Meanwhile, the number […]


30 December 2013
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2014 Holiday Spend to Total £37 billion

New research has revealed that the travel industry is still booming for Brits as 22.8 million of us plan to take a holiday overseas in the New Year, spending a staggering £37 billion in the process and holiday spend is definitely blooming. Proving that we all need a good holiday now and again, almost half […]


20 December 2013
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Is it a Good Time to be a Saver in the UK?

So far in 2013, many savers will have kept a close eye on the gradual fall in the rate of inflation and considered what it might mean for their precious funds. November saw rates reach 2.1%, down from 2.7% in January and ever so slightly nearer to the government’s target of 2%. However, it has […]


19 December 2013
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What Makes Christmas Markets Such a Popular Travel Attraction?

As the festive season approaches, many people are keen to embrace the many traditions of other countries by celebrating in style. Christmas markets are popular both at home and abroad, as many European destinations in France, Germany and Austria are all renowned for their festive stalls and traditional foods. Closer to home, big cities such […]


17 December 2013
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Travel Essentials you Need for Your Christmas Travels

Travelling at Christmas is becoming increasingly common – whether it’s going to visit the family or jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime. Regardless of where you’re heading this winter season, there’s a few essentials that everyone should bring to guarantee that all goes to plan. Passports and paperwork If you’re travelling abroad or […]


16 December 2013
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Expect Low Interest Rates for Foreseeable Future

Low interest rates will continue well into 2015 according to high ranking officials at the Bank of England as only a period of sustained strong growth will see a change. The Bank’s chief economist Spencer Dale said the weakness of the UK economy and the threat of further world shocks were holding back a change […]


11 December 2013
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Wage Growth in Britain the Latest Sign of Economic Growth

Economists were rejoicing this past week at the news that UK wage growth grew at its fastest rate for six years in November, according to a leading national survey. A survey which was carried out by both KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REF) found that starting salaries in November 2013 stood at their […]


4 June 2013
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Winners Announced at Prepaid365 Awards 2013

Prepaid365, the UK’s leading prepaid card comparison portal, announced the winners of the 5th Edition of the Prepaid365 Awards 2013 sponsored by Optimal Payments, with consumers across the UK voting for their favourite prepaid cards across 22 different categories including General Spend, Travel, Money Transfer, Payroll, Gaming, Gifting, Basic Banking, Online Shopping and Youth. Launched […]

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