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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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News

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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News

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 […]


18 December 2014
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News

Consumers Giving Back Presents Before Christmas Even Arrives

Customers in the UK will return £813 million worth of Christmas presents before the big day even arrives, the Post Office has claimed. In most cases it is because people decide they no longer want to give these items as gifts and instead decide to return them. The Post Office has revealed it is expecting […]


16 December 2014
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News

Bank of England Reveals UK Stress Test Results

The Bank of England has unveiled the results of its first stress testing exercise on the UK banking system, with a mixed batch of results. The eight major UK banks and building societies were studied, with the test specifically designed to assess resilience to a sudden housing market change or a rapid interest rate rise […]


12 December 2014
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News
Travel Guides

New Year Celebrations Away From The UK: What Are Your Options?

New Year is a time of celebration across the globe, as millions of people say goodbye to one year and welcome in another. The UK is renowned for celebrating in style but there are plenty of other countries around the world who also like to mark the occasion. So, if you are considering welcoming in […]


10 December 2014
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News

UK Secret Savings Top £3 Billion

The total amount of stashed savings has increased to more than £3 billion between 2013 and 2014, as more individuals attempt to put money aside. That represents an increase in secret savings of 9% in a year, with the average UK couple now keeping 63% of their savings in sole accounts. More than one in […]


8 December 2014
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News

The Essentials for Winter Skiers – Why It Pays To Have Holiday Insurance

Three in ten people will travel overseas for a skiing or snowboarding trip this winter without the necessary holiday insurance cover. This puts them at massive risk of huge medical bills should they have an accident or get injured out on the slopes. Given that more than one million Brits are set to go skiing […]


5 December 2014
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News

$49.20 – the Difference Between the Best and Worst Ways to Buy US Dollars

The latest research from the Ukash Travel Money Prepaid Mastercard® card reveals that holidaymakers could lose as much as $49.20 for every £500 they spend on buying US dollars for breaks this autumn. Ukash is urging travellers heading to the United States to think ahead and organise their foreign currency so that they can get […]


4 December 2014
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News

Don’t Let Fake Goods Ruin Your Christmas

Consumer spending in the run up to Christmas is expected to reach £22 billion this year but people have been warned to watch out for scammers selling fake goods. Intellectual property crime and counterfeiting in the UK is estimated to total at least £90 million every year and as shoppers go in hunt of festive […]

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