Do you Shop Online? European Consumer Trends Revealed
The number of Europeans prepared to look at products online might be increasing, but a new study has revealed that 55% will still not regularly follow through with online purchases. Instead, they prefer traditional means of finding something in a store, rather than via PC, mobile or digital platform sales. That is according to Forrester, […]
Europe the Ideal Destination for an Affordable Easter Getaway
The Easter holidays represent a fantastic opportunity to get away from work and school life in order to relax and enjoy the prospect of a stress-free few days. Whether it’s a long weekend away, a day trip or even a full blown holiday, getting good value for money is always important. With the pound growing […]
Food Price Inflation Hits Record Low
Food price inflation in the UK is at its lowest ever recorded level, while overall price deflation occurred for an eleventh consecutive month in March. The food market was the one that stood out though – as food inflation slowed to 0.8% in February, lower than at any other point in the past. It represents […]
Join the Global Prepaid Revolution
The popularity of prepaid cards is growing steadily around the globe, with a number of recent surveys particularly highlighting the burgeoning sector. Bankrate’s 2014 Prepaid Debit Cards Survey has shown that the industry is gradually moving towards lower fees and more transparency – factors that are driving the product towards the mainstream. Offerings on cards […]
The Formula 1 Championship is Gathering Pace…..China Beckons!
The Formula 1 Championship heads to Shanghai this month, and British driver Lewis Hamilton will certainly be looking to build on his fantastic start to the 2014 campaign. Mercedes have started the Championship in fine style, by winning the opening three races in Australia, Malaysia and Bahrain. The latter even saw their race pairing of […]
International Money Transfers With Prepaid Cards
Transferring money internationally comes at a cost, but these payments can be cut considerably thanks to moneyshare options available with prepaid cards. Securely transferring money is important to many customers who wish to help family or friends by moving funds across to their accounts. Prepaid cards allow for the shifting of money across in a […]
What can Youth Prepaid Cards Teach Kids About Finances?
Learning about good financial management from a young age can have a genuine impact on consumer habits in later life. As a result, getting children to think about their money can be an ideal way for parents to pass on good habits. With financial lessons becoming mandatory this September as part of a number of […]
Brits put Less Into Savings …but are They Saving More Than Ever?
The amount of disposable income being set aside each year by the average household is dwindling, according to official data. Research from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that people put aside a total of 5.1% of their disposable income in 2013, compared with 7.3% the previous year. This will be particularly concerning for […]
The Weakening Yen – the Right Time to Visit Japan?
The Japanese Yen, one of the world’s leading currencies has fallen in value in recent days, meaning those considering a visit to the country could stand to make real savings. Similar levels for the currency were last seen in January, while its current stock market value is low enough to entice travellers to the country. […]
Alternatives to Paying Household Bills on Credit
One in five people are paying their household bills using credit cards, according to a recent poll looking into consumer habits. Those doing so are adding surcharges and potential interest charges to their bills, meaning a number of households are paying even more for their energy. Some 21% revealed that they used this method of […]