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31 October 2014
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UK Consumer Confidence at Seven Year High

Consumer confidence in the UK improved again in the third quarter according to insight firm Nielsen; marking a third consecutive rise of three points. The UK Consumer Confidence Index hit 93 in the third quarter of 2014, a high point last seen in the same period of 2007. Despite the improvements there is still some […]


30 October 2014
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News

Third of Brits are Left Shocked by Post Holiday Bank Statements

As bank and credit card statements come in from Summer breaks, one holidaymaker breathes a sigh of relief The last month has probably already brought some summer holidaymakers back to earth with a bump as bank and credit card statements highlight additional charges for currency conversions and ATM withdrawals. But one UK holidaymaker who managed […]


29 October 2014
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News

Lloyds Bank Research Suggests Saving is Getting Easier

Seven in ten people in full time employment have at least a quarter of their monthly income left over once bills and essential items are paid off, according to new research. The data from Lloyds Bank suggests people are finding it easier to save funds and accumulate money for discretionary spending. The study was based […]


27 October 2014
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News

€51.70 – the Difference Between the Best and Worst Ways to buy Euros

The latest research from the Ukash Travel Money Prepaid Mastercard® card reveals that families could lose as much as €51.70 for every £500 they spend on buying euros for their holidays. Ukash is urging families to think ahead and organise their foreign currency so that they can get the best spend for their pound. Ukash […]


27 October 2014
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Kids Working Harder to Earn Their Pocket Money

Two thirds of children are doing household chores in order to earn their pocket money, according to new research from Halifax. It shows that 65% of youngsters aged between eight and 15 are working for their money by doing a number of simple household tasks. This is having a positive impact on their understanding of […]


23 October 2014
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News

Brits Hoard Holiday Cash Instead Of Exchanging Back

Brits are hoarding around £3 billion of unused foreign currency in their homes as 13% of the population fails to convert their money back into sterling. This money is often kept for future trips, with the average family having a pot of £110 leftover following a holiday, according to peer-to-peer lending firm Zopa. Just 16% […]


21 October 2014
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News

Protecting Personal Information to Tackle Crime: What You Can Do

More than 110 million pieces of data have been bought and sold by cyber criminals in 2014 to date, according to new research from Experian. It highlights the risks of making personal information readily available online, and despite people’s best efforts the volume of illegally traded data is still soaring. However, more can always be […]


17 October 2014
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News
Travel Guides

Formula 1 in the States and Brazil: Your Brief Travel Guide

The Formula 1 Championship is nearing its conclusion and trips to both North and South America could prove pivotal in the race for the driver’s title. While Mercedes have already wrapped up the constructors’ championship, their two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, are still locked in a battle for pole position. British racer Hamilton […]


15 October 2014
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News

Parents Pay the Price of Raising Adult Children

British parents spend more than £32,000 supporting their children after they’ve turned 18, according to new research. According to Zopa, a peer-to-peer lending service, 44% of parents revealed they may have to delay retirement as a result, while 71% say their lifestyle will be affected to some extent. It highlights the true cost of bringing […]


13 October 2014
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News

Online Shopping at all Hours: Dramatic Increase in Early Morning Purchases

The allure of online shopping is growing and none more so than in the early hours of the morning, according to new research from John Lewis. The department store chain revealed a dramatic increase in shoppers that log on between midnight and six in the morning, when analysing purchases made in the last year. A […]

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