3 Tips to Survive the Christmas/New Year Shopping Sales
Before you’ve even polished off your Christmas dinner this year, there will be bargains available over this festive period. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to spend, spend, spend! It is almost certain that you will have spent enough already on gifts for friends and family, so any spending strategy you have in place […]
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 […]
Will Consumers be the Big Winners of Increased Competition in Global Travel Card Market?
Increased competition in any sector is always good for consumers. Whether it is high street retailers, supermarkets or car insurance, when new options are made available and a market expands then customers will always feel the benefits. It appears that the Australian prepaid travel card market is the latest example of consumers coming out on […]
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 […]
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 […]