Money

2 November 2010

One In Five Women Are Now The Main Or Sole Earners

As The Apprentice enters its sixth season, new research out today reveals that 29 per cent of women now bring home a higher salary than their partners compared to a ...
2 November 2010

Quarter of Parents Worry Kids Will Get Into Debt

Despite the credit crunch and the focus on finances the nation’s parents admit they are still worried about whether the next generation will be able to manage their own money, ...
22 October 2010

Millions Expect Highest Interest Rates On Credit Cards To Be Paid Off First

New research, commissioned by credit card company MBNA, has found that millions of us that use a credit card expect our highest interest rate balances to be paid ...
18 June 2010

Avoid Being Scammed Online

According to IMRG (Internet Marketing and Retail Group), Brits are spending approximately £4.3 billion online.  With so many of us pumping our credit card details into internet shopping sites on a ...
15 June 2010

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness - But Financial Control Does

Happiness, wellbeing and overall self esteem are influenced by our sense of financial control and not by what we earn, according to a study published today by Aviva. Aviva’s Feel-Good Insight ...
9 June 2010

Home Advantage This World Cup

It’s a home win! A whopping 83 per cent of Brits will shun the pub later this month for the cheaper, more comfortable option of watching World Cup matches at ...
25 March 2010

Is Your Boiler Losing You Money?

Announced in December’s pre-budget report and launched one month ago, the government’s boiler scrappage scheme is designed to cut carbon and help save people money on their energy bills. Homeowners have ...
24 March 2010

Budget News 2010

Chancellor Alistair Darling will announce in the Budget that stamp duty will be scrapped on house purchases up to £250,000 for first-time buyers. The policy, was first proposed by the Conservatives ...
2 March 2010

Top 10 Consumer Rights Tips

1. Not my style - some might be surprised to learn that you do not have a right to a refund if you simply decide you don’t like what you ...
2 March 2010

Do You Know Your Refund Rights?

More than 12 million UK consumers have experienced problems when trying to return unwanted or faulty goods to clothes shops, a survey released today by the Department for Business, Innovation ...
13 January 2010

Brits Are A Bunch of Entrepreneurs

The statistics from new mobile company GiffGaff has found that 70% of us enjoy finding ways to supplement incomes and being entrepreneurial, and that 67% of Brits want to be ...
22 December 2009

Make Sure You Get What You Pay For This Christmas

Make the most of festive shopping with tips on what to do if you are sold faulty goods and why you should look out for firms operating to an OFT ...
17 December 2009

Brits Spend Six Months Christmas Shopping During Lifetime

On average, Brits spend three days, six hours and 35 minutes per year shopping around for Christmas presents for their nearest and dearest - equivalent to six months over a ...
8 December 2009

How To Save Money This Christmas

It could be good news for the high street as research shows that despite harder times we plan to spend hundreds of pounds on presents, as well as food and ...
7 December 2009

Frankincense, gold and myrrh

In 2007 Ebay told us that us Brits auctioned off a whopping £1.7billion worth of unwanted Christmas gifts.The average household will receive £600 worth of gifts, and research shows that ...
6 December 2009

Seasons Greetings, Love Len and Mary

Now, the smartest of us would have bought our Christmas cards in last year’s sales, but we’re not all bright.If you need to buy some make sure you do it ...
4 December 2009

Cybercriminals set to target the festive season

Organised criminal gangs are set to use Christmas as a way of spreading computer viruses.An increase in online activity over the festive season will give cybercriminals the ideal opportunity to ...
3 December 2009

Dads Come off Worst At Christmas

As the festive season gets into swing, the latest findings from a nationwide study by CitySocialising, which questioned 2512 of its members from across the UK about Christmas, have revealed ...
1 December 2009

Gift Buying This Christmas

It’s the 1st of December, no doubt your local towns Christmas lights will have been up for a month already, the shops will have hiked their gift prices up 20% ...
20 November 2009

The Christmas Party Still Going Ahead

New research out today from lastminute.com reveals that almost 11 million working Brits are snubbing the recession by going ahead with their work Christmas parties.And while 23% of those admit ...
15 October 2009

Would You Slip Back Into Pre-Recession Habits?

Despite today’s era of ‘new austerity’ being beneficial for the nations’ health, two in three people (65%) will slip back into unhealthy pre-recession habits, research released today by Aviva reveals.The ...
29 September 2009

Shoppers Missing Out On Cashback

British shoppers are missing out on £3.2 billion each year, according to new research from price comparison site, Kelkoo. That’s £273 million of untapped cash that could be earned per ...

20 August 2009

Europe And The Credit Crunch

International research released today by Ciao, Europe’s leading comparison shopping community, offers new insight into the impact of the recession on people across Europe highlighting key differences in the responses ...

12 August 2009

Collectables - is there gold at the back of your shelves?

21st century iconic consumables with a distinctly British heritage have never been more desirable, whether it’s cigarette cards, sticker books, dolls, action figures, sea shells or rocks, it seems collecting ...