Money & Finance

Money & Finance
“Open Banking” is here, what does it mean?

Government is forcing banks to open their data to companies who will use it to provide new financial services - to reduce your costs and put you in control....

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Amanda Gillam 12th January, 2018
Blue Monday, the most miserable day of the year!

January 15th is being called "Blue Monday" - the most depressing day of the year. Why is it so, and what can you do to cheer yourself up?...

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Alex Hartley 10th January, 2018
The future of banking, money management and personal finance

How we manage our money is at a tipping point. New technology and new businesses are set to change the way we run our routine financial affairs....

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Amanda Gillam 4th January, 2018
Why Bright House have been forced to repay £15m to its customers

With Bright House punished by the FCA for over charging its customers for credit here are some cheaper alternatives should you need to borrow....

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Alex Hartley 29th December, 2017
Is consumer spending and debt getting out of control?

What drove a rapid rise in consumer debt in 2016 and 2017? What will slowly rising interest rates mean for borrowers? What if UK banks start to limit credit...

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Amanda Gillam 27th December, 2017
Key financial issues to consider if getting divorced or permanently separating

It an unpleasant fact that relationships can break down permanently. People go their separate ways, but you need to deal with the financial implications....

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Alex Hartley 16th December, 2017
Are there better odds than simply playing the National Lottery?

Rather than using the National Lottery by default take a moment to consider some other types of UK lottery. Here are a few alternatives for you....

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Amanda Gillam 13th December, 2017
What does the recent Budget mean for UK households?

The UK economy is slowing. And Brexit provides added uncertainty. How did the recent Budget address these issues? What does it mean for you and your family?...

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Alex Hartley 6th December, 2017
Your consumer rights if your airline lets you down

The skies are filling up. Airports are busier than ever. And the complexity of the airline industry means it pays to know your rights to compensation....

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Alex Hartley 29th November, 2017
New “Money Matters” Podcast launched!

Listen to our regular podcast to get all the information you'll need about different forms of personal finance, loans and credit....

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Amanda Gillam 27th November, 2017
UK banks are planning a consumer credit squeeze

To prevent wide scale consumer credit problems banks are set to tighten lending criteria as well as raise the cost of credit. How should you react to this?...

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Alex Hartley 24th November, 2017
Why a bad credit rating could damage your personal relationships

So you've Tindered and found your perfect mate. But a few dates on and you realise they've got money troubles. Odds are it will damage your relationship soon....

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Amanda Gillam 20th November, 2017

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