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Hometrack: Housing demand remains weak

Hometrack: Housing demand remains weak

According to housing intelligence group, Hometrack, house prices in England and Wales fell at their fastest annual pace since October 2009 last month. According to Hometrack, house prices fell by 0.1% on the month and are 3.7% lower on the year. House prices have now fallen for 10 consecutive months, according to the group. Hometrack [...]

May 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Brits start saving at age 25

Brits start saving at age 25

Most Brits don’t get serious about putting money aside into a savings account until they reach age 25, according to a study by National Savings and Investments (NS&I). Research by the savings provider found more than a fifth (22%) of UK consumers don’t start setting aside money until after their 30th birthday, while a further [...]

February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Brits want to be mortgage-free by age 50

Brits want to be mortgage-free by age 50

Paying off the mortgage in full before they reach age 50 is the goal of nearly two thirds of Brits. Research by the Co-operative Bank found 62% of UK consumers aim to be mortgage free by their 50th birthday. Once their mortgage is paid off, the main goal of those surveyed was to take more [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Brits ditch foreign holidays for staycations

Brits ditch foreign holidays for staycations

As the recession continues through the summer many British holidaymakers are choosing to stay in the UK rather than travel overseas. Research by insurance provider LV= found that Brits choosing UK holidays are planning to save an average £247 per person by ditching their trip abroad. A quarter of the working population will take their [...]

July 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Home insurance can cover holidays too

Home insurance can cover holidays too

Brits saving cash by staying on the Isle of Blighty for their summer holidays should check whether their home insurance policy covers equipment they take on holiday with them, Age Concern Insurance Services (ACIS) said this week. With the number of home-grown holidays set to increase 20% this year, ACIS warned that many insurers only [...]

July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Holiday season heats up travel insurance

Holiday season heats up travel insurance

Record numbers of holidaymakers are searching for the best deals on travel insurance at price comparison website Confused.com. Travel insurance enquires at the site are up 63% compared to this time last year – a trend Confused.com expects to see continue throughout the summer. Single trip insurance is proving the most popular, with seven in [...]

June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Carefree Brits spend more in the summertime

Carefree Brits spend more in the summertime

Brits are splashing their spare cash on having a good time rather than stashing it away in a bank account, a study by National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has discovered. Money saved on cheaper heating and electric bills during the summer months will be spent on socialising and leisure activities, NS&I found. Two in five [...]

June 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Recession-hit Brits choose homeland holidays

Recession-hit Brits choose homeland holidays

Brits are choosing to holiday in the UK rather than travel overseas, the AA said yesterday, citing record traffic to its online route planner in the lead up to last week’s bank holiday weekend. A record four million drivers visited the journey planning website in the week leading up to the bank holiday, an increase [...]

May 29, 2009 | 0 Comments More
UK drivers clueless on overseas insurance

UK drivers clueless on overseas insurance

Motorists planning to drive overseas this summer should contact their car insurance provider before setting off, uSwitch.com has warned. Research by the price comparison site found that one in five (22%) drivers believe their car insurance provides the same cover abroad as it does in the UK. A similar number (18%) think that travel insurance [...]

May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Cheaper holidays with value caravan insurance

Cheaper holidays with value caravan insurance

AA insurance has launched a ‘value’ insurance policy aimed at caravan owners looking to cut back on expenses during the recession. Caravan Essentials insurance provides stripped-down cover for caravans worth up to £10,000. It provides essential cover of up to £2 million for public liability, damage, or theft. Extras such as legal expenses or family [...]

February 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Lifestyle expectations put pensions in jeopardy

Lifestyle expectations put pensions in jeopardy

Working adults in the UK have ‘higher expectations’ of life than previous generations, causing a decline in saving for pensions. This is the view of Padraig Floyd, editor of Pensions Management magazine. According to Floyd, many consumers now take for granted having ‘a house, two holidays’ and being ‘able to go out for meals regularly’ [...]

January 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More