Debt charities warn level of UK credit binge “approaching 2008 peak”


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Debt charities have warned this week that the UK is currently in the midst of a credit boom that is close to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash. New figures from the Bank of England show that unsecured consumer credit – an umbrella term that includes credit cards, car loans and second mortgages…

How to earn cashback while shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday


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The biggest weekend of the shopping calendar is very nearly upon us, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 set to be record-breakers. If you are planning to start your Christmas shopping this weekend, or just take advantage of the sales, then read our guide below to help you earn money while you shop. That’s…

How to save money on your energy bills this winter


How to save money on your energy bills this winter

Compare energy prices in your area. Enter your postcode now >>> With the days getting shorter, the weather getting colder and Christmas edging ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about your energy bills and how to save money over the winter. If the forecasters are to believed we could be in for a cold…

UK consumers to spend less this Christmas – survey results


UK consumers to spend less this Christmas – survey results

Consumers plan to spend less on Christmas overall this year – buying presents for less people and buying more online. We recently surveyed over 2,000 UK consumers about their Christmas 2016 spending plans and found that, compared to 2015, consumers are planning to spend less this year. Our Christmas spending habits 2015 survey revealed that…

How tenants can save money on energy bills


How tenants can save money on energy bills

Just because you rent a house or live in shared housing, it doesn’t mean you’re not able to get the best deal possible when it comes to your gas and electric bills. With autumn now well and truly upon us, many of us have found ourselves reaching for the central hearing controls over the past few…

Train delay compensation – what you need to know about the new guidelines


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We’ve all been there, stuck on the train station platform while the voice on the tannoy informs us of ‘leaves on the line’, ‘signal failures’ or just the frustratingly vague ‘technical issues’ that have led to our trains being delayed. Current guidelines state that train passengers are eligible to claim for compensation if their train…

Car finance calculator – how much can you borrow?


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When you’re looking into buying a new car, perhaps the most important thing to consider is how you are going to finance the purchase. Car finance deals are one of the most common ways to buy new cars, but how much can you borrow, and how much will the monthly repayments be? One of the…

The top toys for Christmas 2016 revealed


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  The UK’s biggest toy store – Toys ‘R’ Us – have revealed the top 10 must-have toys that are expected to be right at the top of your kids’ Christmas lists. The big list of the most popular toys for Christmas 2016 includes a robotic dog, a Furby, several Lego sets, a Minion’s version…