Pre-Christmas debt binge leaves UK families with debts totalling £178 billion


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Related: UK Christmas spending habits – survey results In the run up to Christmas, Brits took out loans and credit cards which now sees them owing a whopping £178.2billion – and astonishingly, this doesn’t include mortgages. In November alone, the Bank of England data showed that £1.5billion was taken out on everything from personal loans to credit…

UK Christmas spending habits – survey results


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Read the results of our Christmas spending habits 2016 survey >>> The clocks are about to go back, the nights are already beginning to draw in and the weather is definitely starting to turn chillier. That’s right folks, it almost time for Christmas! We recently carried out a survey to find out the UK’s Christmas spending habits.…

9 incredibly simple ways to save money…


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There are lots of ways you can start saving easy money – from sharing a bath with someone to making lipstick out of crayons and even hanging your used teabags out on the clothes line to be reused. If these seem a bit too extreme for you, then don’t worry – there’s plenty of other…

How will the Greek debt crisis affect my finances?


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A number of new names and phrases have been hashtagged of late, such as #grexit, #oxi, #tsipras and #varoufakis, which will not have escaped many people’s notice. Nor of course will the story that’s responsible for making ALL the headlines (and social media trending feeds) in recent weeks regarding the on-going Greek financial crisis. Indeed,…

Is it worth taking out funeral cover?


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The unequivocal fact of the matter is, we’re all going to die one day. We can choose to ignore this unavoidable end game and live every day like it’s our last, or perhaps look forward to our demise in a slightly creepy/sci-fi-ish way (a la Walt Disney and the other folk), who have put their…

Top 10 Weirdest Insurance Policies


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If you think Jennifer Lopez insuring her derrière to the tune of $27 million was extreme then you really ain’t seen/heard nothing yet. Although pound-for-pound J-Lo’s bottom line is far and away one of the most expensive insurance covers anywhere on planet superstar, back in the (supposed) real world there are more far-fetched and downright…

How to manage your money and stay debt free this Christmas


How to manage your money and stay debt free this Christmas

As the iconic television advert has now informed us – holidays are coming! For many of us, this means here comes the stress of buying presents for everyone, doing that huge Christmas food shop and not to mention all those Christmas parties to attend. It’s an expensive time. We’ve put together our top tips on…