PPI claims increase by 40% as deadline to make a claim looms

New figures reveal the number of new PPI claims went up 40% in the second half of 2017, due to a new TV advertising campaign alerting people to the 29 August 2019 deadline. New data shows that 1.5 million people in the UK complained about mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) in the second half of… Read more »

Pay as you go car finance – what you need to know

Pay as you go car finance is a new form of car finance designed for drivers who may struggle to get a finance deal with mainstream lenders. It is based on a Hire Purchase (HP) agreement which requires an initial deposit payment and then a series of monthly repayments. Like a normal HP car leasing… Read more »

Valentine’s Day spending survey results: Men to spend more than women

With Valentine’s Day 2018 fast approaching (Wednesday 14th February if you need reminding!), we wanted to get an idea about how much people in the UK spend on their loved ones. We recently ran a survey of almost 3,000 people in the UK to reveal their Valentine’s Day spending habits, and you can see the… Read more »

Best online money saving and management apps and tools 2018

If you find the process of organising your finances a bit dull or so overwhelming you don’t know where to start, then you may be interested in the growing trend for personal finance apps and online tools. One of the many benefits of smartphones is that they provide a great platform for developers to create… Read more »

Drone insurance: everything you need to know

With the rise in popularity of drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – for personal and commercial reasons, having appropriate insurance is becoming increasingly necessary. The question of whether you need insurance for your drone is focused on two main areas: accidental damage/theft cover, and public liability cover. In this guide we’ll explain everything… Read more »

Christmas spending habits 2017 – survey results

For the past three years we have been asking UK consumers about their Christmas spending plans for the year, who they are spending their money on, how much they are spending and whether they are planning to stick to a budget or not. This year has been our biggest survey yet, with almost 3,000 people… Read more »

Meerkat Movies: How to get 2 for 1 cinema tickets for a year for £1.50

Compare The Market’s ‘Meerkat Movies’ promotion provides their customers with 2-for-1 cinema tickets for 12 months to use on Tuesday and Wednesday. To qualify for the promotion and to get your annual 2-for-1 discount code, all you have to do is make a ‘qualifying purchase’ of one of their insurance products. If you’re looking to… Read more »

Rated: The best credit cards for Christmas 2017

If you are looking to spread the cost of Christmas, or gain rewards for your seasonal shopping and extra consumer protection, then a credit card can be a great way to pay. As long as you can afford to repay the full credit balance before the interest charges kick in. That’s why credit cards with… Read more »

Christmas spending survey 2017 – take part now…

We are now onto our third annual Christmas spending survey, and we want 2017 to be the biggest ever. Complete the survey below for the chance to win a £200 Amazon voucher… Christmas is nearly upon us. You may think that October is too early to be talking about it but, as the results of… Read more »