Posts Tagged ‘personal finance’

Brits At Risk of Spiralling Debt

Monday, August 4th, 2014

New research has revealed that adults across the UK are not prioritising their finances, with almost 90% of people saying they do not spend much time thinking about important financial decisions. (more…)

Are you smarter than a 16 year old when it comes to your finances?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

• Up to 70% of UK adults answered GCSE level personal finance questions incorrectly (the equivalent of up to 34 million people) with 30% scoring 43% or less (more…)

Make your wages go further

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

According to recent research, as many as one in five of us worry that we won’t make it to our next payday without running out of cash, and the closer we get to payday, this increases to about half of us. However, if you’re tired of pining for your next pay packet (more…)

Are you getting value for money from your financial adviser?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

With Financial Planning Week approaching on 24 November and the post Retail Distribution Review (RDR) world now firmly bedded in with advisers charging fees, Jacqueline Lockie Head of Training, Association of Investment Companies (more…)

The Privilege Social Singles Spending Review

Monday, November 18th, 2013

- Brits with partners spend 77 per cent more than singles on dining out

- People in relationships also invest more in clothes, beauty treatments and fitness

- One in 10 Britons spends six or more evenings per week ‘out and about(more…)

Over one third of consumers have no savings for a rainy day

Monday, November 18th, 2013

• 36% of the population still have less than their monthly household income saved

• Over one quarter of consumers say they will either save less or stop saving altogether over the next 12 months (more…)

Baby Boomers say ‘Pants’ to Economic Recovery

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Survey says cautious over 55s would rather spend cash on DIY and “Brand Me” than new underpants

· Only 6% of men over 55 will plan to buy new underwear as signs of economic recovery appear (more…)

8.8 Million Households Would Not Last a Week on Their Savings

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

• 800,000 more households on the brink than in 2012

• 34% of the UK population have savings of £250 or less (more…)

Brits Drowning In Debt To Pay For Christmas Presents

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

• Two fifths of UK adults will find themselves in debt to pay for Christmas gifts this year (41 per cent).

• Women are smarter shoppers: almost 10 per cent less women will go into the red (more…)

How Payday Loans Can Affect Your Mortgage Application

Friday, November 8th, 2013

A survey carried out by Ascot Mortgages from data between January 2013 and August 2013 reveals how toxic payday loans are when they are recorded on your credit record. (more…)

Government Plans to Reshape Workplace Pensions

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Government has today (7th November 2013) set out its plans for the restructuring of workplace pensions for future UK generations. (more…)

Government To Bring Forward Reforms To Help Savers And Protect Pensions Pots

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The government has brought forward radical reforms to pension charges designed to help people save for the future.

This marks the latest step in the government’s commitment to tackle the cost of living and help hard working families. (more…)