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Monthly Archives: September 2014

UK Economy Experiences Strong Q2 Growth

By |September 30th, 2014|

The UK economy showed strong signs of recovery in the second quarter of 2014, recording growth of 0.9%, according to official statistics.

The Office for National Statistics revealed that the growth was 0.8% more than initial estimates, with UK gross domestic product up 3.2% in Q2, compared to the same period a year ago.

Despite the positivity, […]

UK Insurance Payouts Topped £450m Every Day In 2013

By |September 26th, 2014|

The UK insurance industry paid out more than £450 million every day in 2013, according to the latest figures relating to the sector.

It highlights the importance of insurance in helping UK households and businesses to cope with unexpected issues.

More than £452m was paid out daily, according to the ABI’s UK Insurance Key Facts 2014 publication, […]

Top Money Saving Tips for Brits

By |September 24th, 2014|

There are plenty of ways for British people to save, as new research into the nation’s money saving habits shows how we all go about it.

A new study revealed that Brits believe they save nearly £600 a year on average by being thrifty.

Using vouchers and money-off coupons tops the list of saving methods, while 42% […]

One In Four Brits Must Have The Latest Smartphones

By |September 22nd, 2014|

One in four Brits thinks it is essential to have the latest ‘must-have’ model of phone, according to a survey into consumer buying habits.

The research commissioned by Quidco revealed that the figure increases further among iPhone users to 37%, with battery life one of the most important deciding factors.

A fifth of consumers said they would […]

UK Economy Strongest in Europe says OECD

By |September 18th, 2014|

The UK economy remains ahead of other leading markets thanks to strong roots in its recovery, according to a leading global think-tank.

Despite the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cutting growth projections for G7 nations, the cut for Britain was significantly less than elsewhere.

The UK is on course to expand at the fastest rate […]

Contactless Payments In London Possible With Prepaid Cards

By |September 12th, 2014|

New contactless payment methods for use on the London Underground, Overground and DLR across the capital are now in use.

While the move could potentially mean the end of the Oyster Card for travelling around London, they will remain in use for the foreseeable future.

The new payments, possible via credit, debit or prepaid cards work in […]

Student Money Mistakes Revealed

By |September 10th, 2014|

Being a university student is often the first time that many people will have access to considerable sums of money.

But many undergraduates have admitted to making plenty of mistakes regarding their finances in their first year, according to a study by a UK comparison site.

While 53% of students questioned said they felt they managed their […]

UK Drops Down European Savings Tables

By |September 8th, 2014|

British households are struggling to put enough money into savings accounts when compared to their European neighbours, a new study shows.

The UK has fallen to 11th in the Post Office’s Future of Savings Study, which looks at the saving habits of 18 countries where the cost of living is comparable.

It means the UK is now […]

Stable Growth Forecast for Rest of 2014

By |September 4th, 2014|

The UK economy will see growth rates stabilise in the remainder of the year, according to business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

It means many people across the UK will have the opportunity to get their finances in order, without the prospect of dramatic changes.

The only thing to watch out for is a […]

Are You the Victim of Identity Theft: The Clues to Look Out For

By |September 2nd, 2014|

Around 350 individuals were registered as victims of identity fraud in the UK every day in 2013, highlighting the need for people to be exceptionally careful when it comes to their data.

More than 132,000 cases were recorded, often due to personal data being readily available for potential fraudsters.

Fraud experts at Experian believe it takes an […]