Tag: Savings

First time buyers – how much do you really need?

It has been recorded that the average first time buyer will under budget by around £6,500 when buying their first home. A recent survey carried out by Aviva showed that almost three quarters of the 2,000 home owners surveyed, under estimated … Continue reading

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Top tips to make moving home simpler

Everything is nearly complete and your moving date is in sight, after frantically packing up your belongings, sorting out your final bills and booking removal men is there anything else that you haven’t thought of?

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1 in 10 of us will get a second job to cover the cost of Christmas

New research shows that 21.2 million people are looking at other ways to help them raise funds to pay for Christmas. According to a survey from Scottish Friendly, 1 in 5 Londoners will be looking for a second job to … Continue reading

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How could making mortgage overpayments affect your credit rating?

For many with mortgages, interest rates remaining static lately has been rather helpful. Low interest rates have meant that the mortgage market has been very competitive, and for many on a long-term low tracker rate it’s been quite beneficial.

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Spiralling Rental Costs inhibiting young people from climbing onto Property Ladder

There is growing public clamour for the government to tackle the overpriced rental sector, as fresh figures have shown that housing costs for tenants are eating up the majority of their incomes. As such, they are toiling in their efforts … Continue reading

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Post Office research indicates that lowest earners in UK spend 40% more than their salary each year

The country’s bottom 20% of earners currently spend £1,910 more than their annual salary each year, whilst the UK’s top earning individuals on average have an excess of £18,680 at their disposal to save away every 12 months, official figures … Continue reading

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21 million Brits missing a trick on shopping for better energy bills.

33% of Brits are concerned about their energy bills, yet 43% don’t prioritise shopping around for a better deal. The new ‘Be An Energy Shopper’ campaign is set to get the nation bargain hunting for a better deal on their … Continue reading

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The potential rise in the UK Base rate, what effect will it have on mortgage & savings rates?

  Everywhere you look in the news at the moment, the topic of interest rates is present in full flow. Whether it’s the latest statement from Bank of England governor Mark Carney, or an emphatic announcement made by one of … Continue reading

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