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Premium Bond rates fall

NS&I this month announced that it is reducing interest rates on four of its variable rate products. This follows reductions in interest rates across the savings market after the Bank…

Early planning for funeral costs

Early planning for funeral costs

IF you’re reading this then chances are you’re one of an increasing number of Britons who are realising just how expensive things can be when it comes to wakes, memorials,…

Gender gap in pension payouts

Gender gap in pension payouts

There is a ‘gap’ between the amount that men and women receive in employer pensions contributions, which if left unaddressed could result in a shortfall of £47,000 by the end…

Time to invest in vintage watches?

Time to invest in vintage watches?

A Patek Philippe watch that sold for £9 million has focused attention on vintage watches as an alternative investment. Art and auction aggregator Barnebys together with watch specialist Paul Maudsley…

Millions wasted on passport renewals

Millions wasted on passport renewals

British tourists collectively waste an estimated £64.2 million each year as a result of failing to renew passports in good time ahead of travelling. Overall, one in nine people (equivalent…

Children the victims as household debt builds

Children the victims as household debt builds

More than 20,000 families in Cheshire East have problems with debt and its affecting over 35,000 children In total, in the North West alone more than 387,000 children are living…

FCA acts on current accounts

FCA acts on current accounts

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it will take action to improve competition in the current account market. This follows a series of recommendations which were proposed by…

Post-Brexit mortgage deals get cheaper

Post-Brexit mortgage deals get cheaper

Fears that the mortgage market would be adversely affected by Brexit have so far proved to be unfounded, with new figures showing the number of available deals is up and…

63% of Brits are not using their credit cards the right way

It’s the little rectangle of plastic you keep in your wallet just in case, and it comes in handy when you don’t have enough cash for a purchase. But are…

Bank of Mum and Dad expands

Bank of Mum and Dad expands

Over a fifth of parents in Cheshire would consider funding other people’s children onto the property ladder in exchange for a return on their investment, according to new research by…

The growing cost of the new school year

The growing cost of the new school year

With just over a wekk left before the start of the new school year, new research1 from Nationwide Credit Cards shows that British parents will shell out an average of…

Vernon launches Help to Buy ISA

Vernon launches Help to Buy ISA

Vernon Building Society has just launched a government backed Help to Buy ISA that will see first-time buyers earn a 25% savings bonus towards their first home. The account features…

Vernon launches Help to Buy ISA

Vernon launches Help to Buy ISA

Stockport’s Vernon Building Society has just launched a government backed Help to Buy ISA that will see first-time buyers earn a 25% savings bonus towards their first home. The account…

Thrifty students should head to Keele University

Thrifty students should head to Keele University

If there’s one section of the population who knows they have to make their cash stretch as far as possible, it’s students. So besides the academic and social benefits of…

There’s good money in old tech

There’s good money in old tech

Did people once laugh when your parents bought a clunky Beta Max player over a sleek VHS one? Did they secretly snigger when you were first in the queue for…

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