Personal Finance News

The Euro Is Struggling Against Economic Issues

27 August 2014, 10:39AM
The Euro is struggling against a myriad of issues hitting European countries, including the latest publication of German domestic data and the ongoing government changes in France.  [More]

Postcard Or Text, What Do You Do?

22 August 2014, 9:11PM
What's happened to the holiday tradition of sending a postcard? It seems it's been usurped by holidaymakers sending a text or communicating via email, Facebook or Twitter.  [More]

Is it Worth Paying For Faster Airport Transfers?

20 August 2014, 1:04PM
August Bank Holiday will see many Brits heading for European city breaks. These can be great breaks but can be costly. Is it worth adding to the cost by taking express airport transfers into the city? Or can your money be better used elsewhere?  [More]

Euro Stronger Against the Pound

19 August 2014, 7:32PM
The Euro against the Pound strengthened today after the Pound still struggled in the aftermath of the weaker inflation data reported last week.  [More]

Pound Starts the Week Stronger

18 August 2014, 8:39PM
The Pound has started the week in a stronger position than it ended last week following comments by the Bank of England Governor over the weekend.  [More]

Pound Trades at 4-Month Low Against the US Dollar

15 August 2014, 8:47PM
The Pound continued to trade at a 4-month low against the US Dollar, even though the UK GDP was better than expected. It was equally little changed against the Euro, despite the Eurozone reporting generally poor domestic data.  [More]

Do You Have the Right Holiday Travel Money?

14 August 2014, 9:49AM
Are you heading off on holiday this summer? Have you got the right holiday travel money? Some holidaymakers are falling into currency confusion and taking Euros to a non-Euro country. Be careful to take the right legal tender to your holiday destination.  [More]

Sterling Falls Against the US Dollar

13 August 2014, 10:31AM
Whilst sterling performed well yesterday against both the US Dollar and the Euro, today, unsurprisingly, it has weakened against the US Dollar in response to the latest unemployment and average wage figures. The Euro itself is being challenged by the German ZEW Economic Sentiment index being lower than forecast.  [More]

Are You Ready for Your Gap Year?

12 August 2014, 8:58AM
It's almost time for exam results to be released, so too is it a popular time for planning or setting off on a gap year. If you're about to enjoy a gap year make sure you're as ready and organised as you can be, including getting your best financial solutions in place.  [More]

Avoid Holiday Budget Worries

11 August 2014, 8:29AM
The holiday opportunity to switch off and relax is what we all look forward to, however, switching off and relaxing in regard to our finances is not so good and doing so causes many budget worries when they get home.  [More]

US Dollar Gains as Pound Weakens Against the Euro

8 August 2014, 9:13AM
Whilst the Pound Sterling fell against the Euro on Friday, the US Dollar gained against the Pound and rose to a nine month high against the Euro.  [More]

Real Estate Rules: Open House Dos and Don'ts for Buyers

19 May 2014, 6:11PM
Attending some open house viewings is a great way of getting a feel for the ideal type of property that you would like to buy   [More]

How Often do You Break the UK Speed Limit?

11 March 2014, 12:21PM
Even though you might get caught, fined or have to attend a speed awareness course or even get banned from driving, it seems the majority of drivers still break the UK speed limit. Do you?  [More]

How Quickly Can You Choose Your New Home?

17 January 2014, 2:31PM
It might be one of the most important and expensive decisions to make but for many it seems choosing a new home requires less time than it takes to watch an episode of EastEnders or Coronation Street.  [More]

Are You Wasting Money on Subscription TV?

13 January 2014, 10:32PM
The average monthly subscription for pay to watch TV is over £40 and yet over half of those who pay, watch their subscription-only channels less than once a month. Surely this is a waste of money, isn't it? Are there better ways to spend your money?  [More]

Make your Ski Safety a Top Priority

11 December 2013, 5:38PM
There is already plenty of snow in many ski resorts and with the main ski season almost upon, do remember safety on the slopes is a top priority.  [More]

Is Your House Ready for Winter?

10 December 2013, 5:37PM
All thoughts may currently be on preparing for Christmas, but have you prepared your house for winter? It really is important to 'winter-proof' your home to help avoid the cost and inconvenience of making a claim on your home insurance should the worst happen.  [More]

It's Not Just Santa Who Has Expensive Presents this Christmas

9 December 2013, 3:38PM
The cost of insuring Santa's sack of presents this Christmas Eve is staggering when you consider the cost of the toys and gadgets children have on their Christmas lists.  [More]

Black Friday Comes to ASDA and Other UK Retailers

28 November 2013, 3:30PM
Black Friday is tomorrow, Friday 29 November, the busiest day of the year for shopping in America and now Asda will mirror the Walmart flash sale extravaganza with the most dramatic shopping event to hit British stores. Other key UK retailers, including John Lewis are also getting involved.  [More]

Have You Got Your Skis and Snowboards Covered?

15 November 2013, 10:51AM
As the ski season looms, many are booking their ski holidays. Whilst though many skiers and snowboarders are deciding to travel with their own skis and snowboards, some aren't taking the time to insure it. Is this a short term gain that could turn bad?  [More]

Don't Let Opportunistic Thieves into Your Home

14 October 2013, 2:25PM
As we start to experience the darker mornings and the first taste of more wintery weather, you might not reminding that the clocks go back on Sunday October 27th, however, you may want to remind yourself that these dark nights can be all too tempting for opportunistic thieves.  [More]

Will the Pound Continue to Weaken against the US Dollar?

9 October 2013, 10:31AM
The Pound weakened against the US Dollar and was little changed against the Euro.  [More]

How Much Does Your Holiday Travel Money Cost You?

3 October 2013, 12:13PM
Maybe you're one of nearly 60% of holidaying Brits who don't understand travel money exchange rates and this summer lost out on their holiday money as a result?  [More]

Pound Strengthens as Need for Further Stimulus Fades

27 September 2013, 1:13PM
The Pound rose close to its highest level against the US Dollar in eight months as the need for further stimulus measures appears to have faded.  [More]

Is the Pound Set to Make Gains Against the US Dollar?

26 September 2013, 10:07AM
The Pound is alreading trading to an 8 month high against the US Dollar and the signs are is could soon be making further gains.  [More]

Is There a Link Between Your Star Sign and Your Travel Insurance Claims?

18 September 2013, 1:24PM
We all know that each of the zodiac signs have certain traits and quirks associated with them but did you know that there's now an identified strong correlation between your star sign and almost all areas of travel insurance claims?  [More]

Will Inflation Data Hit Foreign Exchange Rates?

17 September 2013, 8:43PM
Before it was announced that inflation slowed in August, the Pound was little changed against the Euro but did touch an eight-month high against the US Dollar. Will the release though of influential data for both the US and the Eurozone today change this?  [More]

Have You Set Your Christmas Spending Budget?

17 September 2013, 9:46AM
Can you believe there are less than 100 days until Christmas? Staggering it may seem and as a family you may be starting to think about your Christmas spending budget. Now is the time to think about how to fund your spending.  [More]

Make Cash From Unwanted Goods

16 August 2013, 1:24PM
As rising fuel prices and a difficult economy continue to present consumers with financial headaches, many are turning to their unwanted goods to make some much needed cash.  [More]

Plan Your Driving Abroad

12 July 2013, 10:25AM
With more Brits planning to take their car abroad the worry is many could inadvertently break the law if they don't know the rules of the road in the country they are visiting.  [More]

Is Your Driving Licence Up to Date?

11 June 2013, 2:17PM
´╗┐Did you know that you are risking a large fine if you don't keep your driving licence up to date?  [More]

Do You Run an Online Business from Home?

16 April 2013, 5:34PM
Buying and selling goods to resell may be an attractive business. However, with stock being kept at home there's the risk of burglary that may not be covered by standard home insurance.  [More]

Savings Account or Coin Jar?

9 April 2013, 9:48AM
The traditional use of a savings account to save money is no longer in favour with many as they swap to DIY savings and use a coin jar for their cash. Do you?  [More]

Easter at Home or Holiday in the Sun?

27 March 2013, 10:37AM
With Easter early this year, many families have been forced to cut back on expensive holidays. Some 80% of Easter holidaymakers heading for a sunshine break will be individual travellers.  [More]

Have You Been Convicted of Speeding?

19 March 2013, 2:32PM
Almost two thirds of motorists knowingly break the speed limit while driving. Have you been convicted of speeding? Do you think speed prevention measures need to be improved?  [More]

Do You Have Smartphone Problems?

11 March 2013, 7:20PM
Many users have had smartphone problems which drive them crazy. Are you troubled with short battery life, frozen screen or software faults?  [More]

Household Items You Can Recycle for Cash

4 March 2013, 1:02PM
Clear out your belongings and recycle unwanted goods to raise extra cash for you and your family.  [More]

Are you Saving Money?

4 March 2013, 10:26AM
With interest rates remaining low, if you're looking to save money through savings accounts, you really do need to ensure you maximise your returns. Use your tax-free savings allowances effectively.  [More]

Would you Buy a Chocolate Fountain?

25 February 2013, 2:23PM
Even though many are struggling and perhaps should be finding ways to save money, a high percentage of people still buy goods they never or rarely use. Why?  [More]

Will You be Going on Holiday in 2013?

11 February 2013, 2:40PM
Nearly 30 million Britons will be going on holiday in 2013. With many trying to save money they will be booking their holiday independently. If you are one of these, do you have the best travel insurance to meet your needs?  [More]