This Month's Top Articles
|Household debt reaches 8-year high|
|20th January 2017|
|The level of UK household debt has reached its highest level since just after the financial crash of 2008, Bank of England figures have revealed. |
According to the bank, the UK population collectively owed £192.2 billion by the end of November, the highest since December 2008 and...
|Insurance firm welcomes learner driver motorway plan|
|30th December 2016|
|Admiral Insurance has welcomed proposals to revise driving lessons to permit learners to spend time on motorways.|
The Department for Transport has announced it is to hold a consultation on possible changes to the law, which will also include a minimum number of lessons before a learner driv...
|Interest-free credit cards 'increasingly used to buy season tickets'|
|28th December 2016|
|With the new year set to bring the annual hike in rail fares, nearly a third of commuters who use season tickets to pay for their rail travel will be using an interest-free credit card to do so.|
This figure was established in a study by Sainsbury's Bank, which not only found 32 per cent...
|Fewer dogs seized as more people realise a dog is for life|
|23rd December 2016|
|The slogan 'a dog is for life, not just for Christmas' appears to have been taken on board by more people, as this year has seen a further fall in the number of pooches that have had to be rescued.|
A study by Direct Line Pet Insurance has found that in the first ten months of 2016, ...
|Most common Christmas calamities listed|
|22nd December 2016|
|Christmas should be a time of cheer and merriment, but it can often be an occasion when domestic disasters leave people making household insurance claims.|
Admiral Insurance has published a list of the most common accidents that can occur during the festive period, warning that amid all the ...
|Warning for home insurance customers over winter damage|
|20th December 2016|
|Many householders are not aware that it is a condition of their home insurance policy that they keep their dwellings in good condition, while fewer still actually do this.|
These were the findings of a study by M&S Bank, which found around a quarter of householders did not know about the...
|Warning over house security in Christmas season|
|16th December 2016|
|Christmas should be a time for merriment and cheer, but it can also be an occasion when householders have to make claims on their home insurance.|
Co-operative Insurance has noted how this time of year can bring a particular peril, as burglars target homes they know will be full of expensive...
|Warning over Christmas shopping theft risk|
|14th December 2016|
|Car owners have been warned to beware the risk posed to their festive shopping by thieves over the next few days.|
With December 25th rapidly approaching, shoppers across Britain will be busy in high streets, markets and malls all over Britain, but this presents a number of opportunities for...
|Consumer finance figures suggest more used cars being bought|
|13th December 2016|
|More people are using credit to buy used cars than last year, new data has indicated.|
The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has published figures showing that the point-of-sale (POS) consumer used car market grew by 12 per cent in value and nine per cent by volume in October this year...
|Santa 'would cost Â£27 million to insure' on Christmas Eve|
|9th December 2016|
|If anyone wondered why Santa Claus only turns up once a year, the answer might lie in his insurance bill. |
A study by Towergate Insurance has worked out it would cost £27 million to fully insure Lapland's most famous resident.
This is due to the high-risk work ...