This Month's Top Articles
Archived 2012-08 news:
|Utilities: How best to save money on your utility bills|
|30th August 2012|
|Consumers are striving now more than ever to reduce the cost of their utility bills, as energy providers routinely hike up the rates they charge, leaving their customers out of pocket. There are all manner of ways to bring down utility spending, from the simple behavioural changes to big overhauls t... |
|Savings Accounts: Students should not be 'swayed by bank account deals'|
|23rd August 2012|
|Getting the right student bank account is very important for young people heading off into higher education, given the recent overhaul of tuition fees that is to be introduced in 2012/13.|
Universities can charge their attendees up to £9,000 a year now, as the government tries to c...
|Savings Accounts: Free current accounts are myth, says Which?|
|22nd August 2012|
|The idea that consumers can get free current accounts is nothing but a myth, according to a new report by consumer watchdog Which?|
It found that some customers are paying as much as £900 in bank charges every year, while others are missing out on interest or paying sky high fees t...
|Savings Accounts: Millions of Brits pay into Isas, but some in secret|
|18th August 2012|
|Million Brits are expected to pay into a cash Isa in this financial year, which runs between April 6th, 2012 and April 5th, 2013, although many will be saving while their family and partners are unaware, according to new research.|
Santander Savings revealed that 17 million adults in Bri...
|Home Insurance UK: University costs soar above £50,000|
|17th August 2012|
|University students face growing costs to attend university, as a huge spike in tuition fees and growing prices for rental accommodation make the experience more and more expensive.|
Protection specialist LV='s Cost of University study revealed that students beginning higher educatio...
|Home Insurance UK: Insurers must know about home renovations, expert says|
|16th August 2012|
|Brits may be tempted to renovate their property rather than moving while the housing market remains tough, as it still represents a worthwhile investment. However, it is vitally important they let their insurers know of any work so they do not end up out of pocket in the event of the unexpected.|
|Travel Insurance UK: Holidaymakers should be attentive to thieves|
|14th August 2012|
|With Brits saving up all year to go on holiday, the last thing they want is to be victim of theft, ensuring their getaway costs a lot more than they bargained for.|
Sainsbury's Travel Money is encouraging travellers to be extra careful while they are away to stop themselves being tar...
|Home Insurance UK: Brits hit by hidden costs of moving home|
|10th August 2012|
Millions of Brits are finding that moving home can be more expensive than they bargained for, according to new research.
The Money Advice Service found that close to three million people in the UK found moving home costs more than they expected, with another million saying...
|Utilities: British consumers reveal country's biggest rip-offs|
|9th August 2012|
|Birthday cards and takeaway pizzas are among the items ranked the biggest rip-offs in the UK, a new report has revealed.|
The study commissioned by print and post specialists Docmail indicated that Brits are most aggrieved when it comes to their loved ones birthdays, as the £3 they...