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Look After My Bills could save you at least £50 every time you switch with them

August 12, 2019 | Posted under: News

Look After My Bills could save you at least £50 every time you switch with them People who sign up to Look After My Bills have been proven to save money on energy bills, with a guaranteed saving of at least £50 every time you switch. If you’re a viewer of the hit BBC show, Dragon’s Den, you may have seen Look After My Bills before – it came away with the best investment deal in the show’s history. Since then, it has partnered with some of the UK’s…

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Starling Bank and CreditLadder to make life easier for first-time buyers

July 17, 2019 | Posted under: News

Starling Bank and CreditLadder to make life easier for first-time buyers Mobile-only bank, Starling, have teamed up with CreditLadder to let you use your monthly rent payments to help build up your credit score. The service will send reports of your rent payments directly to Experian, in the hope that by providing proof of a regular outgoing payment, you will be rewarded with a better credit score and an increased chance of being accepted for your first mortgage. What is…

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New compensation rules could see car insurance rise by £75 in coming months

July 16, 2019 | Posted under: News

New compensation rules could see car insurance rise by £75 in coming months The amount that you will pay for car insurance in England and Wales is likely to climb over the next few months, as changes to the way that serious injury compensation payouts are implemented. The changes to the Ogden discount rate – which will come into force on August 5th, 2019 – have not come as a surprise to insurers, who actually anticipated the change to be more dramatic. It is for this reason that…

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2 million low-paid workers could be entitled to sick pay ‘for the first time’ with SSP

July 15, 2019 | Posted under: News

2 million low-paid workers could be entitled to sick pay ‘for the first time’ with SSP The UK government is looking at extending the statutory sick pay (SSP) eligibility to UK workers who earn less than the current minimum qualifying requirements Do I qualify for statutory sick pay (SSP)? Statutory sick pay is exclusive to those who earn a minimum of £118 a week, but the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will assess whether people earning below this should receive…

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UK government to pump £40 MILLION into this clever ‘pavement technology’

July 10, 2019 | Posted under: News

UK government to pump £40 MILLION into this clever ‘pavement technology The UK Department for Transport are looking to invest nearly £40m into charging points for electric cars across the country, some of which will be built into the pavement! You may already be lucky enough to have a smartphone that is compatible with wireless charging, but this may soon be the case with your car as well. What new technology will we see? “Pop-up” pavement and wireless chargers are just…

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New scheme dedicated to making life easier for those suffering with mental illness

June 28, 2019 | Posted under: News

New scheme dedicated to making life easier for those suffering with mental illness 4 in 10 people in the UK suffer from admin anxiety, which is why a new scheme has been introduced to support those whose mental health interferes with their ability to properly manage their finances. Lloyds will be the first bank to be tested against new ‘Mental Health Accessible’ standards, designed to ease the struggle of activities such as making phone calls and filling out complex forms for those suffering…

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Asda triggers price war by cutting fuel prices

June 14, 2019 | Posted under: News

Asda triggers price war by cutting fuel prices Asda has announced that it will be knocking another 4p off fuel costs, prompting other supermarkets to follow suit. Asda fuel prices have reached a yearly low, with UK residents being urged to make the most of cut-price petrol and diesel. Petrol and diesel prices will be cut by 4p and 3p respectively, with the discounted fuel available in 322 Asda fuel stations from Friday, June 14th. It comes no more than 8 days after Asda announced its last cuts to…

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