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Everyday we alert our readers to some interesting things that are going on from around the world of finance. News stories that you certainly won't read in the mainstream media.

Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:43

The new £5 notes causing a big 'fat' mess

We’re used to stories that highlight political correctness gone mad; in fact we embrace them, we like them because it brightens our day. The latest news about £5 notes and it offending vegans and people of certain religious beliefs, however, has taken on an even bigger scale. It seems to be causing a lot of grief and seems to be…
It’s as much of a talking point in this country as the weather is – Car insurance. Car insurance and the ridiculous premiums that come with it is one of the most angry topics of conversation that you will ever have with a British man or woman. It is something that everyone legally has to have, and because of this…
Sunday, 05 February 2017 09:48

New Landlord's Tax Already Hitting Tenants

We know that a lot of changes have occurred with regards higher rate tax for landlords with buy to let property and many of you would be forgiven for thinking that it is landlords that will be out of pocket, which may not necessarily be a bad thing, especially for those with multiple properties. But what if we told you…
George Osborne. Remember him? He used to be our Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was on our screens every night on the 6-o-clock news and then, suddenly, he disappeared. His demise was ultimately brought about by the same death stroke that took down ex Prime Minister David Cameron – Brexit. So where is he? Is he still that upset that…
We’re getting a little fed up of this now. Yet again this week we’ve been hearing of certain politicians (we’re sure you know who they are!) refusing to accept the vote of the Great British people. On June 23rd the majority of the people in this country voted to leave the European Union and break away from the single market.…
With Christmas just around the corner as the advent calendar countdown begins and the obligatory Christmas jumpers come out for your winter wardrobe outfit, many of us will undoubtedly start to feel the pinch and we’re not just talking about our waistlines! New Year is traditionally the time to commit to improving our lifestyles, so fret not, now is the…
If you were around in the 80’s, you can’t help but remember the Simply Red song “Money's Too Tight”. We're talkin' about money, money… Oh money, money, money, money. Metaphorically speaking, money was and always will be ‘tight’ and is indeed for so many people now as it was then. With rising financial pressures and measures being taken by the…
Many people are unaware that they could be eligible for benefits and other financial help and are not claiming and receiving money that is rightfully theirs. Hundreds of thousands of households across the UK could be better off, but are failing to claim money from the government that they’re entitled to. Research from Turn2us – a national charity helping people…
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 23:55

Who gets your Yes Vote?

As the polls tighten in the last day of the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States it got us thinking here about what us Brits think of it all and if ‘scandal’ is just part and parcel of politics and capitalism. The presidential campaign has seen both Donald Trump and…
We're going to say the C word - no not that word! The other one - CHRSTMAS! Whether you want to accept it or not Christmas is just around the corner and financial preparations need to be made right now in order to get the very best value for money and ensure that you don't go over budget. A few…

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