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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.

A charity has said that more and more people are coming to them with suicidal thoughts, anxiety issues and sleeping problems caused by unaffordable rent prices and the fear that they will lose their homes. As well as money woes surrounding where they reside, people are also worried about the condition of their homes such as living with mould and…
Just when first time buyers were wanting to hear some good news, experts in the property industry have announced that they believe house prices will rise by nearly £60,000 within the next five years. For people who bought at the right time, when house prices were slumping, it is a time to be rubbing hands together, but for people working…
With the continued decline of cash to buy things as card, contactless and mobile device payments increase, can we really say cash is no longer King? How would you feel if you’re only point of payment when out shopping or on an outing were those that only accepted cashless payments? With the UK the fourth most prepared country in the…
It is one of the biggest fears people have when it comes to finances – being rejected by a bank after applying for a loan. Even if you have nothing to worry about and boast an exemplary credit history, it can still be daunting and you will probably still have doubts as to whether or not they will reject you.…
We recently did an article highlighting the new changes to bankruptcy laws. We detailed that a law change now means that you only have to be out of the game for one year after declaring bankruptcy before you can start up a business again. This raised concerns that reckless people could declare themselves bankrupt, be absent from business for a…
Think twice before opening or responding to that text message you receive saying it’s from your bank. Don’t fall foul of the new scam known as “smishing”, which has seen four Santander customers lose nearly £60,000 in the last few months – which the bank is refusing to refund them on the grounds of negligence, despite the genuine-looking appearance of…
Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:44

Are you fed up of being ripped off?

Are you fed up of being ripped off? If so, you are not alone. What angers people more than simply being over charged for things, however, is the fact that in a lot of instances people are being charged a sky-high premium for services that haven’t changed in years, or worse, have declined to an abysmal low. A fine example…
The electric car industry is rising all the time and gaining in popularity with motorists, this is despite the government of the UK announcing that electric cars are now to be taxed just like their oil running counterparts – a bit of a u-turn when the whole purpose of the vehicles was that they were going to be tax-free because…
So, in their 2015 manifesto the Conservatives made a list of promises, one of those just so happened to be that the Tories would 'commit to no increases in VAT, National Insurance contributions or Income Tax.' So, what happened two days ago must have come as a major blow to the millions of people that are self-employed, as the Chancellor…
Smart Meters are the new big thing and tonnes of people from across the country are taking up the option to fit them in their home, with figures showing that 4.9m have been installed across the country. After all, the adverts for it make a lot of sense. You don’t get an estimate when you buy your groceries from the…
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