Surviving in the UK

  • Brits waste BILLIONS of unused foreign currency after summer holidays

    An average £90 in excess currency is brought back from EACH trip, but what are we spending it on?

    How far could our unused foreign currency get us this half-term?

    WeSwap, the world’s first peer-to-peer travel money, provider has conducted nationally representative re…[Read more]

  • The UK’s most-forged bank note gets a new design

    However, is Britain on its way to becoming a cashless society?

    Cash vs Card – WeSwap reveals which is KING in these popular holiday destinations

    The new design of Britain’s most common, and most forged, banknote has been unveiled by the Bank of England. The most commonly circulating ban…[Read more]

  • “The sighs of relief from Downing Street could be heard as far away as the City.

    Samuel Fuller, Director of Financial Markets Online, commented:

    “Against all expectations, the UK is on course to dodge a recessionary bullet. Barring a vertiginous plunge in September’s figures, Britain’s economy now looks set to post some growth in the third q…[Read more]

  • HALF the Worry, Yet DOUBLE the Loss: Millennials Twice as Likely to be robbed

    CARELESS millennials’s homes are almost twice as likely to be burgled than those aged 55+, according to a recent survey.

    The research, which was conducted by leading comparison site Moneyexpert.com, found that a shocking 30% of 18-34 year olds have experienced at h…[Read more]

  • On the latest SMMT new car registrations, the following comment from Alex Buttle, director of car selling comparison website Motorway.co.uk, might be of interest:

    “Monthly new car figures continue to be depressing for a once-thriving UK car industry, and September figures are unlikely to lift the gloomy mood.

    “Although new registrations…[Read more]

  • FCA’s interim report into the pricing of home and motor insurance published this morning,

    Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk, comments:

    “The FCA’s findings that six million insurance policyholders are getting a bad deal for their insurance is unfortunately not surprising to anyone who has seen their premiums go up every yea…[Read more]


    Homebox is a price comparison and auto-switching service with a difference. Unlike other automatic energy switching services it can switch to any energy supplier on the market for free, offering more deals than other sites.

    Traditional comparison sites offer deals from approximately 30…[Read more]

  • ‘Request an ATM’ service to be launched for community groups in UK

    Will debit cards make cash payments obsolete?

    Peer-to-peer travel money provider, WeSwap reveals the destinations that most use cash and cards

    Today, it has been announced that communities will be able to request free-to-use ATMs under new scheme to stop their local area…[Read more]

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    ● Third of people declared the internet was the best tech invention of the past 50 years

    ● Nearly three in ten consumers voted the Apple iPhone the best gadget

    ● Spam and selfie sticks were voted worst tech inventions, while e-cig…[Read more]

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    25 million UK employees revealed to have not yet drafted a will

    Only 23% of UK employees have made a current will
    Those with a will report better financial health than their peers; 65% are happy with the state of their finances as opposed to just less than half of those without (47%)
    They are also twice as likely to feel financially prepared…[Read more]

  • Cifas warns Thomas Cook holiday makers not to fall victim to scammers

    Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, is warning holiday makers to be vigilant of scams following the collapse of holiday company Thomas Cook earlier this week.

    Mike Haley, Chief Executive Officer of Cifas, said, ’Scammers are quick to react to opportunities suc…[Read more]

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  • Continued FCA regulation will put the writing on the wall for the peer-to-peer lending market

    Following the collapse of Lendy in May of this year, it has been speculated that at least half of the £152m worth of investments will be lost. This collapse has had devastating implications for consumers who have looked towards the P2P market as a…[Read more]

  • Mark Benbow, Manager of the Kames Short-Dated Yield Bond Fund comments:

    “The loss of Thomas Cook from the high street should see TUI the marginal winner with the latter the sole remaining retailer with any sort of significant retail store base. In the UK, Thomas Cook had a c.8% share of market vs. TUI at c.19% market. In Germany, Thomas Cook h…[Read more]

  • British high street evolving with indie retailers at the helm

    · Barber shops fastest growing retail category, with 20% decline in clean shaven men

    · Recovery Road from 365 Business Finance highlights the changing face of the high street

    · 365 Business Finance celebrating five years of funding British retailers…[Read more]

  • In less than five years, more than a third of the banks present on British high streets have shut their doors for the last time. The vast majority have come from the so-called “big four” banking groups; RBS group, Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds banking group. As banks continue to shut at a disconcerting rate and the future of British personal finance…[Read more]

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