The complexities of taxations mean that actually knowing how to estimate what one is owed and what one owes others can be a very difficult task. Calculating it all can be reminiscent of a maths exam and if you’re like me and millions of others, the very sight of numbers creates feelings of confusion. From [...]
Posted in Banking on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 17:12 by James Williams.
Posted in Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 13:47 by Sarah Evans.
As soon as young people are out on their own and earning an independent living, they must confront a basic financial question: should they be content to rent over the long-term, or should they do whatever it takes to be able to take that first step on the property ladder and buy their own home?
According to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, the number of UK residents needing assistance in meeting their council tax obligations has been rising in recent years.
Posted in General on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 09:27 by Sarah Evans.
The recently concluded Diamond Jubilee provides Britons with an excellent opportunity to reflect back on the 60 years during which Elizabeth II has been on the throne. One interesting thing to think about is the age-old question of “Are we better off now than we were then?” It might seem at first glance that life [...]
Posted in Loans on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 13:45 by James Williams.
If: • you have a poor credit history and find it hard to get a standard credit card; • you don’t have a bank account; • you find it hard to budget without getting into debt; • you have a teenager who you want to support financially but also want to give some independence and [...]
Posted in Money Saving on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:53 by Sarah Evans.
One key way to save money is to make extra payments on mortgages in order to pay them down sooner and end up with much less interest in the long run. Another is to be absolutely sure that you are taking advantage of all of the free or low-cost goods and services available to you. [...]
Posted in Credit Cards on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 11:18 by Sarah Evans.
UK consumers who like to factor in reward schemes when they do a credit card comparison will need to take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of the Barclaycard now that the company has announced a decision to eliminate the reward programme associated with the card.
The Bishop of Durham has spoken out about the interest charged for payday loans. The interest rates have reached 4,000% from some of the companies operating in the UK.
Most consumers understand the value of conducting a credit card comparison and carefully considering the merits of one car finance arrangement versus another.
Posted in Banking on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 11:07 by Sarah Evans.
There is more to making your money work for you than savvy debt management. Just as important is your management of money that you have in savings accounts. It is a good idea to closely track the interest rates your money is earning, comparing them on an on-going basis to the rates you could garner [...]