Does the Sterling Pound Give the UK an Inherent Advantage?

Posted in Debt on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 10:39 by eComparison Blogger.

The instability of the Euro has caused many problems for the European Union that the UK has been largely shielded from. The country has its own issues, such as an external debt equivalent to $150,000 per person and a rapidly decreasing GDP. However, the UK has a large financial sector with many capital investments and [...]

Tax Refunds: Know Your Rights

Posted in Banking on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 17:12 by James Williams.

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 [...]

To rent or to buy?

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?

Council tax an issue for more Britons

Posted in Debt, General on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 11:27 by Sarah Evans.

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.

Comparing today to yesterday

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 [...]

Benefits of a Prepaid Credit Card

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 [...]

What services should you be getting for free?

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. [...]

Barclaycard reward programme is being eliminated

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.

Bishop of Durham said payday loan rates sinful

Posted in Debt, Loans on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 11:01 by Sarah Evans.

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.

Comparison websites need to promote full access

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 10:29 by Sarah Evans.

Most consumers understand the value of conducting a credit card comparison and carefully considering the merits of one car finance arrangement versus another.

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