Archive for February, 2012

British families struggling to make debt repayments

Posted in Debt on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 13:18 by Jessica Haynes.

According to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, debt levels in the UK are having an adverse effect on families, consuming nearly one-fourth of income left over once a family has paid its regular monthly bills.

FSCS coverage: details vital to consumers

Posted in Savings & Investments on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 13:46 by Jessica Haynes.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme protects investors in some situations but not others. Cash held in a bank account, for example, is generally covered by the FSCS.

Mobile Phone Review: The LG Spectrum

Posted in Money Saving on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 11:27 by Martyn Shaw.

Verizon has launched another top of the line, high-tech, high-end Smartphone. The LG Spectrum, Verizon’s newest additional to its popular line up, is selling out fast in other continents. Last December AT&T started to launch the Nitro HD, while Verizon is accentuating the Optimus LTE. Verizon has designed and offered numerous high-end smart phones to [...]

How To Choose The Right Cell Phone

Posted in Money Saving on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 11:18 by Martyn Shaw.

Modern mobile phones can do almost anything, which makes them smart phones.  The features that many manufacturing companies have to offer nowadays make it possible for you to do other things with it other than calling or texting other phone owners.  When buying one, make sure that you choose a model and brand that suits [...]

New inflation figures don’t add up

Posted in General on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 14:25 by Martyn Shaw.

The latest release of inflation figures has many Brits scratching their heads. According to the Office of National Statistics, inflation is actually falling and is down to slightly more than 3.5% as measured on the Consumer Prices Index. The Retail Prices Index is currently reflecting a slightly more realistic figure of 3.9% but, according to [...]

Looming Stamp Duty Deadline Leads to Surge in First Time Buyers

Posted in Mortgages & Property on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 11:27 by Jessica Haynes.

First-time homebuyers in the UK are exempted from paying Stamp Duty as long as their home purchase totals less than £250,000.

British Families Feeling the Pinch

Posted in Insurance, Money Saving on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 12:17 by Jessica Haynes.

During the past five years, residents of the UK have not seen sky-high rates of inflation, but this comes as cold comfort to families who are struggling to make ends meet.  A combination of pay freezes, growing unemployment and underemployment, and increases in the price of food and utilities have conspired to make the average [...]