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Will you still be paying for Christmas 2011 in 2013?

2 April 2021
One in five people (20%) in the 18-44 age group are still paying for last Christmas - and 9% will still be paying off their festive bill in 2013, according to the latest research from Halifax.... read more »

Repaying debts: how it's become a 'household focus'

27 January 2021
January is often a month when we're feeling the effects of a 'financial hangover' - our finances squeezed by the Christmas spend behind us and payday still ahead of us. ... read more »

Inflation down to 4.2%

18 January 2021
Inflation slowed for the third month in a row in December to 4.2%, reflecting high street discounting in the run up to Christmas, The Financial Times reports. ... read more »

UK economy 'faces bleak 2021'

13 January 2021
The UK economy grew at the end of 2011 despite fears that it could face a double-dip recession, This is Money reports.... read more »

20% of adults in 'constant struggle' with debts

10 January 2021
An estimated 10 million people in the UK - amounting to around 20% of adults - are in a 'constant struggle' to manage their debts, according to research from the Money Advice Trust (MAT).... read more »

Rail fare increases add hundreds to season ticket prices

3 January 2021
Commuters returning to work this week have already been dealt a blow to their New Year budgets, after average annual season ticket price rises of 5.9% kicked in on Monday - but some have in fact increased by almost 11%.... read more »

Younger generation urged to deal with debts

3 January 2021
The Insolvency Service has launched a 'Dealing with your debt' campaign to encourage the younger generation to deal with their debts in the most suitable way. ... read more »

No recession please, it's Christmas

23 December 2011
One way to measure how much money people are spending is by looking at ATM withdrawals. Link, one of the better known cash machine providers in the UK, says that 7.6 billion was withdrawn from ATMs so far this December, as reported by The Telegraph. ... read more »

Payday loans: applications 'more than quadruple'

23 December 2011
Micro-loan lender Ferratum has revealed that four times as many people applied for a payday loan during the last fortnight than in the whole of last month, with the majority of borrowers aged between 18 and 35. ... read more »

Booby traps - no substitute for home insurance

Research by insurance provider MORE THN has revealed that more than half of British households are considering setting up 'booby traps' to protect their home from burglars over Christmas. ... read more »

Five ways to beat Christmas debt

22 December 2011
Christmas is under a week away - but how can you ensure you get through to the New Year without breaking the bank?... read more »

Christmas 'will send one quarter of us into debt'

21 December 2011
A recent survey by asked consumers whether they thought they'd end up in debt because of Christmas. Just over one quarter (27%) said they would. With so much pressure to spend at this time of year, it's possible that people feel pressure to borrow money for the 'perfect day'. ... read more »

Christmas can be enjoyable AND affordable

21 December 2011
Think a good Christmas is always an expensive Christmas? Think again. Financial solutions company Think Money has been offering its tips on how families can enjoy the special time of year without feeling the effects for months to come.... read more »

How can I make my monthly budget easier to manage?

20 December 2011
Staying in control of your monthly budget could go a long way to improving your overall financial health. Let's take a look at some practical ways of organising your budget more effectively.... read more »

Last-minute Christmas pressure 'hits peak' today

20 December 2011
With less than a week to go before Christmas, many people are starting to feel the pressure of last-minute gift buying.... read more »

Insurance tips for the festive season

Santa won't be the only one writing a list this Christmas. If last year's anything to go by, we could see ten thousand insurance claims for burglaries that take place over the festive period. Follow these tips from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and hopefully you won't start 2021 by making a list of things you've had stolen!... read more »

Spending money 'falling' in run-up to Christmas

19 December 2011
The amount the average person had available to spend fell in November, according to research by Lloyds TSB, as incomes failed to keep up with the rising cost of living.... read more »

Payday loans, adverts and the OFT

14 December 2011
As Christmas approaches, some payday loan providers are facing action by the OFT (Office of Fair Trading). An article on the BBC website tells us more. ... read more »

Inflation drops to 4.8%

13 December 2011
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the inflation results for November today. In November the consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation was 4.8% and had dropped from 5% in October. However, this is still well above the Bank of England target of 2%. ... read more »

Credit cards at Christmas

12 December 2011
When Christmas comes around, plenty of us will run into more expenses than we expected. If and when that happens, it's often tempting to turn to some kind of borrowing - something which a third of us will do this year, a recent study indicates. ... read more »

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