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Parents urged to beat childcare voucher deadline

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

There is less than a year left for parents to register for childcare vouchers before a new government initiative fully replaces the current scheme.

Rebalancing portfolio could boost investments by 10%

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Regularly reviewing and rebalancing your portfolio could have boosted your investment returns by almost 10% over 20 years, analysis from Fidelity International reveals.

Over-55s saying no to free money

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Older workers are three times more likely to opt out of an auto-enrolment pension scheme than their younger colleagues, according to research from Now Pensions.

‘Waitrose effect’ drives up house prices

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

If you live near a Waitrose, your house will typically cost £36,480 more than homes in the surrounding area, new research from Lloyds Bank has revealed.

The true cost of the triple lock: £115,000 on your annuity

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

Research from Fidelity International into the cost of inflation protection on private pension savings has highlighted the true cost of the triple lock on the state pension.

Tesco ponders axing 5p carrier bags

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

Tesco is running a trial which could see the removal of 5p carrier bags from its stores, with customers only able to purchase a 10p “bag for life”.

Low paid staff work until lunchtime just to pay their rent

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

Brits earning between £16,000 and £23,000 a year have to work for 15 hours of their working week just to pay their rent, research by Shelter has revealed.

Deal of the week: get four free Cornetto ice creams this bank holiday weekend

Friday, 26 May 2017 | News

It’s the bank holiday weekend and good weather is forecast for much of the UK. So why not celebrate the long weekend with four free Cornetto ice creams available via the Shopmium app?

Zopa to launch Innovative Finance Isa while axing ‘safeguard’ fund

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) provider Zopa is set to launch its first Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), it’s announced today, although the retirement of its “safeguard” fund could leave investors more exposed to bad loans.

Stat of the month: debit card use to overtake cash by 2018

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

The expression “cash is king” may be about to lose its value according to payments industry association, Payments UK.