Leeds Building Society has launched its ‘Save Interesting’ campaign, which asks people around the UK to submit their "saving stories".
Over one in four Britons (27%) with an emergency fund have broken into it when they didn’t have to, according to the latest NS&I Quarterly Savings Survey.
Over 10 million (28 per cent) UK savers are keeping financial matters a secret from loved ones by hiding a total of £92 billion worth of savings, with the average secret savings account containing £8,717, according to research from Post Office Savings.
Thrifty money saving efforts are boosting people's finances by an average of £530 a year. Vouchers, money-off apps, packed lunches and home cooked meals are popular money savers together with shopping around for insurance and reducing energy use to shrink bills.
With the new rules reducing the time it takes to switch your current account coming into force, savers could bolster the interest they can earn, in a high interest-paying current account, plus they may also have access to some exclusive savings accounts.
Established International private wealth management experts, Liberty Wealth Management, have this week launched a fun and engaging interactive “Cost of Life” infographic which highlights the projected costs of life’s biggest expenses.
The UK's biggest cashback site Quidco, unveils its biggest marketing campaign this week, as it steps up promotional efforts across TV, transport, radio and print channels.
In a challenging housing market, homeowners might be expected to improve their homes rather than move.
Half (49%) of parents, who have or plan to contribute to their children’s first home, plan to raise money to help their children buy their first property through cash savings, new research from Castle Trust, the housing investment and equity loans provider, shows.
A fifth of men (17%) in the UK would consider dipping into their retirement funds to cope with tough times as a result of unforeseen life events compared to just a tenth of women (10%), according to a new study by HSBC.
Whilst children will be looking to the education system from September to teach them how to run their finances, the over 50s have prudent parents to thank for their savings habits as a quarter of people have adopted parent's and family member's saving strategies, according to research by Saga Savings.
Summer savings are being raided to pay for holidays and weekend breaks, with the average amount withdrawn from savings accounts standing at more than double the average amount deposited.
In the UK, we are seeing the emergence of a new generation of ‘secret savers' as the average UK couple now keeps 63% of their savings and investments in sole accounts, according to the latest findings from the Lloyds TSB Family Savings Report.
Half of all Britons (50%) are concerned that they would be unable to maintain their standard of living if they were to lose their main source of income according to Bright Grey's annual Financial Safety Net report.
A quarter of over-75s (25%) - and more than a fifth of over-55s in total (21%) - have given a cash loan to family members instead of leaving an inheritance, according to Aviva's latest Real Retirement Report.
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