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Men vs Women 2015: Pay gap narrows but men still better off overall

Women’s earnings have risen more rapidly than men’s in the last five years, but despite this narrowing of the gender pay gap, men are still better off on average with higher salaries and bigger pension pots, according to the latest research from Halifax.

Britain still a nation of savers

Britain is still a nation of savers, new research from Leeds Building Society has discovered.

Saver confidence increases as over two thirds of consumers are able to save

The Lloyds Bank Savings Report shows that more people are feeling confident about their savings, with over two thirds (70%) of people surveyed having saved over the past 12 months.

A quarter of Brits are 'aspirational' savers

M&S Bank research reveals that while nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of regular savers believe it’s important to contribute towards a ‘rainy day’ fund, a quarter (25 per cent) see themselves as ‘aspirational’ savers, instead choosing to put their money towards a tangible savings goal.

New flexibility will boost saving - and risk-taking

New tax-free allowances and increased flexibility will encourage savers and investors to put more money away – but could lead to a rise in the levels of risk they take on investments and the impact on their money, new research from Yorkshire Building Society shows.

Half of households would struggle to meet everyday costs on one income

Half of households would struggle to make ends meet is if they lost their main income according to new research by AA Life Insurance.

3 in 4 now saving as nation focuses on the long term

The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, new research from Scottish Widows has revealed.

Four of the top money saving apps for 2015

Four of the top money saving apps for 2015

Well, we made it through the festive season and are now into the very early stages of 2015. Granted many of us are probably still a few pounds heavier than we were six weeks back or so, but we made it.

New Year, new finances

Financial resolutions are a priority for 2015, with nearly a quarter (23%) planning to save more money, pay off debts or sort out their finances, according to research from AA Loans.

15 ways to save money in 2015

Vouchers, money off apps, shopping around for insurance, cutting down on takeaways, switching energy provider and down-shifting supermarkets – just some of the ways UK consumers plan to save money in 2015.

Time to get serious: Young people plan to save, not spend in 2015

When it comes to setting financial goals for 2015, it is those aged 18 to 24 who are most likely to prioritise getting in control of their money.

£2.6 billion spent on unwanted Christmas presents

Adults in the UK receive £2.6 billion worth of unwanted gifts at Christmas, according to new research from Triodos Bank. The study found that 32 per cent of people receive at least one unwanted present every year with an average value of £155.

Personal finances in 2014: savings up, debt down and happiness increasing

When it comes to personal finances, 2014 has been a good year for more people than it has been bad for.

Resolve to gain pounds in 2015

Britain’s hard pressed households could give themselves a New Year financial boost in 2015 by resolving to gain pounds. By taking a short amount of time to review finances and switching to more competitive deals, analysis from MoneySuperMarket has shown UK households could save thousands of pounds.

Halifax Savers Superdraw to give away £1,500,000 for third anniversary

To celebrate the third anniversary of the first Savers Prize Draw in December, Halifax is launching its latest Savers Prize Superdraw, tripling the monthly prize pot to give away £1,500,000.