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Tis the season to be jolly’… and warm in front of a roaring fireplace, but not if the energy giants keep raising prices on the sly. With the likes of E.On, British Gas and SSE freezing their standard tariffs for the coming winter months recently, don’t set off the party poppers and celebrate too soon.…
The countdown is well and truly on with glittering lights aglow and tinsel twinkling in shop windows. Christmas is here and overspending and under-budgeting is an all too familiar scenario for many. So, it was quite a surprise to see the headlines this week splashed with “warnings” and the “shocking” fact that one third of…
Saturday, 24 December 2016 09:50

What's Your Financial Personality?

Who doesn’t love a personality test or quiz? There are lots and Buzzfeed loves them! However silly they may seem, they serve to uncover our strengths and weaknesses and help raise self-awareness. But what about your financial personality and have you ever made the connection between your personality and personal finances? There are several money…
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:57

Could You Stop Spending For a Year?

OK, so we don’t literally mean stop spending money altogether for a year. Everyone has to eat, pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads. But, there are ways we can all be smarter with our money and not spend when we don’t really mean to, or need to. If you struggle with…
When you hear the phrase “money for nothing” many will think of the 1985 Dire Straits song that Mark Knopfler and Sting wrote about rock star excess and the easy life it brings compared with real work. The classic rock song – the first music video to air on MTV Europe – has not been…
We’re been warned of tough times ahead, and although it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one struggling with debt it seems no one is immune, not even the rich and famous who earn mega-bucks. You would think that with all their money in a stratosphere way above the national average salary of £27,600…
We are always preaching about the importance of switching providers, whether it be for energy or a mortgage, and in a lot of instances people have benefited hugely with regards annual savings. So it came as a surprise to hear that well over half of UK homeowners are missing out by sticking with the same…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:51

Better Money Management For Future Generations

The world is your oyster through a child’s eyes. Can you remember what it’s like to be a child, when you look back and see through rose-coloured glasses, not jaded by what the world has to offer or worrying over all manner of things; to a child, all things are possible. When it comes to…
Just a month has passed since Theresa May's pledge of “creating a fair society” and building “a country that truly works for everyone, not just the privileged few”. Fast forward just a matter of weeks and the doom and gloom reality is that living standards are set to be ‘worse than after financial crisis’ and…
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, as if anyone needed reminding now that the chilly and dark nights have rolled in, not forgetting the Christmas decorations filling the aisles since September. It’s now official, with the onslaught in recent days of the Christmas advert battle 2016, from an animated all-singing extravaganza to bouncing…
How safe are our finances in the hands of financial firms? That is the question being asked by many as news filtered through this week that money had been stolen from accounts at Tesco Bank. It affected 9,000 customers and, according to experts, was the first mass hacking of accounts at a western financial hub.…
If life wasn’t already struggle enough, with just 48 more sleeps until Santa arrives it seems the Government’s merriment is to put struggling UK households into further poverty and homelessness. Kick someone when they’re down why don’t you; not content with lower wage growth, higher inflation and the 'eye-watering' fact childcare in the UK is…
Has anyone spotted the irony of how one Government watchdog’s crackdown on a small, insignificant area of the consumer credit market has played right into the hands of those who own the lions share and who instead, should be attacked on epic proportions for their bad behavior Evidently, Goliath is protected by not just one…
Credit rating. The holy grail when it comes to finance. So how do you ensure that a good credit rating stays with you? What tips are there that you can continuously follow to ensure you stay out of trouble. Not many people know for instance that just checking on whether you have a good credit…
Friday, 28 October 2016 14:48

Should you be overpaying your mortgage?

As it stands we are in an 'interest bubble'. We are experiencing some of the lowest mortgage rates that we've ever seen and people with big mortgages are starting to wonder whether they can start to hammer down that mighty monthly payment that's swinging around their neck. Because of how things are with interest rates…
Round two has begun as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out a draft bill for a second independence referendum. The second referendum debate was sparked when Britain voted to leave the EU. Most surveys, however, are suggesting that the majority of Scots would use their common sense again by voting to stay as part…
I know you’re probably sick of hearing about the B word – Brexit – we are too. In fact, the very subject makes us feel a little bit queasy. In all honesty though, it needs talking about. It will impact on every aspect of our lives and will influence where we are and how we…
Sunday, 16 October 2016 11:36

The Falling Pound And Brexit – Ridiculous

The pound has fallen to its lowest level in 10 million years and it is all Brexit’s fault, or so they will have you believe. In truth, the Brexit has a small short term part but the majority is down to economic mismanagement over the last 30 years. On June the 24th, it became clear…
Black Friday is nearly upon us – you know the day where unwitting shoppers are enticed and lured into department stores and online shops to spend an absolute fortune on items they simply don’t need believing they are getting a bargain? Yep, that day is just around the corner. The Americans have exported some good…
Here at Quick Loans, we’d like to know why the “not fit for purpose” Money Advice Service is still doling out laughable ‘advice’ despite being scrapped earlier this year. Wasting yet more time it seems, now on pointless polls that tell us millions of Britons have little or no spare cash or savings. Wow, how…
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