Saturday, November 6, 2010
According to Post Office Mortgages’ Property Fads and Fashions Report, design fads from decades gone by still ‘haunt the homes of the UK’. It would seem that what was previously considered to be tasteful is today striking a ‘sour note’ among many homebuyers.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
According to moneysupermarket.com, loyalty to your main bank may be more costly than it seems – despite ‘existing customer only’ deals, which are reportedly ‘not always the best available’. Consequently, the comparison site is urging consumers to shop around and check their rates on a regular basis, to ensure that their money is working as hard as possible for them.
Monday, October 25, 2010
According to uSwitch.com, 61 percent of households are concerned about the cost of their energy bills as we head into the winter months. This comes following a survey of 5,070 UK energy customers, conducted by YouGov online on behalf of the independent price comparison and switching service. The research also revealed that 20 percent of households are ‘already struggling’ to meet the cost of their energy bills. What’s more, it was found that 73 percent have either already decreased the amount of energy utilised or they intend to do so in a bid to lower their bills.
Monday, October 18, 2010
According to the Office for National Statistics, UK tourists parted with £66.4 billion on domestic trips and £50.1 billion on trips abroad in 2006. With regard to the latter, £34.4 billion was spent overseas while £15.7 billion was reportedly spent in Britain on air fares for UK airlines and the services of travel agencies, for example.
Friday, October 15, 2010
According to new research commissioned by Skipton Building Society, three key factors appear to be motivating Brits to save money – ‘homes, heirs and happiness’.