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Waitrose confirms it will close “confusing” part of its loyalty scheme

By | 2018-02-09T09:59:42+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Lauren Howells Waitrose has confirmed that the “Pick Your Own Offers” part of its loyalty scheme is to be closed down at the end of February after customers found it too “confusing”. Launched back in 2015, Mark Price, the Managing Director at the time, reportedly said that the scheme was “groundbreaking” but potentially expensive. [...]

More Banks Impose Credit Card Bans As Bitcoin Edges Into the Mainstream

By | 2018-02-07T09:34:54+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Banking, Business, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson Banks in Britain and the US have responded to a precipitous fall in Bitcoin values by banning customers from using credit cards to buy digital currency. In the short term, the restrictions are seen as a sensible measure to prevent bank customers from running up large debts, but as digital currencies edge [...]

Only 1 in 3 commuters satisfied that train journeys are value for money

By | 2018-02-02T15:21:51+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Lauren Howells Only a third of commuters think that they are getting value for money for their train journeys, according to the latest National Rail Passenger Survey by Transport Focus. Only 47% of respondents overall and 33% of commuters believed they were getting value for money Out of more than 27,000 passengers who took [...]

Personal Finance Optimism Grows But There Could Be Storm Clouds Ahead

By | 2018-02-02T15:12:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Economy, Personal Finance|

By Trevor Clawson Britons are becoming more optimistic about their personal finances, according to an extensive new survey from Vouchercodes, but separate research suggests that, for some at least, 2018 might be a troubled year. Buoyant consumer confidence is a precious commodity. When individuals are feeling positive about the state of their finances, they are [...]

Ethical property – what’s all the fuss?

By | 2018-02-01T13:49:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Gina Clarke Have you heard of the term ethical property? It’s more widely known in the charity and not-for-profit sector but it’s become more widely known in recent years as a focus on good-will and religious sector investment prompts an increased growth. What is ethical property? Essentially, it’s a construct that relies on the [...]