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More accidental landlords than ever before and HMRC is watching

By | 2017-12-12T10:18:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Personal Finance|

Author Mark Fairlie 80,000 extra homes for rent have “flooded” the UK marketplace because their owners can’t sell their properties, according to estate agent Countrywide. In comparison to traditional buy-to-let investors who hold onto their properties for an average of 17 years, the average accidental landlord keeps theirs for just 15 months, the same research [...]

Nearly one in seven Britons “worry about money every day” in run-up to Christmas

By | 2017-12-08T11:57:32+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Personal Finance|

Author Lauren Howells Almost 1 in 7 people (14%) worry about money every day during the run-up to Christmas, new research from National Debtline has revealed. More people experiencing ‘worry, stress and sleepless nights’ The YouGov online poll of more than 2,000 British adults, discovered that there has been an increase in the number of [...]

Bulbs, Bubbles and Bitcoin

By | 2017-12-04T10:47:25+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Banking, Personal Finance|

Author Mark Richards Bitcoin has just passed $11,000 following a spectacular rise since the beginning of August. We now have our first ‘Bitcoin billionaires.’ But is it just a ‘bubble,’ destined to burst and lose a lot of people a lot of money? Or is Bitcoin here to stay? At the beginning of August, we [...]

UK consumers warned to check small print before signing up for subscription services

By | 2017-11-30T09:37:42+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Personal Finance|

Author Felicity Anderson Subscribing to a gym membership or online music streaming service might seem straightforward at the time, but Citizens Advice has warned that once signed up, many of these subscription services are difficult to break free from. After analysing nearly 600 problems reported to them over three months from June to August 2017, [...]