Category Archives: Consumer Help

Woman searching for cheaper car insurance on laptop

Can Women Still Get Cheaper Car Insurance?

For many years it was well-known that women were generally able to get cheaper car insurance than men. In fact, during this time, some insurance companies created women only car insurance brands that specifically offered cheaper insurance deals for women. While these brands are still around today, due to an EU ruling back in 2012 known as the Gender Directive, car insurance companies are no longer allowed to offer cheaper prices to women simply based on gender and they also have to insure both men and women alike.

Hand writing words My Last Will

At What Age Should You Write a Will?

It is easy to imagine waiting until you are well into your old age before writing your will. After all, isn’t that when people normally do this?

If you feel that you are still too young to write a will then when do you think is the perfect age to do it? 60? 70? Maybe older? The truth is that, as with setting up a pension, far too many of us don’t even think about this issue until later on in life when we really should be considering it sooner.

So, what are the most important factors to take into account?

Why Your Child Benefit Payment Hasn’t Gone in Your Bank Today

If you’ve been waiting for your child benefit payment to drop into your bank this Saturday morning, then you may get a bit of a shock when you check your bank balance, only to find that it has not been paid in as it usually is.

Are Online Estate Agents as Cheap as You Think?

Are Online Estate Agents as Cheap as You Think?

The use of online estate agents is growing in popularity across the UK, so much so that if you took a drive around any town near you right now you would likely see boards from companies like Yopa, HouseSimple, Emoov and others on various homes for sale. The appeal of online agents is obvious, they save you money. But do they save you as much money as you might think?

A simple look at the different types of credit card – Infographic

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As much as we all like to avoid taking on credit when possible, there is no denying that credit cards can be useful things to have, as they offer extra protection when shopping online, can be good for financial emergencies and they can also provide very cheap access to credit when used in the right way. And I guess that’s the key really, using them in the right way to make your credit card work hard for you, rather than the other way around.