Category Archives: Consumer Help

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.

Selling a House Online - Who does the viewings

Selling Your House Online – Who does the viewings?

More and more people in the UK are choosing to sell their house via an online estate agent rather than going down the traditional route of using a high street agent. The reasons for this are simple, most people want to save money by avoiding hefty commision costs. One question that would-be sellers often have, however, is ‘Who does the viewings when you sell your house online?’ Does your chosen online estate agent take care of them, or do you have to do the viewings yourself? Let’s answer that question for you.