base rate

Base Rate Of Interest Drops: What The Fudge Is All The Fuss About?

The UK’s media went into a frenzy at the release of the news that Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, is dropping the base rate of interest to a record low of 0.25%. I watched the speech in great anticipation, and, after sifting through the jargon I got together with icount Money to produce an easy to understand infographic that…

car

8 Things You Should Know When Buying A Car

The new 66 plate is released on Thursday September 1 and many people will be considering buying a new car. There are important things to consider when purchasing a vehicle that you may not be aware of. In this short guide I’ll explain everything you need to know when buying a car, whether it be brand spanking new, or pre-owned….

BadDebtor

Why It’s Crazy Giving Money To BadDebtor

Working in the debt industry for a number for years it is no surprise to see the odd scam company like BadDebtor rock up now and again, preying on vulnerable people. Sickening as it is, these companies target people who have gone to hell and back with debt problems, making promises they have no intention of fulfilling. I was alerted to these…

energy firms

Energy Firms Maths Error Means You Could Have Been Overcharged

Energy firms just don’t seem to be able to get their shizzle together do they? This time, a simple mathematics mistake has lead to thousands of customers paying up to three times more for their gas. Here is what has happened and who has been affected. What went so wrong? Mixing up measurements from older imperial meters with modern metric ones. No,…

Open banking

Why Open Banking Changes Things Forever

Open banking has given me much to be happy about this week. The banks, quite frankly, got spanked. Years of none existent competition, resulting in shitty rates for consumers, are finally coming to the end. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded its £5m investigation and is already warming up its foot ready to kick the Britain’s biggest banks arses….

talent

5 Things That Require Zero Talent

Talent, it’s something we all hope we discover in ourselves one way or another. Some we are aware of from a very young age, whilst others take time to develop or even lay hidden until we’re much older and have more free time to develop them. However, there are so many things  you can do to aid your personal development…

PPI Claim

Last Orders For Your PPI Claim

This time it really is last orders for your PPI claim. I was harping on about this at the turn of the year and this time a date is due to be set. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) want the whole PPI scandal wrapping up and a June 2019 deadline has been proposed. The financial regulator wants the deadline set…

swap

Save Money At A Sip And Swap

Stop buying, just swap! If there is one thing I have learned from my girlfriends it’s you ladies love your clothes. I have lost count of the times I have sat waiting for one of them to get ready whilst they frantically tear through a department stores worth of clothes claiming they have nothing to wear. Now I am not…

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