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5 Tips to Keep You and Your Passengers Safer in the Car

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), almost 200,000 people were reported injured across the U.K. in car accidents in 2012, and of those 200,000, over 1,700 lost their lives. While those numbers are lower than they were in the 1980s, five people still die in a traffic accident on a British road every day, and many of those collisions are avoidable. From speeding to drunken driving,...

Financial Advice for Those Starting a Business in the New Year

When it comes to starting a new business, it’s very easy to get caught up in details and ignore the fundamentals. With so much to think about, from your company name to the products you’re going to sell and how you’re going to market your business, it’s not surprising. One mistake that a lot of people make is to neglect the financial side of running a business. The last thing you want is to find out...

3 Mortgage Considerations for the Self-Employed

Being self-employed is a dream many people have, but it’s not the easy lifestyle most imagine it to be. In fact, when you’re in the market for a mortgage, being self-employed can make it next to impossible to get approved – unless you’ve made all of the right decisions along the way. The problem though is that making the right decisions for managing your business is often the exact opposite of what...

The Cost of Christmas

The best things in life are free – except at Christmas it seems. Despite being known as a time for peace and joy, many will be left with the stress of repaying debts accumulated in the lead up to the festive period by choosing to spread the cost of purchases over credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans. Recent research conducted by international banking and financial services group ING revealed that British...

The importance of breakdown cover

With winter weather sweeping across Britain, many motorists still aren’t sure if they really need breakdown cover for their vehicles. If you’re lucky, the service might never be used, but because there’s always a chance that it might be necessary. The peace of mind it affords is like having another insurance policy against mechanical failure! Breakdown cover can include things such as: Roadside assistance. National...