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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. Research conducted by international banking and financial services group ING revealed that British shoppers...

Fashion Brands and Apps – Look Amazing on a Budget!

Gok Wan Yourself – DIY style! Experts have said that when we think we look good, we also feel good. Taking the time out of your day to put on clothes or put some hair products in your hair can make you look better and feel more confident. However, with the economic pressures facing us today, how can you continue to look good? Here are five tips for both men and women to help you look good without destroying...

House shares and how to better manage  household finances

House shares are an excellent way to save money on household bills and expenditures, however it’s important to learn how to manage household finances, to avoid late bill payments and potential disagreements between housemates. If you’ve had difficulties with house shares in the past, or you’re sharing a house for the first time, these tips from icount will provide you with the best information on how to...

Banks Doing Britons a Disservice with Money Transfers

UK banks and financial institutions are notorious for the high fees and commissions, hidden charges, and regulatory constraints that they impose upon people making international currency transfers. Major UK banks like Barclays typically charges much higher fees than non-bank money transfer services across the board. With Barclays for example, the fees for a SEPA payment are £15, for an international standard...

Would £2,000 help you to #DoWhatYouLove?

From driving off in a dream car, to the holiday of a lifetime, Freedom Finance has embarked on a campaign to help people do what they love with a £2,000 cash prize. Six lucky people can win this fantastic prize just by sharing how the cash would help them to fulfil a dream. Brian Brodie, chief executive of Freedom Finance, said: “Whether you’re a desktop traveller dreaming of your next trip; a home owner...

How will the outcome of the general election affect your finances?

On April the 18th Theresa May called a snap general election that she felt would cement the Conservative position as the majority ruling party of the UK. Post-election, that Conservative majority is lost and uncertainty is abound as the party look to make a deal with the DUP to form a coalition government. What will the outcome of this election and any resulting government mean for your finances? The Conservative...