The summer holidays are here! It can be a tricky task to keep the kids happy for six or eight whole weeks, especially with soaring costs making the task even harder.
Rory Marshall joined the MoneyAware team in July 2014 after working for our Web Helpline as a debt advisor. In his spare time Rory is a self-confessed technology geek and spends far too much of his spare time on his phone.
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What options are there to help you save money on your mortgage, reduce your monthly costs and pay less in the long-term?
If you’re on a debt solution, such as a debt management plan (DMP), then finding ways to reduce a ‘priority bill’ like this will have a big impact on the rest of your budget. If you’re not, and you just want to reduce your monthly outgoings, it’ll still mean the chance of having ‘more money in your pocket’.
This month saw the introduction of a new plastic £5 note, changes to TV licensing laws and a payday lender ordered to refund £34m back to thousands of its customers.
Grab yourself a brew, sit back and find out the latest news from the world of debt! Continue reading »
This week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that the payday lender CFO Lending has been ordered to pay a £34m ‘redress’ package to 97,000 of its customers.
The announcement came after the FCA found a number of poor practices at the firm, dating back to 2009, that had caused detriment for many of their customers.
CFO Lending were also known as as Flexible First, Payday First, Money Resolve, Paycfo, Payday Advance and Payday Credit. Continue reading »
It’s been over a month since the Brexit vote, and we’ve been busy looking at how it could affect your finances if you’re in debt.
July has also seen increases to the cost of bankruptcy in England and Wales, Universal Credit being pushed back, and the release of our latest report, looking into which organisations are the most unfair when dealing with people with debt problems.
This month we’ve been keeping an eye out on the latest scams, with reports of people getting suspicious-looking emails about Council Tax arrears.
Search giant Google has taken the decision to ban payday loan adverts from its search results, and do you know exactly what’s in your bank account? According to a report, two thirds of us are happy to remain blissfully unaware! It’s all here in May’s debt and money news.
Making savings on your existing phone contract can help you save money and stop nasty bill shocks. Thankfully these days there are so many options available, but where do you start?
Whether you’re coming to the end of your contract, locked into a deal or looking to switch providers, we’ve got 11 top tips to save money on your mobile bill.