Richard Anderson’s goal is to travel to Australia to see his fiancée before they get married next year. Here he tells us what it means to him, after being the first winner of Experian’s #100DaysUseIt competition.
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Weddings are expensive, there’s no getting away from it. While “the happiest day of your life” can be memorable, it can also put a strain on the wallet. Before and after marriage, there are often a few disagreements on personal finance, but what are they and why do they happen?
People pair up with their partner for all sorts of reasons – and one of the biggest is finances. A nationwide Experian survey of couples in relationships* asked if financial responsibility would make someone more attractive, 29% said it would, while 35% of women said this would make a male ‘much more attractive’. Continue reading
It’s become quite common nowadays to switch credit cards in order to get 0% purchase deals or balance transfers, but less so to change the current accounts we bank with.
Many of us are still with the banks we joined as students or even children.
There’s been a 19% increase in current account switching since the new seven-day switching initiative was launched in 2013, with 1.1 million customers changing banks compared with 926,000 the previous 12 months. However, this represents only around 2.2% of current account holders, a figure the head of the Financial Conduct Authority said was ‘relatively low’. Continue reading
Managing your finances at Christmas can be tough, especially when there’s a lot to pay for, and a lot of time to fill. So if you’re planning on doing your festive shopping online, we’ve come up with some key tips that might help.
Flying the nest, fleeing the coop – whatever you want to call it, since Elvis was strutting his stuff in the 1950’s large numbers of young adults have dreamed of the day they no longer have to live at their parents’ home. These days, with 800,000 graduates stuck at home, more young people than before the credit crunch can’t afford to move out. Continue reading