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Cash-savvy millennials out-saving their free-spending ...

New research from our Millennial Me & My Money report, reveals nearly half that (45%) of Millennials (18-34 year olds) manage to save at least a quarter of their disposable income every month - compared to just a third (34%) of their parents' generation (35-55-year-olds)....

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Adding age and gender to the fraud mix...

Age and gender analysis across first and third-party fraud have now been added into our analysis to help offer an even broader picture of fraudsters and their...

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Tax returns 2016 – modernisation of the tax syst...

It’s that time of year again when the deadline for completing your self-assessment tax returns is just around the corner. Self-assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect income tax, where tax is usually deducted automatically from wages; people and businesses with other income must...

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Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve g...

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and u...

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An Economic Outlook...

Overall, the outlook for lenders is overwhelmingly positive. Unsecured lending is on the up, and that’s set to continue. What’s more, consumer confidence is high, income growth is strong and labour market conditions are sound. All this means that the economy should continue to grow strongly over the coming...

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Consumer spending still leading the way...

The second estimate of GDP was unrevised from the first, confirming growth at 0.5% q-o-q in 2015q3, after 0.7% in 2015 Q2. Solid growth in services at 0.7% outweighed weakness in manufacturing, where output shrank by...

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UK jumps two places to become the 6th place in the wor...

The Doing Business 2015 report is an annual report in its 12th year which compares the ease of doing business for domestic firms in 189 economies. It investigates the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it in 11 areas of the business life. The focus of...

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So what are the predictions for the Festive Season 201...

Christmas sales across Europe are tipped to grow by 18.4 per cent. Online retailers in UK can expect to see Christmas sales grow by 16.2 per cent in 2015 with total online sales for the year set to reach £52.25 billion accounting for 15.2 per cent of consumer retail...

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Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity ...

Extended families from multi-cultural backgrounds also at higher risk, while two-thirds of all identity theft victims are also...

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