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Peer2Peer Finance News | June 21, 2018

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EasyMoney: Cash ISA fee complaints are ‘tip of the iceberg’

April 23, 2018 |

EASYMONEY has claimed that complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) over cash ISA fees and poor returns are “the tip of the iceberg” regarding public frustration over low interest rates.

The newly-launched peer-to-peer lender, which is part of Sir … Read More

Why you should invest in an ISA at the start of the tax year

April 9, 2018 |

THE RUSH to meet the 2017/18 ISA deadline is over, and a new ISA season has begun. But while many savers may feel that they have done their duty for another 12 months, it is never too early to start … Read More

EasyMoney: Bank accounts cost savers £1bn in lost income last year

April 7, 2018 |

UK SAVERS are losing more than £1bn in income from their bank accounts each year, according to research from EasyMoney, part of Sir Stelios-Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands.

The recently-launched peer-to-peer lender said on Saturday that this represents a 16 per cent … Read More

Household finances worsen in February

February 19, 2018 |

UK HOUSEHOLDS experienced the sharpest fall in financial health for seven months in February due to rising living costs and low wage growth, according to the latest IHS Markit Household Finance Index.

The index, released on Monday, dropped … Read More

Spending slowdown indicates pre-Brexit caution

February 12, 2018 |

HOUSEHOLD spending fell by 1.2 per cent in January, while spending in shops was down by four per cent year on year, new figures have revealed.

This marks the first time that consumer spending has fallen since 2013.

According to … Read More

Was the Budget boom or bust for personal finance?

November 24, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lenders are split about the outcome of the Budget for people’s finances.

RateSetter said there was “a notable absence of measures to help people put away more for the future” in Wednesday’s fiscal event, but Lending Works called it … Read More

Consumer credit growth slows, but 3.3m Brits are in “persistent debt”

August 30, 2017 |

THE GROWTH rate of consumer borrowing slowed to its lowest level in more than a year according to the Bank of England, as Citizens Advice warns that millions of Brits are in “persistent debt”.

The annual rate of growth for … Read More

Brits increasingly pessimistic over finances

August 25, 2017 |

BRITISH consumers are feeling increasingly pessimistic about their finances, a new poll has found.

According to the latest consumer confidence index from YouGov and Cebr, the perception of household finances worsened in July for the fifth month in a row. … Read More

Dearth of financial education leaves investors unprepared

August 21, 2017 |

98 PER CENT of retail investors believe they left school with insufficient understanding of finance, with two thirds saying they would have made better decisions if they had exposure to financial education in school.

Research from The Share Centre, released … Read More

Millions of Brits face debt and savings crises during unexpected illness

August 18, 2017 |

MORE THAN 12 million UK adults could find themselves facing a debt crisis or draining their savings in the event of an unexpected illness or sudden death.

According to new research from Aviva, millions of families are not prepared for … Read More