Month: February 2017

Spring Cleaning your phone finances

UNSHACKLED.com shares with us their top tips for spring cleaning your phone finances and saving money on your mobile phone. If you’re anything like us, you’ve started the new year making plans to shake up your fitness regime and your finances, proudly stating that 2017 will be the year you finally get yourself sorted. Well, […]

Would you be able to cope under new bereavement payment changes?

The government is making major changes to bereavement payments, which could see some parents widowed on or after April 6th 2017 forced to cope on considerably less money. As part of the shake-up, the Bereavement Payment, Widowed Parent’s Allowance and the Bereavement Allowance will be dropped in favour of the new Bereavement Support Payment. What […]

What does being a student mean for your credit score?

Going into your overdraft to fund your university life, whether for wild nights out or buying course books, could affect your financial future. Since university tuition fees tripled to £9,000 per year in 2010 and are set to increase by another £250 this autumn*, it’s no surprise that many graduates are left with a huge […]

Why applying for a mortgage is just like making pancakes

It’s almost Pancake Day, so here is our argument for why making pancakes is just like applying for a mortgage: The bigger the pancake, the tougher it is to finish. The first thing you should consider before applying for a mortgage is affordability. Work out how much you want to borrow and how much you […]

What Is A Second Charge Loan?

Fluent Loans are a UK based finance broker providing tailored loans for people from a wide range of circumstances. Here they explain what a second charge loan is and how they might help you raise some cash. If you wanted to raise some money to pay for home improvements, unexpected costs, a new car or once […]

Save an average £148 on your energy bills, here’s what you need to do

Temperatures are still low with occasional reports of snow: not something many households would expected as we draw closer to the spring season. Unfortunately, unexpected changes in temperature can have an impact on your energy bills. Not only are you ramping up the temperature on your heater and doing so for longer periods but you […]

Shedding light on the dark web

Just looking at the latest headlines, cyber-attacks on company customer databases have increased in recent years and this has brought the spotlight on the dark web. We hear of personal details being leaked and compromised putting thousands of people at threat of fraud and identity theft. If you’re unsure what exactly the dark web is […]

Put yourself on the path to credit

Taking out credit isn’t as simple as applying and waiting to be accepted. There are many factors that go into a lenders decision to lend you money and there are things you can do to increase your chances of being approved for the credit you want. It’s more than just a two step process, it’s a […]

Science says kindness is good for your health

February 17th 2017 marks National Random Acts of Kindness Day. If you’re not sure what it is, it pretty much does what it says on the tin. Whilst kindness is encouraged not just for one day but everyday, sometimes we can forget in the business of day-to-day life, so this Friday is a little reminder […]

Affordable Housing for Generation Rent

They’re the young adults who have drawn the short straw when it comes to housing, been priced out of home ownership as a result of rising house prices and doomed to a life in expensive rented accommodation. Generation Rent is an ever-growing group in the current economy, with demand for rental accommodation predicted to rise […]