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Pick ‘n’ Mix

Pick ‘n’ Mix

UK consumers are taking a ‘pick n mix’ approach to how they make payments, with mobile banking, mobile payments and contactless all becoming increasingly popular, research by UK Finance has revealed. Just as digital technology has allowed people to choose the way they...
Multi-Generation Family

Multi-Generation Family

Barclays Mortgages has revealed how three in ten homeowners are now living in intergenerational homes, with likely causes being millennials moving back in with their parents and an increasingly ageing population. On average, 23 per cent of homeowners have converted...
Cashing Out!

Cashing Out!

 The Access to Cash Review recently published its final recommendations calling on the Government, regulators and banks to act now or risk leaving millions behind. The review concludes that digital payments don’t yet work for everyone and around eight million adults...
Sandwich Carers

Sandwich Carers

  “Sandwich carers”, those who care for both sick, disabled or older relatives and dependent children, are more likely to report symptoms of mental ill-health, feel less satisfied with life, and struggle financially compared with the general population....
Spending Habits

Spending Habits

In its latest review of the spending habits of the UK population, the Office for National Statistics found that the average weekly household expenditure was £572.60 in the financial year ending 2018; this represents the highest weekly spend since the financial year...
The Big Six Life Goals

The Big Six Life Goals

Anyone planning how to meet their big life dreams in 2019 take note: the best things in life are very much not free. That’s if your aspirations are on the conventional side, anyway. Royal London, the mutual insurer has calculated that the main life goals of going to...