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Improved Drainage A Priority in Flood Fight

Consumers view improving drainage systems throughout the UK as the first priority in an effort to reduce the risk of flooding around the country, according to new research. The results of a consumer .
(June 17, 2008)
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More Drivers Revealed To Be Buying Environmentally Friendly ..

Motorists are looking to buy second-hand cars which are kinder to the environment, a new study shows. In research carried out by Experian, it was revealed that sales of used diesel vehicles went up ..
(April 09, 2008)
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Borrowers Advised To Be Active In Repaying Credit Card Debts

Britons may find that their access to credit is diminishing, a new report shows. Research carried out by MoneyExpert indicates that some 1.8 million credit card holders, about four per cent of ..
(April 06, 2008)
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Consumers Advised To Consider Long Term Mortgage Deals

An increasing number of homeowners may be looking to reduce pressure on their finances, new research shows. In a study carried out by MoneyExpert, it was revealed that long-term fixed-rate mortgage ..
(March 26, 2008)
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Garden Improvements 'Can Help With Security'

Homeowners should take steps to protect their property from the threat of burglars, it has been suggested. According to Tesco Home Insurance, as the days start to become longer and the nights ..
(March 16, 2008)
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Personal Loans 'Becoming More Expensive'

Consumers may find cheap UK loans are harder to come by, reports an industry expert. Pointing towards research carried out by Moneyfacts, Michelle Slade, analyst for the personal finance ..
(March 12, 2008)
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Drivers 'Should Not Delay' Getting Vehicles Repaired

Money worries are causing drivers to avoid having their vehicle repaired, new research shows. A study commissioned by esure car insurance indicates that over 23 million motorists put off taking ..
(February 24, 2008)
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Homeowners 'Must Be Active In Avoiding Monetary Pressures'

Homeowners need to take steps to reduce pressure on their finances, an industry expert reports. Pointing towards the Bank of England's recently released inflation report, David Kuo, head of personal .
(February 17, 2008)
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Financial Rethink 'Could Help With Money Management'

More consumers are looking to get to grips with their finances, a new study reveals. Research conducted by Friends Provident indicates that a third of Britons are aiming to reanalyse their fiscal ..
(February 17, 2008)
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Consumers Advised To 'Avoid Financial Heartbreak' on ..

Being secretive about finances could put relationships at risk for many Britons, a recently-released study has shown. In research conducted by moneysupermarket, it was revealed that more than a ..
(February 13, 2008)
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Borrowers 'Could Save Hundreds' On Personal Loan Repayments

Taking the time to review their various financial products could save hundreds of pounds for many Britons. So claims MoneyExpert, where in research by the firm it was suggested that the typical ..
(February 03, 2008)
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Homeowners Should Prepare Homes To Stave Off The Cold

Homeowners are being urged to take “preventative steps" to prevent snow storms from causing misery over the next few days. Heavy snow has been forecast by the Met Office for much of the Britain .
(January 31, 2008)
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 | Home-Improvement | Visitors: 167

Older Britons 'To Turn Towards Secured Loans'

With credit card limits being cut more people are to apply for a secured loan, new research suggests. A study carried out by the Motley Fool reveals that around one out of eight (12 per cent) ..
(January 29, 2008)
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Consumers Should Think Carefully When Borrowing

Despite the apparent financial assistance that they can provide, people should not be tempted to borrow from a loan shark. So claims the Trading Standards branch of Cambridgeshire county council ..
(January 28, 2008)
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Missing Payments 'Could Cause Credit File Damage'

Missing payments on loans, credit cards and other sources of financial demand could be place many consumers under more financial pressure than they originally think, new research shows. Findings ..
(January 09, 2008)
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Consumers May See Financial Woes 'Compounded'

An increasing number of Britons are due to develop unmanageable financial difficulties this year, new figures reveal. In research carried out by Grant Thornton, some 10,000 people are set to file ..
(January 01, 2008)
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Consumers Should Avoid Being A Turkey This Christmas

Britons are being urged to take the time to consider their spending carefully during the upcoming festive period, it has emerged. Pointing towards research carried out by WorldVision, Callcredit ..
(December 12, 2007)
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Borrowers Less Willing To Stretch Themselves Financially

Homeowners are coming under increased financial pressure, new figures indicate. According to a study released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), payments made on mortgage interest over the ..
(December 11, 2007)
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Credit Crunch Having 'Tangible Impact' On Consumer Spending

The study indicates that as a result of the troubles witnessed by the wider economic market, just over a fifth (21 per cent) of Britons have become concerned about their level of borrowing through ..
(December 05, 2007)
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Borrowing Applicants 'Receiving Tougher Checks'

Loan lenders are carrying out evermore stringent checks when it comes to looking at prospective borrowers’ ability to pay back money, it has been revealed. In an article in the Financial ..
(September 05, 2007)
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Decrease Noted In Financial Confidence

The nation’s financial confidence fell over the course of last month, new figures indicate. According to the latest Nationwide Consumer Confidence Index, Briton’s general optimism ..
(September 04, 2007)
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Mums And Dads 'Feel The Pinch' Of Extra Curricular Activities

Parents may find pressure on their finances is being compounded due to the cost of funding their child’s extra curricular activities, new figures indicate. Research carried out by Alliance ..
(September 03, 2007)
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Repossessions Levels 'Increasing'

An increasing number of homes are being repossessed, according to new figures. In a study released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), the proportion of residential properties ..
(September 03, 2007)
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Consumers Have 'Rose Tinted' Approach To Their Finances

Britons are taking a “rose-tinted view” of their financial future, it has been suggested. In a study carried out by Aegon, some 22 million adults are currently at risk of being in ..
(September 03, 2007)
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Survey Reveals More Money To Be Spent On Cars

Spending on cars is set to rise, the results of a new study have shown. The latest findings from the Sainsbury's Bank Car Buying Index reveal that 7.85 million Britons aim to purchase an automobile ..
(September 03, 2007)
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