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North west’s bank of mum and dad most likely to take an interest

More than half of parents who offer financial help to their children to buy their first home expect to be paid back – and nearly three-quarters of them want interest – a study has found.

Last updated 26 October 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Women losing out to the tune of £30k a year in pension savings gap

womenpension2610 The gap between the amount men and women are saving for their retirement has grown to a new high of £30,000 over a working lifetime, a study has found.

Last updated 26 October 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

More mortgages available

The housing market is expected to see a stronger end to the year thanks to the prospect of greater mortgage availability on the back of recent Government initiatives, a survey of estate agents revealed this week.

Last updated 12 October 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Every little helps your mortgage?

green178 Tesco moved into the mortgage market this month as it looks to further expand its empire. The banking arm of the supermarket colossus – the largest supermarket bank in the UK – is now offering four mortgage products from fixed-rate to tracker deals.

Last updated 17 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Stobart firm has no truck with barristers’ traditional arrangements

The legal eagle at the Stobart Group has hit on a new idea which he says has the potential to save people thousands of pounds in legal fees.

Last updated 10 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Economy is stronger than ‘pessimistic’ picture GDP figure paints, says leader

Rob Johnston photo The chief executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce believes a state-backed business bank should be created to help get growth back into the economy.

Last updated 3 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A week of financial worry

Struggling consumers spend one week a year worrying about finances, as savings plummet and personal debt levels spiral.

Last updated 27 July 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

PayPal’s squeeze on banks

Customer take-up of new payment methods such as PayPal which are cheaper to process is challenging banks’ dominance.

Last updated 27 July 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Visa card for 12-year-olds

A chip and pin Visa card for children as young as 12 has been launched.

Last updated 27 July 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s official: You work all year and still have no spare cash for yourself

It was ‘Tax Freedom Day’ on Tuesday but a study shows we’ll spend the rest of the year working to pay bills and debt.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘Private protection insurance is the thorn in the side of this industry’

Nearly 6,000 bogus payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation claims were made to the ombudsman last year. The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) settled a record 222,333 disputes generally during the financial year 2011/12, of which 2.5 per cent – 5,667 cases – were found to be “frivolous and vexatious”.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Spending power down, cost of living up, wages stagnating and debts up

Families have £100 a year less to spend now than they did 12 months ago. Consumers’ spending power fell 0.9 per cent in April, compared with a year earlier, according to the Lloyds TSB Spending Power Report.

Last updated 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Teenagers expect to be on £56,000 by 35 – parents think otherwise

Teenagers expect to earn more than twice the average wage by the time they hit 35 – but only five per cent of parents share their optimism, a report has revealed.

Last updated 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Prices have risen but we can still afford to live beside the seaside

whitehaven185 Whitehaven has seen the eighth biggest rise in house prices among coastal towns in England and Wales in the last decade.

Last updated 18 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Follow ‘savvy mummy’ Michelle’s tips to entertain the family for less

With half term just around the corner and the summer holidays not far behind, it’s time to start thinking about family days out.

Last updated 11 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Bankrupt numbers rise and six million households are on the edge

The number of people declared bankrupt has risen for the first time in a year.

Last updated 11 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Slow wage growth and unemployment are keeping families’ incomes ‘fragile’

Family spending power has slumped to its lowest level since 2008, a study has found. The average British household had £144 a week of “discretionary income” – the money left after essentials are bought – in March, making them £10 a week worse off than a year ago and giving them the lowest amount of disposable income since November 2008, according to the Asda Income Tracker.

Last updated 4 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Bank of England hail success of scheme to circulate more fivers

A drive to increase the availability of good quality £5 notes through ATMs has been successful, the Bank of England have said.

Last updated 4 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Take mobile elsewhere...

If you’re coming to the end of your mobile phone contract, you’re in a seriously strong position – so make sure you use it.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Maternity leave puts 28% of new mums in the red

More than a quarter of new mothers go into debt during maternity leave, while one in 10 cut short their time away from work to ease financial pressures.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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