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ImpulseSave: Is this the app to change mobile investing for DIY investors?

Many fund brokers and investment schemes currently offer online services and apps which are often quite simple to use, but True Potential’s new app and its ‘ImpulseSave’ option look set


A third borrow money for home improvements

The AA says the research shows that four out of ten want to make changes to their home this year. Decorating is the most popular change with one in five


EU rule threatens future of debit and credit cards

The UKCA says EU proposals will impact card payments, which British consumers have long enjoyed the benefits of since the first credit card was introduced to the UK in 1966.


Half of UK households borrow from non-traditional lenders

This is equivalent to 22.8 million people across the country and does not factor in payday loans. Other forms of non-traditional borrowing used by UK consumers include items bought on


Charitable giving shows rising confidence

With the latest raft of data showing an improvement in disposable income over the past year, the Giving Monitor shows 76% of consumers are now donating the same amount or more


Most cities see home affordability improve

The average price for a city home in the UK stands at £184,215 – 5.8 times gross annual average earnings, down from 6.1 in 2009 and just under 20% below

News , Property

Advisers expect SIPP provider numbers to halve

The specialist provider and administrators of self-invested pensions (SIPPs) says that would mean around half the SIPP firms today disappearing from the financial landscape. Despite the likely consolidation in the


1 in 5 have their credit rating impaired by partner

The global information services company found 12% of people said they have been impacted by a current or former partner’s bad credit rating while a further 5% have admitted that

News , Property , Small Caps

Calls for residential property to be held in pensions

The buy-to-let lender said the private rented sector has grown considerably to meet the demand for housing that can no longer be satisfied by owner-occupation, local authorities and housing associations


SSE freezes energy prices but millions face hike

The freeze is the longest unconditional price guarantee ever offered by an energy company. In order to deliver its price freeze SSE recognises and expects that its profit margin from