Mayweather v Pacquiao

10 Mind-Blowing Mayweather-Pacquiao Money Facts

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao is, without question, the most lucrative boxing fight ever. The prize fight is worth a total of $300 million (£198m) – and boy is it worth each and every penny. Mayweather and Pacquiao aren’t just boxing for an amazing pay check – but they will fight for a place in […]

Save Money with a Fixed Rate Mortgage

With a large number of Britons struggling with debt problems, the news that the Bank of England might well increase its base interest rate in 2015 was certainly not welcomed by anyone. Homeowners who are on the Standard Variable Rate (SVR) offered by their lender or are approaching the end of their current deal can […]

One More Reason Why Britons are Sliding into Debt

What would happen to a nation if its citizens were to gradually earn less instead of more? A logical answer to that question would be that they would eventually succumb to debt and that many of them will in the end face bankruptcy. The sad reality is that we are not talking about a theoretical […]

Tenants Have Less Protection Against Financial Disasters

New research by insurance firm Aviva reveals that many of the seven million people in the UK who are currently renting a property are more vulnerable to debt problems should they suffer a sudden and unexpected loss of earnings or incur unforeseen expenditure. The study revealed that, while 13% of those living in a home […]

Insurer Highlights Increasing Debt Levels Among Individuals Over 55

In a recent article we reported on research carried out by the British charity StepChange, which showed that problem debt is costing the UK in the region of £8.3 billion a year. Traditionally, debt has been a much bigger problem in the under-40 age group, but a new study recently revealed that debt among the […]

Two More Reasons Why Many Britons are Slipping into Debt

Ever wondered why your pay cheque is simply not going as far as it used to and why you are trapped in a spiral of debt? The reason might not be financial mismanagement as many experts claim. According to a new study by the consumer group Which?, we are currently paying £410 per year more […]

Chorley Residents have 4th Highest Per Capita Personal Debt in the UK

Although the latest figures about per capita personal loan debt in the Chorley region do not cover all building societies and banks, they are nevertheless quite worrying. Data compiled by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the British Bankers’ Association shows that the average resident of Chorley has a personal loan debt of more than […]

Housing Costs Eating Away at Disposable Income

If you ever wonder why you still haven’t figured how to get out of debt after so many years a new study might have the answer: it’s simply because average weekly wages have failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living. Almost everything we buy has suffered from price hikes due to inflation […]

New Tax-Free Pensions Could be Disastrous

A brilliant move that could help to stimulate the sluggish British economy or a mis-selling scandal in the making? The government’s decision to open up pension funds for people over 55 next year so they can withdraw cash from their fund (partly tax free) has elicited mixed responses from industry experts. Tom McPhail of Hargreaves […]

Rate War Predicted for Fourth Quarter

At last there is some good news for debt-ridden British consumers: instead of the expected increase in mortgage rates, about which we have written repeatedly in the past, the rates might actually be heading down in the near future. The news comes after a survey by the Bank of England released a few days ago […]