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Coronaphobia: Employees are refusing to come back to work

Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to business are facing a new uphill struggle - employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another 3 months.

Workers who were furloughed back in April are being...

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What’s your money personality type and how can you improve it?

Authored by Laura Bond

All of us have habits – and this applies to how we manage our money too. Whether our relationship with money is something we’ve picked up from our parents, or it’s been shaped more by our experiences in adulthood, attitudes to saving and spending differ.

TopCashback.co.uk has highlighted five different financial personality types. No one is perfect though – and even if you’re...

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Six daily habits of highly successful people

Authored by Laura Bond

The secrets of ultra-successful people have long been a source of interest to the rest of the population.

While we’re running out the door five minutes late with a globule of toothpaste down our front, have a bunch of emails we haven’t replied to and bags under our eyes from a late-night Netflix marathon, they’re breezing through their day with blissful efficiency.

Success...

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Six easy ways to claim back cash and save money

Authored by Laura Bond

Household budgets are going to be very stretched in the coming months, as the financial impact of coronavirus continues to be felt.

While many people are feeling a significant impact on their finances, there may be some small ways to ease some of the pressure.

Even while you’re sitting at home, you may be able to do something to save some cash right now and even get some...

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Property repossessions could soar due to pandemic

Authored by Laura Bond

Research by leading peer to peer lending platform Sourced Capital has found that the UK property market could see a double-digit rate of property value decline, with the market taking over five years to recover, while the number of property repossessions could also soar as a result of a COVID-19 induced recession.

Currently, the market has ground to a halt as both buyers and sellers...

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Seven money-saving habits you might want to continue after lockdown

Authored by Marc Astley

Much has been said about the perils of being stuck in the house 24/7, like family pets interrupting your important conference calls, your partner leaving their dirty dishes everywhere and the lack of respite from the kids.

And while all of these are valid concerns, one silver lining to the situation is how much money you save when you’re living in lockdown (if you’re lucky enough for...

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How to avoid falling for a Coronavirus con

Authored by Marc Astley

The coronavirus crisis is providing fresh opportunities for fraudsters to strike, particularly as people are now spending more time at home.

Whether it’s con artists appearing on the doorstep and posing as good samaritans, or bogus emails and phone calls received while people work at home from laptops, criminals are cynically trying to cash in.

“Scams are among the most...

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How will coronavirus affect your finances?

Authored by Marc Astley

The spread of coronavirus is causing many big financial worries for people, on top of health concerns.

People’s pensions, incomes and insurance could all be affected.

For consumers who are concerned about their immediate financial situation, getting help early could be key, so it’s important to talk to your provider sooner rather than later. Free-to-use debt help charities...

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Confused about pensions? What you need to know

Authored by Marc Astley

More than three-quarters of employees across the UK were members of a workplace pension scheme last year – a new record high, official figures reveal.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 77% of employees were in a workplace pension scheme in 2019, marking the highest membership rate since comparable records started in 1997.

Automatic enrolment into...

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Spring-clean your finances with these seven simple steps

Authored by Marc Astley

We can all become complacent with our finances, but as with any bad habits, the first step is admitting something needs to change – and spring is an ideal time to give your money habits a deep clean and refresh.

But, once you’ve decided to improve your money habits, where do you start?

Here are some ideas from TopCashback.co.uk UK director Adam Bullock, for spring cleaning...

Seven ways supermarkets try to tempt you into spending more money

Authored by Marc Astley

Ever gone out to buy a packet of biscuits – and then returned home with three packets, a new outfit, and a meal-deal from your supermarket’s new food range? If so, you’re far from alone in being seduced by your supermarket’s tempting offers.

Whether or not the food shop is something you enjoy doing, many of us will end up coming out of the store with our trolleys piled much higher...