Are you sitting on a mobile phone financial treasure trove?

HOARDER Brits are sitting on an unused treasure trove of old mobile phones and gadgets – worth enough to pay for a weekend for two in Mallorca. 

 Each person has at least one old mobile gathering dust in drawers that could be worth on average £55 if sold second hand, a new study by ...

Claire Roberts

Claire Roberts



Ten ways to make the most of your money in 2020

Authored by Jennifer Jackson

The new year often means a fresh start – and for some, 2020 could mean turning over a new leaf when it comes to their finances. But don't be put off by the idea of having to grapple with big numbers, as large gestures aren't always what's needed.

You may find small actions taken now could go a long way towards improving your financial prospects, whether it's cutting down on daily...

Do you know how much you can borrow on a mortgage? Take this quiz to find out

Authored by Marc Astley

We all know how important knowledge is, but how clued up is the average Brit? With an endless array of technical jargon to get our heads around, Vanquis Bank surveyed 2,000 people from across the UK and asked them 10 financial questions, covering everything from Direct Debits, VAT, mortgages and National Insurance.

  • The average score on the quiz was 3
  • ...

All I want for Christmas is . . . a new mortgage?

Authored by Paula_D

When is the best time to investigate a house move or new mortgage deal? Statistics show that many people choose the Christmas holidays to get the ball rolling. Here, Michael Usher – owner of Michael Usher Mortgage Services – considers the seasonal trend...

As Christmas fast approaches, most people are frantically shopping for gifts rather than thinking about house moves, mortgages or...

Selling a property for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

Authored by Claire Roberts

Before the autumn selling season begins, here’s how to boost your chances as a first-time seller.

For first-time buyers, getting on the property ladder can be a steep learning curve. But what if you’ve already bought your first home and you’re now looking to sell for the first time?

Just like buying a first home, the experience of being a first-time seller can also have its...