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The uncertainty around the pandemic has triggered more financial worry in Brits

60% of Brits are feeling stressed over their financial position

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 began in early 2020, many Brits have experienced extra financial pressure. To help understand how Brits are coping, Blacktower Financial Management has taken a closer look to uncover which cities are most concerned about the monetary implications of the pandemic, as well as those saving more now than ever before.

The UK has been one of the world’...

Consumers are worried about refunds during the pandemic

The UnRefundables - Shoppers left out of pocket post-pandemic

New consumer research commissioned by Visa has revealed a sharp increase in people unable to access returns or refunds for items bought during lockdown, with one in ten (11%) of those who requested money back still waiting for, or denied access, to a refund or voucher – a 215% increase from pre-pandemic times.

These items, coined “UnRefundables”, have left millions of concerned...

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Want your relationship to be more financially balanced?

When it comes to managing finances within a relationship or marriage, there are no hard and fast rules – but it is something that’s worth putting some careful consideration into.

According to a survey by Hargreaves Lansdown however, less than half (44%) of people with a partner share responsibility for day-to-day finances with them.

Among the married couples polled, only 37...

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Five money mistakes to avoid right now

Spending habits have changed radically since the start of the lockdown, with many people now having to get by on a reduced income – not to mention our usual routines and access to shops and restaurants having altered significantly.

According to figures from trade association UK Finance, credit card spending across the UK shrunk back by more than 12% in the year to March. Meanwhile,...

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

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 financial fears affecting us all right now and how to deal with them

With many of us experiencing income shocks right now, our money worries have, understandably, escalated.

Nearly a third of people in the UK have already seen their household incomes hit by the coronavirus pandemic, consulting company Kantar recently found, while a separate survey from Hargreaves Lansdown revealed a quarter (26%) of people in full-time work are worried about losing...

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Feeling the pinch? Ten ways to save money in the home

As if the threat of catching a global virus wasn’t bad enough, millions of households are also dealing with a huge cut in their household income.

The average family is £515 a month worse off because of coronavirus, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), which has calculated there’s a monthly fall of £14.2 billion in UK disposable incomes due to job losses...

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Six easy ways to claim back cash and save money

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

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...

Couple checking laptop. Coronavirus scam. Fraudsters.

How to avoid falling for a Coronavirus con

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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