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DVLA website fails on first day of new digital system – Taxpayers left in the lurch

Motorists in their multitudes realised they were unable to renew their tax today as the DVLA’s pristine vehicle tax site could not cope with mass amounts of traffic resulting from attentive car owners across the UK seeking to stay ahead of the taxman.

1 Oct 2014 Read More

7 ways to save that won’t cost you a penny

Inflation may have fallen to a tolerably low 1.5 per cent but with clothing, transport and alcohol prices all bucking the downward trend, most of us are still feeling the pinch.

1 Oct 2014 Read More

Did new school year mean new financial regime?

Did the words “back to school” a few weeks ago make you fear for your finances?

1 Oct 2014 Read More

Aviva condemn CMA’s motor insurance market investigation – Chief Executive outlines potential reforms to save £50 on annual premiums

Aviva top dog, Mark Wilson, has blasted the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for synthesising ‘very little meaningful change’ within the motor insurance market.

30 Sep 2014 Read More

Tax Discs discarded tomorrow – A last look at the key changes Consumers must be aware of

Tomorrow, the 1st October, signals an end to the significance of the tax discs which have embellished vehicle’s windscreens for 93 years. Drivers everywhere can dispose of them any way they see fit.

30 Sep 2014 Read More

HMRC instilled with new powers – Taxman now able to take up to £17,000 straight from salaries

Top earners will be at risk of having up to £17,000, owed in arrears, plucked from their pockets due to new debt-recouping capabilities being afforded to the taxman.

29 Sep 2014 Read More

London propels House Price Growth to heights of 2007, according to Land Registry Housing Data

The housing data for August has shown the price of an average UK property climbed by £1,761 for the month continuing the upwards trend seen in annual price growth for 2014.

29 Sep 2014 Read More

Comparison Sites now the main method savvy shoppers switch

31% of switchers used a comparison service when they last changed energy company, up from 26% in 2013.

29 Sep 2014 Read More

The Downfall of Wonga? – Profits for 2013 expected to plummet by 40%

Informally recognised as the face of payday lending, Wonga is expected to announce a 40% slide in profits next Tuesday to £50m for the 2013, down from £84.5m on the previous 12 months.

26 Sep 2014 Read More

AA shows greater leniency in the provision of Travel Insurance to Elderly – But, Ombudsman takes issue with Insurers’ unjust Alcohol-fuelled rejection of Claims

The AA have unveiled plans to allow travellers aged 79 or above to take out travel insurance cover for single trips from November 5th.

26 Sep 2014 Read More

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