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Warning: Holiday booking scams jump by a third - here's how to avoid them

Holidaymakers should watch out as new data from Lloyds Bank shows travel-related scams have increased by a third over the year to March, with fraudsters targeting those booking package holidays, flights, hotels and caravans. Here’s how to try and avoid them - and what to do if you've been scammed.

29 April 2022

Universal credit and other benefits to rise from today - how to check you're not missing out

Millions of people will see a slight increase to their benefit payments starting from this month. Benefits such as universal credit, child benefits and state pension payments will see a rise. Here’s everything you need to know.

11 April 2022

Over 1.2 million subscription payments cancelled as people feel the squeeze of the cost of living crisis, according to Lloyds Bank

Over 1.2 million subscription payments have been stopped since summer 2021, as customers becoming increasingly worried about the cost-of-living crisis, research by Lloyds Bank has revealed.

8 April 2022

People cut back on adding money to their pensions and investment ISAs as the cost of living crisis takes its toll – finds poll

A quarter (24%) of people have stopped paying into long-term investments, such as ISAs or pensions, as the cost-of-living crisis takes its toll, research by Interactive Investor has found.

8 April 2022

Struggling to pay your vet bills? The RSPCA is warning people to avoid home remedies and to go elsewhere for your pet's prescription

An increasing number of people are struggling to afford pet bills amid the cost-of-living crisis. But, thanks to guidance released by the RSPCA, there are small things pet owners can do to help them save extra cash.

8 April 2022

Friday is the cheapest day to fly, research suggests – with flights to Milan the best value for money

Friday is the cheapest day to travel by plane, research conducted by Skyscanner has revealed. Out of the seven days of the week holidaymakers could save 9% by travelling out of the UK on this day.

6 April 2022

Growing numbers told they won't get £150 council tax rebate this month with further delays expected - but set up your direct debit now

People should brace for the prospect that the £150 council tax rebate might not come in April, with reports of local councils informing residents that a software issue has caused delays. Make sure you’ve set up a direct debit now to help prevent further delays.

6 April 2022

Chase launches market-leading savings account that pays 1.5% and allows you to put away up to £250,000 – here’s all you need to know

JP Morgan’s digital bank Chase has today (28 March) launched the Chase Saver account, a new option for customers to increase their savings, offering a 1.5% AER variable rate. Savers will be able to deposit up to £250,000 across all accounts from any other bank account they have.

28 March 2022