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One in ten Brits prepared to go toe-to-toe to bag a bargain on Black Friday


Black Friday could well turn into Black and Blue Friday for shoppers looking to bag bargains if the latest poll from Nationwide is anything to go by. The figures suggest that the discount event of the year looks set to provoke an aggressive streak in many of the shoppers planning to hit the high street. […]

Ticket fraud costs fans £1.3 million in the last six months


Concert goers and sports fans have lost over £1.3 million to fraudsters in ticketing scams over the last six months, new figures from the police have revealed. With 2885 reports registered with Action Fraud, this represents an average loss of over £450 per individual case in the six months to October. Action Fraud said a high […]

PPI claims firm fined £80,000 by watchdog after sending 1.3 million spam texts


A PPI claims firm that sent 1.3 million spam texts over a two-month period has been fined £80,000 by the data protection watchdog. It is the first of three fines totalling £250,000 that the Information Commissioner’s Office will issue this week to companies responsible for nuisance calls and texts. Birmingham-based UKMS Money Solutions Limited used […]

Over 55s less careful about scams


Three out of four people aged 55 or over are worried about being scammed, while one in five say they have fallen victim to an attempted scam in the last year, new research has revealed. According to Santander, 70% of those questioned said they had received an email which they thought was a scam, 36% […]

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The importance of guaranteed income post-pension freedoms

Around one in five UK retirees are being forced back into the UK job market due to a shortage of income, writes Ryan Smith

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Reality checkpoint for retirement saving is 35

A new survey has revealed that the reality checkpoint for people saving for retirement is 35. According to the first Skipton Building Society retirement index, it is at this age that the practicalities of preparing for a good retirement truly hit home. The research found that nearly four in ten (38%) 18-24 year olds believe […]

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