Money Links For 18th Dec 2006

  • Quarter of men leave Xmas shopping to last minute
    It seems that some men like to leave things to the last minute when it comes to getting their Christmas presents bought, with a quarter found to wait until Christmas Eve before beginning their search for gifts.
  • Leicester
  • Homeowners stay put, says Firstrung
    Following two interest rate hikes by the Bank of England in a year, homeowners are increasingly likely to stay in their current property than seek a new one, according to first-time buyer mortgage specialist Firstrung.
  • Over half ‘at risk’ if they cannot work
    Leicester has found that over half of British citizens would not be able to cope financially if they were unable to work for an extended amount of time.
  • A third are unaware of store card rates
    As many as a third of people in the UK are presently unaware of the interest rate on their store card, leaving them exposed to potential debt, according to the Motley Fool website.

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