VAT is going back to 17.5% from tonight, but many retailers are eager to not let this put us off our post-Christmas shopping, in many cases “graciously” not passing on the increase to their customers.
Just had a car crash? There’s an app for that! Both AXA and More Than have recently launched their own iPhone apps, and both look to do a similar thing- helping the user with a claim in the event of a car accident. Read how they compare.
You’re probably sick to death of Christmas shopping by now and are glad to see the back of the festivities for another year, but these days between Christmas and New Year can actually be great for getting your Christmas shopping for next year started.
Here’s the second in our crystal ball gazing series of expert predictions for 2010, this time we’ve got the thoughts of Jasmine Birtles who runs MoneyMagpie, and is also a finance journalist and writer of several books.
The Government’s VAT discount is due to end on 1st January, when it returns to 17.5% from 15%. Many retailers are using this as an added incentive to get you in their shops over the next few days with the promise of bigger-than-normal savings seeing as the prices will be rising on Friday.
Ed Bowsher, head of consumer finance at lovemoney.com, has given his predictions for our finances in 2010, looking at inflation, interest rates, mortgages, savings, house prices and tax.
Heard about online phishing, but know more about fly fishing? Well here are the ins and outs to help make sure you’re not caught hook, line and sinker.
Ex-Home Secretary Jacqui Smith recently raised the issue of regulation for “cash for gold” websites in the House of Commons, prompted by fears that a rise in burglaries had been caused by the increase in such sites.
A new blog, PlayPennies, has been launched, which aims to feature deals for money conscious parents.
According to MoneySavingExpert, the Office of Fair Trading will announce next week (22nd December) whether to continue pursuing its case against what it classes as unfair charges by the banks.