Articles Published by ben tumilty

Ben has a degree in French from the University of Hull and has spent some time working in hotels in France. He is also keen on cricket, and runs a blog focusing on the sport, and also contributes to an online cricket website. Ben is a Credit Analyst at checkmyfile

Credit card confusion for consumers

Credit cards. Most of us have one, and getting your first one can feel like a massive step. We all see the adverts as well – “12 month’s interest-free on purchases”, “36 month balance transfer”, “18.9% interest rate”. They also advise spending carefully and regularly checking our statements. But do we stop to think about what any of this means?

Published on 24 Jan 2017 by Ben Tumilty

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Final PPI claim deadline pushed back even further

Let’s be honest, we almost all know someone who has claimed for PPI. You may have even done it yourself. If you aren’t aware of anyone you know claiming for PPI, you would still know of its existence, as the adverts for claims firms seem to populate every TV channel and radio station with advertising space.

Published on 4 Jan 2017 by Ben Tumilty

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Yahoo’ve been hacked – Yahoo in largest ever reported data breach

In the last two years, we have already been alerted to data breaches at Three Mobile, Tesco Bank, TalkTalk, Morrison’s, Steam and Sage, amongst others. The scale of these hacker attacks have varied. But none have come close to the newest report.

Published on 16 Dec 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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Inflation balloons to its highest level in more than two years

The rate of inflation in the UK swelled to 1.2% in November – the biggest increase since October 2014. This is on the back of a massive rise in clothing prices, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published on 15 Dec 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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Online retails rake in the cash as consumer spending spikes

So it’s fair to say that we spent a lot over Black Friday & the Cyber Weekend period. A bit like having a birthday but deciding to turn it into a birthday week (and then sometimes a birthday month), we went crazy as retailers shoved three weeks’ worth of funky deals down our throats.

Published on 8 Dec 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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How the other half live: are you in the dark over your partner’s finances

“What’s mine is yours, and yours is…not mine?” That is definitely not how the vows go. But according to financial services group Prudential, more than one in six of us admits that they have not told their partner how much they earn.

Published on 30 Nov 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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Consumer borrowing grows at its fastest pace in almost a decade

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Not weather-wise, though – instead, we’re spending more money on unsecured credit.

Published on 29 Nov 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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UK unemployment falls to its lowest in more than a decade

The three months to September saw UK unemployment figures hit an 11-year low of just 4.8%, based on statistics provided by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This is down from 5.3% in the same period of 2015, and dropped 37,000 from the previous three months of the year.

Published on 16 Nov 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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Number of people going insolvent in England and Wales increases by almost a fifth

Personal insolvencies saw a 20% increase in the third quarter of this year compared to the same three months in 2015, based on data released from the Insolvency Service.

Published on 3 Nov 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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Credit Card debt sees highest growth since the Recession

Household credit card debt increased by more than £500m in October, pushing the amount owed on credit cards to £66bn – roughly £2,400 per household in the country.

Published on 2 Nov 2016 by Ben Tumilty

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