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Paging Dr. Google

Question, how does the ease of using Google influence many of us in diagnosing illness?  That’s a question Kolabtree posed in a survey to consumers to measure the impact of Google and new developments such as the NHS integration in Amazon’s Alexa. In responding to the question “where do you get your health information from?”, […]

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Can’t find my key

Despite increasing cost pressures, the average price paid for motor insurance in the third quarter of the year remained flat, as drivers continued to benefit from a competitive motor insurance market, according to the ABI’s latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker out this week. The Tracker is the only survey that looks at the price consumers […]

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Slowly does it

Annual house price growth remained below 1% for the 11th month in a row in October, at 0.4%. Average prices rose by around £800 over the last 12 months, a significant slowing compared with recent years – for example, in the same period to October 2016, prices increased by £9,100. That’s the view of the […]

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Park Life at a Premium

Known as Britain’s breathing spaces, house prices in national parks are on average almost £128,000 more expensive than equivalent properties in surrounding counties.  The average house price in England and Wales is £294,021, compared to the average national park house price of £394,141– new data from Lloyds Bank has revealed. The New Forest is the […]

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Stay Hidden

Results of a new international study into workplace mental health reveal the extent to which workplace stigma around the topic is impacting both medical outcomes and employers’ bottom lines. The research exposes the true scale of mental health problems in the workplace, the magnitude of under reporting of mental health conditions, and what might be […]

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Not working well

The Financial Conduct Authority has published the interim report of its market study into the pricing of home and motor insurance. The FCA found that competition is not working well for all consumers in these markets and has set out its concerns about how pricing in these markets leads to consumers who do not switch or […]

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The new £20 notes

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney this week unveiled the design of the new £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner. It will be issued for the first time on 20 February 2020.  The polymer £20 note contains sophisticated security features making it the most secure Bank of England banknote yet. For the first time, […]

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In Line

According to the latest House Price Survey by the Halifax, annual house price growth slowed in September, rising by just 1.1% over the last year. Whilst this is lowest level of growth since April 2013, it remains in keeping with the predominantly flat trend that the lender has seen in recent months. The Halifax highlighted […]

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Party like it’s 70 69

The latest Deltic Night Index of the habits of 2,300 people reveals that they are spending a significant sum on a good night out, but most budget for the occasion and make their cash work hard to get the best bang for their buck.  Respondents to the survey spend an average of £70.69 on a […]

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Keep it locked

With thousands of students starting university or college for the first time, or returning for another year, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging students to make sure their valuables are insured. University can be an exciting time for many students, but with National Union of Students statistics showing that one in five students […]

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