Today on the show we’re talking energy bills; it’s Big Energy Saving Week 2018 with a number of organisations helping people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.
There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance news, and an update on what we’re doing here at Informed Choice at the moment.
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Personal finance news
-15% of UK Adults have missed a payment on their credit cards at some point. That’s according to the latest YouGov research commissioned by credit information provider Equifax.
-Mortgage approvals have fallen to their lowest level in nearly five years, according to new industry figures. According to UK Finance, UK banks approved 36,115 mortgages in December, a seasonally-adjusted figure at its lowest since April 2013.
-New figures from the Association of British Insurers have revealed car insurance premiums rising to reach a new high. Average premiums rose to £481 between October and December last year, up 9% on the same period a year earlier.
-Online payment provider Stripe has removed support for bitcoin payments. The service, which is used by more than 100,000 businesses to conduct online transactions, said bitcoin is now seen largely as an asset rather than a currency.
-Better than expected global economic growth forecasts mean Britain should be prepared for a much more economically optimistic year, despite Brexit. This is according to Lord Jim O’Neill, former Conservative Treasury minister and supporter of the Remain campaign.
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