Savings: 84% of children save their pocket money!

moneyA new survey has shone a light on children’s pocket money and thrown up some surprising results. The research, conducted by Family Investments, looked into the pocket money habits of both parents and their children, and found: 80% of parents believe children who learn how to save will manage their finances better in later life However, only a third of children get pocket money on a regular basis Those children who do receive pocket money get an average of £2.50 to £4.00 per week aged ...

Retirement: New survey reveals why you need to talk about retirement

Saving for retirement conceptMany people dream of an idyllic retirement, spending more time with the grandchildren, longer holidays, more time in the garden or on the golf course, but a new survey reveals most people are unprepared for their ‘golden years’ and many have never even discussed retirement with their partner. The Prudential surveyed nearly 2,000 adults, over the age of 40 and the results were frankly alarming: 1 in 5 women over the age of 40 will rely on their ...

Signs of life in the housing market

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs we head into spring, a new survey has revealed further signs of life in the UK housing market. The research, carried out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has revealed house sales in the UK reached a three year high during March. The Rics housing market survey, showed estate agents had, on average, sold 17.4 houses each during the past three months; the highest level since March 2010. The figures from Rics are echoed by those from HM Revenue and ...

Homebuying: Failing to commission a survey makes homes a time bomb

InspectorThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), are warning that homebuyers who try to save money by not having a survey of their new home, could be storing up problems for a later date. RICS have warned that if a survey is not completed, families who may already be financially stretched could risk huge repair bills putting right problems with their new home, which a survey would have highlighted before the purchase was completed. The survey of 1,000 buyers, which was ...