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Double Dip Causes Brits to Fear the Worst for Their Finances

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 maggio 2012

Chester, (PRNewswire) With news of the UK economy falling into a double dip recession last week, the UK’s number one comparison site asked its users how the news would affect their outlook on their finances.A hefty 37 per cent of people said they were more concerned about their financial situation as a result of the recession, while a further 14 per cent said it will make them cut back on non-essential spending. Nearly a fifth (18 per cent) say they will look for ways to make their money to go further. Just a sixth (16 per cent) said the news of a recession won’t impact them at all.Kevin Mountford, head of Banking at said: “It comes as no surprise that many Brits are nervous following the news that Britain has edged back into recession, the first double dip since 1970. This combined with the surprise rise in inflation in March will have also impacted UK households struggling to cope with rising costs of living and lack of pay increases.
Consumers have had a tough few years and the news of a double dip recession may be the icing on the cake for many. A report from MoneySupermarket at the start of 2012 asked consumers which areas of their finances they were most concerned about this year. The report revealed that consumers are ten times more concerned about the cost of utility bills this year than they are about meeting their monthly mortgage payments. More than four in ten adults (43 per cent) said this was their biggest financial worry, whilst four per cent said their mortgage was their biggest financial stress. The rising cost of food (34 per cent) and petrol (33 per cent) also ranked in the top three concerns, over double that of concerns around being made unemployed or finding a new job (16 per cent) or not being able to save money (16 per cent).Kevin Mountford continued: “Sometimes, sorting out your finances can feel overwhelming, but there are some very simple steps you can take to claw back some much-needed cash. Cutting back on non-essential spending can make a difference, and by reviewing all of your household bills and not paying over the odds for things like energy, car insurance and day-to-day expenses can save more than you expect. Switching to the best deals using MoneySupermarket could save over £1,000 for your family.”

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Over Four Million Brits Consider Fraudulent Home Insurance Claims

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2012

A home in Louisiana damaged by Hurricane Katrina

A home in Louisiana damaged by Hurricane Katrina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chester, England, (PRNewswire) Britain’s number one comparison site found 4.3 million people with home insurance, (11 per cent), are willing to consider making a false claim on their home insurance. Of these people, four per cent (or 1.5 million) admit they’d consider making a false claim – or had already done so – regardless of the economic climate. Worryingly, almost 780,000 people have already defrauded their home insurer by successfully making a false insurance claim in the last five years.Peter Harrison, insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, said: “It’s extremely concerning to discover so many people are contemplating making a false or exaggerated claim on their home insurance. With recent news the UK has slipped into a double-dip recession, household finances will undoubtedly be stretched, but no matter how tempting, fabricating a claim for a payout is illegal, and you could face being prosecuted as a result.”
Insurance companies take fraud very seriously, no matter how big or small the amount being claimed for. If insurers are suspicious of a claim’s validity it will be investigated with specialist detection processes and anti-fraud technology. Anyone caught and found guilty of insurance fraud would find it extremely difficult to get insurance cover in the future. Previous convictions for insurance fraud must be disclosed on application forms for any type of insurance. Insurance premiums will be much more expensive for someone guilty of making a false claim, and in some cases insurers may not be willing to offer cover at all.
When it comes to fraudulent home insurance claims, there is a North-South divide with people in the North East (15 per cent) and North West (14 per cent) most likely to make a false claim. However, residents in the South East were the least likely to make a claim, with only eight per cent stating they’d be prepared to do so.
In addition, males are more likely to make a fraudulent claim (14 per cent) compared to females (eight per cent). Those under the age of 35 are more likely to act dishonestly, with 21 per cent making, or likely to make, a false claim compared to just 10 per cent of over 45’s.

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Free Postal Delivery on All Mothers Day Flowers from Flying Flowers

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 marzo 2012

Flowering Feijoa

Flowering Feijoa (Photo credit: Tatters:))

Chester, England (PRNewswire) With Mothers Day fast approaching, Flying Flowers has launched its latest collection of beautifully unique bouquets. The Mothers Day Flowers collection features a combination of colours to welcome in spring. Any arrangement from the collection bought through the online florist will be delivered for free. Sons and daughters across the country will be searching high and low for the perfect Mothers Day gift but nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a stunning arrangement of sumptuous flowers. At Flying Flowers, the Mothers Day Flowers range has caught the eye of many shoppers this month as it displays an eclectic range of bouquets. Those looking to make Mothers Day special have the choice of a wide range of bouquets as well as the option to add additional gifts which are sure to make a Mum smile. Ribbons, teddy bears, chocolates, wines and champagnes can all be added to the arrangements within the collection for a small price. The Mothers Day flowers collection has everything from bright, bold colours to soft pastels to suit all kinds of tastes. The range comprises a combination of roses, tulips, lilies and carnations amongst other beautiful flowers which are sure to please. Customers have plenty of choice and for anyone looking for something unique, the small potted plants are delightful. The arrangements and potted plants are available to order from now and prices start at just £9.99. Any order placed now on any flowers from the Mothers Day flowers range will be available for free postal delivery to help save shoppers even more money. Browse the full range from the collection and find the perfect gift for Mum before 18th March.

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UK Flooring Direct Offers Free Samples on Wide Range of Flooring Products

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 febbraio 2012

Chester, England (PRNewswire) With the new year came a surge in sales in the home improvements industry. Rather than moving home, many homeowners decided to stay put and instead decorate their current home. UK Flooring Direct has seen an increased number of homeowners take advantage of the money saving opportunities available on a range of products. To make choosing the perfect flooring easier, UK Flooring Direct is offering customers the chance to order free samples before purchase. Interior designers expect 2012 to be big for bright, bold colours matched with pastels. When it comes to flooring, homeowners can either choose eye-catching coloured wood flooring or one with subtle colours combined with adventurous colours. UK Flooring Direct is home to hundreds of flooring products in a range of styles. Solid wood, engineered wood and laminate flooring have proven particularly popular in recent months. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages and all appeal to different homeowners according to budget. Choosing the perfect flooring product is often a daunting task. With so many different colours and styles to choose from, homeowners can often become overwhelmed. To help make the process easier, UK Flooring Direct offers the opportunity to order free samples before making a final decision. Homeowners looking to make home improvements in their home are welcomed to UK Flooring Direct where an abundance of choice and free samples can be found.

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