Thousands of Yorkshire women face financial hardship, says WASPI campaign
THOUSANDS of Yorkshire women are facing financial hardship because the Government has failed to offer fair transitional arrangements for changes to the state pension age, according to a campaigning group.
The friendly way to invest and without the worry of paying tax
Amazingly few investors and even financial advisers appear to be aware of the savings plans which friendly societies can offer. One of their crucial features is that they are tax-exempt, making such schemes an ideal first investment for both an adult and child.
Can you afford the payments on the new car you just bought?
Have you borrowed to finance a car recently? If you have, you’re part of a growing trend. In fact, the amount of money borrowed to buy brand new cars has trebled in the last eight years to more than £30 billion. But this increase, particularly amongst people who already have stretched finances, has some people worried.
Single parents owed huge sum in unpaid child maintenance
Does your ex owe money in child maintenance? Unfortunately, a new report from the National Audit Office shows that this isn’t all that unusual. Altogether, the amount of outstanding child maintenance comes to a whopping £4 billion. To make matters worse, three quarters of that amount is uncollectable according to the Department for Work and Pensions, so at least £3 billion may never end up being paid at all.
Consumers still suffer from irresponsible lending, says Leeds debt charity boss
THE boss of a Leeds debt charity has warned that some consumers are still suffering at the hands of “irresponsible lending” after new figures revealed a worrying rise in complaints about payday loans in Yorkshire.