Probe launched into hidden holiday money charges

September 21, 2011

Holidaymakers are being charged too much for their foreign currency because of complex charges and misleading information, according to watchdog group Consumer Focus. UK travellers exchange around £27bn each year and Consumer Focus questions whether much of the estimated £1bn charged in fees is warranted. It has submitted a...

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Money matters: How buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 5, 2011

How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to...

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Money matters: Financial worries force couples to delay divorce

September 2, 2011

Around two-thirds of divorces in the South West are being put on hold due to the tough financial climate, according to a new survey from accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton. The firm’s annual matrimonial survey reveals that a lack of value or liquidity of assets has caused 67%...

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