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Errors found in a third of credit reports

More than a third of people who have checked their credit report in the last 2 years have found errors, research by uSwitch has found.

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Low interest rates encourage savers to spend

More than two fifths of savers have made unplanned withdrawals in the last 12 months, according to a survey by Prudential.

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New stamp duty regime in force

As outlined in the Chancellor George Osborne's 2014 Autumn Statement, major changes to the way stamp duty land tax is charged on residential property purchases in England and Wales are now in effect.

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Majority of micro businesses are home based

More than 8 out of 10 micro businesses are based in the home, according to research by Lloyds Bank Insurance.

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Switch guarantee popular with consumers

There has been a 22% increase on the number of bank account switches since the Current Account Switch Service was introduced in September 2013, according to figures from the Payments Council.

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Slightly older peers key to financial education

Young people aged 16-21 could benefit from hearing financial mismanagement stories from those in the 22-29 age bracket, a report by the Money Advice Service has suggested.

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Brits plan to work through retirement

Less than a third of UK adults are planning to stop working after they retire, according to a poll by Aegon UK.

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First-time buyers up a third in NI

Loans to first-time home buyers in Northern Ireland increased 29% in the last year and 13% in the last quarter, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed.

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Home owners unaware of mortgage rate

Almost half of people do not know the current rate of their mortgage, research by communications campaigner Keep Me Posted has found.

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Financial jargon confuses consumers

Consumers don’t understand the financial jargon used by banks and building societies, according to a survey by National Savings & Investments.

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