A night of entertainment will launch Christmas in Coventry

Published Friday, 16 November 2018 Talented performers will help officially start the festivities in Coventry when they take to the stage for an evening of entertainment. An array of singers and dancers will be out in force for this year’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-on, which is set to go ahead on Wednesday, November 21. To…

Regulator enlists Gok Wan and Fred from First Dates in PPI campaign

What do the celebs say? The FCA says it’s enlisted Gok Wan and Fred Sirieux to help consumers complain, as part of its PPI reclaim campaign. It told MoneySavingExpert.com both celebrities are being paid for their support, though it won’t say how much. Gok Wan, a fashion consultant and TV presenter who rose to fame…

16 Days of Action | Coventry City Council

Published Thursday, 15 November 2018 Next week, from Sunday 25 November, through until Monday 10 December, Coventry City Council will be raising awareness of Domestic Abuse through the 16 Days of Action campaign. 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence stems from the original movement, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The movement first…

Don’t lose out by being loyal to your insurer

We know that a lot of MSE readers are savvy about shopping around for a good deal. But imagine if your elderly relative goes to their local newsagent, the one they’ve been going to for years. What if a first-time customer to that shop gets the same newspaper as your relative, but pays half the…

Multiple Payment Processing Options Increase Sales

The more payment processing options an ecommerce merchant offers buyers the more sales will happen. Each new payment of option added at point of checkout results in a sales lift of 5-20%. The vast majority of sales made by internet merchants are via credit cards. Consumers still prefer making purchases online with credit cards over…

Autism-friendly sessions at Tile Hill

Published Tuesday, 13 November 2018 Families with autistic children can benefit from weekly activity sessions and an autism friendly environment, at Tile Hill library. Families with autistic children can benefit from weekly activity sessions and an autism friendly environment, at Tile Hill library. Library staff run drop-in craft and activity sessions after school on a…

For some, basic financial services have been out of reach for too long

Financial services such as bank accounts and insurance policies are part of the essential architecture of our lives. Many people, however, lack access to financial services, and therefore have to rely on other forms of credit such as doorstep lenders, typically at much higher prices. Financial exclusion, whereby people lack access to financial services, often…

A Brief Guide To Spousal Bypass Trusts

Many people today have 'death in service benefit' through their employment or pension scheme which pays a lump sum should they die. They may also have life insurance policies or mortgage protection policies which will pay a lump sum on their death. Typically, these sums are not subject to inheritance tax upon death, but they…

Food Businesses And The Law

Maintain sufficient Food Hygiene Standards is a must for any food business which is why there are many Food Hygiene Courses based upon current UK legislation. Legislation surrounding food production and handling in the UK is always changing and evolving which means keeping up to date is really important. Most recently, in 2006, the government…

Spotting the signs of problem gambling

Written by PayPlan on 5 November 2018 Every year we speak to hundreds of clients who are facing financial problems due to gambling. This isn’t a fiver here and there on an accumulator at weekends, or the occasional flutter on the roulette, though. Problem gambling, which is estimated to affect around 430,000* people in the…

Rise in Inflation to Affect Student Loan Rates

The unexpected rise in Retail Price Index (RPI) could leave as many as four million graduates and students facing a rise in interest rates. Student loans are related directly to the RPI measure of inflation for each year. According to the latest figures, the RPI went up by 4.4% in March this year stating that…

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