Credit Card Confusion: A Recent Survey Unveils Ten Myths That Could Be Leaving You Out of Pocket

TotallyMoney‘s annual Financial Awareness Survey asked a nationally representative sample of 2,000 UK adults a range of questions putting their personal finance knowledge to the test. Nearly one in two (49%) think that APR (annual percentage rate) is the most important feature of a new card Just under half (46%) don’t know that you’ll still pay …

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Credit report myths continue to cause confusion among UK consumers, finds TotallyMoney Financial Awareness Survey

  In their annual Financial Awareness Survey 2019, TotallyMoney asked a nationally representative sample of 2,000 UK adults a series of questions to test their personal finance knowledge. A majority (58%) are unaware the electoral register affects credit rating Just one in seven (14%) know the credit blacklist is a myth Roughly one in three­ …

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UK holidaymakers stand to waste £50+ of Easter break budget on overseas credit card charges

For immediate release. Research carried out by financial advice website Moneycomms.co.uk and commented on by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals that certain credit cards used abroad can cost consumers as much as £50-£60 in charges. This Easter, Britons travelling overseas and hoping to use their credit card to cover holiday spending, are urged to carefully consider …

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Ranked: The Best UK Cities for Millennials

Embargo 00.01 Thursday 4th April 2019 Research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals the best cities for millennials to live in and sees Scotland take two spots in the top three, with three Yorkshire cities ranking in the bottom five. The Free Credit Report company looked at 16 elements that are widely considered to be important …

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Unsuspecting Punters to Spend £16m on Grand National Credit Card Fees

Research by credit experts TotallyMoney suggests £16m will be spent solely on interest and transaction fees from using credit cards to gamble on the 2019 Grand National Festival.   Wearing Blinkers Credit card payments used for gambling are treated by lenders as a cash advance. Every time a customer makes a credit card cash transaction, …

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Brits spend £4.6 billion in credit card cash transactions, resulting in £219 million paid in charges.

Embargo 00.01 Thursday 21st March 2019 Credit card cash cost consumers a total of £219 million in fees and interest last year Average cash transaction was £125 last year Withdrawal fees cost up to £6.25 for £125 transaction plus interest on top There were more than 36 million credit card cash transactions in 12 months …

Read moreBrits spend £4.6 billion in credit card cash transactions, resulting in £219 million paid in charges.

Revealed: what goes into a credit score

With the launch of Credit Awareness Week, credit experts TotallyMoney reveal exactly what goes into credit scores and how they’re calculated, allowing customers to understand better the reasons for any changes to them. A YouGov survey of 2,000 commissioned by TotallyMoney also highlights the lack of understanding around the subject of credit reports. Hold the …

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Credit card balance transfers at 12 month high – Alastair Douglas comment

Commenting on the latest credit card stats released yesterday by UK Finance, Alastair Douglas, CEO of credit experts TotallyMoney, said: “Even though credit card providers continue to slash the duration of their 0% balance transfer offers, that in no way diminishes consumer demand for them. “According to UK Finance, there were 664,000 balance transfers in …

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Chelsea top of the January big spenders

Embargo 00.01 Thursday 28th February 2019 Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic will be hoping to avoid his predecessors’ pitfalls, as new research shows the club’s mixed record in the January transfer market. The Stamford Bridge club dominate an XI made up of the most expensive inflation-adjusted January transfers – it includes three other Blues’ players, and …

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Hertfordshire Dominates TotallyMoney’s 2019 London Commuter Hotspot Rankings

Embargo 00.01 Thursday 21st February 2019 Six Hertfordshire towns take spots in the top 10 best places to live and commute into London for work, according to new research by the free credit report company, TotallyMoney. Information page: https://www.totallymoney.com/commuter-hotspots/information/ Interactive tool: https://www.totallymoney.com/commuter-hotspots/ Waltham Cross, Hatfield and Hemel Hampstead all feature in the top 10, but the Hertfordshire …

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How solely making minimum credit card repayments costs borrowers thousands in interest and takes nearly 20 years to clear

Embargo 00.01 Thursday 14th February 2019 Alastair Douglas, CEO of credit experts TotallyMoney, comments on the high cost of solely making minimum credit card repayments, urging borrowers to adopt a simple fixed-payment strategy that could save them thousands. “Paying a bit less each month on your card balance may seem like a great gesture from …

Read moreHow solely making minimum credit card repayments costs borrowers thousands in interest and takes nearly 20 years to clear

BREAKING: Newsreader and journalist Michael Buerk fronts new TV advert for credit experts TotallyMoney

For Immediate Release: Newsreader and journalist Michael Buerk is the star of TotallyMoney’s brand-new TV advert, marking the third in a series that promotes the company’s Free Credit Report. The advert shows Buerk covering breaking news about how TotallyMoney has helped over one million customers since launching its Free Credit Report in late 2017. He …

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Could this be the last big January balance transfer bonanza as lenders slash interest-free terms by up to 35%?

 For Immediate Release £6 billion switched in month of January alone in the last 4 years (Jan 2015 to Jan 2018 inc) Total of 2.64 million balance transfer transactions in January in the last four years Two years ago, the longest 0% balance transfer (BT) deals were 43 months now only two lenders offer more …

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TotallyMoney, one of the UK’s fastest growing Fintech companies, agrees £29 million to further scale its credit marketplace

EMBARGO 00.01 (GMT) TUESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2018 Credit Fintech provider TotallyMoney has agreed £29 million of funding from Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (Elliott) and existing investors Scottish Equity Partners (SEP). The investment, which is subject to FCA approval, will be used to accelerate customer acquisition, build out the market leading technology platform and, through continued …

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New research shows university cities offer landlords some of the highest buy-to-let yields

New research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals university cities offer some of the highest buy-to-let yields, making them potentially the most lucrative hotspots for landlords. The Free Credit Report company surveyed over 580,000 properties across England, Scotland, and Wales to rank postcodes in order of highest buy-to-let yields, to lowest. The research showed locations with …

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TotallyMoney acquires one million Free Credit Report customers since its launch in 2017 — and it’s only the beginning…

Embargo 00.01 Wednesday 31st October 2018  Credit experts and FinTech scale-up TotallyMoney have asserted their position as key players in the credit report industry by acquiring over one million Free Credit Report customers since its launch last year. The rapid growth has been largely attributed to an array of features that have made a debut appearance …

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59% of Overtime Workers Won’t Get Paid for the Rest of 2018 from 16th October

Embargo 00.01 Tuesday 16th October 2018 A OnePoll survey commissioned by TotallyMoney shows that 59% of overtime workers don’t get compensated for the extra hours they put in — the equivalent of not being paid from 16th October until the rest of 2018. https://www.totallymoney.com/overtime-survey/ The survey asked 2,000 workers about the hours they put in …

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Prime Minister and Mayor of London Can Afford Over 92% of Homes Across London, Whereas Nurses, Firefighters and Teachers Just 2%

Embargo 00.01 Thursday 4th October 2018 New research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveal how much Londoners must earn to afford a one-bedroom property across London Underground, Overground, and DLR stations, calling into question whether Prime Minister Theresa May and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan are doing enough to tackle the capital’s housing crisis. https://www.totallymoney.com/mortgages/how-much-salary-buy-london/ TotallyMoney, …

Read morePrime Minister and Mayor of London Can Afford Over 92% of Homes Across London, Whereas Nurses, Firefighters and Teachers Just 2%

What Goes Into A Credit Score – Explained

Embargo 00.01 Wednesday 3rd October 2018 New research by credit experts TotallyMoney reveals exactly what goes into credit scores and how they’re calculated, allowing customers to understand better the reasons for any changes to them.  TotallyMoney generates credit scores and reports using data provided by credit reference agency Callcredit. However, what goes into your credit …

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Labour’s plan to ban credit card betting stands to save consumers £545 million on fees and interest.

Commenting on Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson’s call for a ban on using credit cards to gamble, Alastair Douglas, CEO of Free Credit Report provider and credit experts TotallyMoney, said: “A blanket ban on the use of credit cards would be a massive win for consumers. “For regular purchases, people usually get an interest-free grace …

Read moreLabour’s plan to ban credit card betting stands to save consumers £545 million on fees and interest.

Research Reveals How Much Our Favourite Footballers Would Cost If They Were Bought Today

Embargoed 00.01 Wednesday 5th September 2018. New research by credit and eligibility experts TotallyMoney reveals how much our favourite footballers would cost if football clubs bought the players today. The credit report specialists took the average transfer values of players since the English Premier League began in 1992, and compared the increase in transfer costs …

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TotallyMoney Join Forces With Trussle To Offer Free Online Mortgage Broking That Simplifies Personal Finance

London, 23 AUGUST 2018: Credit and eligibility experts TotallyMoney have partnered with the UK’s first online mortgage broker Trussle to offer customers a free and seamless way to get a mortgage online. The partnership builds on TotallyMoney’s success as a Free Credit Report provider and credit card and loan comparison specialists. By integrating Trussle’s mortgage …

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Crammed into the Acropolis – Athens offers the least space per person

New research from TotallyMoney finds the cities with the biggest populations in the smallest area The Greek capital offers only 133m2 per person – in contrast to a massive 585m2 in Ljubljana in Slovenia London properties are the most expensive per square metre in Europe If you’ve ever felt like you have to elbow people …

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Greater London Beats Hertfordshire for Best Average Credit Score, With Kingston Upon Thames Taking First Place

Embargoed 00.01 Monday 30th July New research by credit experts TotallyMoney has revealed the best average credit score locations across the UK, with Greater London soaring to the top, and Hertfordshire following close behind. https://www.totallymoney.com/credit-map-of-the-uk/ The Free Credit Report company looked at credit scores for all available postcode areas, to calculate the average score for that …

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BRITONS TO SPEND £23.8 MILLION ON INTEREST AND FEES FROM USING CREDIT CARDS TO GAMBLE ON WORLD CUP

New research by credit experts TotallyMoney suggests Britons will pay an estimated £23.8 million solely on interest and transaction fees from using credit cards to gamble on 2018’s World Cup. Credit card payments used for gambling are treated by lenders as a cash advance. This usually means the borrower is charged a transaction fee, a …

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Is Shared Ownership The Future for First-Time Buyers?

Revealed: 18-24 year olds clueless about how Shared Ownership works with only 28% knowing what it is. Only 19% of property buyers in the last ten years have used a Government buying scheme to secure their property, with a smaller 6% having used the Government’s Shared Ownership scheme. Surprising survey results from TotallyMoney survey reveal …

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UNIVERSITY CITIES OFFER BEST BUY-TO-LET YIELDS

New research by TotallyMoney suggests university cities offer the highest return on buy-to-let investments, with Liverpool coming out on top. https://www.totallymoney.com/buy-to-let-yield-map/ The Free Credit Report and comparison specialists looked at over 580,000 properties across England, Scotland, and Wales to rank each postcode, from best place for buy-to-let yields to worst. The top five postcodes Liverpool …

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TOTALLYMONEY AND NEWDAY JOIN FORCES TO RE-LAUNCH FLUID CREDIT CARD

REFRESHED CARD LAUNCHES WITH HIGHLY COMPETITIVE BALANCE TRANSFER OFFER FOR NEAR-PRIME MARKET TotallyMoney, the credit report, eligibility, and comparison specialists and NewDay, a leading specialist financial services provider and one of the largest issuers of credit cards in the UK, have partnered together to re-launch the Fluid Credit Card. A new credit product designed to …

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LONDONERS PAY £3,744 A YEAR FOR AN EXTRA 10 MINUTES IN BED

New research by credit report, eligibility, and comparison specialists, TotallyMoney, shows Londoners pay on average £3,744 a year for an extra 10 minutes in bed each day, the equivalent of over 10% of the average London salary. https://www.totallymoney.com/rent-vs-tube-journey-time/   The research looks at average weekly rent for properties close to each Underground station on each …

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South East England Best UK Region to Make Living as Towns Take Five Top-10 Spots, With Crawley Number One

New research by TotallyMoney shows South East England to be the best place in the UK to earn a living. The research considers median monthly take-home salary, average monthly mortgage repayment, cost of living, unemployment levels, and job growth to rank 59 locations in order, from best place to earn a living to worst. South …

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New TV Advert: Anthea Turner Wowed by TotallyMoney Free Credit Report

Anthea Turner Wowed by TotallyMoney Free Credit Report Superstar TV presenter Anthea Turner fronts the new TV advertising campaign for TotallyMoney’s free credit report service.   LONDON, 20 APRIL 2018 – TotallyMoney’s award-winning free credit report service is designed to help customers improve their credit score. And a new advertising campaign starring Anthea Turner shows …

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Time to put your feet up: The best destinations for Brits to retire abroad

   Spain proves to be the best country to retire abroad, with 4 cities in the top 5 destinations.    Lanzarote best overall destination to retire, topping the charts for winter sun.    Algarve is the best value option for retired Brits looking for top of the range entertainment on a budget. When it comes to planning your …

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Essex Beats Herts and Kent to Take Top Ranking London Commuter Hotspot County

New research by TotallyMoney suggests Essex is one of the best counties for London commuter hotspots, with Hertfordshire and Kent following close behind. Interactive tool: https://www.totallymoney.com/commuter-hotspots/ Information and analysis: https://www.totallymoney.com/commuter-hotspots/information/ The research defines a commuter hotspot by looking at average house price, length of commute time into London by train, the cost of an annual season …

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Confused.com teams up with TotallyMoney to launch free personalised credit comparison tool

CONFUSED.COM TEAMS UP WITH TOTALLYMONEY TO LAUNCH FREE PERSONALISED CREDIT CARD COMPARISON TOOL LONDON, 22 February 2018 Longest running UK car insurance comparison site, Confused.com, has teamed up with credit report, eligibility, and comparison specialists, TotallyMoney, to launch a free personalised credit card comparison tool. Customers need only submit a few details about themselves and …

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Best Credit Report Provider 2018 Launches Personalised Top Offers for Customers

TotallyMoney’s 250,000 customers now have access to individually tailored credit card and loan offers selected to match their Borrowing Power. The unique credit eligibility Borrowing Power algorithm helps customers unlock the best credit offers that are available to them.   TotallyMoney, named Best Credit Report Provider 2018 in the MoneyNet awards, unveils the intelligent ‘Latest …

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To Buy or Not To Buy? The UK’s Top Help-To-Buy Hotspots Revealed

Central Bedfordshire is the top district to purchase a property through help-to-buy schemes in the UK Of the UK’s largest cities, Wakefield found to be the number one help-to-buy hotspot, beating out larger cities West Sussex named the best region in the UK to purchase a property through help-to-buy Entering the property market has become …

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Scandinavia the best place for a good work-life balance – while UK loses out to Ireland, Germany, Spain

New research from TotallyMoney finds which countries in Europe offer a maximum of leisure time to keep their citizens happy, and a minimum of working hours (provided they’re productive), finding that Denmark and Sweden top the list – with the UK coming in at an unlucky 13th position.   Have you ever felt like you …

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THINKING OF A PET THIS CHRISTMAS? IT COULD COST 14 TIMES MORE THAN YOU THINK

LONDON, 13 December 2017 — A OnePoll survey commissioned by TotallyMoney reveals the average cost of pets over their lifetime is much higher than we think, lending credence to the old saying that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas. The interactive calculator looks at a range of pets — including dogs, cats, …

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Study reveals student let hotspots could ease the squeeze on buy-to-let investment

TotallyMoney’s latest buy-to-let yield property investment report sees the university cities climbing the table of top performing postcode areas. And despite increasing pressure on diminishing margins, landlords could still see rental yields in excess of 12% in the best postcode area. www.totallymoney.com/buy-to-let-yield-map/ The TotallyMoney Buy-to-Let Yield Survey (AW17 Edition) has named Liverpool L7 as the …

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TotallyMoney Credit Report App Gives Customers Live Credit Score Updates and Intelligent Credit Eligibility Alerts. Totally Free.

Customers can now download an app to track their credit score and real-time likelihood of being accepted for credit, access their full credit report and receive alerts and notifications of changes. TotallyMoney’s Live Credit Score service can now be accessed through the new app available for both iOS and Android users. The app provides  customers with …

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TotallyMoney’s Borrowing Power Map Reveals UK’s Credit Haves and Have Nots

TotallyMoney’s new free credit report service provides customers with live updates about their  Borrowing Power. And now they’ve mapped the UK’s average scores across almost 3,000 postcode districts. https://www.totallymoney.com/credit-map-of-the-uk/ TotallyMoney’s new Credit Report provides customers with unique up-to-the-minute information about their credit status. TotallyMoney has developed a Borrowing Power tool that is updated each time …

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Introducing… The Beatles, Oasis, Muse – The Grand Tour of the UK Genre-Defining Musical Geniuses

A new interactive map of the UK from TotallyMoney shows the massive involvement the country has had in the world music scene, with classic rock bands like Black Sabbath through to boy band pop stars One Direction making up the colossal £4.1 billion contribution of the music industry to the British economy. From Hey Jude …

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Callcredit & TotallyMoney Launch Free Live Credit Score

CALLCREDIT HAS TEAMED UP WITH TOTALLYMONEY TO LAUNCH A FREE LIVE CREDIT SCORE SERVICE Customers can now track their credit score and likelihood of being accepted for credit, access their full credit report and receive alerts and notifications of changes. All totally free. LONDON, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 – TotallyMoney has launched a Live Credit Score …

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Callcredit & TotallyMoney Launch Free Live Credit Score

CALLCREDIT HAS TEAMED UP WITH TOTALLYMONEY TO LAUNCH A FREE LIVE CREDIT SCORE SERVICE Customers can now track their credit score and likelihood of being accepted for credit, access their full credit report and receive alerts and notifications of changes. All totally free. LONDON, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 – TotallyMoney has launched a Live Credit Score …

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Free Credit Report Service – Live with Clive

“For the viewers at home”, ITV’s voice of football Clive Tyldesley stars in the new TV advertising campaign for TotallyMoney’s Credit Report and Live Credit Score service. TotallyMoney has launched a Live Credit Score and Credit Report service that provides customers with up-to-the-minute information about their credit status each time they log in. The service …

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The UK’s Most Stressful Places to Live

Feeling some additional pressure recently? You might just be a product of your environment. We’ve looked at 16 stress-inducing factors across the country – such as finances, commute time, job opportunities and crime rates – to find the least and most-stressed towns and cities in the UK: www.totallymoney.com/most-stressed-cities-uk/ The interactive page includes stats and insights …

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Beauty and the Fees – Brits Spend £4,454 per Person on Their Looks

With over 70% of the UK admitting to being beauty-conscious, a new interactive data graphic from TotallyMoney.com compares budgets for beauty across the country and finds Leeds has the highest spend per capita. How much do you spend on maintaining your good looks? In new research from TotallyMoney.com, you can find out whether you’re a big …

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The UK Credit Eligibility Map from TotallyMoney.com

Want to know if you’re keeping up with the Joneses? You can now see how creditworthy your neighbours are with the TotallyMoney.com UK Eligibility map. TotallyMoney.com has mapped out the average eligibility scores around the UK to highlight the differences in access to credit throughout the country. You can see the average eligibility score of …

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Great Britain's buy-to-let hotspots 2017: Which postcodes offer the best yield?

As the new tax changes on buy-to-let properties make the profit margins for private landlords even smaller, a new study from TotallyMoney.com has revealed which UK postcodes are the best for buy-to-let mortgages. www.totallymoney.com/buy-to-let-yield-map/ By calculating buy-to-let yields across Great Britain, TotallyMoney.com found that residential property investors should look to Liverpool’s L7 postcode. Covering the …

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Great Britain’s buy-to-let hotspots 2017: Which postcodes offer the best yield?

As the new tax changes on buy-to-let properties make the profit margins for private landlords even smaller, a new study from TotallyMoney.com has revealed which UK postcodes are the best for buy-to-let mortgages. www.totallymoney.com/buy-to-let-yield-map/ By calculating buy-to-let yields across Great Britain, TotallyMoney.com found that residential property investors should look to Liverpool’s L7 postcode. Covering the …

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The UK Overtime Survey 2017: TotallyMoney.com Reveals How Many Extra Hours Brits Are Working

So, how much overtime do you put in and what is it costing you over the course of a year? If you think it’s just a few minutes here and there, do the sums and you might be surprised how much this is leaving you out of pocket. Take the overtime test here: https://www.totallymoney.com/overtime-worth/ In …

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London’s Commuter Hotspots: New Research Finds The Capital’s Best Commuter Towns

Londoners have to deal with the financial pressures of living in the one of the world’s most expensive cities, which is why many choose to relocate to the suburbs and commute into the city. TotallyMoney.com has looked into the towns surrounding London to find the best commuter hotspots. The towns have been ranked on factors …

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The Best Jobs to Land Without a Degree

How important is university? Nearly 60% of graduates feel they could have got their current job with a vocational qualification instead of a degree With A-Levels on the horizon, most students will have made their applications for university. For many, it’s the obvious next step after sixth form. But with fees rising beyond £9000 this …

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The World's Most Cultural Cities

Museums, Music, and Michelin Stars – Amsterdam is the world’s most cultured city For a seasoned traveller, every city has something on offer. But which ones have the most history, art, food and music to discover? The Netherlands capital proves a winner, while Riyadh and Chennai suffer. Find out the rest in the new culture …

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The Cost of Being an NFL Fan

Broncos, beers, and (Super) Bowls – it costs $2364 on average to be an NFL fan In the lead-up to the Super Bowl, TotallyMoney.com’s research shows that it costs $2,364.27 on average to follow a team throughout the season – and finds the how much it takes to support the different teams in the League. …

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Porn? Gambling? TotallyMoney.com discovers the secrets that bind couples together this Valentine’s Day

In celebration of Valentine’s Day TotallyMoney.com has decided to delve into the world of secrets people keep from their partners (but don’t worry, we’re not judging anyone). Infographic: www.totallymoney.com/valentines-day-secrets/infographic/ Webpage: www.totallymoney.com/valentines-day-secrets/ The research discovered that many Brits feed white lies to their significant others about gambling, ex-partners and even watching porn in order to hold …

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Rent vs Time Tube Map: How Much Will Londoners Pay for a Shorter Commute?

We all want an extra minute or two in bed each morning, but how much will the people of London pay for this pleasure? Recent research by credit comparison website TotallyMoney.com has found that Londoners will pay on average an extra £6.60 a week in rent for every minute shaved off their travel time. To …

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The Future of Finance is Facebook – how social data is used by credit companies

A new study from credit comparison experts TotallyMoney.com shows which companies are using which alternative data sources and making traditional credit checks look like a thing of the past.      It’s not an unusual concern in this day and age to be worried about how your online presence might come across to potential employers, but now …

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The Cost of Christmas Pets

Each Christmas people all over the UK enjoy a furry addition to their family in the form of a new pet. In an effort to inform potential pet owners about the responsibility and cost involved with owning a pet, TotallyMoney.com has created a Cost of Christmas Pets calculator: https://www.totallymoney.com/cost-of-pets/ TotallyMoney.com has teamed up with Wood …

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Salary Around Europe

Should you Brexit? Study reveals which European country your job would make you most money in; from Spain for bus drivers to France for doctors. Imagine if you knew that you could do the same job you love, but make much more money at it, work fewer hours and have longer holidays. This is all …

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The World's Favourite Films

Everyone’s heard of Avatar, but have you ever watched Loufa Kai Parallegi? How about The Mermaid? Well, they were the biggest films of the past ten years in Greece and China, respectively. TotallyMoney.com has looked at the highest grossing films around the world between 2006 and 2016 to see how the box-office habits differ between …

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UK’s top 10 high yield buy-to-let hotspots revealed

Leeds steels itself for a ‘landlord goldrush’ as it tops the list of postcodes where buy-to-let developers could turn a profit on rental properties. The buy-to-let interactive heatmap released today by TotallyMoney.com shows would-be property moguls an at-a-glance view of the potential yield from rental properties across more than 2,600 UK postcode districts.1 Leeds (LS6 …

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£10,000 of prizes up for grabs in Thumb-Stopping Moments short film competition

TotallyMoney.com is offering £10,000 of prizes to filmmakers who can stop someone scrolling through their social media newsfeed with just 60 seconds of film. The credit comparison site will award £7,000 for the best film submitted. The second and third runners-up will get £2,000 and £1,000, respectively. Films can be no longer than 60 seconds …

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The cost of your bucket list

People are willing to spend up to £10,000 on their bucket list on average, new research has revealed. A survey exploring bucket list budgets revealed respondents would be willing to part with between £5,000 and £10,000 on completing their travel goals. But with the cost of completing the ‘top 10 bucket list activities’ coming in at a …

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London Underground map shows the price per square foot of property near each tube station

TotallyMoney.com can reveal the average cost per square foot of property within a 0.5km radius of each London Underground station. New research paints a sobering picture of London’s housing crisis by revealing how much one square foot of property costs throughout the capital. Using the world famous London Underground map, TotallyMoney.com have listed the average …

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The UK’s most stressed cities

If you’re looking for a stress-free life, then stay away from Southend-on-Sea. The Essex seaside town is the most stressed place in the UK, according to new research. Credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com has compiled a list of the most stressed places in the UK, based on criteria such as local unemployment levels, the amount of …

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Are You Sitting on a Retro Tech Fortune?

New research by TotallyMoney.com has found that some classic tech devices are fetching small fortunes on online auction sites. Could your old tech devices actually be earning you money? The pace at which technology moves today means we’re constantly piling up old devices like phones and games consoles in cupboards, garages and attics. But a …

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Why the recent changes to the UK minimum wage won’t help many workers looking to rent in Birmingham

Following the recent change in the UK’s national minimum wage, TotallyMoney.com decided to look into how affordable housing is to people working low income jobs Birmingham and the surrounding area, and the results are shocking. Minimum wage workers on 37.5 hour weeks would only be able to rent one-bed properties in nine of the 77 …

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Jess the Ticket! Tickets for singer Jess Glynne’s gigs can resell for over 5000% of their face value!

When it comes to top pop performers, true fans will do almost anything to see them live – and that can include paying eye-watering ticket prices. Which is good news for those who aren’t that bothered about seeing the likes of Adele, Rihanna, or Justin Bieber, as, if they’re canny, they can sell on their gig tickets and make a …

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The recent changes to the UK minimum wage won’t help many workers looking to rent in Manchester

Following the recent change in the UK’s national minimum wage, TotallyMoney.com decided to look into how affordable housing is to people working low income jobs Manchester, and the results are shocking. Minimum wage workers on 37.5 hour weeks would only be able to rent one-bed properties in seven of Greater Manchester’s 43 postcode areas without …

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Why the recent changes to the UK minimum wage mean nothing to minimum wage workers looking to rent in London

The recent increase to the UK’s national minimum wage will mean very little to low income workers in London, recent research has found. TotallyMoney.com has looked into how affordable housing is to people with full time minimum wage jobs in the capital. The research revealed that not a single London postcode area offers one-bed rentals …

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TotallyMoney.com discovers what secrets couples keep from one another this Valentine’s Day

In celebration of Valentine’s Day TotallyMoney.com has decided to delve into the world of secrets people keep from their partners (but don’t worry, we’re not judging anyone). It might be hard to believe, but men are actually more likely to hide something romantic from their partner than women. The survey, conducted by OnePoll on a …

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Fat, Lazy, Sex-mad and Angry: The World’s Most Badly Behaved Countries Revealed

At a time of the year when everyone is making resolutions to better themselves, a new league table of depravity – the International Sindex – reveals the biggest sinners in the World. For Darren Kavinoky, American criminal lawyer and creator of the TV show Deadly Sins, the seven deadly sins are just human instincts gone …

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The Reality of the Help to Buy ISA

The Help to Buy ISA scheme will be great for those in the Midlands and North… but what about the rest of the country? First-time buyers look set to get a leg-up on the property ladder with the long-awaited launch of the Help to Buy ISA on 1 December. But with ever increasing property prices, …

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Brits more comfortable discussing sex than their savings

British people are more comfortable discussing so-called ‘taboo subjects’ than money, with people saying they’d sooner discuss sex, religion, and politics than their savings, according to a survey conducted by Totallymoney.com. More than 1 in 5 of us have lied about how much we earn 24% of men have lied about their salary, compared to …

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£856 million ($1.3 billion) is spent on Candy Crush every year, new analysis reveals

New analysis carried out by TotallyMoney.com reveals how much money is spent on Candy Crush in-app purchases every year, how much time people spend playing Candy Crush every year and how King.com, the company behind this addictive game, compares with others in the smartphone gaming business: Every day, 93 million people play Candy Crush £856 …

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Blackburn is the best place in the UK to make a living, new analysis reveals

New analysis by TotallyMoney.com, reveals that Blackburn is the best place in the UK to make a living. The analysis compared median wages to mortgage repayments, cost of living and the health of the job markets in each town. The calculations focused on working and living in each town, with no points awarded for scenery, …

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UK’s top 10 high yield buy-to-let hotspots revealed

Sheffield steels itself for a ‘landlord goldrush’ as it tops the list of postcodes where buy-to-let developers could turn a profit on rental properties. The buy-to-let interactive heatmap released today by TotallyMoney.com, the credit comparison experts, shows would-be property moguls an at-a-glance view of the potential yield from rental properties across more than 2,600 UK …

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How the UK and Ireland generate more wealth than 43 countries put together

One million people in Birmingham create as much wealth as 21 million Angolans. Sheffield has an economy the size of Ghana’s. And Glasgow has met its match in Bulgaria. If you want to know the true scale of the UK and Ireland’s economy, look no further than this startling map. TotallyMoney.com compiled it by renaming …

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Watch out for the minimum payment trap

New stats reveal more than 96% of Brits don’t understand credit card debt A new study by TotallyMoney.com found that the majority of UK adults grossly underestimate the impact of just making the minimum payment, when paying off credit card debt. When asked ‘how long would it take to clear £2,000 in credit card debt …

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UK & Ireland Cost Obsessions Revealed

If ‘you are what you Google’, then what do popular search terms reveal about the UK and Ireland? TotallyMoney.com has mapped the common cost concerns of people from Exeter to Edinburgh, and found it’s all about tobogganing in Ipswich, weed in Manchester and even prostitutes in Sheffield. Cosmetic procedures are a popular trend, with liposuction …

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UK & Ireland Cost Obsessions Revealed

If ‘you are what you Google’, then what do popular search terms reveal about the UK and Ireland? TotallyMoney.com has mapped the common cost concerns of people from Exeter to Edinburgh, and found it’s all about tobogganing in Ipswich, weed in Manchester and even prostitutes in Sheffield. Cosmetic procedures are a popular trend, with liposuction …

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Leicester Is England's Help to Buy Hotspot

Interactive Map reveals Leicester is #1 Help to Buy Hotspot with 892 Mortgage Completions New research into the Help to Buy mortgage scheme, which is now 2 years old after first launching in April 2013, has revealed that Leicester is the England’s Help to Buy hotspot. An interactive heatmap compiled by TotallyMoney.com, using housing market …

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What we really value, through the lenses of 50 photographers

New photos from around the world reveal what people really value most In a time when many of us can’t imagine a world without smartphones and computers, credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com approached 50 photographers in over 20 countries to find out more about what people around the world really value. The good news? There wasn’t …

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Two Years Since Launch, 60% of England Postcodes Have Zero ‘Help to Buy’ Homes

Interactive Map reveals 1,261 out of 2,117 Postcode Districts in England have yet to see any ‘Help to Buy’ mortgage completions – despite more than 400,000 eligible homes being available. Two years after George Osborne launched Help to Buy in April 2013, a brand new interactive map from TotallyMoney.com, using housing market data from the …

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Where are you on the UK Credit Map?

Research reveals that Ilford is the only area of the country where you have a better than evens chance (51.6%) of being accepted for a credit card. Ilford has been crowned the credit card acceptance capital of the UK, with 51.6% of those who applied for a credit card being accepted. The Credit Index1 and …

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Over Half of Men in a Relationship Think They’d Be Richer Single

Survey reveals 52% of men believe they’d be financially healthier without a better half. They say that chivalry’s dead, but a new survey by TotallyMoney.com has revealed that more than half of men believe they spend more money in a relationship than they would as a singleton. Dates, gifts, getaways – of the 600 people …

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45% of People in a Relationship Think They’d Be Better off Single

Survey reveals almost half of people with a partner believe they’d be wealthier alone. If you’ve ever told your other half that they’re more trouble than they’re worth, you may not have been entirely in the wrong. TotallyMoney.com asked a total of 600 participants split by relationship status whether they thought they’d be financially better …

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