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Identifying the top financial priorities

Identifying the top financial priorities

Is it establishing an emergency savings or using credit responsibly? Is it more important to have open communication about finances with family members or calculate how much you need for retirement? What are your priorities after the budget at Broker House we recommend? 1) Supplement your income. In order to beat the debt trap look […]

Mobile Phone Applications for Business Use

Mobile Phone Applications for Business Use

Ever increasing arrays of applications are helping to turn the mobile phone from a communication device into a vital tool for any business on the move. Although mobile phones have been a desirable accessory for business people since they first emerged in the yuppified era of the 1980s, it’s arguably taken them almost two decades […]

Is it Time to Cut the Landline?

Is it Time to Cut the Landline?

Is the landline still a vital part of home telecommunications network or is new mobile technology rendering it obsolete? We assess whether it is time to cut the landline out of our lives. With a recent report declaring that a quarter of Europeans have already ditched their landline and now only use a mobile phone, […]

Broker House & Energylinx Mission

Broker House & Energylinx Mission

Broker House and Energylinx main purpose is to make the process of comparing and changing domestic energy suppliers as easy and secure as possible. The aim to make the whole industry transparent and accountable, ensuring that the domestic consumer is able to compare all energy suppliers. Energylinx is independent of all the supply companies we […]

Energy Bills ‘Set To Rise’ Ofgem Warns

Energy Bills ‘Set To Rise’ Ofgem Warns

Chief executive Alistair Buchanan issued the stark warning to consumers and businesses to prepare for higher prices as power plants close, foreign gas supplies shrink and increasing demand tightens the British energy market. Mr Buchanan, writing in The Daily Telegraph, said: “We have to face the likelihood that avoiding power shortages will also carry a […]

Millions to get energy refund again!!!

Millions to get energy refund again!!!

Nearly two million households overcharged for gas are being refunded in one of the biggest payouts of its kind. Energy giant Npower is paying back £63 million to around 1.8 million customers – an average payment of about £35. It comes after the firm admitted confusingly changing its billing mechanism in 2007, leaving many smaller […]

OFT refuses to give licenses to debt management companies

OFT refuses to give licenses to debt management companies

The OFT has refused to renew the credit licenses of debt management companies, and has being refusing new applications as part of its ongoing enforcement work to drive up standards in the sector. There has been false claims made that advice was free and impartial and giving misleading and improper advertising They have found that […]

FSA joint guidance with the OFT

FSA joint guidance with the OFT

The FSA and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) have published rules designed to stop another miss-selling scandal like the payment protection insurance (PPI) debacle. A statement from the regulator and the watchdog said that other forms of financial protection such as short-term income protection insurance, or debt freeze/debt waivers linked to a credit agreement […]

Key Person Insurance

Key Person Insurance

When you’re just starting out, you’ve got a lot on your plate, and it seems like you spend all your time working on the urgent stuff–trying to get your product or service ready, hiring people, figuring out how to increase sales, paying the bills and so on. It’s hard to find the time to consider […]

Crackdown on Claims Management Firms

Crackdown on Claims Management Firms

A crackdown by the Claims Management Regulation Unit has seen 352 companies shut down, suspended or warned for bad practice in the past six months. According to the Ministry of Justice, the unit is taking a tough stance on firms that short-change customers, whether through bad service, misleading marketing or hidden charges. Between April and […]

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