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Free childcare plans brought forward

Government plans to extend free childcare provisions for working families have been brought forward to 2016.

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Childcare most costly aspect of raising children

Raising a child costs parents around £35,000 in the first 5 years of its life, research by Aviva has found.

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Record increase in household wealth

Total household wealth reached an estimated £9.1 trillion at the end of 2014, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

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Consumers lose money on unused subscriptions

More than 4 in 10 consumers are paying for unused subscription services, a survey by TopCashback suggests.

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Insurers not providing full payment information

Insurers are failing to provide customers with easily understandable information about the costs of insurance products, according to a review by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Personal insolvencies lowest since 2005

The number of people becoming insolvent has fallen to the lowest level since 2005, according to official figures.

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Parties vow action on housing

Issues relating to housing are one of the hottest topics of this election campaign, with all the main political parties offering up potential policies aimed at fixing a sector of the economy widely seen as under strain.

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Mortgage applicants change spending habits

Prospective homeowners are changing their spending habits in order to make their mortgage applications more successful, research by MoneySuperMarket has found.

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Adults get savings boost living with parents

Almost three quarters of parents still have children aged over 18 living with them, according to research by TopCashback.

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Household bills continue to rise above inflation

Household bills have risen by more than double the rate of inflation over the past decade, according to research by Santander.

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