Nine in 10 Brits overspend on holiday every year because of confusion on exchange rates and hidden fees abroad. According to foreign exchange provider Travel Money Club, some travellers will spend more than double their budget, with one in four expecting to run out of cash by day three, because they've no idea what they’re spending in the local currency. However, it doesn't have to be so complicated. With the summer holidays almost upon us, families will be looking forward to jetting off to warmer climes - but where should you be buying your travel money? The pound has fallen in recent months against many currencies, including both the euro and the US dollar, mainly due to uncertainty around Brexit. In fact, the pound has lost more than 5% of its value against the euro since May. Some currency suppliers are offering their lowest exchange rates since August 2017, and many high street providers are offering their customers just above parity on the euro. This means holidaymakers … [Read more...] about Best place to buy travel money for summer
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The sports utility vehicle market is still the fastest growing car class in Britain as more buyers look to get themselves into a high-riding, bulky hatchback. But with size tends to come cost and many drivers are simply priced out of purchasing a brand new 4x4. Fortunately, given the recent popularity of SUVs, there are plenty available secondhand. These are the most reliable used models, according to their owners. SUV with a stamp for approval: According to recent survey data, these are the used sports utility vehicles that are most reliable The 10 best-buy second hand models are those rated as the most reliable by 18,000 readers of What Car? in the latest installment of its annual reliability survey. These aren't out-of-fashion golden oldies, either. The models listed are all four to 10 years old, so should still look the part if you're hunting for kudos outside the school gates. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next CONFIRMED: Tesla Model 3 to cost from … [Read more...] about The most reliable used SUVs money can buy in 2019
ALREADY sick of chocolate in the run-up to Easter? Eggs may get all the glory, but there are plenty of other festive eats to be enjoyed on the cheap — who could forget the humble hot cross bun? Stock up with these Easter treats to save cash over the Bank Holiday weekend. Hot cross buns: Whether you enjoy yours plain or with lashings of butter, head to Tesco to where all buns are two packs for £2 — usually priced at up to £1.50 for a pack of four, depending on the flavour. If traditional buns don’t float your boat, they have alternative options including salted caramel, maple syrup and blueberry, fudge and chocolate, apple and cinnamon and orange and cranberry. Yum. SAVING: Up to £2 Cheep treats: Not a fan of chocolate? You can still enjoy a festive sugar hit with Swizzels Squashies Drumchicks. The chick-shaped squishy treats are free from artificial colours and flavourings and cost just £1 for a 160g bag at Morrisons — a saving on buying … [Read more...] about Stock up on hot cross buns and other Easter treat bargains this weekend – plus win two FREE tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort worth up to £120
From the gun-toting robber caught on CCTV stealing cash and jewellery worth £10,000 - to the chef who poured boiling oil over takeaway worker's head during furious bust-up, it has by no means been a quiet month in the region's courts. These are just some of the court cases our reporters have covered in March. We've seen drug peddlers handed prison time; Piccadilly Gardens branded a 'no go area' by a judge; and teams of criminals trying to swindle as much cash as they could. An open, transparent criminal justice system is an important part of how our democracy works - so we make no apologies for devoting so much time and resources to letting you know what happens in our publicly-accountable courts. And we'll be back for more next month. The mobile-phone burglars trapped by persistent police Two Salford men who were part of a gang that raided a Carphone Warehouse store have both been jailed. Around £36,000 worth of mobile phones were taken after four masked men smashed … [Read more...] about Locked up in March: Some of the criminals put behind bars in Greater Manchester
EVERY Saturday, The Consumer Crew are here to solve your problems. Mel Hunter will take on readers’ consumer issues, Jane Hamilton will give you the best advice for selling your home and Judge Rinder will tackle your legal woes. Judge Rinder Q) ON March 14, 1992, my husband died suddenly. I had three children and received a small monthly pension for myself and them. I recently met a former work colleague of my husband’s and he mentioned a death in service lump sum benefit, which he said would have helped with the bills and bringing up the children. I told him I never received it and had to work two jobs. He suggested I look into this as I would be entitled to claim. How would I go about claiming this money? Cathy, NewcastleA) I am sorry for your terrible loss. Your late husband’s work colleague could be correct. There are some pension schemes that pay a lump sum if the policy holder dies. You need to write to the chief financial officer of your late husband’s … [Read more...] about Death in service lump sum would have helped bring up my children — am I still entitled to make a claim?