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Research : Revealed: the bad spending habits leaving Brits skint

Research : Revealed: the bad spending habits leaving Brits skint

by on November 28, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Brits in the red.

10,000 people in the UK were asked by finance specialist Solution Loans which reckless spending behaviour they were guilty of – and between spontaneous shopping sprees, mounting monthly bills and living beyond our limits, it looks like many of us may struggle to save for the big Christmas shop.

With Brits set to spend a record £42 billion this Christmas, the results of this survey have revealed the key obstacles standing in the way of our seasonal savings - with men having more trouble with monthly bills, while money management issues are leaving women of the UK hard up.


Amazon ‘Dashes’ the hopes of UK supermarkets

Amazon ‘Dashes’ the hopes of UK supermarkets

by on September 1, 2016

The launch of Amazon’s ‘Internet of Things' Dash service could steal 20% of UK supermarket online sales, says e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.

Amazon is continuing its assault on the UK grocery market with the launch of its Dash service for UK Prime members. While some industry experts are predicting it will capture just 3% of the grocery market for Amazon, e-tail delivery specialists ParcelHero believe the launch of Dash could capture Amazon a 20% share of the online market by 2020 – and could even spell doom for one supermarket chain.


Amazon’s adorable miniature horse; Guardian to stem ad blocking; The end of the lads’ mag era in the UK, Groupon in retreat

by on November 18, 2015

Amazon Prime’s recent ads have been really heartwarming — featuring a dog with a broken leg, or a shy little boy at nursery school — both who find solutions to their woes via the e-commerce service. In the latest ad, the online retailer cranks up the cuteness an extra notch.


Blunders : Has Amazon picked £79 out of your pocket?

by on March 7, 2015

How millions may have been duped into signing up for a costly prime service they don't want

  • 'Amazon Prime' service starts by customer agreeing to a 24-hour delivery
  • But this automatically triggers an annual £79 fee and subscription


BBC’s flagship shows joining Amazon Prime

by on April 15, 2014


Internet giant hikes cost of subscription by £30 a year

by on February 27, 2014

Amazon Prime customers angered at unwanted upgrade as internet giant hikes cost of subscription by £30 a year

Subscribers to its Prime service, which gives free one-day delivery and access to a library of Kindle books in exchange for an annual fee, will see the annual cost soar from £49 to £79. Customers were sent an email this week announcing ‘exciting upgrades and changes’ to the service. Amazon said Prime customers — many who have signed up just to get books sent quickly in the post — could be given membership to its online film and TV service, called Prime Instant Video. [more…]