Properties near Waitrose enjoy £38,666 added to house price

A survey has shown that having a Waitrose located near your home may be able boost the value of your house price. Waitrose has long been popular for its upmarket goods and services and is popular among the middle class. According...

Midlands Companies Feature in ‘Times’ Listing

The annual Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks the top 100 British companies with the biggest sales. Regular name include Virgin Atlantic, Dyson and Clarks. A total of 16 Midlands Companies have appeared on the list, the...

CSE Awareness Day

People in Wolverhampton are being urged to make a personal pledge and help tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). Councils across the West Midlands, including the City of Wolverhampton Council, are teaming up with West Midlands Police to support national CSE...

Are the UK’s Asian Immigrants Being Exploited?

Evidence Looks at Overseas Money Transfers Statistics released by the World Bank suggest that over £23 billion is sent out of the UK as remittances each year through both formal and informal channels, and an increase in immigrants from financially...

Benefits you can claim when pregnant

You could be eligible for a grant to buy baby things if you're on a low income Having a baby can be expensive. But if you’re on a low income there are benefits available. You could be eligible for a...

Mortgages – a beginner’s guide

Looking to buy your first home? Get to grips with how mortgages work Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment so it’s important to know what you’re doing and how mortgages work. You must also be sure that...

Sharia-compliant savings

When might a Sharia compliant account be for you? Sharia-compliant accounts provide the same day-to-day banking services as mainstream current accounts. However, they don’t give you a return on your money or offer overdraft facilities as the principle of paying...

What happens if you don’t leave a will

Why you shouldn’t die without a will If you don’t have a will when you die, your money, property and possessions will be shared out according to the law instead of your wishes. This can mean they pass to someone...

Long-term-care services at a glance

Finding the long-term care that’s right for you As we get older, health issues and reduced mobility can often make daily life more challenging. No matter how independent you want to be, the time may come when you need to...

How to reclaim unfair bank charges such as overdraft charges

What to do if you think you have been overcharged unfairly by your bank If you have incurred excessive overdraft charges or other bank fees, there’s a chance you could get a refund or come to an arrangement with your...