Felicity

About Felicity Anderson

Felicity is a passionate advocate of simple living. Based in Scotland she was once a crime reporter, before moving on to obtain her degree in History. Felicity now focuses on business and financial journalism.

Pension Pot Woes: Private Renters will Need £445,000 Saved for Retirement

By |2019-10-09T08:07:02+00:00May 17th, 2018|Personal Finance|

By Felicity Anderson An alarming report from pensions investment company Royal London this week revealed that the average person must save £260,000 over their lifetime to enjoy a basic income in retirement. Even more unsettling for private renters, this figure increases to £445,000 if retirees never managed to purchase their own home. Titled, ‘Will we [...]

Asda shelves controversial £99 petrol deposit trial

By |2018-12-14T09:31:36+00:00May 10th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance|

By Felicity Anderson Following adverse headlines in the news this week, supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn its controversial £99 trial petrol deposit scheme, which it had rolled out to three supermarkets across the county. Disgruntled customers voiced their annoyance at being charged an additional £99 on top of their fuel costs after filling up at [...]

Gig economy workers’ pension woes under the spotlight

By |2018-12-14T09:31:37+00:00April 26th, 2018|Personal Finance|

By Felicity Anderson New research has highlighted the scale of anxiety faced by self-employed and gig economy workers about their lack of pension provision and savings. Think tank, Demos, reported that, ‘one in two of self-employed workers were "seriously concerned" about their lack of savings, while 38 percent were "seriously concerned" with current pension provision,’ [...]

Guidance issued for making better meat choices

By |2018-12-14T09:31:56+00:00April 19th, 2018|Personal Finance|

By Felicity Anderson New guidance has been issued to help consumers make healthier and more sustainable choices when purchasing meat and dairy products. Devised by the Eating Better Coalition, their campaign aims to cut through, ‘confusing and often conflicting advice,’ to give clear guidance on how choices of meat and dairy product have a wider [...]

Financial Education Should Be on Timetable Say Primary School Teachers

By |2019-10-09T08:06:49+00:00April 12th, 2018|Personal Finance|

By Felicity Anderson Up to 80% of primary school teachers across England and Wales believe that financial education should be part of the curriculum. Concerned that increasing use of digital payment methods is seeing children's arithmetic skills suffer while making money seem, ‘intangible,' 69% of teachers also believe that parents should get increased support to [...]

Church of England converting to contactless payment methods

By |2018-12-14T09:32:11+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Technology|

By Felicity Anderson The Church of England is converting to contactless payment methods by introducing electronic transactions through cards, text message or Apple and Google pay, according to the BBC. Churchgoers will no longer be required to pay in cash for events, such as christenings, weddings and church festivals and can now make digital donations, [...]

Redundancy and divorce among the biggest causes of personal debt

By |2019-10-09T08:05:51+00:00March 15th, 2018|Personal Finance|

By Felicity Anderson A leading debt charity has warned that ‘financial shocks,’ such as redundancy and divorce are amongst the biggest drivers of personal debt problems in the UK. During a review of its debt helpline service, StepChange revealed that 619,946 new clients contacted it for debt advice last year, which is 3.5% more than [...]