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Don’t make a date with debt

The average single person spends 88 a month – over 1,000 a year – on trying to find their perfect partner, according to research by

Men at 97 spend 30 more than women on 67 and people aged 35-44 spend the most at an average of 105.88.

London is the most expensive place with at an average monthly cost of 108.30, compared with 47.82 in Scotland. chief executive Sean Gardner says: “When love is in the air it is understandably difficult to keep track of costs. It might come as a something of a shock to the system if you sit down and identify exactly how much of your income you spend on dates and nights out.”

“The key is to keep your spending under control. There is nothing wrong with spending to impress but that first impression will not count for much if you go overboard and cannot come up trumps next time around.”


Practitioner panel defends commission at FSA APM

The regulator’s Practitioner Panel has told the FSA’s annual public meeting that it has seen no proper or reliable evidence of commission bias and called for consumers to be allowed the choice of fees or commission.

Ashley Law wins case but faces legal bill

Ashley Law has won a long-standing legal battle against an ex-member.Former franchisee Chris Wilson was claiming £70,000 in commission and damages in a claim first lodged in 2003.However, at Guildford county court last week, Judge Reid dismissed Wilson’s seven claims and Ashley Law director Jock Cassidy says the judge branded Wilson a “difficult witness”.But Ashley […]

House of Lords votes to scrap Hips

The House of Lords has made another stand against the implementation of Home Information Packs, with 186 votes against 160 in favour of scrapping the scheme.Yesterday’s vote in the Lords saw Baroness Hanham urging the House to revoke Hips. She said: “Seldom can a government initiative have gone so spectacularly wrong. It has been panned […]


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