"What type of Christmas shopper are you?" asks the new 'How We Shop' report from Argos. According to the popular retailer, the average British consumer plans to spend £365 on gifts this Christmas. Remarkably, the country's less affluent regions are the most generous with their spending, according to the report. The North East proves the most generous region, where shoppers fork out almost £500 on average.
Businesses around the globe continue to feel the pinch of the economic crunch. Is your business in this situation? We take a look at how you can gradually improve on the situation. Cut the financial outflow where possible Many businesses are struggling today because they did not take the opportunity to cut down on expenditure.
That most wonderful time of the year (♪) is also considered to be the most costly for the average household due to the overwhelming cost of gifts, decorations, and food that is purchased. Most families struggle to afford the holiday season, and only manage to get by with credit cards, loans, and overdrafts.
There can be little doubt that online security is a hot topic at the moment. The European Commission has recently spoken about its desire to put consumers at the centre of financial service delivery and says it wants to continue tightening up consumer protection.
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