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Elizabeth is a financial journalist working in global markets across the world. Specialisms include personal finance and property.

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50% Of US Consumers Have Used PayPal in the Past Year

Paypal is one of the most popular payment services used in the United States and around the world. According to MoneyTransfers.com, more than 50% of US consumers have used PayPal for shopping or other payments in the past year. This demonstrates how widely accepted PayPal is among consumers, making it a reliable payment option for […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Thursday, 15th December

85% Of US Freelancers Use Digital-Only Banking Services

Freelancers are increasingly turning to digital-only banks that offer modern banking services. Digital-only banks provide convenient ways for freelancers to manage their money, from setting up direct deposit to transferring funds and tracking spending. According to MoneyTransfers.com, 85% of US freelancers use digital-only banking services such as online or mobile banking. Jonathan Merry, the CEO […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Thursday, 15th December

1 in 4 Brits Are Planning to Downsize Their Home on Retirement

Retirement is an exciting time of life that many people look forward to with anticipation. But for those who are nearing or already in retirement, it can also be a time of financial strain. Many retirees are downsizing their homes to help improve their finances to alleviate this burden. According to MoneyTransfers.com, 1 in 4 […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Wednesday, 14th December

Consumer Interest in Mortgages Is Down 34% In the Last 2 Months

Mortgages are an essential part of the buying process for many people and a major factor in determining their lifestyle. Consumers primarily focus on finding a mortgage that allows them to make a manageable monthly payment with enough left over to cover other expenses. With the current economic downturn due to COVID-19, consumer interest in […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Monday, 12th December

Close to Half of the World’s Superrich Are Looking To Invest in Energy Stocks

Energy stocks are becoming more and more appealing to the world’s super-rich. That’s according to a MoneyTransfers.com report citing data from a UBS Group AG survey. The survey indicated that 44% of the bank’s billionaire clients are bullish about investing in energy stocks in the upcoming five years. Jonathan Merry, the CEO of MoneyTransfers, has […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Monday, 12th December

90% Of Buy Now Pay Later Users in New Zealand Have Other Loans on Top of BNPL

BNPL is a recent credit solution that has seen increasing popularity in New Zealand. It is attractive to consumers because it allows them to make purchases without needing to pay in full upfront, instead enabling them to spread the cost over a set period of time. However, despite its popularity, some concerns have been raised […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Thursday, 8th December

Over Two-Thirds of Retirees in the US Are Concerned About Global Inflation

Global inflation affects the cost of goods, services, taxes, and investments, which can have an impact on retirees’ budgets. Rising prices for everyday items such as food and utilities mean that retirees on fixed incomes must be especially mindful of their spending. According to MoneyTransfers.com, 67% of retirees are worried about global inflation in the […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Friday, 2nd December

1 in 4 Americans Say Their Debts Are No Longer Manageable

The financial strife of the pandemic is still weighing heavily on Americans. When asked about their debts,  25% of respondents said that they have become unmanageable since the start of the pandemic. This is according to an analysis by MoneyTransfers.com. MoneyTransfers CEO Jonathan Merry commented on the data saying: Americans are feeling the financial strain […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Thursday, 1st December

41% Of Brits Have Dipped Into Their Savings to Help Make Ends Meet

The cost of living in the UK is rising faster than wages, meaning many households are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. To help cope with their financial struggles, 41% of Brits have said they’ve had to dip into their savings to pay for everyday costs, such as rent/mortgage payments and utility […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Thursday, 1st December

60% Of Merchants Consider PayPal to Be a Primary Avenue for Fraudsters

Nowadays, it’s uncommon to find an e-commerce site that doesn’t integrate with PayPal. Customers like PayPal because they only need to remember one login instead of their credit card number, expiration date, security code, and billing address. However, while PayPal is one of the most widely-used payment methods, it has become a top target for […]

Elizabeth | 2 minutes | Monday, 28th November