Pensioners miss out in a nation digitally divided

New research shows there is a digital divide in Britain between pensioners and non-pensioners when it comes to bagging bargains online‚ and pensioners are missing out financially as a result. Research from the Institute for Financial Studies commissioned by Age Concern and Help the Aged shows that non-pensioners increased their spending on communications technology at two and a half times the rate of pensioners in the past twelve years. This comes on the back of new research from the Office for National Statistics revealing that more than 64% of people over 65 have never used the internet . Pensioners who aren’t online are missing out on hundreds of pounds in potential savings by shopping around and can also often miss out on the best interest rates for savings accounts…. Read the full story at Age Concern