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Money & Finance
Top 14 tips for discussing money with your partner

To avoid relationship problems it's best to regularly discuss money issues. Here are our tips to help you navigate your way through this minefield....

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Amanda Gillam 13th August, 2018
Key consumer rights legislation that protects you

You buy products and use services all the time. To protect you from poor behaviour and business practice there is a raft of legislation. Here's a summary....

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Amanda Gillam 6th August, 2018
A layman’s guide to the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (amended 2006)

Many of the financial agreements you enter into are protected by the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Here's our simple guide to the main provisions that help you....

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Alex Hartley 2nd August, 2018
All about Annual Percentage Rate / APR%

The term APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is everywhere, but do you know what it really means and how to use it? Here's a quick guide to everything APR....

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Amanda Gillam 30th July, 2018
What does the recent failure of VISA’s card payment system tell us?

Cashless payments are growing fast. We're becoming dependent on these payment systems. But with 1970s IT infrastructure still being used should we worry?...

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Alex Hartley 26th July, 2018
All you need to know about acting as a rental property guarantor

As rents rise ahead of incomes landlords of rental property seeing growing risk. So they are asking for rental guarantors to protect them from missed payments....

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Alex Hartley 19th July, 2018
How to cut the cost of your bank overdraft

Bank overdrafts cost the UK population £1.2bn in fees every year. Until bank charges are properly controlled here's what you can do to cut overdraft costs....

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Amanda Gillam 18th June, 2018
Money management if you’ve lost your job

The UK's unemployment rate is at historic lows. But with few people having an emergency fund it's important to quickly react if you find yourself our of work. H...

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Alex Hartley 7th June, 2018
FCA clamps down on high street “Rent to Own” shops

Financially vulnerable people are being charged 69.9%APR on household goods paying often 3 times more than if they had paid cash. The FCA says this is unreasona...

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Amanda Gillam 4th June, 2018
How to avoid being duped into laundering criminals’ cash

When cash is tight and borrowing seems expensive it is tempting to go for the easy option - and that is why criminals are targeting young people and students to...

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Alex Hartley 1st June, 2018
Financial tips for Millennials who want to get on the housing ladder

If you're aged 20 to 35 then as a so-called Millennial you're faced with the challenge of getting on the housing ladder. How do you confront this and the prospe...

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Amanda Gillam 21st May, 2018
How to claim Marriage Tax Allowance to get another £230 per year

If you are married, don't pay tax and your spouse only pays standard rate tax then you could claim up to £230 per year! And you can claim for prior years if yo...

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Alex Hartley 15th May, 2018

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