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What happens if my energy supplier goes bust?

If you've looked for a better energy deal and your new small supplier goes bust what happens next?...

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Alex Hartley 17th January, 2021
How to avoid being ripped off by insurers

The FCA has confirmed what we all knew - that insurers punish those who don't shop around. Here's how to take back control of your insurance costs....

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Alex Hartley 4th January, 2021
Should I repay my student loan early?

Does it make financial sense to repay your student loan early? Student loans are not like other debt so the answer is "it depends"....

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Alex Hartley 20th December, 2020
Why are smart meters delayed? Is this a problem?

The introduction of smart meters aims to help the UK deliver carbon neutrality by 2050. But they have been delayed. Why? Should we be concerned?...

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Alex Hartley 6th December, 2020
The Success of the Illegal Money Lending Team

The Illegal Money Lending Team is an unsung success. They target loan sharks and help protect all of us from their illegal practices....

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Alex Hartley 16th November, 2020
How do credit agencies get their data about you?

Your ability to obtain all types of credit depends on the data that credit agencies have about you. But what do they have and where does it come from?...

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Alex Hartley 2nd November, 2020
The strong growth of guarantor loans continues

The popularity of guarantor loans continues to grow but the threat of regulation looms large. What does this mean for the industry in 2020 and beyond?...

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Alex Hartley 11th October, 2020
The 50p is 50 years old. How have our costs changed?

On October 14th the 50p piece turned 50 years old. What could your 50p have bought in 1969? How have household costs changed in that time?...

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Alex Hartley 20th September, 2020
How to Clean up your Credit File

Here's a step-by-step plan for cleaning up your credit file. A clean credit file will help to reduce stress and enable you to get cheaper credit in the future....

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Alex Hartley 31st August, 2020