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Buying a used car? Then know your consumer rights

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Whether buying a used car privately or through a dealership, it's important that you know your consumer rights to make sure you don't get stung.

  Read More… guide to private medical insurance (PMI)


Private medical insurance (PMI) is a great way to cover the costs of private health care in order to bypass lengthy NHS waiting lists. PMI is designed to cover the costs of receiving private medical consultancy and treatment for curable, short-term illnesses or injuries (known as acute conditions – see below for more details) that occur after a policy begins.

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The way we pay now author Carl Chamber

If you like the feel of cash in your hands, enjoy it now because its days could be numbered.

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Nationwide joins Santander in restricting counter service author Carl Chamber

First Santander, now Nationwide – are banks and building societies killing off the counter service?.

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Go the extra mile with these fuel-efficient tips author Carl Chamber

As petrol hits a record high,’s Carl Chambers offers tips on how to feel less ripped-off at the petrol pumps

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Budget 2010 proves darling is a scrumpy old man author Carl Chamber’s Carl Chambers on Alistair Darling upsetting the apple cart by levying a huge hike in cider duty.

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Ker-ching!!! How to get yourself on the rich list author Carl Chamber

Carl Chambers checks out which industry sectors are most likely to get you to the top of the rich list.

  Read More… guide to VAT-free goods and services


Now that Britain is shouldering a colossal £178 billion deficit, rumours abound that the next government – Labour, Tory, or even a Lib Dem-involved coalition – will have to increase VAT to help lighten the burden of debt.

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13 home moving costs to consider on top of the mortgage

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Now that the property market seems to be emerging from its slump, here’s some information on the costs involved in a home move.

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17 ways to save on van insurance

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As all vans in the UK must be insured to use the roads, a big, competitive van insurance industry has sprung up to provide cover for these ever-present highway workhorses.

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Carl Chambers

Carl Chambers

Carl Chambers worked as a consumer interest writer at between 2007 and 2010. We miss his terrible puns!

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