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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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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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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

Transit driving

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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Should older drivers re-sit their driving test?

Woman learning to drive

Despite high-profile calls for older drivers to be forced to retake their driving test, research shows that drivers over 70 years of age are actually amongst the safest on UK roads.

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It’s not easy being green? These vehicle makers disagree author Carl Chamber

Last week I blogged about the high cost of petrol for my gas-guzzling, CO2–spluttering car, so this week I’m looking at the cost of green transport alternatives to see if it’s any cheaper.

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A guide to pet insurance

Pet insurance

For many people, pets are part of the family. The sheer joy they bring to a home, plus the faithful companionship they offer, means that these furry friends soon become much loved by their keepers. That’s why, when a pet gets ill or injured, no time is wasted in getting to a vet.

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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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