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Chris Torney


Are fuel retailers playing fair?

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The cost of petrol and diesel has fallen sharply this year thanks to lower wholesale prices. So does this mean that retailers are playing fair?

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Millions unprepared for rising mortgage bills

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With an increase in interest rates looming, a new study shows that many people won’t be able to cope with the extra expense. We explain how to prepare.

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End of car tax disc costs drivers £38m

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New rules on car tax refunds when motors are sold privately could create an estimated windfall of up to £38m for the DVLA - at drivers' expense.

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Motoring: The UK's 10 greenest cities revealed

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Vehicles in Peterborough have the lowest emissions, while those in London rate highest, as exclusive research by Confused.com shows a majority support urban alternatives to cars.

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Avoid these clichés if you want to sell your home

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If you’re selling a property, some well-worn phrases are guaranteed to put buyers on their guard. We explain how to get your home’s marketing right.

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Do you know how to respond to a road accident?

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Thousands of lives could be saved if drivers were trained to deal with the aftermath of collisions. A new survey shows most of us are keen to help.

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Petrol vs diesel: Which is cheaper to run?

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Motorists face a tough choice between petrol and diesel models. We explain how to do your sums and find the car that is easiest on your wallet.

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Do you know your dipstick from your coolant?

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Millions of drivers don’t understand how to carry out basic but vital maintenance checks on their vehicles. This lack of knowledge could cost them dear.

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20% admit insurance application 'mistakes'

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Many people make mistakes or hide the truth when applying for insurance, according to new research. But these errors can prove expensive in the long-run.

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Five phrases to avoid when selling your car

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Researchers have identified the small-ad clichés most likely to put potential buyers off. We explain how to attract interest and clinch the best deal.

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Chris Torney

Chris Torney

Chris is the former personal finance editor at the Daily Express. He's been a journalist for more than 10 years and contributes to a wide range of finance and business titles.Read more from Chris



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