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Chris Torney


Have you been a property winner or loser in 2014?

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House prices cooled in the second half of the year thanks to tougher lending rules. But the property market should get a boost from new stamp duty reforms.

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Does Uber mean cheaper taxi fares in the UK?

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The American cab firm Uber has just launched in its third UK city, promising lower prices and quicker pick-ups. But will its high-tech approach succeed?

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How to protect yourself against gazumpers

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A survey shows almost a quarter of homeowners have been gazumped by rival buyers at some point. So how can you avoid being outbid at the last minute?

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Why are our motorway service stations so awful?

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From overpriced food to strict limits on parking times, there are many reasons motorway services get on our nerves. Surely there must be a better approach?

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Five steps to beat Christmas debts in advance

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The cost of the festive season can take the shine off Christmas for many of us. But a bit of forward planning can help you cope with the extra expense.

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Should councils fine motorists who stop in box junctions?

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Soon Cardiff Council will be able to fine motorists who stop in box junctions or park in front of schools. Other local authorities may follow suit.

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Drivers demand end to motorway fuel rip-off

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Motorists are fed up with paying through the nose for petrol and diesel at service stations. A new survey shows they want the government to intervene.

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Six reasons you should switch banks

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The competition watchdog is investigating why so few of us switch bank accounts. Here are six reasons you should be looking for a new provider.

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Pensions vs ISAs: We have a winner!

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The government is scrapping tax on inherited pensions, yet another welcome policy change. We look at how pensions have been given a new lease of life.

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26% of motorists support compulsory dashcams

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Research shows widespread support for dashboard cameras, which could help to cut insurance fraud and motor premiums. But should they be made compulsory?

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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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