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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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80% of sellers overestimate home value

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Media hype around London's house price boom has led sellers elsewhere in the UK to think their homes are worth more than they really are, finds new research.

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Fuel retailers starting to play 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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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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