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Section 75: Free protection for credit card spending

Credit card security

A piece of legislation called Section 75 gives shoppers extra insurance when making important purchases – provided they use their credit cards to pay.

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Credit card help for the under-25s

Young woman holding a credit card in her hand

Getting your first credit card isn’t always easy, so we've got some tips on what to do to improve your chances.

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How to cut the cost of your honeymoon

Getting hitched on the beach

Many of the thousands of couples who get hitched this summer will be planning to round off their wedding with the trip of a lifetime.

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10 steps to prepare your car for winter

Woman on phone after car broken down in winter

With winter approaching, a few minutes' maintenance could see your car through the worst the weather has to offer.

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How to buy a new car with a loan or credit card

Car cost

Motorists gearing up to buy a new set of wheels now that the "64" plates have been released are being urged to snap up one of the cheap loan deals or competitive credit card offerings currently up for grabs.

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Buying a home? Why you'll need life cover too

House made out of twenty pound notes

Just 11% of people think having life insurance is a top priority when buying a new home. But who's going to cover the mortgage should the worst happen?

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£3bn unclaimed in forgotten pension schemes

Rainbow and a pot of gold

More than £3 billion is thought to be languishing in unclaimed pensions. Here's how to get your hands on your share of this cash.

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Should you fix your mortgage for 10 years?

House held in human hands

New homebuyers with small deposits can now fix their loans for a decade. But is this long-term security worth the extra costs and restrictions?

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The pros and cons of opening a joint account

Young couple holding joint piggy bank

If you're getting hitched or moving in with your other half, is it wise to unite your finances as well? We take a look.

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Annual mortgage statements explained

A calculator and paperwork

Don't ignore your annual mortgage statement as being clued up about your borrowing makes it easier to switch to a better deal when the chance comes. We explain all.

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Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw is a regular contributor to Confused.com and is the former deputy money editor at The Independent and Independent on Sunday. Before that, she worked as a money and City reporter on The Daily Express and Sunday Express.
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