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When your insurer won’t pay out for storm and weather damage

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Heavy snow, wind and rain have contributed to winter weather damage costing £600 million per year in the past few years, according to M&S Money. Although Insurance is useful for combating storms and adverse weather, we also need to maintain our homes.

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Thomas Cook warning sparks holiday fears

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Holidaymakers are being reminded of the importance of travel insurance following news this week of financial difficulties at tour operator Thomas Cook.

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Blog: Can you drive your car if it’s failed an MOT?

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MOT testing might seem cut and dried but there is a grey area - if you take your car for an early MOT and it fails, is your old certificate still valid? We find out.

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Is boiler cover worth the cost?

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If the thought of having no central heating on an ice-cold winter’s morning sends a chill down your spine, it’s time to check you have the right cover in place for your boiler.

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How aggressively can a debt collector hound you?

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Debt collectors have been known for employing unscrupulous tactics when it comes to recovering owed money but new rules mean there are tougher restrictions to control those overstepping the mark.

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Which home insurance extras can you do without?

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When it comes to buying home and contents cover, there are now a wide range of ‘add-on’ products to choose from but not all of them offer value for money. We look at the extras you can afford to ditch.

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Travel agencies slammed for 'expensive extras' racket

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A number of leading travel agents have been attacked for automatically including expensive extras such as travel insurance or larger baggage allowances on customers’ bookings. A new investigation reveals the culprits.

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Are you owed £400 by the taxman?

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Around 6 million workers and pensioners could be owed £400 by the taxman due to a blunder. Find out if you're one of the ones affected.

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How to choose the right mortgage

Found your perfect home? Now get the perfect mortgage.

There are thousands of mortgage deals available, each slightly different from the last. So how do you decide which one suits you best? Here’s a guide to help you work it out.

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Blog: Don't fall for these motoring myths

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Motor lawyer Jeanette Miller says that drivers should be aware of the law rather than rely on dubious popular wisdom about what is and isn’t illegal.

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