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Student borrowing: Get it right

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Don't be tempted by gimmicks – an account that won't penalise you when you get into debt is important as a student.

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Avoid these common insurance rip-offs

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There has been a sharp increase in complaints about the likes of home and car insurance over the past few years. Here's how to avoid falling foul of some of the more common traps.

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Does auto-renewal benefit consumers or insurers?

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Car insurance auto-renewal ensures drivers don't accidently end up without cover. But with rising renewal costs, does this benefit consumers - or insurers?

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How home insurance can protect your phone against theft

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Thinking of taking out mobile phone insurance? We look at how to find the right cover - and why home insurance could offer the best deal.

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How to buy a used car

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Buying a second-hand car is not for the faint of heart, says motoring journalist Rob Griffin who shares his top tips on how to avoid a costly mistake.

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Car boot sales: Your consumer rights

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Don't get ripped off when shopping. Here are two key pieces of legislation you should know when buying or selling at a car boot sale.

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Home insurance: Save money with our insider's top tips

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We spoke to an anonymous claims handler to bring you the inside scoop on how insurers operate and the common mistakes home insurance policy holders make.

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Insurance fears for homes in flood-risk area

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Homeowners in flood-risk areas could find they are unable to get insurance for their properties unless a new agreement is reached in the next few weeks.

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Sock drawer Brits' top hiding place

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The sock drawer is the top hiding place for valuables at home, according to new research by But is your safe place a safe bet for thieves?

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Would you park in a disabled bay?

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Motoring writer Maria McCarthy explains the complex laws surrounding disabled parking.  Read More…