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Fear of missing a deal costs Brits £1,500 a year

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Clever sales tactics are the reason many of us spend money on cut-price products we don't really want or need. We explore a modern phenomenon.

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23 things you could do if you were a millionaire

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Trips to Disneyland, Costco spending sprees, and heated toilet seats - we all love to dream of what we'd do with a million pounds.

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Blog: Why cash is still in fashion

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Last year 52% of all payments in the UK were made by cash. But with so many different payment options available, why are so many of us still keen on notes and coins?

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What should you buy on a World Cup spending spree?

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With England fans expected to spend £20m on sports memorabilia if England reach the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we take a look at what’s on offer.

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One in seven Brits cheat financially on their partners

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One in seven people in a relationship say they regularly lie to their other half about how much money they spend, according to new research.

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Blog: Stop pushing me to spend more at the till!

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More retailers seem to be hassling shoppers to make last-minute purchases at the till. This annoying "upselling" practice has to stop, says Sue Hayward.

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HSBC offers 'more transparent' ISA

  •  21 Feb, 2014
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HSBC has moved to make its savings products more simple for customers to understand.

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Inflation rate falls to 1.9%

  •  19 Feb, 2014
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Inflation has fallen to 1.9% - below the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time in more than four years.

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Customers hit by bank card problems

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Withdrawing money from a cashpoint

Many customers of Lloyds Banking Group were left frustrated on Sunday as they were unable to use their cards or withdraw cash from ATMs.

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Banks backing Zapp payment system

  •  16 Jan, 2014
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Five UK banks and building societies have signed up to the new Zapp mobile payments service for smartphones and tablets.

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