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Blog: Are you a sucker for a new car?

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Only 3 per cent of annual new car sales are made in August compared with 17 per cent in September when new plates are released. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy asks: Are you a sucker for a new motor?

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Barclays launch mobile shopping app

  •  16 Sep, 2013
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Barclays launch a new mobile shopping service that will allow consumers to buy products and services directly from adverts or window displays.

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The six best credit cards for shopping

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From 0 per cent deals to rewards and cashback, here are some of the best credit cards to use when you simply have to shop.

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Blog: Why allowing parking on double yellow lines won't work

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A 15-minute grace period allowing drivers to park on double yellow lines to pop to the shop sounds great - but it won't work, explains Maria McCarthy.

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Would you park on a stranger's drive?

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One in three neighbour disputes are caused by parking problems, says the AA. Some motorists are even parking on strangers' drives! We take a closer look.

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Shoppers save £3bn with reward credit cards

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Brits wanting to make their money work harder are increasingly turning to cards offering perks such as cashback, retail vouchers and travel rewards.

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Blog: Parking enforcement or highway robbery?

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Parking enforcement in the UK is flawed, says motor lawyer Jeanette Miller, who featured in a BBC1 Panorama programme on the issue on Wednesday, June 12, 7.30pm.

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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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New consumer rights set out in Queen's Speech

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Plans to give shoppers more protection when they buy faulty goods or have substandard work done on their homes, plus news of the state pension reform, have been outlined in the Queen's Speech.

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Blog: Would you park in a disabled bay?

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Would you park in a disabled bay when you have no right? Motoring writer Maria McCarthy explains why selfish parking of this sort gets her goat.

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