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Credit card firms start new balance-transfer battle

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Facing a hefty post-Christmas credit-card bill? Help could be at hand in the shape of a new 0% interest transfer deal – but watch out for the small print.

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6 best ways to get your bank balance back in shape

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When it comes to reviewing your finances, it makes sense to focus on the areas that could save the most cash with the least effort.

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Are overdrafts the worst way to borrow?

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Banking regulators say that charges on overdrafts have become too complicated – and they are also one of the most expensive forms of credit.

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Budget calculator tool

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If you’re wondering how much you spend each month on those little bits and bobs, then try our handy budget calculator tool.

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Blog: Who should teach children about money?

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Personal finance isn’t yet a fixture of many school timetables. And many parents would freely admit they aren’t up to the job themselves. So who should teach children about money?

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Vain Brits turn to credit to keep up appearances

  •  31 May, 2012
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Forty per cent of  Brits use their credit card to make themselves look good by buying beauty and grooming products, according to new research* from

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Guide to debt management

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Because it is made through a formal undertaking with the county court, an IVA may have greater appeal to your creditors than, for example, a debt management plan, although it will mean your having to pay off an agreed proportion of your debts over a shorter period of time.

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Choosing and applying for a credit card

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Looking for credit but don't know where to start? Take a look at our tips, guides and tools for help on choosing a card.

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Money-saving tips, tools and guides

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From easy ways to save, to the cheapest times to buy, here are all the tips, guides and tools you need to become a money-saving expert and get your finances in shape.

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Should I get a credit card or a loan?

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Which is a better way of borrowing money - a credit card or a loan? It all depends on how much you want and how fast you can repay the debt.  Read More…

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