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Blog: Why I hate giving cash as a wedding gift

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Nearly half of us are being asked to stump up cash instead of wedding gifts, finds new research. A sign of the times or plain bad manners asks Sue Hayward?

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Blog: Why prepaid cards are a holiday money winner

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Secure, practical and often cheaper than the alternatives: if you’re heading abroad this summer, a prepaid card might just make the perfect travel companion.

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End of the line for travellers’ cheques

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Introduced in the 1700s, travellers’ cheques have served holidaymakers well. But as they become harder to cash, we look at the modern-day alternatives.

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New ISAs allow more tax-free saving

  •  30 Jun, 2014
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Savers will be able to stash more of their cash away tax-free and have more flexibility over their pots when new "super-ISAs" come into being on Tuesday.

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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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One in 10 households are fuel poor

  •  12 Jun, 2014
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Around 10% of families in England struggle to pay their gas and electricity bills, according to official data.

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Cards spending total tops £500bn

  •  04 Jun, 2014
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Consumers' annual spending on cards topped £500 billion for the first time across 2013, a report has found.

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Santander 123 credit card offers 1% cashback on flights

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Santander has upgraded its interest-free 123 credit card so that it now offers cashback on flights and travel bookings - just in time for summer.

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Smartphone review: Moto E

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There's plenty of competition at the budget end of the smartphone market. We look at Motorola's new Moto E: its features, functions and impressive £99 price tag.

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M&S launches new current account

  •  15 May, 2014
UK money in coins and notes

Marks & Spencer stepped up competition in the banking sector on Thursday by launching its first "free" current account.

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