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Savers suffer slew of rate cuts

  •  18 Mar, 2014
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Instant access and cash ISA accounts have suffered around 20 rate cuts a month on average over the last year and a half, consumer group Which? has found.

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Why the 'best' credit card deal isn’t always best for you

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Balance-transfer credit cards now offer people looking to shift their debt up to 31-months interest-free. But longer isn’t always better, as we explain.

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Banks set for payment revolution

  •  17 Mar, 2014
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More than a billion transactions will be made over the next five years by a new form of mobile payment that just requires a phone number, according to the Payments Council.

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Consumers 'can't find best deals'

  •  14 Mar, 2014
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The introduction of simplified energy tariffs are "a step in the right direction", according to a consumer body, but more work needs to be done after a recent study found only a third of potential customers were able to choose the cheapest deal.

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8 game shows that make us miss the 80s

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From a virtual reality nightmare to teens busting for a ‘p’, here’s our pick of the best British game shows from the era of tracksuits, aerobics and Sade.

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Should pensioners still be supporting their children?

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With thousands of this year’s retirees still giving financial support to children or other dependants, how do they feel about acting as bank of mum and dad?

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Under-35s shun contents cover

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One in five homes lack contents insurance with 18 to 35-year-olds more likely to shun cover. But as burglary rates fall, is cover necessary? We take a look. 

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Cut your tax bill while there’s still time

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There is not long until the end of the financial year. We look at last-minute strategies to reduce what you pay the taxman.

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Energy firms to introduce QR codes

  •  10 Mar, 2014
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Energy companies will be forced to introduce smartphone-readable codes to help consumers easily compare their bills against offers from competitors under new plans announced.

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The cheapest way to buy a new car

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Whether brand new or second-hand, buying a car can be expensive so you need to find the most cost-effective way of funding the purchase, writes journalist Rob Griffin.

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