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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

Car finance

Whether brand new or secondhand, buying a car can be expensive so you need to find the most cost-effective way of funding the purchase.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 smartphone

  •  27 Feb, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch

Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The phone will be available to buy from April. 

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Is Nationwide's new credit card the best ever?

Nationwide building society

The new Nationwide credit card offers 26 months 0% interest on balance transfers for a low 0.75% transfer fee. We look at what makes this one of the best deals on the market.

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Firms agree automatic credit refund

  •  19 Feb, 2014
gas hob

Four of the Big Six energy companies are to start giving their customers automatic refunds by direct debit when they are in credit.

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Energy savings claims 'misleading'

  •  18 Feb, 2014
Washing machine dials

Consumers are being misled after research found one in five household products do not match their energy-efficiency claims, according to the Energy Saving Trust.

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Are fines for term-time family holidays fair?

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A row has broken out over new fines for parents who take children out of school for family holidays. But given the cost of peak-season breaks, is this fair?

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Surge in credit card borrowing

  •  10 Feb, 2014
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UK consumers are using their credit cards to borrow more money than in any of the past five years, according to a new study.

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