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Bills shock over digital payment

  •  07 Feb, 2014
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One in seven adults who has made a recent small digital payment ended up being billed more than expected, according to new research.

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Barclaycard launches 31-month 0% card

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Barclaycard remains at the top of the 0% balance-transfer credit card table as it launches a deal that gives borrowers 31 months interest-free - the longest 0% period ever.

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Blog: Why should we have to pay for paper bills?

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Paperless billing, like self-service checkouts, is here to stay it seems, as more household utility firms impose charges on customers who prefer a hard copy. Is this fair?

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Loans data to be shared real-time

  •  06 Feb, 2014
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Credit reference agency Experian is to launch a new real-time service to provide "instant" information about consumers' borrowing habits.

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Interest rates held for 60th time

  •  06 Feb, 2014
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Interest rates have been held at 0.5 per cent for the sixtieth month in a row as the Bank of England once again opted to leave them unchanged today.

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Banks suffer fresh accounts blunder

  •  06 Feb, 2014
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The latest blunder to beset the high street banks has seen some NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland customers short-changed in their monthly interest payments.

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Transfers can cut overdraft charges

  •  04 Feb, 2014
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Current account holders could dramatically reduce their overdraft charges simply by playing their cards right.

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Blog: 23% of Brits hire a cleaner: Would you?

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Some 23 per cent of Brits admit hiring a cleaner to do jobs in the home - and mainly due to a lack of time. Would you hire domestic help?

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Homeowners urged to prepare for mortgage rate rise

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Good economic news makes a rise in interest rates more likely. We look at how homeowners can prepare for higher monthly mortgage payments.

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Customers hit by bank card problems

  •  27 Jan, 2014
Withdrawing money from a cashpoint

Many customers of Lloyds Banking Group were left frustrated on Sunday as they were unable to use their cards or withdraw cash from ATMs.

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