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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
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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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Four ways your credit score can affect your finances

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Damage to your credit record doesn't just mean less chance of a loan or credit card. It could also affect where you live and work. We explain all.

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Millions have no rainy day savings

  •  24 Jan, 2014
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Millions of Britons have no savings at all put aside for a rainy day, new research suggests.

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Get-out clauses for telecoms users set-up

  •  23 Jan, 2014
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New rights allowing consumers to pull out of phone and broadband contracts if providers increase prices on fixed deals have come into effect.

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UK unemployment rate falls to 7.1%

  •  22 Jan, 2014
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The number of people out of work fell by 167,000 in the three months to November - the second biggest drop since records began in 1971.

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Power chiefs slammed over outages

  •  22 Jan, 2014
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Energy bosses have been accused of "neglect" and "complacency" as they defend their response to the Christmas storms that left thousands of homes without power.

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Energy supplier satisfaction drops

  •  20 Jan, 2014
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Customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has hit a new low, research shows.

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