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Student borrowing: Get it right

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Don't be tempted by gimmicks – an account that won't penalise you when you get into debt is important as a student.

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Borrowers get best loan rates on larger sums

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Loan rates have been tumbling in recent weeks, but what you may not realise is that the best rates are on offer on larger loan amounts.

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Put the brakes on bike thieves

Chris Froome

If the summer sun and Tour de France have inspired you to get on your bike make sure you have security and insurance in place to protect against theft.

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Can you cut your mobile bills with pay-as-you-go?

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If the current tough economic conditions mean you are looking to make cutbacks, one way you could save is by switching to a better value mobile deal.

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Peer-to-peer lending explained

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Borrowing money from a stranger may seem odd but that's the idea behind peer-to-peer lending, which allows you to borrow directly from other people. We explain all.

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How home insurance can protect your phone against theft

iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Thinking of taking out mobile phone insurance? We look at how to find the right cover - and why home insurance could offer the best deal.

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How to get the best broadband & TV deal

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The launch of the BT Sport channel in the spring has shaken up the internet and digital TV market. Do you stand to benefit from Britain's broadband bundle battle?

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Shoppers save £3bn with reward credit cards

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Brits wanting to make their money work harder are increasingly turning to cards offering perks such as cashback, retail vouchers and travel rewards.

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Don’t cut corners on cover for your summer break

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With the summer holidays just around the corner, one job you can’t afford to ignore is organising your travel insurance, writes journalist Esther Shaw.

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Car boot sales: Your consumer rights

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Don't get ripped off when shopping. Here are two key pieces of legislation you should know when buying or selling at a car boot sale.

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