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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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Credit card balance transfers peak on 20 Jan

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As consumers tackle their Christmas financial hangover, a surge in the number of credit card balance transfers is expected, new research shows.

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The best 0% credit cards to help spread your holiday cost

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As many Brits plan their next escape away, we look at the best 0 per cent credit cards to help spread the cost of a holiday.

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Minister defends green deal policy

  •  17 Jan, 2014
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A flagship government energy project to cut household and business energy bills will hit its target ten years late, a Labour MP has claimed.

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Overdraft charges confuse consumers

  •  17 Jan, 2014
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Baffling charges are making it difficult for current account holders to calculate the cost of slipping into an unauthorised overdraft, it is claimed.

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Banks backing Zapp payment system

  •  16 Jan, 2014
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Five UK banks and building societies have signed up to the new Zapp mobile payments service for smartphones and tablets.

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Current account switching soars

  •  16 Jan, 2014
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More than 3,000 customers a day have been switching their current account since a guarantee was launched to make changing banks easier, new figures show.

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Real-time data for payday lenders

  •  15 Jan, 2014
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Payday loan firms including Wonga are to start using a new "real-time" information sharing service about consumers' borrowing habits.

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