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Blog: Why holidaying in a stranger’s home beats a hotel

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Put off by over-priced hotels on a recent trip to New York, journalist Claire Rees used travel rental website Airbnb to book a place to stay. But how did she get on?

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Payday lenders attacked for charges

  •  13 Jan, 2014
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Payday lender Wonga has defended itself after being accused of over-the-top fees for those who default on loans.

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Post Office extends current account

  •  13 Jan, 2014
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Customers will soon be able to open current accounts at dozens more Post Office branches following the success of a pilot scheme, it has been announced.

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How £10 a month could save you £405 on your credit card bill

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Paying only a few pounds extra per month off your credit card bill could save you hundreds of pounds in interest, a new Confused.com calculator shows.

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Review: Nationwide Select credit card offers 2% cashback

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Nationwide has quadrupled the rate of cashback on its Select credit card from 0.5 to 2 per cent. We take a closer look.

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Brits set finance goals for 2014

  •  08 Jan, 2014
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Half of Brits have their heart set on a dream holiday in 2014 although many people continue to have money worries, a new survey suggests.

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SSE moves to cut dual fuel prices

  •  08 Jan, 2014
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Millions of householders are set to benefit from energy firm SSE's plans to cut its dual fuel prices by 3.5 per cent.

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10 ways to fight those Christmas £££s

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If your credit card or overdraft has been piling on the pounds over the festive season, it’s time to think about getting your finances back in shape. We explain how.

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Blog: How do you budget?

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Increasingly irritated by shop assistants who fail to hand over receipts, consumer journalist Naphtalia Loderick asks: how do you track your spending?

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Barclays simplifies overdraft fees

  •  03 Jan, 2014
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Current account competition is hotting up with the news that Barclays is simplifying its overdraft fees system - a move which could save customers in the UK around £14 million collectively this year alone.

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