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Five money chats you must have with your partner

A beach at sunset, you and your partner gazing lovingly into each others' eyes over a glass of Asti Spumante and a plate of Tiramisu. What better time to talk about money?

Life Insurance | 23 Jul 2014
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Things that will make you poor this summer

Here, we highlight a few areas where the costs can mount this summer if you are not vigilant.

Savings | 23 Jul 2014
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Wedding guests weary of overseas ceremonies

While cheaper and more relaxing for the bride and groom, more than a third of Brits think attending a wedding abroad is a big ask.

Savings | 18 Jul 2014
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FCA review finds comparison sites wanting

Price comparison websites did not always give consumers the information needed to make informed decisions, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said in a review published today.

Insurance | 16 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

Sainsbury's Bank lowers rates on small and medium-sized loans; Over-50s insurer Saga launches landlord insurance.

Investments | 11 Jul 2014
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ABI proposes clarity guidelines for insurance renewal

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has proposed new guidelines to improve clarity for customers buying or renewing car and home insurance.

Car Insurance | 10 Jul 2014
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Ten ways for women to take charge of their finances

From making a will to getting comfortable talking about money, these are 10 ways women can take control of their financial lives.

Investments | 10 Jul 2014
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Half of women have never discussed financial implications of death

Women's main priority is the health, happiness and financial security of their children, but almost half have never discussed with their family the financial implications if were to die or be unable to work.

Estate Planning | 09 Jul 2014
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Whiplash settlement process called into question

Car insurers should be banned from settling whiplash claims before a medical examination is conducted, the Transport Committee’s latest report said.

Car Insurance | 04 Jul 2014
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Check EHICs before travel, warns Gocompare.com

Holidaymakers need to check their European Health Insurance Cards before they travel, as around 4.5m cards will expire this year.

Travel Insurance | 02 Jul 2014
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Pet owners count cost of pampering

Pet owners have increased the amount they spend on their animals by 13% over two years, despite concerns over the financial pressure of keeping a pet, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank.

Pet Insurance | 01 Jul 2014
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Home insurance premiums fall in all postal areas

Average home insurance premiums have fallen in all 121 postal areas since Spring 2013 to reach their lowest level in four years.

Home Insurance | 01 Jul 2014
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Gap year travelers urged to pick insurance carefully

Gap year and extended trip travelers are being urged to take care when picking a travel insurance policy as terms – including whether quick trips home are permitted – vary widely.

Travel Insurance | 30 Jun 2014
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FCA bosses 'defer bonuses' after insurance probe blunder

Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and several colleagues have deferred taking their annual bonuses because of an ongoing review into the bungled announcement of an insurance industry investigation.

Insurance | 27 Jun 2014
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More than 50,000 learner drivers have penalty points

More than a fifth of motoring offenders received penalty points before they had officially passed their test, according to official data.

Car Insurance | 26 Jun 2014

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