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Introduction

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Do you have questions about debt? This section will help you demystify the debt market and borrow money responsibly.

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Jan 14, 2020

The pros and cons of balance transfer cards

While using 0% balance transfer cards can be a smart way of getting yourself out of debt, ...
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Jan 06, 2020

How to get out of debt in 2020

Clearing debt is never easy, but these methods may give you just the boost you need.
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Dec 03, 2019

Abroad for Christmas? Avoid this expensive mistake

A typical family spending £2,000 on a Christmas and New Year trip overseas could be hit w...
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Aug 20, 2019

How a PPI windfall could impact benefits, care funding and inheritance tax

There are just days to submit a compensation claim for mis-sold Payment Protection Insuran...

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Mar 27, 2019

Do blacklists exist? Should I have a joint account? The truth behind 10 credit myths

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Jan 28, 2019

BLOG: Why you should switch to an interest-free credit card now

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Nov 07, 2018

PPI rule tweak opens door for thousands more compensation claims

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Oct 17, 2018

PPI claim loophole revealed: why you could be owed thousands more

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Jul 09, 2018

60 second read…Interbank exchange rate vs Mastercard and Visa

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Jun 29, 2018

Buy currency ahead of your travels, but not with a credit card

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May 14, 2018

Why contactless can leave you counting the cost of your holiday

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Apr 24, 2018

Borrowers duped of £3.5m in loan fee scams

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Apr 09, 2018

How bad are those small credit card mistakes?

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Mar 28, 2018

True or false? Seven credit score myths and realities

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Jan 17, 2018

Watch for these charges when using debit and credit cards abroad

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Dec 08, 2017

The three essentials of online Christmas shopping

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Oct 30, 2017

Three alternatives to dipping into your arranged overdraft

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Sep 22, 2017

Why that buy-now-pay-later deal could cost more than you think

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Jul 28, 2017

You’ve cut up your credit card: what now?

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Jul 21, 2017

The truth about 0% car finance deals

News

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Apr 09, 2020

New rules mean banks and lenders must offer loan and interest freeze

The City watchdog will go ahead with its plan for credit firms to offer customers financia...
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Apr 06, 2020

Santander hikes interest-free overdraft buffer to £500

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Apr 03, 2020

Small business loan scheme overhauled with personal guarantees no longer required

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Apr 02, 2020

Firms to offer loan and credit freeze

The City watchdog has set out a number of temporary measures to help consumers dealing wit...
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Apr 01, 2020

HSBC and Lloyds announce new measures to support customers

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Mar 30, 2020

BrightHouse collapses into administration

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

If you’ve been ‘furloughed’ by your company, here’s what it means…

Coronavirus and your finances: what help can you get?

News and updates on everything to do with coronavirus and your personal finances.

Your back-to-basics ISA guide for 2020/21

You have until 5 April to use up the remainder of this year’s ISA allowance before it’s gone for good. Her...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

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