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Understanding

What your tax code means and how to check it’s correct

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Renting out your home over the summer? Here’s what you need to know…

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‘You can’t drive one in the rain’: 10 myths about electric cars debunked  

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Four financial advice tips every stay-at-home parent should know

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Three common holiday scams and how to avoid them

If you’re thinking about booking a holiday online, don’t let these scams rui...

The key dates for your finances in 2019

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News

Pensioners risk losing out on discounts if they don’t claim Pension Credit

Pensioners who don’t check to see whether they qualify for Pension Credit risk...

The simple way to save £192 a year on broadband

Broadband customers can save as much as £192 a year by renegotiating their deal...

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend more than £6bn in 2019

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will lend a total of £6.3bn this year, making it ...

Deadline looms to claim PPI compensation

The Financial Conduct Authority has urged consumers to act now as the deadline t...

Shell Energy Retail pays £390,000 compensation

Shell Energy Retail is to compensate around 12,000 customer accounts after overc...

Half of people switch energy suppliers

Nearly half of energy consumers have switched provider, significantly more tha...

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