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What are the pros and cons of the Help to Buy scheme?

The Help to Buy scheme has been under the spotlight in recent months, with stories of happy new homeowners balanced with accusations that the scheme is distorting the housing market. But importantly, can it help you buy?

How to build your own house

Many of us dream of building our own home, and while it is not the right option for everyone, self building could be an affordable way for you to get your ideal property. Yet fail to plan properly and you face the risk of financial ruin.

Council MOT centres: the route to a hassle free MOT?

Do you dread taking your car for its MOT? With the threat of a large bill looming over each test it's only natural to be worried that your local garage is just out to make a profit. Council MOT centres could be the answer, here's what you need to know.

Can insurers check my driving history with DVLA MyLicence?

From Summer 2014 insurers will have access to a new DVLA database containing details of your driving history. We take a look at what the new MyLicence system means for your insurance.

Should you borrow against your home?

If you are a homeowner you could have thousands of pounds locked up in the value of your home. But if you need to borrow, is taking out a secured loan against your home sensible or something to avoid at all costs?

New compulsory car insurance laws: how to stay legal

Changes to motor insurance laws mean that you will need to be extra careful that you are not caught out. Here is what you need to know.

5 things you need to know before you remortgage

Remortgaging to a better deal is a great way to cut your costs, it could save you hundreds of pounds a month, and thousands of pounds overall. Here are 5 things you need to know to make the process easier.

How to slash 100s off your utility bills

If you feel stuck in a vortex of ever growing utility bills you're not alone! We look at how to take charge and get the best deals for your household utilities, so you can stop spinning and tackle the problem head on!

How to write a cheque

Writing a cheque is becoming a dying art but still one you need to master. So whether it is to pay a bill or for a friend's birthday, here is how to write a cheque.

Your no claims bonus questions answered

With the cost of car insurance rising exponentially year on year, a decent no claims bonus can help make car insurance more affordable. Here is everything you need to know about your no claims bonus.

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

For 79 a year, Amazon Prime offers one-day delivery, music and instant video streaming and multiple extra features for customers, but does it offer good value?

Do you have what it takes to be a property developer?

TV shows make doing up a property look ridiculously easy and a sure-fire way to make money, but what does it really involve and is it for you?