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Lending to friends? Make sure you get your money back

Deciding whether to help a friend or family member financially can be tricky, especially if you are worried whether they can afford to repay it. Here's how to protect your money when a friend in need comes calling.

I need to cancel my holiday what are my rights?

We all look forward to a well-earned holiday, but where do you stand if you need to cancel your plans. We take a closer look at your rights:

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.

Are Premium Bonds a safe investment or waste of time?

We have examined Premium Bonds to help you determine whether the 100% safe, government-backed bonds are worthy of your savings or if your money would be better placed elsewhere.

What is the best way to spend overseas?

Spending overseas can end up being costly if you are not careful, so making sure you do not fall victim to extra bank or card charges is essential if you want your money to go further.

12 things to do before you move house

Moving home is said to be one of the most stressful and financially draining things you can do, but there are lots of things you can sort out before moving day to make your life easier. Here are our top 12 things to arrange in advance.

How to separate your finances from your ex-partner

Breaking up is hard to do; but it can be made even harder when you have a mortgage, debts, or joint accounts with your partner. We take you through what you'll need to consider to make the split as smooth as possible.

Can I switch bank accounts if I'm in my overdraft?

Being in your overdraft does not have to mean you are tied to your bank account until kingdom come. It is still possible to switch to a better deal. We show you how.

Your refund rights explained

If you have ever struggled to get a refund for faulty or unwanted goods you are not alone. If you know your consumer rights to a refund you will be perfectly placed to beat the shops and get your money back!

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.

How to spend less on entertainment

Where would you be without modern entertainment, but have the rising costs left you unable to join in your favourite leisure activities? We look at ways you can spend less and still enjoy the entertainment you love.

Direct debit rules: FAQs

Using a direct debit can be a convenient and hassle-free way to pay your bills, leaving the company you're paying to do all the leg work. Here we answer all your most common direct debit questions...