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Alicia Babaee, Consumer Finance Specialist

Alicia BabaeeConsumer Finance Specialist

Alicia Babaee is an award-winning communications specialist and journalist with a passion for simplifying complex information for consumer audiences.

Your refund rights explained

If you have been refused a refund for faulty or unwanted goods you are not alone. Here are your rights to help get your money back if a company is refusing to give you a refund.

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What is the Help to Buy scheme?

If you’re thinking of buying a home, you may have heard of the Government’s Help to buy scheme, which provides an interest free loan to people wishing to buy certain new build properties. Here’s everything you need to know.

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What happens if you are unable to pay back your loan?

When you miss a payment on your loan, you'll be charged a fee. You may be issued with a County Court Judgement or have to declare yourself bankrupt if you continue to miss payments.

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New parents: What benefits do you get when you have a baby?

Whether you want to stay home to look after your new child or return to work and arrange childcare, any help you can get is worth investigating. Here's a look at what benefits and other help you can find.

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How can I help my children buy their first house?

With first time buyers finding it harder than ever to get a mortgage, some parents are giving their children a helping hand onto the property ladder. But how does it all work and what are the potential pitfalls?

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What is electric scooter insurance?

Do you know all the rules around electric scooters for adults? And do you have the right electric scooter insurance in place? We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

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How to check if a company is legit, UK regulations, and how to avoid risking your money and data

If you are worried about the authenticity of a company, it is always worth doing some research. We look at how to check if a company is legit, UK rules, and how you can find out whether to trust a company or avoid them at all costs.

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What to do if you get hacked

Having your accounts hacked can be frightening, especially if fraudsters get hold of your bank details or private data. Here is what you need to do if you think you have been hacked.

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How to afford a career change

If you want to start a new career you need to prepare your finances before you leave your job. Here is how to make your career change affordable.

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What is a bridging loan?

A bridging loan could help you buy a property while you wait for the sale of your existing home.

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What is business interruption insurance?

You can protect your company against loss of income if you’re unable to trade following an unexpected event. In fact, business interruption insurance could be just what you need to get you through a tricky time.

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What is a Bounce Back Loan?

If the coronavirus pandemic has left your business in financial difficulty, you could be eligible for a Bounce Back Loan.

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