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Dan BaseFinancial Content Writer

Dan Base worked spent 8 years working for Coventry Building Society before joining money.co.uk as a content writer.

During his time here he put his expertise to good use, covering banking, consumer rights, mortgages and investing.

Dan left money.co.uk in 2019.

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Do you really need an emergency fund?

Saving for a rainy day means you can cover unexpected costs without getting into debt. Here is how to save and how else you can cover emergency costs.

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How to rent out your house

When selling up seems impossible, letting your house can be a handy alternative. Here is what you need to consider if you're thinking of renting out your home.

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Grants and funding for disabled students

Higher education opens up many opportunities, but also brings with it added financial worries; this is especially the case if you have a disability. We explain the help available to relieve the strain of being a student.

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Should you sell your endowment?

Selling your endowment policy gets you a lump sum now. You could get more than if you cancel the policy, but less than if you wait until it matures. Here is how to decide what to do.

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How to sell your endowment

You could get a cash lump sum now by selling your endowment policy. Here is how selling to a third party could make you more money than selling it back to your provider.

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How does private health insurance work?

Private health insurance can pay out for a range of treatments for illnesses and injuries. Here is how it works and what types you can get.

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Everything you need to know about endowments

Here is everything you need to know about selling endowments, including how they work and how they may be taxed.

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How to get health insurance when you are older

You can still get health insurance as you get older, but it can be more expensive and difficult to find. Here is where to find it and how to cut the cost.

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How to use a prepaid card

Once you have your new prepaid card, you can start using it to buy things and pay bills. Here is how to use and manage your account.

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How to reclaim your credit card charges

You do not need to accept all credit card charges and could get hundreds of pounds back. Here are the fees you could get back and how to get a refund.

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Chargeback claims: how to get your money back

You could claim a refund if something goes wrong when you spend on your debit, prepaid or credit card. Here's how the Chargeback scheme can get your money back from your bank.

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How to claim on your health insurance

Your health insurance could pay out if you need private medical treatment or an appointment. Here is how to claim and how much it costs.

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