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Dom JamesFinancial Content Writer

Dom James worked for Nationwide Building Society as a personal banking manager before becoming a journalist on financial matters. Since then he's covered financial matters for, Zoopla, the AA and more as a writer and editor. Dom left in 2017.

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Can you use a credit card abroad?

You can use credit cards abroad, but it's not as simple or as cheap as using them in the UK. Here is what you need to know before using your credit card overseas.

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What your credit record really tells lenders

Your credit record gives a lender the information they use to help them decide if you can get credit with them or not. Using your previous borrowing history and current debts as evidence it will help them work out how reliable a borrower you are and whether you can afford to repay the money you want to borrow.

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How to improve your credit score

You can take these steps to improve your credit score and increase your chances of getting accepted for credit in the future.

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How to get your first credit card

Here is how to prepare yourself for your first credit card application.

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How does the State Pension work?

The State Pension is not the same for everyone, and understanding how much you get can be confusing. Here is how the State Pension works and what it could pay you.

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Travel money: how to get the best deal

A good deal on travel money means getting the best return for your pound sterling. This guide will show you how.

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Shoppers could face cashier carnage from the 5th October

Forgetful shoppers could face a bill of £100 million between now and Christmas if they don't 'bring a bag'.

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Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at, comments on the 2015 Summer Budget announcement that a new Innovative Finance ISA will be introduced in April 2016.

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What is income protection insurance?

If you were unable to work due to an accident, sickness or redundancy, how long would your savings cover your living costs? Here is how income protection could support you.

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Should you get income protection?

If you couldn't work due to an accident, sickness or redundancy, you may need to support yourself financially for a long period of time. Here is how income protection could help.

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How to claim on income protection

If you have to stop working due to an accident, illness or redundancy, you should start your income protection claim as soon as possible. Here is what you need to do.

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How to start share dealing

Before you begin to buy and sell shares you need to know the costs, and if there are any ways to save money. Here is how to start share dealing and what costs to look out for.

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