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Martin Lane was a writer at money.co.uk

What type of loan is right for you?

Picking the right type of loan could make your borrowing cheaper, easier to manage and lower risk. Here is how to choose the right type of loan for your needs.

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What is an air miles credit card?

You could earn free flights just by spending on an air miles credit card. Here is how they work and how to pick the right card.

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Should you get a student credit card?

A student credit card could be useful in emergencies and help you build your credit record, but they can be expensive. Here's how to find the right student credit card and use it wisely.

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What are store cards & are they worth it?

Applying for a store card at your favourite shop might bag you a discount, but there could be a cheaper option. Here's how store cards work and what they cost.

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How to manage your loan

Keeping a check on your landline tariff can help you save money and quickly resolve problems with your phone company. Here is how to manage your landline service.

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How to get the best car finance

To get the best car finance, you need to shop around. Do not just go with the offer from the car dealership. You must meet the repayments, otherwise your vehicle may be repossessed.

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What is a homeowner loan?

You could use your property to help you borrow money with a homeowner loan. Here is how they work and what you need to consider before getting one.

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How to switch energy supplier

You could save money on your gas and electricity by comparing energy prices. Here is how to switch energy supplier and how much you could save by choosing a better deal.

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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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Should you get gadget insurance?

If you worry about the cost of replacing your gadgets if they are damaged or stolen, a gadget insurance policy could save you money. Here is how to decide if you need gadget insurance.

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How to get help with vet bills

Keeping your pet healthy can cost you a lot, especially if you get a big vet bill. But if you need help paying, there are several ways you can get financial assistance towards veterinary bills.

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How your credit record affects the loan you get

Your credit record has a big impact on the type of loan you can get and how much it will cost. Here is how your credit history affects your loan application and what you can do about it.

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4 ways to borrow a small amount of money

Sometimes borrowing a small amount can be trickier or more expensive than taking out a larger loan. Here are some of the cheapest ways to borrow if you only need a small sum.

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Can you still get a loan with bad credit?

You can get a personal loan with bad credit, but the rates will likely be high. It can be harder to get a loan with bad credit, and it may be worth trying to improve your score before you apply for a loan.

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Should you be a guarantor for a loan?

Being a guarantor means helping someone else get a loan. If they fail to meet the repayments, you'll have to pay them instead. It's a serious financial responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly. Before you agree to become a guarantor, you need to consider the risks.

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Revealed: The life threatening bacteria on your cash

We've teamed up with the London Metropolitan University to put cash under the microscope and the results are shocking. Here are the facts about how dirty money is.

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