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Salman Haqqi, Senior Personal Finance Writer

Salman Haqqi spent 10 years as a journalist reporting in several countries around the world. He left the world of journalism to pursue his passion for personal finance. He applies his knowledge of all things money related to ensure all of our guides are helpful, relevant and up to date. Salman is a spokesperson for money.co.uk and regularly gives his expert view on financial issues for local and national press.

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Managing your debt during the pandemic

To help ease some of your worries there are some things you can do to prepare for the financial uncertainty and take steps to manage your debt.

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Coronavirus: Working from home and your personal finances

Working from home has quickly become a new reality for many office-based workers in the UK. In this new climate it's useful to know what rights you are entitled to as a home worker and what impact the COVID-19 outbreak will have on your finances.

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How to choose a credit card that suits you

Choosing the right type of credit card could save you money in interest, earn you rewards or help you get accepted. Here is how to pick the right one and where to find it.

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How to get a mortgage if you are an older borrower

Getting a mortgage can be more difficult when you get closer to retirement. Here is how to find one whether you want to move house or remortgage your current home.

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How to use a credit card for your Christmas shopping

UK households typically increase their spending in December. If you plan to spend more money on Christmas this year, use a credit card to make it work for you.

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Can you transfer a balance from someone else's credit card?

You can transfer a balance from one person's credit card to another. But taking on someone else's debt can be risky.

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Why you should avoid payday loans

Payday loans are a way to get cash fast, but they can be financially dangerous. Here are some alternatives to pay day loans, and what to do if you're struggling to repay a payday loan.

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How to choose the right energy tariff

Finding the right gas and electricity deal could save you hundreds of pounds a year on your energy bills. Here is what you need to know about choosing the right energy tariff.

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How to handle problems with your gas and electricity

If you are having problems with your gas or electricity, there are ways to get help. Here is what you need to know about handling problems with your energy service.

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Worried about the cost of your heating? Here's what you can do...

If you're worried about falling temperatures, snow and freezing fog this winter most of us reach to turn up the thermostat. But if you spend the winter with your heating on high, your energy bill may leave you feeling cold.

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Should you get a credit card, loan or overdraft?

Choosing the right way to borrow money can make it cheaper and easier to manage. Here is when you should use a credit card, loan or overdraft.

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Peer to peer lending

Peer to peer lending is also known as P2P or crowdfunding. It matches savers wanting a high return with borrowers needing a low interest rate. Peer to peer is closer to investing than it is to saving.

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How to get a guarantor loan

Asking a friend or family member to be a guarantor could help you get the loan you need. Here is how guarantor loans work and everything you need to know about them.

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What are secured and unsecured loans?

Finding the best loan is not just about getting the cheapest rate, you need to pick between a secured and unsecured loan too. Here is how they work and how to choose the right one.

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Should you consolidate your debts?

If you are struggling to keep up with your loan payments, consolidating your debts could help you take back control. Here is how it works and when you should do it.

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