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What is an innovative finance ISA? How does an IFISA work?

It is the third type of ISA that exists alongside the cash ISA and the stocks and shares ISA. Here is how the innovative finance ISA works.

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Coronavirus: Your student accommodation refund rights

If your university has been shut down due to COVID-19 or your lectures have to be conducted remotely, you may be thinking about leaving your student accommodation. Here’s everything you need to know if you need to leave your university accommodation due to Coronavirus restrictions.

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How much do celebrity property conversions actually cost?

An insight into how much underground tunnels and infinity swimming pools actually cost celebrities and how this can affect the long term selling price or their homes.

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Broadband Housing Index | compare internet speeds and house prices

Find out the impact of broadband speed on house prices. The money.co.uk broadband checker reveals the best places for fast home broadband in 50 states across the USA.

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What’s the best city to live in based on your diet?

Compare the cost of living for vegans and vegetarians around the world with this easy-to-use calculator revealing vegan cooking classes, speciality restaurants and food costs on money.co.uk a UK energy comparison site.

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How much could bake-off contestants have made through Instagram?

With The Great British Bake Off returning to our screens this Autumn, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have investigated how much previous and this year's contestants could earn with their increased social following.

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What is a unit trust?

A unit trust puts your money in the hands of an expert fund manager together with other investors. Here is what you need to know about unit trusts before you invest.

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How are investments taxed?

You may have to pay extra types of tax if you make money from your investments. Here is how your investments are taxed and how your tax band can affect what you pay.

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10 things you could be doing that invalidate your home insurance

Money.co.uk reveals 10 simple things that could actually stop you from being able to claim on your home insurance.

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Coronavirus: Improve your mortgage chances

While COVID-19 has caused enormous disruption for those trying to get on the housing ladder, money.co.uk has outlined some simple things you can do to boost your chances of getting a mortgage.

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In-App Spending: The hidden costs of ‘free’ apps

Many apps and games which are free to download make their revenue from a litany of in-app purchases. Money.co.uk has discovered what proportion of ‘free’ apps on the Google Play Store have the potential for hidden costs.

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How do buy to let mortgages work?

If you want to invest in property and rent it out to someone else, you will need a buy to let mortgage. Here is everything you need to know about them.