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Key measures from Rishi Sunak's 2021 Autumn Budget speech

Key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's 2021 Autumn Budget speech to the house of commons - and what it all means for your money.

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Your student loan may be a burden you want to clear as soon as possible, even if you might never have to pay it all back. Here's how to decide if it's worth paying off your student loan early.

Should I pay off my student loan early?

Your student loan may be a burden you want to clear as soon as possible, even if you might never have to pay it all back. Here's how to decide if it's worth paying off your student loan early.

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What are prepaid cards?

You can use a prepaid card to buy things online or in person, and you could get one without a credit check. Here is how they work and how to get one.

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Travel money: should I get a travel credit card?

Using the best credit card for travel can solve a lot of holiday problems. You don’t need to think “how much money can I travel with?” or worry about where to find the best exchange rate.

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Should you get a prepaid card?

Prepaid cards come with several pros and cons, but they could be the best way of spending for you. Here is how to work out if you should get a prepaid card.

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Should you ever use your credit card to pay your mortgage?

When money is tight, you might be tempted to make your mortgage payments using your credit card, we look at whether this is ever a good idea.

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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 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 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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How to understand credit card charges

Here are the credit card charges you need to know about and how to avoid them.

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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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How to get accepted for a credit card

Here is how to improve your chances of getting accepted for a credit card.

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