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Is banking on your smartphone safe?

If you live life on the move, mobile banking can seem like an ideal way to keep track of your finances. But is it a safe way to manage your money?

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What is the best way to spend abroad?

Spending money overseas can end up costing you a fortune in fees and charges, so find out what options you have and which is the cheapest for your trip.

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Should you bother with an extended warranty?

Your household appliances could be expensive to replace if they break down. But should bother with an extended warranty?

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Direct debit rules: FAQs

Direct debits can be a convenient and hassle-free way to pay your bills, leaving the company you are paying to do all the leg work. Here we answer all your most common direct debit questions...

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Can you get health insurance with pre-existing conditions?

Health insurance does not always cover existing medical conditions or any you have had in recent years. Here is what cover you can get and how to find it.

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How to get health insurance when you are older

You can still get health insurance as you get older, but it can be more expensive and difficult to find. Here is where to find it and how to cut the cost.

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What is pet insurance?

If your pet is like one of the family you will want to make sure they are protected if they fall ill or go missing. Here is everything you need to know to find the best pet insurance policy.

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How do extended warranties work?

An extended warranty could pay for repairs if your household appliances break. But what do they cover and are they worth it? Here is what you need to know.

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How to claim on an extended warranty

If your appliances break or are faulty, you may be able to claim for repairs on your extended warranty insurance. Here’s how these policies work and how to make a claim.

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Should you get single trip or annual travel insurance?

If you are heading off on holiday, you’ll need to choose between a single trip or annual travel insurance policy. But what is the difference, and which is right for you? Here is how to find out.

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How to make a travel insurance claim

If something goes wrong on your travels you may need to make a claim on your travel insurance policy. This step by step guide explains how to go about it.

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9 Top tips for the best deal on a personal loan

Yes, you can still apply for a loan when you retire, but there are several factors you should consider before you do.

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6 easy ways to get finance for your business

If you want your business to grow and reach new heights you may need to borrow money. Here is a closer look at your different business finance options.

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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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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 I buy additional legal cover on my car insurance policy?

Your car insurance policy will cover you against most costs, but what if you need to go to court following an accident? Legal cover could help — here is everything you need to know.

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How to claim on your mobile phone insurance

If your mobile phone is lost or damaged, you could cover the cost of repairs or a replacement with your insurance. Here is what you need to know about making a claim.

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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 to choose the right motorbike insurance

Insurance is essential if you ride a motorcycle, but finding the right policy depends on the type of bike you ride and how you use it. Here is how to find the right motorbike insurance.

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What is motorbike insurance?

The right motorbike insurance can cover the cost of repairing or replacing your bike if it is damaged or stolen, while riding without it is against the law. Here is what you need to know.

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What to do if your debt management company goes bust

If your debt management company stops trading, you need to make sure you keep up with repaying your debts. Here is what you need to do and where you can get help.

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How to claim on your health insurance

Your health insurance could pay out if you need private medical treatment or an appointment. Here is how to claim and how much it costs.

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Endowment tax issues explained

An overview of the possible tax issues associated with endowment policies.

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