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How to find the right European breakdown cover

Breaking down on holiday is the last thing you want. But if it happens to you it’s important to have the right breakdown cover in place. Here's what you need to know.

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Can I get a mortgage if I'm self-employed?

Yes, you could still find a mortgage if you are self-employed, but there are some boxes you need to tick first. Here is what you need to know about getting a self-employed mortgage.

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How to write a cheque

If you don’t know how to write a cheque already, that’s probably because it’s a dying art. But, now and then, the need arises. So here’s a simple guide to help you out.

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What to do if you get hacked

Having your accounts hacked can be frightening, especially if fraudsters get hold of your bank details or private data. Here is what you need to do if you think you have been hacked.

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Saving money on your gardening costs

Lockdown has seen many people take to gardening. However, giving your garden a refresh can be costly. Money.co.uk have pulled together guidance about to manage your finances when making changes to your garden.

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What is capital gains tax?

Find out what you pay CGT on, when you pay it, how much you have to pay and how to make sure you don't pay any more than you have to.

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An introduction to ESG investing

With investment opportunities becoming increasingly more accessible, ESG investments have become and increasingly vital element of the investment process. The investment experts at money.co.uk have created a guide to investing more sustainably.

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Tips on investing in times of financial uncertainty

Making investments during financial uncertainty can be particularly unnerving. The personal finance at money.co.uk have pulled together some tips to guide you during these times.

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A complete guide to mortgages

Choosing the right mortgage will help you buy a home and could save you thousands of pounds. Here is everything you need to know to find the right one for you.

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Everything you need to know about endowments

Here is everything you need to know about selling endowments, including how they work and how they may be taxed.

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What is dental insurance?

Dental insurance is a good way to make sure you can afford any dental treatment you might need. We explain how the cover works, who should get it and what to look out for in a policy.

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What is business interruption insurance?

If you're working by yourself, or with only one or two staff, almost any absence could hold you back. The good news is protection is available. Find out how business interruption insurance works to see if it could be right for you.

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Do you need travel insurance for your trip?

If you fall ill or have an accident while travelling the bills can be huge, so it pays to have cover in place. Here are the basics to help you find the right travel insurance policy.

When to take out travel insurance

Loans for Peer to peer lending July 2022

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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A guide to LGBTQ+ personal finance

If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, organising your personal finances, tax and insurance is not always a simple process. Money.co.uk have pulled together a handy guide to help those in the community handle their money effectively.

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Influential Investors

Profiting from stocks and shares has been around for hundreds of years. But some people get their inspiration for financial decisions from key figures, even celebrities. Money.co.uk investigate which celebrities have influenced stock prices the most, from just a single Tweet.

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What benefits are you entitled to?

This guide will tell you what financial assistance is available, so you can make sure you are paid what you are entitled to.

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The unbanked: What it's like not to have a bank account

Even in today's world, thousands of people in the UK don't have a bank account. This article delves into the reasons behind that, the struggles people face as a consequence of that, as well as tips on how to get a bank account if you're having trouble being accepted for one.

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Influencer Hotspots

Discover which cities and states are the biggest influencer hotspots in the UK and US.

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Disabled drivers' car insurance rules explained

How does having a disability impact what you pay for insurance and are there any financial benefits or services available to help? We explain all

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Best rated subscription boxes for Father's Day

With Father's Day just around the corner, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have taken a look at how much Brits are set to spend this year, following a year of social restrictions and virtual celebrations.

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Top 10 heatwave hacks on a budget

The heatwave has arrived in the UK, and managing to stay cool can be difficult and costly. The experts at money.co.uk have provided some simple budget friendly hacks to help stay chilled this summer.

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What car insurance cover should you get?

You need a car insurance policy to drive on the roads, but you can choose the level of cover you get. Here is how to work out what cover is right for you.

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Football transfer fever - the top 10 most expensive transfers in history

With the Football Association transfer window opening in June, the investing experts at money.co.uk looked back at the most expensive transfers of all time, and estimated what they would be worth today.

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The admin needed to move house is now a bigger barrier than mortgage rates

As the economy reopens, and the property market gets hotter, it seems Brits not already part of the home buying process are cooling on the idea of getting a new home any time soon - with the hassle of getting involved simple too much for many to bear.

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What is electric scooter insurance?

Do you know all the rules around electric scooters for adults? And do you have the right electric scooter insurance in place? We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

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Cashless Countries

Using data from the World Bank and the largest debit and credit card providers, money.co.uk can reveal the most cashless economies in the world.

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Pubs to people

The consumer spending experts at money.co.uk have studied government data to discover which area in the UK has the best pub to people ratio.

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Dog Theft Hotspots

Money.co.uk requested information from police forces up and down the country on the number of dog thefts people have reported in the last five years, as well as which types of dog were most commonly stolen.

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Best fixed rate and tracker mortgage rates available in May by LTV

Finding the best possible mortgage rate can be tough, so use our guide to compare the top fixed-rate and tracker deals available this month with LTVs starting from 95%

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Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.1% in May 2021

Interest rates have been held at 0.1% by the Bank of England in May, just over a year since they were temporarily cut in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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UK house prices see biggest monthly rise for 17 years in April, Nationwide reports

House prices continue to storm upwards rising monthly by 2.1% and annually by 7.1% to an average of £238,831 for April, according to the latest Nationwide house price index. The growth has largely been fuelled by the extended stamp duty holiday and the UK’s continued recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Home Buyers Report May 2021

New monthly Home Buyers Report from the mortgage experts at money.co.uk reveals the three biggest reasons people can’t buy a home.

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10 tips for managing your finances once lockdown ends

As Coronavirus restrictions ease, people look forward to resuming activities and socialising in settings they may have not for a while. Money.co.uk have pulled together a guide on how to ensure you can manage your finances successfully while doing so.

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The Ultimate Oscars Dress

Research from money.co.uk into the outfits of previous winners alongside expert fashion analysis reveal the dress nominees should be wearing in order to win a coveted statue.

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Government-backed 95% mortgage deals launched

The details of the first deals launched using the government’s new 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme have been unveiled - this is what’s now on offer as well as your other options

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The best best fixed and tracker mortgage rates in April by LTV

Finding the best possible mortgage rate can be tough, so use our guide to compare the top fixed-rate and tracker deals available with LTVs starting from 95%

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House prices soar to record high of £254,606 in March, Halifax reports

House prices soar to record high of £254,606 in March, Halifax reports

House prices rose again in March, by 1.1% monthly and 6.5% annually according to Halifax, thanks to the extension of the stamp duty holiday and the continued recovery of the economy as the coronavirus pandemic pushed up demand for new homes.

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Buying a second-hand electric vehicle

There are both financial and environmental benefits to buying a second-electric vehicle when looking to invest in a new car. The experts at money.co.uk have provided some guidance to help you assess if this is the right option for you.

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Towing vehicles and insurance explained

Towing a caravan or trailer is a great British tradition. But, what laws should you know about to lug another vehicle on UK roads and do you need insurance?

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Celebrity Investments Index

Money.co.uk analysed $11.9bn of total funding for 339 different investments to determine who is the most prolific celebrity backer.

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The cheapest and most expensive houses sold near you

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed the postcodes with the cheapest and most expensive homes in England and Wales, with values ranging from just £25,000 to £5.8million depending on where you are in the country.

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The most and least affordable places to buy a home

The places in the UK it’s easiest - and hardest - to afford a home on the a local salary have been named, with some unlucky people needing to find more than 27 times their annual income to afford a home near where they live.

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What is indemnity insurance?

If you’re buying or selling a property, you might be encouraged to take out indemnity insurance. Indemnity insurance could protect you against some of the things that could go wrong with your property in the future.

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Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.1% in March 2021

The Bank of England base rate has again been held at the all time low of 0.1% for March, as confirmed by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday.

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How the 2021 Budget affects homeowners

Here's a summary of the key changes that will affect homeowners following the 2021 Budget.

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The world’s most popular dog tattoos

Discover the world’s most pup-ular dog breeds for tattoos, as well as other favourite pets people get inked on their bodies.

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Degree Demand Report

Deciding whether to undertake a higher education qualification is a large financial and life decision made by many every year. But how has the coronavirus pandemic affected degree demand? And how do job prospects differ by degree discipline?

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How driving an electric vehicle can save you money

Driving an electric vehicle is a great option for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. However, it can also be a great option if you are hoping to keep your driving costs low.

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Explained: the government’s 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme

Following the 2021 Budget, we take a look at the government's new 95% mortgage guarantee scheme - what it is, and what it means for you.

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Budget 2021: The key points

Here is a rundown of the key changes in the March 2021 Budget.

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Coronavirus: Financial help for self-employed workers

The government has extended financial support schemes for self-employed workers affected by COVID-19. Money.co.uk has collated a guide, detailing everything you need to know.

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Investment series: 10 women-led companies worth investing in

In light of International Women's Day on March 8, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have pulled together a list of women-led companies you may want to invest in.

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A day in the life of a breakdown recovery driver

Find out how you can avoid having to call out a breakdown recovery vehicle and what to expect if you do

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A guide on teaching your kids good personal finance habits

If you are looking to understand how to educate your children on the importance of personal finance, money.co.uk have pulled together a guide to help you do so.

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Lucrative Landmarks Report

The postcode premiums of the world’s greatest landmarks revealed in a new report from money.co.uk

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What should you expect from the Budget?

The 2021 Budget may have more of an impact on your finances than any in recent memory. In this guide we explore the potential of what will be in the 2021 Budget and how it will affect you.

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Rising tides - the tourist destinations that could disappear by 2100

With global warming and sea levels rising, we could lose some of the biggest tourist spots in the next 100 years. Find out which tourist hotspots are most at risk.

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Best and worst TV reboots according to Twitter

We've seen many TV shows making their return over the years, but how many of these reboots actually worked? We reveal the best and the worst.

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The 7 things you need to do if you get hacked

Having your accounts hacked can be frightening, especially if fraudsters get hold of your bank details or private data. Here is what you need to do if you think you have been hacked.

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