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17 December 2019

Making extra money in January to pay off debts - money.co.uk comment

The key to managing your money to pay off debts is focus - a 2020 money management vision for 2020.

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04 December 2019

Brits set to spend £33.3 BILLION on gifts this Christmas

New research and interactive budgeting calculator from money.co.uk reveals the true cost of UK Christmas gifting

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29 November 2019

Black Friday shopping tips and an explanation of your refund rights as a consumer

Black Friday offers thousands of amazing and tempting deals in the shops and online, money management is crucial if you want to avoid waking up with a financial hangover. Follow these tips to keep control of your money.

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29 November 2019

Tech-ing the mick; less than a third of the most sought after gadgets discounted on Black Friday

Less than a third of the UK's most sought after tech products of 2019 have been discounted by three major retailers this Black Friday, research by Money.co.uk reveals all.

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08 November 2019

Top dog | King of the cats revealed

With more than 20 million dogs and cats living in our homes, the UK is a nation of pet lovers, but which are our favourites? The experts at money.co.uk have revealed all.

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04 November 2019

Mothercare announces plans to appoint administrators for UK business

Advice for staff and customers as Mothercare announces plans to appoint administrators

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24 October 2019

Switching current accounts - how to do it and what the benefits are

New tips released as switching current accounts continues to grow in popularity

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23 October 2019

money.co.uk comment: tips on getting out of debt before Christmas

money.co.uk personal finance expert offers tips on getting out of debt before Christmas

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23 October 2019

money.co.uk comment: tips on avoiding debt this Christmas

Personal finance experts at money.co.uk offer tips on avoiding debt at Christmas

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09 October 2019

Pocket Money Goes Digital | The Move To Cashless Gathers Pace

The traditional piggy bank is predicted to disappear from UK homes as parents lead the way towards a more digital cashless society. Check out the latest study on this by money.co.uk.

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09 October 2019

What are the rights of Norwegian Spirit passengers? - money comment

money.co.uk explains the rights of passengers of the Norwegian Spirit cruise ship.

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04 October 2019

The FCA calls out insurance providers who create barriers to switching

As the Financial Conduct Authority publishes its interim report on 'general insurance pricing practices', money.co.uk reminds customers that the power to switch is firmly in their hands.

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26 September 2019

Advice on shopping around to get the best savings as Marcus drops its rate

As the headline grabbing interest rate from Marcus is cut, money.co.uk advises on the best interest rates for savers.

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23 September 2019

money.co.uk comments: one in six travel insurers don't offer cover if airlines and holiday companies go bust

One in six travel insurers don't offer cover if airlines and holiday companies go bust, read on to see money.co.uk personal finance expert's views.

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20 September 2019

Advice for Thomas Cook customers as its future looks uncertain

As the future for Thomas Cook looks uncertain, money.co.uk advises customers on protecting their money

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19 September 2019

Saving to protect against loss of earnings

As it's revealed that nearly half of working private renters could not afford their rent for more than a month if they lost their job, money.co.uk advises consumers on saving to protect themselves against loss of earnings

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19 September 2019

Spending on credit cards overtakes cash

As spending on credit cards overtakes cash for the first time, money.co.uk advises consumers on the potential issues caused by contactless and credit card payments

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12 September 2019

money.co.uk comments: Heathrow drone disruption

As environmental groups look to disrupt flights at the UK's busiest airport, money.co.uk advises consumers on their rights if their flights are delayed or cancelled.

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09 September 2019

money.co.uk comments: the aftermath of the British Airways strikes

British Airways pilots are striking on 9 and 10 September, but the knock-on effects could be felt for a day or two after the strike ends. What should consumers do?

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02 September 2019

HSBC Advance Bank Account exclusive deal with money.co.uk and Uswitch

HSBC is offering an exclusive deal to customers of money.co.uk and Uswitch: customers* who switch their main account to an HSBC Advance Bank Account through either platform will receive £175 cashback for switching.

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29 August 2019

Homeowners on standard mortgages are paying up to £3,500 too much

One in five mortgage customers are paying through the nose for sitting on their lender's standard variable rates.

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29 August 2019

Students lose £32 million in rental deposits when they move out

With four out of five student tenants not signing a photo inventory, read on to find out why they are losing their money and what they can do about it.

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28 August 2019

Natwest and RBS website outages

Natwest and RBS are again experiencing outages on their websites - less than a day after fixing similar issues on their sites.

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22 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: pound rallies just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend

The pound has received a boost from reports of renewed efforts to avert a no-deal Brexit — just in time for holidaymakers heading abroad for the Bank Holiday weekend.

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22 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: Ryanair strikes to go ahead.co.uk comments: the aftermath of the British Airways strikes

Ryanair has lost a High Court bid to prevent strikes by its pilots on 22 and 23 August.

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20 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: Gatwick flight suspension and consumer compensation

An issue with the air traffic control system has resulted in flights being suspended at Britain's second busiest airport.

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19 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: LateRooms and Superbreak go into administration

Malvern Group, which owns Superbreak and LateRooms, has announced that it has gone into administration.

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19 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: Boardmasters music festival cancelled at short notice

Boardmasters — Cornwall's biggest festival — has been cancelled with just a few days' notice due to a severe weather forecast.

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19 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: water bills set to be cut by £50 over five years

Water bills in England and Wales are set to fall by an average of £50 between 2020 and 2025, under plans published by the industry regulator. Ofwat said firms would also have to invest an additional £6m each day in improving services for customers.

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19 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: summer of airport and airline strikes

With threats of strikes at Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as by staff at Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways, Brits face a summer of travel chaos.

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16 August 2019

Shoppers could face cashier carnage from the 5th October

Forgetful shoppers could face a bill of £100 million between now and Christmas if they don't 'bring a bag'.

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16 August 2019

£50 fine will not stop one in five drivers smoking in their vehicle

61% of drivers admit they smoke with passengers on board, this affects over 300,000 children under four.

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16 August 2019

Ignoring the letter could cost you £275

With just under one month left for eligible customers that were mis-sold credit card security protection to claim, Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief of money.co.uk, offers some useful advice on getting your cash back.

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16 August 2019

Average UK council tax bill up by 3.1% — do you have to suck it up?

With up to £5,539 up for grabs you should read on...

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16 August 2019

Are people being priced off the rental ladder?

Rental deposits could account for up to 120% of monthly salaries by 2026 according to a report by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) for money.co.uk.

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16 August 2019

More than four in five Brits planning winter getaway

More than four in every five people in the UK are looking to get away this winter and leave behind the wettest December on record, according to a new study by credit card company MBNA.

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15 August 2019

DVLA surrenders to industry pleas for online code extension to 21 days

Following 10 July 2015 announcement by the DVLA that the validity of the online code required to 'share driving licence' details with car hire companies has been extended from just 72 hours to 21 days, Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief of money.co.uk, comments.

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15 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: Treasury confirms new Innovative Finance ISA

Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at money.co.uk, comments on the 2015 Summer Budget announcement that a new Innovative Finance ISA will be introduced in April 2016.

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14 August 2019

Almost one in ten consumers pay council tax bills on credit cards

Consumers paying their council tax bills on credit cards are stung with an average surcharge of £30.

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14 August 2019

Measly interest rates lead consumers to fritter away £73 million of savings a month

One in five savers admits to saving less, or not at all, in the last 12 months — largely due to minimal returns.

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14 August 2019

Barclaycard announces new giveaway

Barclaycard has announced that it will give away a case of wine worth £60 or a £15 gift voucher to customers who are accepted for its Platinum 33 and 34 month balance transfer card.

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13 August 2019

Looking for a bargain on Prime Day?

The countdown to Prime Day 2019 has already begun with early deals on Amazon brands, including four months of Amazon Music for only 99p1. But the real bargains kick off at 00.01am on Monday, 15th July and run until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 16th July, making this the biggest Prime Day event ever - or should that now be Prime Days?

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09 August 2019

money.co.uk comments: protecting your travel money against currency fluctuations

Sterling has dropped this morning on the back of news that GDP has contracted, hitting a 31-month low against the dollar and a two-year low against the euro.

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09 August 2019

Top ten essentials Brits forget to take on holiday - but they always remember the tea bags and Marmite!

Travel adaptors and insect repellent are the two most common essentials Brits forget to pack for their summer holidays - but they always remember to take tea bags and Marmite.

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04 July 2019

money.co.uk comments: CMA issues Directions to Barclays in regard to banned banking practices

The CMA has issued Directions to Barclays, which was in breach of the ban on banks forcing small business to open or maintain a current account in order to access another product, such as a loan.

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28 August 2018

Wilko's pick and mix deal back in stores today

Our Editor in Chief, Hannah Maundrell spoke to The Sun about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills.

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10 July 2018

Chris Morling donates £33k over three years to local Primary School

For the past three years our founder and CEO, Chris Morling has given every team member £5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The staff all chose charities close to their heart and ranged from small local charities to nationwide specialist ones.

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28 March 2018

National Price Hikes Day 2018

National Price Hike Day falls on Easter Sunday this year - the day you'll be hit with a raft of inflation busting price hikes so many of your day-to-day activities will cost you more.

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14 February 2018

Brits set to be hit with an increase of up to 300% on personal expenditure

We've predicted our future finances by analysing ONS data from the past 80 years to make a forecast for the next 10 years, taking into consideration inflation and rising expenses.

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23 August 2017

Lifesaving equipment installed outside money.co.uk Castle in Cirencester

A defibrillator which provides 24 hour emergency care has been installed on the wall of the money.co.uk Castle, next to the Open Air Swimming Pool, after a donation was made from the Cirencester Round Table.

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28 April 2017

Do you live in the party capital of the UK?

Britain's biggest spending hotspots revealed. When all the household bills are paid, where does the money go?

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31 March 2017

If you're watching TV, having a shower, posting a letter or picking up a prescription - it will cost you more on Saturday!

We're not joking, 1st April really is 'National Price Hike Day' when you'll be hit with yet another raft of inflation-busting price hikes and many of your day-to-day activities will cost you more.

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06 January 2017

Two thirds of working households claim they are JAMs

Half of those with an annual household income of over £70,000 feel they are just about managing financially.

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17 November 2016

Buy now and pay through the nose later with catalogue credit

New analysis from independent comparison website money.co.uk reveals that catalogue credit could take the shine off of Christmas bargains as customers can expect to pay up to 60% APR with mainstream brands

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27 May 2016

One in three pet insurance claims are declined

Research by money.co.uk finds pet owners face a £232 million bill for rejected claims as, according to our survey, one in three pet insurance claims are unsuccessful.

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28 January 2016

Is your rental deposit safe in the hands of a protection scheme?

Research by money.co,uk and the Cebr finds that 15% of landlords are sitting on an estimated £514m of unprotected deposits.

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21 December 2015

New Year, new start... apart

Monday 4th January is peak time to set the 'separation wheels in motion'.

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14 September 2015

TalkTalk hike broadband prices

Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at money.co.uk, commented on the latest price hike announcement by TalkTalk

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10 April 2015

Paying for children's major milestones could cost parents £259,000

Four out of 10 parents don't save a penny towards this.

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25 November 2014

11 million credit card holders do not know they have section 75 protection

The credit card sector's best kept secret - Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act - came into force 40 years ago.

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