What Does The GDPR Mean For You As A Consumer?

If you work in a business that processes any sort of data, you might have heard about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations. Think of it as a sort of beefed up Data Protection Act that works for all EU citizens and British subjects (yes, even after Brexit).

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Is Financial Insecurity Your ‘New Normal’?

Broke. Skint. Brassic. Bust. Insolvent. Whatever you call it, it’s official: Financial insecurity is the ‘new normal’ for many Britons.

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3 Ways To Save Money & Get Out Of Debt Fast

When you’re struggling financially, it can seem like a never-ending mire of bills, expenses and debt repayments.

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Is It Time For Some Debt-Free Breathing Space?

Back in October, the Government announced plans for a six-week ‘breathing space’ for those in debt.

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Is Your New Smart Meter Actually Saving You Money?

Smart meters are being rolled out across the country – if you haven’t had one installed in your home already then chances are you’ll be getting one soon.

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‘Make a Plan’ For Next Christmas Now, Debt Charity Urges

The decorations have come down. The crackers have been pulled. The gifts have been unwrapped. Yes, the festive season is now well and truly over. But as we hurtle into 2018, households are being urged to once again turn their attention to Christmas.

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5 Tips For A Debt-Free 2018

Those few days after the festive season are dangerous, right?

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Should You Go ‘Cash Free’ For The New Year?

A lot of conventional money saving wisdom says that we should try and leave the plastic at home: when you use cash, the theory goes, you have a better sense of what you’re actually spending.

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Christmas Counterfeit Crackdown Carol Released by Intellectual Property Office

It’s always a risk, particularly at Christmas: You buy some named brand goods for an insanely good price… only to find that what you’ve purchased is a cheap knock-off with a dodgy label.

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Dynamic Pricing: A Game-Changer for Your Budget?

Technology and retail have a long history together – from the introduction of barcode scanners to implementing self-service check-out machines. Now, dynamic pricing promises to evolve our shopping experience like never before.

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The Biggest Debt Threats Over Christmas

With Christmas coming, you’re going to have one eye on all those sparkly decorations – and one eye on the bank account.

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Rising Interest Rates: What Does It Mean For You?

Rising Interest Rates: What Does It Mean For You?

If you’ve seen any sort of news coverage over the past week, then you’ll know that the Bank of England have decided to put the interest rate up, from 0.25% to 0.5%.

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How To Budget For A Thrifty Christmas

With November upon us, anybody who wants to make sure they get the bargains in will need to make sure that they’re starting to think about Christmas shopping – the early bird catches the worm, after all.

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Banks Discuss ‘555’ Emergency Hotline To Combat Fraud

Victims of bank fraud may soon find themselves with a new point of call, after minutes from September’s Joint Fraud Taskforce were published.

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Bitcoin Price Rises 75% In A Month. Is Cryptocurrency The Future?

Bitcoin Price Rises 75% In A Month. Is Cryptocurrency The Future?

It’s a virtual currency that’s ‘mined’ online, shared between peers and with no middle-man taking a cut of the profits.

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Don’t Share Bank Details With Finance Apps, Warns NatWest

NatWest has warned its customers not to share their online banking details with finance apps – apps designed to help savers keep a closer eye on their budgets.

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Money Saving Expert’s Credit Club Helps You Check Your Financial Health

We all know how important our credit ratings are – from getting a new phone contract to getting onto the property ladder, our credit score will certainly be considered by the lender.

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DWP Report: Now We’re Retiring Younger Than Ever Before

We may all be living longer than ever before, but despite that, it’s been revealed that workers are now retiring at a younger age than they were in 1950.

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How To Avoid Being Mis-sold A Financial Product

How To Avoid Being Mis-sold A Financial Product

As the 2019 deadline for seeking PPI compensation starts to move closer, you’ll see plenty of adverts and news articles reminding you to consider claiming – and if you haven’t looked into it yet then it might be worthwhile.

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‘Epidemic Levels’ Of Identity Theft, Says Anti-Fraud Group

‘Epidemic Levels’ Of Identity Theft, Says Anti-Fraud Group

Identity theft has reached ‘epidemic levels’, according to a warning from fraud prevention group Cifas.

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Your Hands Didn’t Just Get Bigger: ONS Confirms 2500+ Products Have Shrunk

When you’ve got one eye on your household budget, you want to make sure that you’re getting a good deal with every penny you spend.

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Paying by Credit or Debit Card? Now There’s No More Nasty Hidden Charges

It used to be, that if you wanted to pay via credit or debit card, you’d expect a surcharge; a small amount added to your bill for the convenience (and to cover companies against the bank’s card charges).

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Lloyds Says Farewell to Unplanned Overdraft Fees

Unplanned overdraft fees – they’ve been the bane of plenty of people’s lives.

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How to Switch ISP Providers

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Switching providers could end up saving you money.

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6 Questions to Ask When Switching Banks

We all know that if we want the best deals, at the lowest price, it’s good practice to change service providers.

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Why You Could Be Losing £650 a Year for Your Pensions

We all know the importance of saving for our pensions – but it turns out that we could be missing out on £650 a year, simply because we’re not aware of how employee pension contributions work.

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What Pensions Can the Self-Employed Receive?

The heavily publicised ‘gig economy’, powered by the internet, has forced those classing themselves as self-employed to sky-rocket in recent years – indeed, the current estimate is that over 4 million are working for themselves.

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Revealed: How Much We Need to Feel Wealthy

Revealed: How Much We Need to Feel Wealthy

Do you feel wealthy? Just as with every General Election, there’s been a lot of talk recently about what it means to be wealthy.

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How to Make a Personal Budget Spreadsheet

It’s not as daunting as it seems!

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What to Do If You Have a Financial Complaint

What to Do If You Have a Financial Complaint

With the Financial Times reporting that 2016 saw a spike of over 3million complaints against UK finance groups, today we’re looking at what to do if you have an issue to raise.

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Even the FCA is Worried About Rising Personal Debt

Even the FCA is Worried About Rising Personal Debt

Personal debt is spiralling out of control. At least, that seems to be the view of the Financial Conduct Authority, who are considering bringing the sector under its purview in an effort to protect customers.

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Post Office Banking: The Advantages and Disadvantages

Post Office Banking: The Advantages and Disadvantages

With 53% of UK bank branches closing between 1989 and 2016, some banking customers have started seeking alternatives to traditional banking – from managing finances exclusively online to saving their money at home.

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Financial Outlook Worst in 4 Years, Say UK Households

A new report from financial data company Markit suggests our financial outlook is at its lowest point since 2013.

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Money Saving Expert’s Martin Lewis Doesn’t Like Direct Debits – Here’s Why

Money Saving Expert’s Martin Lewis has long been crusading for better money management – and now he’s turned his laser-focus ire onto Direct Debits.

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Learn The tricks Of Online Trading

Learn The tricks Of Online Trading

New financial specialists making their first move towards taking in the fundamentals of trading stock ought to make use of different measures of training.

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How to Get More Luxury for Your Money

Money, value, and the equivalency of many of what we might call luxury goods – there can be more to it than you would think.

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