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April 2016

Student loan interest rates set to rise from September

Student loan interest rates set to rise from September

Published 30 April 2016 by

Still paying off your student loan? You could be paying more interest from September.

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April 2016

Can your job affect your car insurance?

Can your job affect your car insurance?

Published 30 April 2016 by

One way to reduce the cost of your car insurance is to tweak your job title.

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April 2016

Warning over new 0845 mobile phone scam

Warning over new 0845 mobile phone scam

Published 29 April 2016 by

Don’t get hit with a mobile phone bill for hundreds of pounds – read up on the latest scam.

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April 2016

What is the single item limit for contents insurance?

What is the single item limit for contents insurance?

Published 29 April 2016 by

Make sure your valuables will be covered.

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April 2016

Personal savings allowance: Are cash ISAs still worth it?

Personal savings allowance: Are cash ISAs still worth it?

Published 29 April 2016 by

You can save tax-free anyway – so what’s the point of an ISA?

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April 2016

How you could go to Glastonbury for free

How you could go to Glastonbury for free

Published 28 April 2016 by

Get a weekend away at a festival by volunteering your time.

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April 2016

Hunting for a job? You could save money on travel costs

Hunting for a job? You could save money on travel costs

Published 28 April 2016 by

The Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card could get you 50% off train tickets.

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April 2016

How to avoid fines: What is a controlled parking zone?

How to avoid fines: What is a controlled parking zone?

Published 27 April 2016 by

If you break the rules, it could cost you.

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April 2016

What’s the difference between APR and AER?

What’s the difference between APR and AER?

Published 27 April 2016 by

It’s easy to be confused when financial terms like APR and AER sound alike. Here, we explain the difference between the two.

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April 2016

How to dress when you are petite

How to dress when you are petite

Published 27 April 2016 by

You don’t have to spend a fortune to find clothes to fit if you are petite.

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April 2016

Credit history: If you miss a payment on your mobile contract

Credit history: If you miss a payment on your mobile contract

Published 26 April 2016 by

Get your budgeting sorted or you could make it harder to borrow in the future.

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April 2016

BHS goes into administration: Your rights as a customer

BHS goes into administration: Your rights as a customer

Published 26 April 2016 by

What does the BHS collapse mean for your rights as a customer? We find out.

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April 2016

Will you pay more for Netflix from the end of April?

Will you pay more for Netflix from the end of April?

Published 25 April 2016 by

Find out if you’ll be affected by the price rise – and whether you can avoid it.

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April 2016

Do gift vouchers expire?

Do gift vouchers expire?

Published 25 April 2016 by

Make sure you don’t lose out.

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April 2016

How to value the contents of your home for insurance

How to value the contents of your home for insurance

Published 25 April 2016 by

Can you put a price on your possessions?

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April 2016

Opening an account – what counts as proof of address?

Opening an account – what counts as proof of address?

Published 24 April 2016 by

Proof of your identity and address can be requested when applying for a new account.

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April 2016

Should you have a renting inventory?

Should you have a renting inventory?

Published 24 April 2016 by

A renting inventory could help you with any landlord disputes.

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April 2016

Raising money for charity: UK charity calendar 2016/17

Raising money for charity: UK charity calendar 2016/17

Published 24 April 2016 by

Want to fundraise for charity? We take you through the charity events you could take part in this year.

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April 2016

Don’t fall for the account switch scam

Don’t fall for the account switch scam

Published 23 April 2016 by

Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to get their hands on your money – the account switch scam is their latest trick.

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April 2016

Watersure scheme: Could you get help with your water bills?

Watersure scheme: Could you get help with your water bills?

Published 23 April 2016 by

You might be able to get your bills capped.

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April 2016

Scam adverts – what to look out for

Scam adverts – what to look out for

Published 22 April 2016 by

We take you through the tell-tale signs of how to spot a scam advert.

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April 2016

Claim tax credits now or miss out

Claim tax credits now or miss out

Published 22 April 2016 by

You could miss out on thousands of pounds if you don’t claim tax credits before Universal Credit reaches your area.

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April 2016

Can I drive other cars on comprehensive insurance?

Can I drive other cars on comprehensive insurance?

Published 22 April 2016 by

We take a look at whether a comprehensive policy covers you to drive other cars.

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April 2016

Master’s students can get a postgraduate loan from August

Master’s students can get a postgraduate loan from August

Published 21 April 2016 by

You can now receive financial help for further education.

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April 2016

Could you claim £132 from your energy company?

Could you claim £132 from your energy company?

Published 21 April 2016 by

Have you been overcharged? Find out what you could be owed.

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April 2016

Coming soon: Improved statements and moving to a fixed fee date

Coming soon: Improved statements and moving to a fixed fee date

Published 20 April 2016 by

One of the changes we are making is to improve the statements that you get each month - to make them easier to read and understand.

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April 2016

City break capsule wardrobe

City break capsule wardrobe

Published 20 April 2016 by

Save space when you’re packing for the bank holiday weekend and put together a capsule wardrobe.

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April 2016

Can you transfer home insurance when moving house?

Can you transfer home insurance when moving house?

Published 20 April 2016 by

You might be able to move your existing policy to a new property.

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April 2016

Ticket fraud: Don’t post your Beyoncé tickets on social media

Ticket fraud: Don’t post your Beyoncé tickets on social media

Published 20 April 2016 by

You might be tempted to brag online if you’re going to a popular concert but this could get your tickets stolen.

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April 2016

How the Zika virus could affect your holiday plans

How the Zika virus could affect your holiday plans

Published 19 April 2016 by

Booked a flight to Mexico or the Dominican Republic? Your holiday plans could be affected by the Zika virus.

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April 2016

Not happy with your mobile provider? Here’s how to switch

Not happy with your mobile provider? Here’s how to switch

Published 19 April 2016 by

If you have a problem with your mobile network, you don’t have to stay.

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April 2016

How to cut the cost of your commute

How to cut the cost of your commute

Published 18 April 2016 by

Your daily commute doesn’t have to cost you a fortune – here are our tips on how to save.

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April 2016

Your insurance if you're hit by an uninsured driver

Your insurance if you're hit by an uninsured driver

Published 18 April 2016 by

Will you have to pay more in premiums?

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April 2016

What to do if someone dies abroad

What to do if someone dies abroad

Published 18 April 2016 by

Dealing with a death is always hard but extra costs and paperwork could make the tragic event even more of a burden.

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April 2016

How to claim a lost savings bond

How to claim a lost savings bond

Published 17 April 2016 by

Don’t lose out on any of your savings.

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April 2016

How to apply for a disabled parking badge

How to apply for a disabled parking badge

Published 17 April 2016 by

Here’s where you can park with a Blue Badge – and where you can’t.

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April 2016

Beware extra fees when you switch broadband providers

Beware extra fees when you switch broadband providers

Published 17 April 2016 by

Don’t end up paying over the odds if you don’t have to.

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April 2016

What do car dashboard warning lights mean?

What do car dashboard warning lights mean?

Published 16 April 2016 by

There’s a lot of warning lights on your dashboard and this can be a little overwhelming – so let’s find out what they all mean.

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April 2016

Could an apprenticeship be right for you?

Could an apprenticeship be right for you?

Published 16 April 2016 by

Find out whether you could earn while you learn.

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April 2016

Tesco will accept Sainsbury's Brand Match coupons

Tesco will accept Sainsbury's Brand Match coupons

Published 15 April 2016 by

You could still use your Sainsbury’s vouchers at one rival supermarket until June.

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April 2016

What is a credit reference agency?

What is a credit reference agency?

Published 15 April 2016 by

There may be some financial jargon that you don’t fully understand – here we explain what a credit reference agency is.

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April 2016

Why thinkmoney will report to credit reference agencies

Why thinkmoney will report to credit reference agencies

Published 15 April 2016 by

Find out what this means for you.

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April 2016

Accidental damage insurance for renters

Accidental damage insurance for renters

Published 14 April 2016 by

How much cover will you need?

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April 2016

Sofas for a tenner: how you could find bargains on eBay

Sofas for a tenner: how you could find bargains on eBay

Published 14 April 2016 by

See how to get the best deals.

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April 2016

Steal her style: Kate Middleton in India

Steal her style: Kate Middleton in India

Published 13 April 2016 by

Want to know how to recreate the look of one of the most photographed women? We show you how to do it on a budget.

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April 2016

What you should do if your car breaks down

What you should do if your car breaks down

Published 13 April 2016 by

Do you know who to contact?

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April 2016

Help to Buy ISA: saving for a house if you missed out last time

Help to Buy ISA: saving for a house if you missed out last time

Published 13 April 2016 by

Find out how you could use the Government bonus for a housing deposit.

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April 2016

Please update your income details

Please update your income details

Published 13 April 2016 by

If you've had incomes credited directly to your thinkmoney card, rather than coming into your salaries account, you'll need to update this.

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April 2016

Changes to the way we clear your salary cheque start 18th November

Changes to the way we clear your salary cheque start 18th November

Published 13 April 2016 by

At present when you pay in your wages cheque we are currently able to allow you to withdraw funds after 3 working days - this is set to change from 18th November.

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April 2016

Ransomware: a new phishing scam that knows where you live

Ransomware: a new phishing scam that knows where you live

Published 12 April 2016 by

We take you through how to spot the latest phishing email that features ransomware.

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April 2016

What is Wi-Fi calling?

What is Wi-Fi calling?

Published 12 April 2016 by

Even if there’s no signal, you could still make a call for free.

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April 2016

How can you claim free childcare for your child?

How can you claim free childcare for your child?

Published 11 April 2016 by

Find out if the Government scheme applies to you.

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April 2016

What car modifications affect insurance?

What car modifications affect insurance?

Published 11 April 2016 by

Don’t get stung by pricey car insurance.

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April 2016

Can I get Statutory Sick Pay?

Can I get Statutory Sick Pay?

Published 11 April 2016 by

You could receive Statutory Sick Pay to help with your finances while you’re ill from work.

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April 2016

What is accidental damage for home insurance?

What is accidental damage for home insurance?

Published 10 April 2016 by

Will you be covered if your belongings are damaged by accident?

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April 2016

Home insurance for non-standard properties

Home insurance for non-standard properties

Published 10 April 2016 by

Homes that aren’t a standard build will need non-standard home insurance to cover them.

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April 2016

Car insurance: will a non-fault claim affect my premiums?

Car insurance: will a non-fault claim affect my premiums?

Published 10 April 2016 by

Fault or non-fault – what’s the difference?

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April 2016

Why it could now be more expensive to get divorced

Why it could now be more expensive to get divorced

Published 9 April 2016 by

Deciding to divorce is never easy, but it could be even more of a strain now that the cost is increasing.

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April 2016

Maternity Allowance: what you'll get if you're self-employed

Maternity Allowance: what you'll get if you're self-employed

Published 9 April 2016 by

If you’re not eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay, find out what else you could claim.

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April 2016

Fronting – what is it?

Fronting – what is it?

Published 8 April 2016 by

You could invalidate your car insurance and face punishment if you’re found to be fronting.

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April 2016

What financial help do you get when fostering?

What financial help do you get when fostering?

Published 8 April 2016 by

When you choose to become a foster carer, you won’t have to finance this on your own.

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April 2016

Shared Parental Leave: is it for you?

Shared Parental Leave: is it for you?

Published 8 April 2016 by

Only a small percentage of families are taking Shared Parental Leave – find out what it is and how it could benefit you.

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April 2016

On a low income? You could get help with your water bills

On a low income? You could get help with your water bills

Published 7 April 2016 by

Struggling to cope with the cost of your water bill? You could get help if you’re on a low income.

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April 2016

Can I get a no claims discount on my home insurance?

Can I get a no claims discount on my home insurance?

Published 7 April 2016 by

Find out whether you’ll be able to save if you don’t claim.

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April 2016

Spring shoes 2016: flats, heels and sneakers

Spring shoes 2016: flats, heels and sneakers

Published 6 April 2016 by

Update your spring wardrobe with these new shoe trends, all for under £20!

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April 2016

Credit reference agency reporting and your new Sort Code

Credit reference agency reporting and your new Sort Code

Published 6 April 2016 by

As you know, we don't complete a credit check on customers when you open your account with us - this will still be the case.

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April 2016

Credit reference agency reporting and new Sort Codes

Credit reference agency reporting and new Sort Codes

Published 6 April 2016 by

As you know, we don't complete a credit check on customers when you open your account with us, or during the normal operation of your Personal Account - this will still be the case.

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April 2016

Innovative Finance ISA launches – how it works

Innovative Finance ISA launches – how it works

Published 6 April 2016 by

You could save with a peer-to-peer lender and get your savings tax-free.

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April 2016

How to renew your passport

How to renew your passport

Published 6 April 2016 by

Going on holiday? Make sure you don’t get hit with extra passport fees.

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April 2016

Flood Re: will I be able to get cheaper home insurance?

Flood Re: will I be able to get cheaper home insurance?

Published 5 April 2016 by

Homeowners in high flood risk areas could save on their insurance premiums with Flood Re.

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April 2016

What is personal possessions insurance?

What is personal possessions insurance?

Published 5 April 2016 by

Find out if your valuables will be covered by your existing home insurance policy.

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April 2016

Can I remove a prepayment meter?

Can I remove a prepayment meter?

Published 4 April 2016 by

It might be nothing to do with you, but getting it removed can be tricky.

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April 2016

You could now pay no tax on your savings interest

You could now pay no tax on your savings interest

Published 4 April 2016 by

The rules on savings interest changed on 1 April – find out how you could be affected.

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April 2016

Recent phishing emails to be aware of

Recent phishing emails to be aware of

Published 4 April 2016 by

Phishing is a technique used by fraudsters to try and scam their victims. Here we take you through the most recent scam emails.

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April 2016

Car insurance exclusions: what your policy won’t cover

Car insurance exclusions: what your policy won’t cover

Published 3 April 2016 by

Your car insurance policy won’t cover you for everything – there will be some exclusions.

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April 2016

Changes to stamp duty when buying a house come into force

Changes to stamp duty when buying a house come into force

Published 3 April 2016 by

Find out whether the amount you’re charged has changed.

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April 2016

Your rights if your parcel is damaged or doesn't turn up

Your rights if your parcel is damaged or doesn't turn up

Published 3 April 2016 by

We look into what your rights are if a parcel that you ordered doesn’t turn up or is damaged when it does.

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April 2016

How spare keys could invalidate your home insurance

How spare keys could invalidate your home insurance

Published 2 April 2016 by

If you’re burgled and there’s no sign of forced entry, then you might not be covered on your home insurance.

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April 2016

Why it's a good idea to keep a rainy day fund

Why it's a good idea to keep a rainy day fund

Published 2 April 2016 by

Preparing for unexpected bills could help you stop going over budget.

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April 2016

Phishing scam: fraudsters are now recording your phone calls

Phishing scam: fraudsters are now recording your phone calls

Published 1 April 2016 by

Fraudsters have taken phishing to another level by recording your phone calls.

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April 2016

If my set-top box breaks, will I have to pay to repair it?

If my set-top box breaks, will I have to pay to repair it?

Published 1 April 2016 by

Find out what rights you have if your Sky or Freeview box packs in.

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April 2016

Can you get compensation if your broadband goes down?

Can you get compensation if your broadband goes down?

Published 1 April 2016 by

Slow internet is a nightmare, but will you get any money back for this?

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