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October 2012

What's your budget this Christmas?

What's your budget this Christmas?

Published 30 October 2012 by

With the average Christmas spend set to hit ยฃ526 this year, we offer tips for staying on top of your finances this festive season.

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October 2012

Millions leaving bank statements unopened

Millions leaving bank statements unopened

Published 29 October 2012 by

Nobody likes reading bad news, but it's worrying to hear that millions of people in the UK are leaving their bank statements unopened.

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October 2012

How can payments be made easier for everyone?

How can payments be made easier for everyone?

Published 26 October 2012 by

Making payments can be difficult for people with limited mobility - like older or disabled people. There are ways around this, however.

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October 2012

Hair-raising Halloween Happenings - on any budget

Hair-raising Halloween Happenings - on any budget

Published 26 October 2012 by

There are a variety of eerie, exciting events that could get your pulse racing this Halloween. Whether you want a walk in the park, or to be chased by bloodthirsty monsters, there's something to suit all interests and budgets.

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October 2012

Have you heard about the 'card courier' scam?

Have you heard about the 'card courier' scam?

Published 25 October 2012 by

Criminals are tricking banking customers into giving out their PIN and handing the card over to a courier - giving fraudsters access to the victim's bank account. Here we look at how this scam works and how you can protect yourself.

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October 2012

Dan's Devilish Deals

Dan's Devilish Deals

Published 25 October 2012 by

Are you looking for a gruesomely good Halloween - without the grisly cost? Here's a round-up of some of the best Halloween deals that you won't want to miss, saving you money on everything from party ideas to the perfect trick or treat costume.

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October 2012

Saving more is the 'secret to happiness'

Saving more is the 'secret to happiness'

Published 24 October 2012 by

It seems that saving more could make us happier - and figures from savings provider NS&I suggest we're finding more and more ways to put money aside for the future.

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October 2012

14 million 'would switch their bank account'

14 million 'would switch their bank account'

Published 23 October 2012 by

New rules mean that from September next year, it will take only seven days to switch your bank account. A new survey found that one in three customers would do that.

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October 2012

Lifestyle 'essentials': what couldn't you do without?

Lifestyle 'essentials': what couldn't you do without?

Published 22 October 2012 by

It seems that in the face of money worries and fewer pay rises, many of us are actually spending more on the things we enjoy - by finding ways to spend less on the things we actually need.

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October 2012

Rising energy costs 'the biggest threat' to household finances

Rising energy costs 'the biggest threat' to household finances

Published 18 October 2012 by

Unemployment, taxes, interest ratesโ€ฆ today's household finances face all kinds of threats - but none as big as the increasing cost of energy.

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October 2012

Dan's Deals - 18.10.12

Dan's Deals - 18.10.12

Published 18 October 2012 by

This week we have found deals on everything from the latest books and DVDs to fun stuff for the kids. So why not take a look and see what catches your eye?

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October 2012

Empty wallet? One in three carry less than a fiver

Empty wallet? One in three carry less than a fiver

Published 17 October 2012 by

A survey indicates that one in three Brits carry less than a fiver on them, preferring their debit or credit card. Are they risking overspending?

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October 2012

Inflation slows to the lowest rate for nearly three years

Inflation slows to the lowest rate for nearly three years

Published 16 October 2012 by

September's measure of inflation fell to its slowest rate for nearly three years, partly because energy prices didn't rise as much as the same time last year.

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October 2012

Bill lays out reforms to the way banks work

Bill lays out reforms to the way banks work

Published 15 October 2012 by

Banks need to separate their retail activities from other, riskier parts of their business. The newly published draft Banking Reform Bill shows how the Government thinks this 'ring-fencing' should work.

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October 2012

Brits 'more likely to protect their Facebook account than their PIN number'

Brits 'more likely to protect their Facebook account than their PIN number'

Published 12 October 2012 by

British people are more likely to keep their Facebook password secret than their PIN number.

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October 2012

Falling rates likely to mean a tough time ahead for savers

Falling rates likely to mean a tough time ahead for savers

Published 11 October 2012 by

It seems that savers will continue to face a tough time ahead when it comes to interest rates. However, there are other types of account that could provide alternative benefits.

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October 2012

Dan's Deals - 11th October 2012

Dan's Deals - 11th October 2012

Published 11 October 2012 by

Do you want to spend a bit less this weekend - without spending too much time looking for the best deals? Our pick of some of this weekend's offers could help you.

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October 2012

The way we pay - what comes after tomorrow's technology?

The way we pay - what comes after tomorrow's technology?

Published 10 October 2012 by

If using phones to pay for things already feels like 'the future', what will the next technologies look like? Payments by thumbprint, by jewellery, by the power of the mindโ€ฆ

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October 2012

Charity will be first body to certify financial products

Charity will be first body to certify financial products

Published 9 October 2012 by

Fairbanking, the charity which awarded the thinkmoney Personal Account with four stars for promoting customer wellbeing, will become the first certification body for financial products in the UK.

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October 2012

How to make the most of your spending with cashback

How to make the most of your spending with cashback

Published 8 October 2012 by

Cashback and reward schemes can help you make money back on your day-to-day spending. Here we look at some of the different ways you could make more of your money through different cashback and reward schemes.

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October 2012

Fairbanking accredits thinkmoney Personal Account with 4 Star Mark

Fairbanking accredits thinkmoney Personal Account with 4 Star Mark

Published 5 October 2012 by

The thinkmoney Personal Account has been awarded a Four Star Mark by the Fairbanking Foundation.

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October 2012

Dan's Deals - 5th October 2012

Dan's Deals - 5th October 2012

Published 5 October 2012 by

If you're looking to treat yourself this weekend, but you don't want to spend a fortune, our selection of offers and deals could be just what you're looking for.

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October 2012

Could banks protect themselves from cyber-attacks?

Could banks protect themselves from cyber-attacks?

Published 4 October 2012 by

Experts from financial institutions, governments and companies across the EU are taking part in a cyber-attack simulation exercise.

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October 2012

Bank account 'takeover' the most common form of ID theft

Bank account 'takeover' the most common form of ID theft

Published 3 October 2012 by

Almost 20 million bits of personal data were traded online illegally between January and June this year. How can you protect yourself?

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October 2012

70% of drivers are budgeting to keep a car on the road

70% of drivers are budgeting to keep a car on the road

Published 2 October 2012 by

A new survey finds that 70% of drivers say budgeting helps them to keep their car on the road. What else can you do with some clever budgeting?

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October 2012

New pension rules: saving for the future

New pension rules: saving for the future

Published 1 October 2012 by

Putting some money aside now could make a big difference to your finances in the future - and the right budgeting method could help you do this.

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October 2012

How to claim back tax from HMRC?

How to claim back tax from HMRC?

Published 1 October 2012 by

HMRC will usually contact you if you are due a tax refund, so you shouldn't have to claim - but it doesn't happen overnight and they may have to trace you if you have moved around a lot.

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