October 2012

What's your budget this Christmas?

30 October 2012

With the average Christmas spend set to hit £526 this year, we offer tips for staying on top of your finances this festive season.

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Millions leaving bank statements unopened

29 October 2012

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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How can payments be made easier for everyone?

26 October 2012

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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Hair-raising Halloween Happenings - on any budget

26 October 2012

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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Have you heard about the 'card courier' scam?

25 October 2012

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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Dan's Devilish Deals

25 October 2012

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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Saving more is the 'secret to happiness'

24 October 2012

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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14 million 'would switch their bank account'

23 October 2012

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

22 October 2012

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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Rising energy costs 'the biggest threat' to household finances

18 October 2012

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

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Dan's Deals - 18.10.12

18 October 2012

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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Empty wallet? One in three carry less than a fiver

17 October 2012

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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Inflation slows to the lowest rate for nearly three years

16 October 2012

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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Bill lays out reforms to the way banks work

15 October 2012

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

12 October 2012

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

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Falling rates likely to mean a tough time ahead for savers

11 October 2012

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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Dan's Deals - 11th October 2012

11 October 2012

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

10 October 2012

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 mind…

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Charity will be first body to certify financial products

9 October 2012

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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How to make the most of your spending with cashback

8 October 2012

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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Fairbanking accredits thinkmoney Personal Account with 4 Star Mark

5 October 2012

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

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Dan's Deals - 5th October 2012

5 October 2012

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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Could banks protect themselves from cyber-attacks?

4 October 2012

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

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

3 October 2012

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

2 October 2012

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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New pension rules: saving for the future

1 October 2012

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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How to claim back tax from HMRC?

1 October 2012

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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