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September 2012

Dan's Deals - 28th September 2012

Dan's Deals - 28th September 2012

Published 28 September 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Here's our pick of some of the latest money-saving deals that could help to knock £s off your receipts.

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September 2012

61% of students are worried about money - what can they do?

61% of students are worried about money - what can they do?

Published 27 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

A good budget whilst at university can help students to calm their money worries, as many students worry about money almost as much as exam stress. Read more here.

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September 2012

Choosing a bank account: are women now in charge?

Choosing a bank account: are women now in charge?

Published 27 September 2012 by Daniel Culpan

In households aged under 45, the balance of financial power has tipped over to females, with more women taking charge of paying bills, savings and other financial responsibilities.

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September 2012

What do customers think about banking?

What do customers think about banking?

Published 26 September 2012 by Matthew Plant

What do people think about their bank accounts? What do they think needs to change? 50 customers had a chance to talk to members of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on Monday.

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September 2012

Married finances: a guide

Married finances: a guide

Published 26 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

Sitting down and discussing your finances before you get married could help you avoid misunderstandings – and maybe arguments – further down the road. Sharing your life with someone involves a lot of change, so we hope our guide to married finances can help!

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September 2012

More households feeling optimistic about their budget

More households feeling optimistic about their budget

Published 25 September 2012 by Lucy Bower

A monthly survey by Markit indicates that more households are feeling optimistic about their finances than have done in the last two and a half years.

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September 2012

Workplace pensions: is there room in your budget?

Workplace pensions: is there room in your budget?

Published 24 September 2012 by Joel Stanier

With millions of workers to be enrolled on workplace pension schemes over the next few years, it's time to consider how a pension fits into your budget.

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September 2012

10 ways to save money online

10 ways to save money online

Published 24 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

The internet could save you money in many ways, whether you want help managing your money or finding deals and vouchers.

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September 2012

Everyone - including undischarged bankrupts - 'should be entitled to a basic bank account'

Everyone - including undischarged bankrupts - 'should be entitled to a basic bank account'

Published 21 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

There are still options available for undischarged bankrupts when it comes to bank accounts.

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September 2012

Would you cut out your takeaways for a holiday?

Would you cut out your takeaways for a holiday?

Published 21 September 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Have you ever thought about cutting out your daily coffee to save up for a holiday or a new wardrobe? A new app could help you do just that.

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September 2012

Dan's Deals 19th September 2012

Dan's Deals 19th September 2012

Published 19 September 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Once again, we have our latest collection of special offers, helping you to save money over the coming week - and save time finding the best deals.

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September 2012

Minister: we need to look again at bank account exclusion

Minister: we need to look again at bank account exclusion

Published 19 September 2012 by Matthew Plant

Up until Monday, there were two bank accounts open to undischarged bankrupts. Now, there's just one.

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September 2012

thinkbanking's name change: your questions answered

thinkbanking's name change: your questions answered

Published 18 September 2012 by Ian Williams

On 17th September thinkbanking changed its name to thinkmoney. This name change does not affect the way your account runs day to day and you don’t need to do anything.

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September 2012

Government: 'New financial products needed to help benefit claimants manage money'

Government: 'New financial products needed to help benefit claimants manage money'

Published 17 September 2012 by Lucy Bower

The government is calling for new financial products that will help benefit claimants budget effectively when the Universal Credit is rolled out next year.

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September 2012

thinkbanking to thinkmoney - and 8 other brand name changes

thinkbanking to thinkmoney - and 8 other brand name changes

Published 16 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

From BackRub to Google and from Opal Fruits to Starburst - here are some of the known brand name changes in history. Any surprises?

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September 2012

Why have contactless payments taken off so slowly?

Why have contactless payments taken off so slowly?

Published 16 September 2012 by Joel Stanier

It seems that a slow take-up by retailers is preventing contactless payments from really taking off in the UK. So how long will it be before more of us are paying for things this way?

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September 2012

59% more likely to switch banks with 'portable' account number

59% more likely to switch banks with 'portable' account number

Published 13 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

'Portable' account numbers could make switching bank accounts simpler and faster - and Which? is calling on banks to introduce the system in the UK.

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September 2012

Brad Pitt on a budget?

Brad Pitt on a budget?

Published 12 September 2012 by Lucy Bower

Brad Pitt has an enviable bank balance, but he claims that even Hollywood isn't immune to the global economic crisis.

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September 2012

'State bank' will help small businesses

'State bank' will help small businesses

Published 11 September 2012 by Lucy Bower

The government intends to help small businesses with a state-backed bank that will lend to them.

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September 2012

Lloyds chief: 'Boring' banks could help restore trust

Lloyds chief: 'Boring' banks could help restore trust

Published 10 September 2012 by Joel Stanier

Becoming 'boring' could help restore consumer trust in the banks, according to Lloyds chief executive António Horta-Osório.

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September 2012

Student budgeting: the key to managing costs at university?

Student budgeting: the key to managing costs at university?

Published 7 September 2012 by Daniel Culpan

It's that time of year again when many people are starting university. Managing your money is a key part of student life - and a well-planned budget is a good place to start.

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September 2012

'Project Oscar' digital wallet given go-ahead by the EU

'Project Oscar' digital wallet given go-ahead by the EU

Published 6 September 2012 by Helen Gradwell

: Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2 will develop a 'digital wallet' together that will allow more people to make payments using their mobile phone.

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September 2012

Budgeting for a family - grandparents mucking in

Budgeting for a family - grandparents mucking in

Published 4 September 2012 by Lucy Bower

Grandparents are mucking in to help families with their childcare costs, at a time when it's estimated that it costs £150 per week to raise a child.

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September 2012

Accessing your bank account - in 2020

Accessing your bank account - in 2020

Published 4 September 2012 by Matthew Plant

Phones seem to be replacing cards as a way of accessing the money in our bank accounts - but they'll also be replaced one day. What might come next?

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September 2012

Excessive card payment surcharges could be made illegal

Excessive card payment surcharges could be made illegal

Published 3 September 2012 by Joel Stanier

Credit and debit card 'surcharges' can add a lot to the cost of paying for things like concert tickets and flights - but a new law could make these charges a thing of the past.

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