Holiday money and spending abroad: what you need to know

It might seem progressive that you can choose to pay bills and withdraw money in your home currency, but you would be walking into a tourist trap if you do. When it comes to withdrawing money o...

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Nathan Cafearo
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Binary Options: what are they and can they really work for you?

If you have been considering playing the market, you have most probably heard the term ‘binary options’ being banded around, but di you actually know what it refers to? No? Well we are ...

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Nathan Cafearo
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Finding out what broadband is available in your area

Before you get excited about installing broadband in your home, you need to know which types are available to you and, more importantly, how much they will cost.  What types of broadband a...

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Sarah Johnson
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Getting to grips with fibre-optic broadband

Given how many adverts for fibre-optic broadband flood your television on a daily basis, you will have no doubt heard of this fast and reliable connectivity option. If you’re thinking of maki...

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Sarah Johnson
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What to consider when choosing a mobile broadband deal

If you are in the market to change your mobile broadband supplier, there are a number of factors that must be taken in to account. It’s not merely a case of choosing the cheapest contract, as...

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Sarah Johnson
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Fixed price energy

The basics Fixed price gas and electricity contracts give you peace of mind that your tariff will never increase and that you can stay on top of your payments, but do you know how they actually...

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Amy Buxton
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What to do when your energy tariff is ending?

If you are on a variable energy tariff, you don’t need to worry about this issue, but fixed rate plans necessitate a proactive approach to sourcing your next deal, or you could find yourself ...

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Amy Buxton
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I have solar panels, so can I still switch energy suppliers?

If you’re thinking about installing solar panels or already have them, you might be worried about trying to switch energy suppliers, in case you are tied in, but actually, you have no reason ...

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Amy Buxton
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Decoding the jargon of credit cards

The topic of credit cards always raises a lot of questions and rightly so. After all, bad management of a credit account can have a devastating effect on credit scores, so it’s important to k...

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Amy Buxton
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Government plan to savage self employed freelancers / contractors / locums financially

Public sector IR35 changes There were leaks in the FT and Times, before the last Budget, that the Conservatives were going to roll out the IR35 Public Sector changes to the private sector too i...

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Gerry McLaughlin
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Pocket money goes digital

Parents need to get with the times, as kids are no longer carrying cash; they have prepaid cards now! Yes, you really should believe your eyes, as we did say that children are now enjoying the ...

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Amy Buxton
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Ta ta vehicle sales tricksters and hello Tootle!

'Ta ta vehicle sales' It can’t have escaped your notice that a number of companies have sprung up, gleefully (and tunefully, if their catchy jingles are to be believed) promising ...

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Amy Buxton
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EQUI: ringing in the new era of venture capital

  EQUI believes that for far too long, exciting venture capital opportunities have been exclusively reserved for the super wealthy and established entrepreneurs, which is why the early-stage v...

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Amy Buxton
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Building an empire the Barrowman way

  Lead founder of EQUI, a brand new inclusive venture capital platform, Doug Barrowman has come a long way since his modest Glaswegian upbringing and every step has been more decisive and succ...

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Amy Buxton
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Are pre-paid credit cards the secret to a buoyant Brexit?

Given the financial and political uncertainty facing the UK right now, you’d be forgiven for raising a suspicious eyebrow at the notion that credit cards could be the answer, but let us expla...

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Amy Buxton
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Beep Beep! What Brexit means for new drivers

The implications of Brexit are far-reaching, but have you considered what leaving the EU could mean at a grassroots level? New drivers could be severely impacted by the decision to leave and it&rsq...

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Amy Buxton
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Brexit abroad: 10 reasons why leaving the EU will affect British holidaymakers 

For those of us that live for our next excursion abroad, the Brexit vote has brought an element or two of doubt into play. The question is, how far-reaching will the impact actually be? It&rsqu...

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Amy Buxton
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Brexit: will it bottom out car insurance prices?

The UK vote to leave the EU came as something of a shock to a lot of people, but there are more surprises in store, including how being independent of the EU could impact on vehicle insurance price...

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Amy Buxton
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Is Brexit set to bring the heat and raise energy prices?

If there’s one thing that all experts can agree on, it’s the fact that energy prices are no doubt going to rise in the wake of Britain leaving the EU. The question is, why and, more imp...

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Amy Buxton
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No-deal Brexit could mean no thanks to Euro cars!

The British public might need to rethink its love affair with European car manufacturers, as Brexit looks set to take its toll on vehicle prices and give UK motorists some serious headaches. Dr...

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Amy Buxton
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The €bn impact of Brexit on car imports

It might be time to bid adieu to your Audi and say bye-bye to your BMW, as the cost of European cars looks set to increase significantly in the wake of the Brexit referendum. Petrolheads and ne...

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Amy Buxton
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Slashing the Sterling? Currency exchange predictions post-Brexit

With the excitement of the EU referendum all done and dusted, citizens of the UK have been turning their attention to what the ramifications could be, once the country is no longer governed by EU l...

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Amy Buxton
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Taking the sting out of travel arrangements

Imagine how convenient it would be to be able to locate low-cost travel tickets, competitive holiday insurance and a favourable rate of exchange for foreign currency, all in one place. Well, thanks...

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Amy Buxton
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Talk about a Revolut-ion

Personal finance is an area that is gaining increasing amounts of publicity, with numerous apps being developed to make responsible spending easier and less restrictive. Chief amongst the innovativ...

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Amy Buxton
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