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22 May 2013
3 key things I can do to get my finances in shape this summer?



The economy is in a fragile state, we all know that and there's not a lot we can do about it. However, that doesn't mean that you can't take action over your personal finances.

If you're finding it tough to make ends meet, I've got three key things that will give your finances a boost and help you enjoy your summer.

1. Transfer your balance to a 0% credit card

Aside from the standard hou...

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17 May 2013
Is there a link between the ongoing PPI mis-selling scandal and the increase in UK car sales?



The continuing PPI mis-selling scandal has affected all manner of things. Consumer trust in the big banks has steadily dropped off since the financial mis-selling scandal came to light and a whole host of new roles have been created at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

It’s fair to say PPI is everywhere. From TV adverts to pop-up banners on web pages – and now the UK car industry has been...

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02 May 2013
Rising debts and the lack of a financial buffer: Why it’s time for consumers to put in a PPI reclaim



The economy may have come out of the doldrums as recent figures point to a 0.1% rise in the three months to March. However, it appears that consumers have yet to feel the effects of improved economic conditions – with the UK set to be stuck in a “depression” until 2015, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

With cash-strapped consumers potentially facing ...

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22 April 2013
Energy bills set to rocket: Could a PPI claim help to bring consumers in from the cold?



Spring is well underway but many Brits have still found themselves turning up their thermostats as the unseasonably cold weather continues to drag on.

And while we may get some respite from high energy bills when the sun finally comes out, it seems that we will be facing sky-high gas and electricity bills no matter what the reading on the thermometer is.

Analysts have argued that average a...

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08 March 2013
Which financial records do I need to dig up when making a PPI claim?



Which financial records do I need to dig up when making a PPI claim?

Unearthing specific financial documents is never a fun task, especially when, despite your best efforts, your papers never seem to be in date-order.

Even if you envisage ending up knee-deep in receipts, it is crucial to dig up the relevant financial documents before setting sail on HMS PPI.

That’s all very well, but wha...

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