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HSBC customers to see their overdraft charges hiked next year – the changes you need to know

HSBC customers to see their overdraft charges hiked next year – the changes you need to know

HSBC customers are set to see a significant hike on their overdraft charges from next year, with interest rates to shoot up by nearly 40 per cent. The bank is to impose the new interest rate on all of its customers from 14 March 2020. Increasing charges As of March next year, all HSBC account […]

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These personality traits could make you more susceptible to fraud – this is why

These personality traits could make you more susceptible to fraud – this is why

A total of £1.2 billion was lost to fraud and scams in 2018, with many falling for the huge amount of scams constantly circulating. But HSBC UK has revealed the top trait of fraud and scam victims – and being too ‘nice’ puts you most at risk. At risk personalities Partnering with criminology and cyber […]

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These are the latest recommended Christmas posting dates for international mail

These are the latest recommended Christmas posting dates for international mail

The festive period is a busy time and with so much organising to do ahead of the big day, it can be easy to leave some tasks until the last minute – including sorting out your Christmas mail. If you are planning to send out presents to your nearest and dearest who live abroad, Royal […]

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General Election 2019: Tories tax cut promises labelled ‘pure fantasy’

General Election 2019: Tories tax cut promises labelled ‘pure fantasy’

Boris Johnson said a majority Conservative government would give a tax cut to millions of Brits after the election. The announcement comes as the campaign enters its final week, with many polls showing the Tories’ lead over Labour shrinking. But the Lib Dems called the tax cut promises “pure fantasy”, and Labour said the Conservatives […]

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This idyllic town in Italy is selling houses for 80p – here’s how to buy one

This idyllic town in Italy is selling houses for 80p – here’s how to buy one

If you’ve ever fancied venturing into the property market abroad, then now could be your chance as one town in Italy is selling homes for just 80p. This Italian town is among many others in the country that is struggling with a decrease in populace, hence an attempt to attract more people to move to […]

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This is when benefits and tax credits will be paid over Christmas and New Year 2019 –  including child benefit and Universal Credit

This is when benefits and tax credits will be paid over Christmas and New Year 2019 – including child benefit and Universal Credit

The festive and New Year period can be an expensive and stressful time, particularly for those who are relying on benefit payments to see them through. But dates set by the Government show that many claimants will receive their payments early over the Christmas season, although there are some differences across the UK. Varied dates […]

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Universal Credit payments are set to rise for the first time in more than four years in 2020 – this is how much you’ll get

Universal Credit payments are set to rise for the first time in more than four years in 2020 – this is how much you’ll get

Conservatives say the four-year freeze on benefits increases will come to an end in April next year. Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said: “We’re clear the best way for people to improve their lives is through work, but we know some people require additional support. “Our balanced fiscal approach has built a strong economy, […]

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Nectar card users advised to check their accounts after reports of hundreds of points being stolen – just before Christmas

Nectar card users advised to check their accounts after reports of hundreds of points being stolen – just before Christmas

For many people who own a Nectar card, the festive period is the best time to spend all those hard earned points. But some users have been left disappointed after reports of hundreds of pounds worth being ‘stolen’ from their accounts. Missing points Nectar card owners are being advised to check their accounts following a […]

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British Gas is predicting 125,000 boiler breakdowns in the run up to Christmas – how to keep yours working

British Gas is predicting 125,000 boiler breakdowns in the run up to Christmas – how to keep yours working

British Gas predicts more than 120,000 boilers will break down in the run up to Christmas. Two years ago, as the “Beast from the East” blanketed the country in snow, the British Gas helpline received an average of 104 calls every second from people needing help with their heating and hot water systems. Now engineers […]

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General election 2019: MP candidate’s election placard burned down outside her parents’ home

General election 2019: MP candidate’s election placard burned down outside her parents’ home

Vandals have burned down an election placard at the home of a general election candidate’s parents in a sign of escalating tensions in the race for a traditionally safe Conservative seat. Claire Wright, an independent candidate for the constituency of East Devon, is in with a fighting chance of ousting the Tories, who have held […]

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