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When banking fees creep up on you…

by 30 August 2014
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For anyone who manages the household finances, you’ll understand the frustration of a bill arriving just days before the money you need to pay it with has reached your account. And then the fees start to hit. (more about banking fees...)

Tempting treats are cleared from the tills at Aldi

by 27 August 2014
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Sweets at supermarket checkouts have been a bugbear for many people - whether enticing you to back down on your good intentions or, more overtly, encouraging your children to pester you to buy them. (more about treats at the checkout...)

Too old to travel?

by 26 August 2014
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Ever been told you’re too old to travel? There can be few things more annoying and frustrating than being told you’re too old to do something you want to do. Being told you can’t go on holiday takes the biscuit. (more about age discrimination...)

What if you were greeted by an iPad at your bank?

by 25 August 2014
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With new technology snapping at the heels of traditional banking methods, easier, hassle-free banking could be within reach – as long as we are willing to get to grips with the changes (more about banking technology...)

Three rights the travel industry would rather you didn’t use

by 22 August 2014
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With an estimated two million Brits due to head overseas this bank holiday, there are a few consumer rights you can rely on when travel doesn't go as planned. Have you ever exercised your travel rights?  (more about travel rights...)

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Are lessons being learned from previous food scares?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 31 August 2014
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In recent weeks we’ve heard news of a national salmonella outbreak, an investigation exposing unacceptably high levels of campylobacter in chicken and, most recently, news of a strike by meat inspectors. (more…)

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When banking fees creep up on you…

by , Conversation Editor Money 30 August 2014
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Woman looking through blinds

For anyone who manages the household finances, you’ll understand the frustration of a bill arriving just days before the money you need to pay it with has reached your account. And then the fees start to hit. (more about banking fees...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: EE’s 50p fee to skip the call queue

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 29 August 2014
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We asked whether you’d pay 50p to skip the customer service call waiting queue - 92% of you voted ‘no’. Here’s a round-up of your views on EE’s new priority service. (more about EE...)

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Is ‘stoozing’ worth the hassle?

by , Online Writer Money 28 August 2014
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When you work in a team of financial experts, you tend to learn lots of clever money-making tips. My personal favourite involves storing funds from a 0% interest credit card in a high-interest account; or stoozing. (more about stoozing...)

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Tempting treats are cleared from the tills at Aldi

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 27 August 2014
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old fashioned sweets

Sweets at supermarket checkouts have been a bugbear for many people - whether enticing you to back down on your good intentions or, more overtly, encouraging your children to pester you to buy them. (more about treats at the checkout...)

3 people have joined in this Conversation

Too old to travel?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 26 August 2014
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Elderly man's face

Ever been told you’re too old to travel? There can be few things more annoying and frustrating than being told you’re too old to do something you want to do. Being told you can’t go on holiday takes the biscuit. (more about age discrimination...)

9 people have joined in this Conversation

What if you were greeted by an iPad at your bank?

by , Money Editor Money 25 August 2014
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Bitcoins, taken by Zach Copley

With new technology snapping at the heels of traditional banking methods, easier, hassle-free banking could be within reach – as long as we are willing to get to grips with the changes (more about banking technology...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: background music in shops

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 24 August 2014
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With 260 comments, our debate about music in shops has been making a lot of noise. Here's a round-up of your comments, including one commenter who actually enjoys listening to tunes while she shops. (more about background music...)

10 people have joined in this Conversation

Ebay changes its protection policy – will you be out of pocket?

by , Consumer Rights Producer Consumer Rights 23 August 2014
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Ebay logo

You may have heard that Ebay is celebrating its 15th birthday this week, but did you know about the changes to its dispute resolution policy, including reducing the amount of time you have to report problems? (more about new Ebay rules...)

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Three rights the travel industry would rather you didn’t use

by , Chief Executive Transport & Travel 22 August 2014
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With an estimated two million Brits due to head overseas this bank holiday, there are a few consumer rights you can rely on when travel doesn't go as planned. Have you ever exercised your travel rights?  (more about travel rights...)

3 people have joined in this Conversation

Ditch your old TV – it’s time to upgrade

by , Technology Researcher Technology 22 August 2014
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TV in bin

Every year TV manufacturers try to tempt us with bigger, better, flashier sets. So, the question is, should you upgrade? If your TV's more than four years old, it could well be time… (more about old TVs...)

9 people have joined in this Conversation

Is your smart TV watching you?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 21 August 2014
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TV in eye

Targeted advertising is big business, and you are the product. You might be used to this online, but what if your smart TV was snooping on you and using that to serve you ads? Well, that’s exactly what could be happening. (more about smart TV snooping...)

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FCO: How we helped 17,000 Brits abroad last year

by , Consular Minister, FCO Transport & Travel 20 August 2014
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Bursting holiday suitcase

In this guest post from the FCO's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, James Duddridge, we find out how the Government helps British holiday-makers when they experience holiday hassles overseas... (more about Brits abroad...)

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