Bobby Nicholls

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Bobby has been working in the Money Research Group at Which? for the past four years as a senior business researcher, mainly focussing on credit cards, holiday money, insurance and investments.

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The rising risk of funeral costs

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 10 November 2013
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Funeral director

For people on low incomes, the Social Fund provided by the government can be a lifeline. It pays for budgeting loans for people in debt, maternity grants, and cold weather and winter fuel payments. (more funeral costs ...)

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Will the seven day switch tempt you to ditch your bank?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 16 August 2013
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Clocks ticking

A new current account switching service launches in September, aiming to make it quicker and easier to switch banks. If you could switch within seven days would you ditch your bank? (more about switching bank accounts...)

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Pay now to rest in peace?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 16 June 2013
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Grave stone and grave with coffin

Over the last ten years, growth in funeral costs has significantly outstripped inflation. Since 2004, the cost of the average funeral has increased by more than 70%. So are funeral plans a good option? (more about pre-paid funeral plans...)

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Are you reaping the rewards of your credit card?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 29 January 2013
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A stack of reward and cashback credit cards

Credit cards offered by retailers are more popular than ever - but who benefits most from the loyalty scheme incentives attached to them? Is it you, or is it the retailer who’s reeling in the customers? (more about credit card rewards...)

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Can a Dental Payment Plan make pulling teeth less painful?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 23 November 2012
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False teeth gripping onto a twenty pound note

Many people choose dental treatment on the NHS due to the lower prices. Yet others prefer the choice and quality available with private dental care. So could Dental Payment Plans make private prices easier to stomach? (more about Dental Payment Plans...)

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Are reduced mortgage rates reaching those who need them?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 10 September 2012
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Treasure chest against blue background

The news that mortgage providers are reducing the rate of borrowing should be welcomed by first-time buyers. But be warned, unless you’ve a hefty deposit, you’re unlikely to be best placed to take advantage. (more on reduced mortgage rates...)

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Will price hikes make church weddings and funerals elitist?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 29 February 2012
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Church wedding

The Church of England has decided to increase the cost of funeral and wedding services by a massive 50% and 40% respectively. But will this just price out the poorest and make church services elitist? (more about increase in church services...)

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Is your pet paying the price of insurers’ exit?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 27 February 2012
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Cat lying next to lots of money

Last year Lloyds and Halifax unexpectedly pulled out of the pet insurance market, leaving some pet owners who had bought ‘Lifetime’ cover policies without any chance of decent cover for vital vet bills. (more about pet insurance...)

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Is your bank cashing-in on your holiday?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 18 February 2012
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Euros and prepaid exchange card

With a multitude of different fees charged by credit and debit card providers it’s hard to track how much you're paying to use your card abroad. Unfortunately, some banks are charging far too much. (more about holiday money...)

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