Conversations about: Money

Have you struggled to get your hands on Pensioner Bonds?

by , Online Writer Money 26 January 2015
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Pensioner Bonds were released to great fanfare earlier this month, but the launch appears to have been anything but smooth. Have you managed to get your hands on some or have you encountered issues? (more on Pensioner Bonds...)

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Why registering to vote could be good for your credit rating

by , The Electoral Commission Money 24 January 2015
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With the general election fast approaching on 7 May, here’s the Electoral Commission on why it’s important to register to vote. Did you know, for example, that not registering could damage your credit rating? (more on registering to vote...)

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Are products aimed at the over-50s delivering poor value?

by , Principal Money Researcher Money 17 January 2015
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We've just carried out some new research looking at five product areas aimed at the over-50s and the results suggest these products don’t always live up to the marketing claims. (more about over-50s products...)

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It can pay to bring your family and finances closer together

by , Money Editor Money 8 January 2015
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When my father suffered a stroke more than a decade ago, among the many things my sister and I had to deal with were his finances while he was in hospital. (more on family finances...)

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Flummoxed by financial jargon? Send us your examples

by , Researcher/Writer Money 7 January 2015
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Financial jargon – the flummery surrounding such products as bank accounts, insurance products and investments – is often unnecessary, and can be costly. (more on financial jargon)

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Computer says no to owning your own home

by , Which? Mortgage Advisors Money 5 January 2015
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They say that an Englishman’s home is his castle, but with mortgage lending hitting a 14 month low in September 2014, are we seeing a shift that means owning a home is fast becoming a pipe dream? (more on mortgage lending)

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Scam watch: PPI refund scam

by , Online Writer Money 4 January 2015
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A cold-calling scam that involves you buying Ukash vouchers is catching people unawares. Here's how one Which? member was unfortunately caught out. (more about PPI refund scam...)

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A national savings strategy is needed in 2015

by , Campaigns Officer Money 27 December 2014
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With a new year approaching, are you beginning to think about how you can boost your savings? We’re calling on the Government to help consumers save more in 2015. (more on savings strategy)

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Do you reward good service at Christmas or during the year?

by , Online Writer Money 23 December 2014
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Christmas is traditionally known as the time we’re expected to give generously. According to social etiquette experts, it’s also the time of year where it’s customary to tip tradespeople, from the postie to milkman. (more about tipping...)

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John Ward: the ups & downs of buying a new build house

by , Community Member Money 20 December 2014
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Which? Convo regular John Ward is here to share his experiences of buying a new-build house. It's furnished him with some great tips if you're looking to buy a new-build, so without further ado, here's John. (more about buying a house...)

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Are we falling out of love with Christmas cards?

by , Conversation Editor Money 17 December 2014
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If you want your cards to arrive in time for Christmas, tomorrow is the last day for second-class post. While it's a festive tradition, do you think sending cards has become a bit too expensive? (more about Christmas cards...)

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Have HMRC helplines left you hanging on?

by , Senior Money Researcher Money 15 December 2014
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It’s true that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs gets a lot of calls (60m a year) but, even so, our findings paint a less than flattering picture. Have you been left hanging on the phone by HMRC? (more about HMRC...)

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Sarah Beeny: would you sell your house online?

by , Property Expert Money 13 December 2014
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Would you ditch a high street estate agent in favour of selling your house online yourself? Here’s Sarah Beeny, presenter of Channel 4’s ‘How to Sell Your Home’, asking whether online estate agents are right for you. (more about selling your house...)

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How badly are pension providers failing their customers?

by , Campaign Manager Money 11 December 2014
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has concluded that competition in the pensions industry isn't working well enough, and annuity providers have been leaving their customers short changed. (more about annuities...)

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