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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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Discussing your mortgage is a conversation well worth having

by , First Direct Money 10 December 2014
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In this guest post from First Direct, Andy Forbes asks why we don't review our mortgage as often as our energy provider or insurer considering the impact it has on our monthly budgets... (more on reviewing your mortgage...)

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Have you been hit by ‘buy now, pay later’ pitfalls?

by , Online Writer Money 8 December 2014
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Retailers are keen to advertise 0% interest ‘buy now, pay later’ offers in the run-up to Christmas. While these deals can provide useful financial relief for hard-up families, are they really as helpful as they appear? (more about BNPL deals...)

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Can you tell if an email is genuinely from your bank?

by , Money Researcher Money 5 December 2014
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To help prevent fraudsters tricking people into giving away their online bank details, the British Bankers’ Association pledged that banks will never send emails linking to pages that ask for login details. (more…)

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How does the 2014 Autumn Statement affect you?

by , Executive Director Money 4 December 2014
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The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament yesterday. So what were the key announcements for consumers and how will it affect our personal finances? (more on the Autumn Statement...)

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How much do you spend on Christmas presents?

by , Online Writer Money 1 December 2014
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We all know that Christmas is a time for spreading joy, but it appears that a lot of Brits cause themselves financial pain while doing so. But why all the fuss - are we worried we'll look like a penny-pincher? (more about the toothbrush debate...)

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What should the Autumn Statement deliver for consumers?

by , Campaigns Officer Money 30 November 2014
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As the Chancellor's Autumn Statement approaches, here’s a roundup of what Which? has been calling for – including what we've been doing as part of our campaign to end mortgage confusion. (more on the Autumn Statement...)

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Banks begin to move on misdirected payments

by , Researcher/Writer Money 27 November 2014
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In September we spoke about the failure of banks to return money that's accidentally been paid into the wrong account. Since then some banks have taken action to help their customers get their money back... (more about misdirected payments...)

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Crunch time for credit cards – how do you choose your card?

by , FCA Policy Director Money 26 November 2014
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How do you choose your credit cards? The Financial Conduct Authority is looking into the credit card market and is keen to hear your views. Here's more from the FCA's policy director Christopher Woolard... (more on credit cards...)

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Scam watch: the share-buying phone scam

by , Online Writer Money 24 November 2014
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Well-informed fraudsters are targeting investors in a seemingly sophisticated share scam. Here's how one Which? member was almost caught out by a share-buying telephone scam. (more about the share scam...)

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