PPI
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Why The PPI Clock Is Ticking

The PPI scandal shows no sign of going away. After a supreme court decision last year decided that if a PPI seller neglected to advise the consumer that they had been paid a commission from the products provider that the sale was unfair and mis-sold. Susan Plevin, a 59 year old college lecturer, and the subsequent court judgement, has opened…

balance transfers
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Why 0% Balance Transfers Aren’t Free

Balance transfers appear next on the FCA’s hit-list.  Just when you thought there was nothing left for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) left to tackle, Which? The consumer group, have announced today that we are not necessarily getting all the relevant information when it comes to 0% balance transfers. £334m is paid in balance transfer fees each year Not for…

store cards
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Christmas Countdown – The Danger Of Store Cards.

Would you like a store card today? With just 13 weeks until Christmas, for many of us, the panic has already set in and we are considering credit such as store cards to keep up. The “must have” presents children crave present a sizable headache for parents up and down the country worrying about how they are simply going to…

Energy
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Loyalty Doesn’t Pay Where Energy Firms Are Concerned

The Big Six energy companies are making the news again with talk of a new price freeze, SSE have already committed until 2016. 90% of UK consumers still buy their energy from the Big Six energy suppliers A welcomed shift in attitude you may be thinking? Or maybe just a last ditch attempt at dissuading the consumer from switching energy supplier?…

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