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How do you cancel a Tastecard membership?

How do you cancel a Tastecard membership?

A Tastecard can save you money when eating out or going to the cinema - I'm a fan. But it's only decent value for money if you use it. And sometimes those who don't use it - or forget they have one - have been caught out by auto-renewals. And even those who remember...

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Chip app review – Can it help you put money into savings?

Chip app review – Can it help you put money into savings?

With automatic saves, can this app help you put money away? FinTech - or financial technology - is big businesses. Every week a new app launches which promises to revolutionise your finances. And every month or so another one disappears (Yboo, OneDox and more). One...

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What the 2020 recession means

What the 2020 recession means

A drop last quarter of 20.4% is the biggest contraction we've seen since records began. It's not unexpected, but months of financial turmoil mean the UK's economy is now officially in recession. The last time this happened was following the 2007 financial crisis - but...

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Are you overpaying for an old Sky TV package?

Are you overpaying for an old Sky TV package?

Legacy Sky TV plans could be costing you more than you need to pay. Earlier this year Sky TV shook up its channel list and plans, just two years after the last revamp. The changes, in theory, bring you greater flexibility and potentially save you money too. Though new...

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Is Monzo in trouble?

Is Monzo in trouble?

With losses of £114 million in the last year, should you be worried as a Monzo user? When Monzo's 2020 Annual Report was published last week, a number of quotes made their way onto the financial pages of newspapers and websites. There were headlines declaring Monzo...

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How easy is it to price match at John Lewis & Partners?

How easy is it to price match at John Lewis & Partners?

If you've never used the John Lewis "Never Knowingly Undersold" promise to price match your shopping, here's what you need to do to save money on your shopping. John Lewis & Partners shouts very loud about how it'll price match so you get the best price. And in...

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Halifax Rewards account review: Is it any good?

Halifax Rewards account review: Is it any good?

A new fee and new rewards make this account a very different proposition. Should you ditch it? When the bank switching service first came into play back in 2013 I moved over from my ancient Barclays account to the Halifax Reward account. Not only did I get a nice £100...

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Best free business bank accounts

Best free business bank accounts

Which is best from the likes of Monzo, Starling and the high street banks. Since I set up my business I've banked with Santander, Yorkshire Bank, HSBC and now Starling. The big surprise at the start was that most accounts have a monthly fee and there are additional...

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