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Picture the scene: you’re sitting at the table eating your breakfast, and catching up on the latest news; which section catches your eye? If you’re a consumer news junkie or would just like to be better informed, then you need ‘Consumer Education’.

There is something for everyone on this news blog, from details on the latest budgets and political campaigns, to advice on banking

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Cheap Thrills: Small Businesses and Employee Perks

Almost every business, large or small, started as someone’s dream to offer a better mousetrap or mouse-trapping service. For businesses that remain under 100 employees – and like it that way, thank you very much – those dreams are more than just a paragraph on the About Us page: they are a guide to how the business operates, makes its products, treats its people. Many

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Gifts for Father’s Day

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Father’s day is the new date in the shopping calendar. Here in the UK it seems that increasingly there are more and more dates in the calendar we celebrate with gift giving – Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day and now Father’s day.

It took a while for Father’s day to catch up with Mother’s day here in the UK. But, dads share

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Money-Mate Survey Reveals Many Brits Let Insurance Policies Auto-Renew Without Checking Competitors

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It’s used affectionately, but most of us know that in the international community us Brits are known as whingers. If we receive bad service, we gripe amongst our friends; if our insurance policies go up, we have a good moan; and you don’t even want to start us on the weather! The thing is, that while we like to get things off our chests, we

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Oxford Online Pharmacy research reveals half of UK consumers can’t spot a fake online pharmacy

Research out today has revealed that, in spite of measures being taken by the pharmaceutical industry to reassure consumers that the online pharmacy they are visiting is legitimate, only 39% of respondents were aware that a couple of simple checks could offer the reassurance they are looking for.

Last year, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) introduced a mandatory logo, for display on every

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Getting Your Motorcycle Ready for the Road after the Winter

After a long winter and as the weather begins to improves, it’s time for motorcycle enthusiasts to get their bikes out of the garage and back on the road.

However the cold weather and moisture can cause real problems for a bike that has been in storage over the winter months, so the motoring experts Haynes have produced the following tips to ensure your bike is in

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Miller Hendry solicitors advice when it comes to Bank of Mum and Dad

Borrowing from the Bank of Mum and Dad is all very well but home buyers need to be aware of the pitfalls when they tap their relatives for cash, says Tayside based solicitors and estate agents Miller Hendry.

Data just released by Legal & General found that lending from parents to help their children buy a home will help finance 25% of all UK mortgage transactions

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Gillespie Macandrew’s Lianne Lodge gives lesson in Prince’s legacy

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2016 has been a remarkable year when it comes to celebrity deaths.  No sooner are we getting over one shock than we are faced by another. The latest being that of the enigmatic musician Prince.

Papers filed in the State Court of Minnesota show that Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson has petitioned for a special administrator to oversee the star’s estate.  This is deemed to be necessary

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WorldSIM’s new travel SIM card ends global roaming charges

For over 5 years the European commission has been trying to force European Operators to abolish roaming charges across the EU with only modest success. Roaming experts WorldSIM, have gone one step further, offering travellers a new SIM card that offers local rates across the globe with the added advantage of using their existing number through the use of WorldSIM’s virtual phone number service.

WorldSIM has

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Barcan+Kirby reveals under 55’s expect to retire before 70

New research from law firm Barcan+Kirby as part of its Citizen 2025 whitepaper, which was launched on Monday (29.02.16), shows that under 55’s are not expecting to work into their 70’s.

This comes in contrast to the Government’s announcement today that it is reviewing the state retirement age and speculation that people could work until they are 75.

In a poll of 2,003 UK adults, conducted on

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First Direct Wins Best British Bank at Smart Money People Awards

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Telephone and internet-based retail bank First Direct once again dominates the annual Smart Money People British Bank Awards. Runner-up is Nationwide Building Society, up one place from the previous year, while new entrant Tesco Bank steps straight into the number three slot.

At the other end of the scale, the ‘big four’ High Street banks occupy the last four places with RBS, after a year of

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