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Finance options for bad credit

Got a few blips in your credit history or not borrowed money before? Finding finance options can prove tricky. A low credit score indicates to lenders that you’re a bit riskier to lend to, which is why you might be seeing limited finance options and high APRs.

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Preparing your car for winter: top tips, what to check

Winter driving’s a challenge. Here’s our car maintenance checklist that takes a bit of extra thought in winter. You’re twice as likely to break down during this season, but preparing your car for winter can help prevent this. Not sure where to start or what to check? Read on.

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Top tips for Black Friday sales

Looking for some Black Friday deals this year? Here’s our top tips for the sales.

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY – CHRISTMAS 2021

You can be money savvy during the festive period without limiting the fun. Many of us will spend more than £800 at Christmas, so the pressure is building. Here are our tips how to save some money this Christmas.

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Rainy day funds

Life’s full of surprises. Sometimes expensive. Having some money tucked away can help you feel more secure and in control. Here we look at the what and why of ‘rainy-day’ funds.

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Quick tips to save energy

Some quick tips to save energy and lower your bills as prices rocket up! There are many things you can do to cut your energy use and bills, so check out our quick tips to see what you may easily save.

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Easy money-saving tips to help you cut your monthly bills

Our money spending has changed so much over the past 18 months. If you’ve saved more or spent up, we all need a little help to help us save where we can and cut the bills. Check out these tried and tested money-saving tips and see how much you can save without even trying.

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Shop early for Christmas

If October sounds too early to shop early for Christmas, think again. Putting off buying presents until nearer the big day means you’ll likely spend more than you need or want to, making an already pricey month cost even more.

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Some easy fix mistakes that make your home more vulnerable to burglaries

Before leaving the house, we ensure we do key safety checks– shutting all the windows, locking the door, setting an alarm. Usually, that's enough. There are however simple mistakes we make every day that can actually expose our homes, making them more vulnerable to burglaries.

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Cut your heating costs

Many of us are still working from home. With more time at home, winter heating bills are likely to be bigger than usual. Now’s the time to find ways to cut your heating costs.

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