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Christmas presents will set you back more than £700 this year – here’s who will cost you the most

Christmas presents will set you back more than £700 this year – here’s who will cost you the most

The average Brit will spend more than £725 on Christmas gifts this year, according to Money.co.uk. The price comparison site analysed data from more than 2,000 people, and found that Brits forked out more for their children’s presents than for anyone else. The stats Experts at Money.co.uk have compiled a full breakdown of Christmas costs, […]

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HSBC customers to see their overdraft charges hiked next year – the changes you need to know

HSBC customers to see their overdraft charges hiked next year – the changes you need to know

HSBC customers are set to see a significant hike on their overdraft charges from next year, with interest rates to shoot up by nearly 40 per cent. The bank is to impose the new interest rate on all of its customers from 14 March 2020. Increasing charges As of March next year, all HSBC account […]

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You could win free Greggs food every month for a year if you have ‘Greg’ in your name – here’s how to apply

You could win free Greggs food every month for a year if you have ‘Greg’ in your name – here’s how to apply

Greggs is planning to give away a year’s supply of its food to a lucky customer called Greg. The bakery chain says the chosen Greg will get one free Greggs item each month during 2020, delivered to their door by Just Eat. While we might argue about Greggs’ definition of a year’s supply, but 12 […]

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These personality traits could make you more susceptible to fraud – this is why

These personality traits could make you more susceptible to fraud – this is why

A total of £1.2 billion was lost to fraud and scams in 2018, with many falling for the huge amount of scams constantly circulating. But HSBC UK has revealed the top trait of fraud and scam victims – and being too ‘nice’ puts you most at risk. At risk personalities Partnering with criminology and cyber […]

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These are the latest recommended Christmas posting dates for international mail

These are the latest recommended Christmas posting dates for international mail

The festive period is a busy time and with so much organising to do ahead of the big day, it can be easy to leave some tasks until the last minute – including sorting out your Christmas mail. If you are planning to send out presents to your nearest and dearest who live abroad, Royal […]

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General Election 2019: Tories tax cut promises labelled ‘pure fantasy’

General Election 2019: Tories tax cut promises labelled ‘pure fantasy’

Boris Johnson said a majority Conservative government would give a tax cut to millions of Brits after the election. The announcement comes as the campaign enters its final week, with many polls showing the Tories’ lead over Labour shrinking. But the Lib Dems called the tax cut promises “pure fantasy”, and Labour said the Conservatives […]

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Paul Vickers – striding out with The Leg

Paul Vickers – striding out with The Leg

Who would live in a world like this? Through the keyhole, we see one Paul Vickers and his surreal take on music and life. The former frontman of cult ‘90s Galashiels band Dawn of the Replicants may now be as well known for his chaotic Fringe stageshows under his Mr Twonkeys alias. But now, he’s […]

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This idyllic town in Italy is selling houses for 80p – here’s how to buy one

This idyllic town in Italy is selling houses for 80p – here’s how to buy one

If you’ve ever fancied venturing into the property market abroad, then now could be your chance as one town in Italy is selling homes for just 80p. This Italian town is among many others in the country that is struggling with a decrease in populace, hence an attempt to attract more people to move to […]

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This is when benefits and tax credits will be paid over Christmas and New Year 2019 –  including child benefit and Universal Credit

This is when benefits and tax credits will be paid over Christmas and New Year 2019 – including child benefit and Universal Credit

The festive and New Year period can be an expensive and stressful time, particularly for those who are relying on benefit payments to see them through. But dates set by the Government show that many claimants will receive their payments early over the Christmas season, although there are some differences across the UK. Varied dates […]

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Universal Credit payments are set to rise for the first time in more than four years in 2020 – this is how much you’ll get

Universal Credit payments are set to rise for the first time in more than four years in 2020 – this is how much you’ll get

Conservatives say the four-year freeze on benefits increases will come to an end in April next year. Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said: “We’re clear the best way for people to improve their lives is through work, but we know some people require additional support. “Our balanced fiscal approach has built a strong economy, […]

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