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Online pricing practices get OFT attention

October 15, 2012

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Online pricing practices get OFT attention

It has just been announced that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will be investigating online pricing practices. It’s been a long time coming and will lead to major changes for those seemingly ‘white knights’ of the finance world – the price comparison sites. Image by –Tico– via Flickr In the finance world, there is [...]

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Insurance firms get funny over Facebook

August 27, 2012

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Insurance firms get funny over Facebook

Use Facebook, Twitter or some other social media site (remember MySpace?) and your insurance premiums might go up. That’s right. It’s funny news season. It turns out that insurers are really thinking of cranking up the premiums for households that make use of social networking. The concern is that too many people announce to the [...]

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Gio Compario takes on meerkats for GoCompare

August 18, 2012

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Gio Compario takes on meerkats for GoCompare

GoCompare is due to make some changes to their advertising as a counter move to the success the meerkat campaign has had for Compare the Market. The new ad will feature an opera singer called Gio Compario. The website gio-compario.com has been registered by GoCompare but, at the time of writing, isn’t currently in use. [...]

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Anthem for doomed youth

August 13, 2012

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Anthem for doomed youth

Image via Wikipedia It seems as though everything just keeps getting worse and worse for the 20 and 30 something generations. As I look around at the economic landscape I just have to dispair these days. On the one hand the government suggests a bright future with great high paying jobs available for all graduates, [...]

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What to do if the flood comes to your house

July 3, 2010

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As parts of the UK languish underwater, devastated by the recent floods, many homes and businesses are finding themselves in the difficult position of not knowing whether they will be covered by their insurance policies. According to recent advice from the insurance industry, those who have been affected by the floods should contact their contents [...]

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40 years of credit cards

August 9, 2009

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In today’s world, credit and debit cards are increasingly becoming the main means for people to pay for goods and services. There are predictions that as soon as micro payments can be made using plastic, then cash will rapidly become a thing of the past.It seems that credit cards have come a long way since [...]

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Hello troopers…

September 12, 2008

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My dear web surfers and devoted Cash Z fans (I’m sure you’re out there somewhere). The credit file article is on its way, but in the meantime i thought I could tackle something a bit more meaty. Rargh! There has been a lot of discussion in the press recently about critical illness insurance or critical [...]

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Life insurance fears following the London bombings tragedy

August 25, 2008

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Following on from the tube train and bus bomb attacks in London there was a move from several UK insurance companies to reassure victims that claims would be processed “quickly and sympathetically”. This need for reassurance came in light of concerns that many victims of the blasts would not be covered by their existing health [...]

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Pay as you go car finance

June 6, 2008

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Discovered recently that new plans for road tax are being proposed, with “nationwide pay-as-you-go charges” being put forward. According to the BBC: Variable charges of up to £1.43 a mile – in busy routes in rush hour – could replace road tax and fuel duty under the government’s plans. Transport experts said it would be [...]

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Road to nowhere

May 10, 2008

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My car is a bottomless pit when it comes to money. Road tax, insurance, MOT’s repairs, servicing, not to mention petrol.However I would not give it up without someone prizing the keys out of my dead hand. The joy of being able to go anywhere I want, when I want, listening to my own choice [...]

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