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Rip Off Britain Look at Printer Ink

The BBC’s Rip off Britain is a good watch (if you happen to be watching TV at 9 in the morning on a weekday) for money savers. Ninja money savers like you and me might find it a bit basic but its worth a watch. This weeks programme had some interesting items including a pretty good look at comparison sites, which basically came to a similar conclusion as us about …

Read the full article →’s Nectar Points Promotion a Waste of Time?

I’m sure you’ve seen the annoying adverts – get your insurance through and get 1000 Nectar points.

Sounds great doesn’t it. 1000 points. Just imagine the fun you could have with that. Or maybe pay for that big Christmas shop?

Well know, think again. 1000 nectar points is worth a whooping £5. So that insurance purchase that probably made £50-100 commission on from the insurance company, you …

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Deal Zippy ( – Money Saving Site of the Week

In the first of our new weekly features showcasing the best UK money saving websites the spotlight is on daily deals comparison site Deal Zippy.

Daily deals can be a great way to save money if you use them to buy things which you would have brought anyway (rather than just for splurging on luxuries!) but one of my biggest annoyances with Deal sites like Groupon is the excessive …

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Tips for Saving Money on Your Home Renovation

Whether you need more living space and are looking to convert a cellar or attic, your existing bathroom or kitchen are long past their best, you’ve decided to embrace open-plan living and transform two rooms into one, or you simply want to give your home a thorough modernisation and makeover, it’s possible to save money on your home renovation by following a few simple rules and making the odd (but …

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Do cheap flights really exist these days?

In the golden age of cheap flights in the early noughties where new low cost carriers were popping up all over the place, desperate to get a foothold on the lucrative pan-european air travel market you could regularly find yourself flying to some unpronounceable, ex-soviet bolt hole for a weekend break for the spare change in your pocket.…

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Top UK Cashback Websites

Cashback websites are one of the most simple but effective online ideas – shoppers who access a retailer’s store via the website will receive money as a reward for linking from the cashback website.

The most popular and best paying websites offering cashback will link to retailers that sell products from insurance to groceries.…

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Credit Scoring Explained

Whenever you apply for a loan or a mortgage, or any other type of credit arrangement such as a mobile phone contract, the lender will want to know if you are able to repay the debt. To seek clarification on this point, they will – besides asking you numerous questions – apply to a credit ratings agency (CRA) for details of your credit score.…

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What Are Interest Rates Anyway – And How Do They Work?

The Interest Rate on a Loan

Most people are familiar with how basic interest rates on loans are calculated. Anyone who knows how to figure out a percent discount can easily determine how much interest will be paid on a simple loan. For a loan with 10% interest paid on a balance of £100, ‘£100 x 0.10 = £10.’…

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Payday Loans – An Evil Financial Service Crying Out for Regulation

Payday loans – sometimes called same day loans – are one of the fastest growing sectors in the financial industry. And one of the most dangerous. The idea was imported from America, and the past five years has seen demand skyrocket for these products. By their very nature, these loans tend to be targeted at people on lower incomes or those who already have a blighted credit history. But in …

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Why Being Brought by MoneySupermarket Isn’t Such a Big Deal

The announcement that UK comparison site MoneySupermarket acquired Martin Lewis’ site seems to have come as a bit of a shock to some of the financial forums active and rather vocal membership, many of whom reacted angrily in Lewis’ own forum to the announcement.

Forum members backlash against MSE

I’m sure both MSE and MoneySupermarket would have predicted something similar to this but is it really such a big deal? lets look at the …

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