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What to do when your money goes missing

By Laura Pullman

Laura Pullman explains your rights. Direct debits are typically set up to pay regular bills, such as gas and electricity, a credit card repayment or the phone — 72 pc of regular household bills are paid this way. It’s simply an arrangement where you give a company — or individual — ...

Pay £180 upfront fees before joining Government's Green Deal

By Laura Pullman

Homeowners who want to make improvements to lower their energy bills are being hit with upfront fees of up to £180 before signing up to the Government’s new Green Deal. The initiative - launched on Monday - is designed to make 14 million homes more energy-efficient. Homeowners take out a loan ...

Margaret banked with Barclays for years yet it claimed she didn't exist

By Laura Pullman

Margaret banked with Barclays for years - yet it claimed she didn't exist | Mail Online A grieving 90-year-old widow was told by Barclays that it had no record of her existence — even though she’d banked with the bank for almost seven decades. Margaret Edge was left without money and unable to ...

Why it will pay to drive like a girl for insurance purposes

By Laura Pullman

Cautious car owners can avoid paying the same sky-high insurance as boy racers by proving they can drive like women. A new insurance firm called Drive Like A Girl promises to slash premiums for all customers — regardless of gender — if they drive smoothly, avoid rapid acceleration and harsh ...

Why banks are suddenly offering cash bribes to open new accounts

By Laura Pullman

Profit-hungry banks desperate to lure new customers are offering lucrative bribes — just months before a current account boom is expected to flood the market with cheap deals. Some of the High Street’s biggest names are enticing customers with sweeteners worth hundreds of pounds. Their aim is ...

Orange pips TalkTalk to top spot in complaints table

By Laura Pullman

Orange pips TalkTalk to top spot in complaints table | Mail Online Mobile phone giant Orange has jumped to the top of the broadband complaints league table after it stopped a free service for up to 90,000 customers. Telecoms regulator Ofcom released figures last week that named and shamed the ...

You can take back granny's Christmas jumper: What to do with unwanted gifts

By Laura Pullman

Last order dates for Christmas: How to make sure that your presents arrive on time With faulty items, only the person who bought it has the right to return it — although many shops are not sticklers for this rule. And don't be fobbed off at the counter. If an item is broken through no fault of ...

Warning for firms which dip into your account as OFT issues new guidelines in crackdown

By Laura Pullman

Firms which swipe cash from customers' bank accounts without permission are facing a crackdown. The Office of Fair Trading has introduced new rules after discovering businesses were not being clear with customers about so-called recurring payments. These are credit card agreements which allow a ...

Are you covered if your home goes up in smoke at Christmas?

By Laura Pullman

Their son and his wife were staying with them at the time, and a pile of wrapped presents was waiting to be opened. The house was suddenly plunged into darkness and the upstairs rooms were engulfed in flames. Everyone got out safely, including the two pet dogs, but within 45 minutes the ...

Reduced price cheap Royal Mail Christmas stamps

By Laura Pullman

Cash-strapped customers can now buy their Christmas card stamps at reduced prices under a new scheme from the Royal Mail. The Christmas stamp scheme allows those in receipt of Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Unemployability Supplement to buy up to 36 ...

Are you tied up by the soaring cost of home phone deals?

By Laura Pullman

Millions of households hit with rising phone bills have found they are trapped in lengthy contracts which lump together their landline, broadband and television. BT, Sky and TalkTalk have announced large rises in phone costs in recent weeks — but many customers who want to switch to avoid the ...

The poorest can post Christmas cards for less

By Laura Pullman

Cash-strapped customers can now buy their Christmas card stamps at reduced prices under a new scheme from the Royal Mail. The Christmas stamp scheme allows those in receipt of Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Unemployability Supplement to buy up to 36 ...

Don't let a slip up on the slopes bruise your finances, too

By Laura Pullman

More than 200,000 British holidaymakers will hit the slopes this winter without proper ski insurance. Of the one million who head to the mountains every year, around 110,000 don’t bother taking cover; 50,000 have insurance that won’t protect them, and 40,000 simply forget to take any at all. On ...

Over-60s must act now to claim Government's Winter Fuel Payment

By Laura Pullman

Don't suffer in silence: Every household with someone born on or before July 5, 1951, is given between £100 and £300 to put towards their energy bills The over-60s need to apply now to claim the Government’s Winter Fuel Payment of up to £300. As the cold weather kicks in and energy prices ...

Ryanair to include debit card charge in price of fares but will swipe discount from fliers who too

By Laura Pullman

Ryanair to include debit card charge in price of fares - but will swipe discount from fliers who took pre-paid card to dodge fee | Mail Online A long-hoped for consumer victory to stop firms adding hefty fees for paying by debit cards has turned into a damp squib, as it emerged that airline ...

Stores pocket £240 million from gift cards that shoppers fail to spend

By Laura Pullman

If you're thinking of giving a loved one a gift card for Christmas, think again — it could be an expensive mistake. Shoppers are being warned after recipients were again left with cards they could not use. Last week, High Street giant Comet went into administration, leaving customers clutching ...

Super Mario bounces back! Cute mongoose abandoned by his mother is nursed back to health

By Laura Pullman

A baby mongoose who was abandoned by his mother has been saved by an animal rescue centre worker. The tiny creature was found cold and weak after being rejected by his mother at birth. Now named Super Mario, the days-old mongoose was rescued, given a miniature hot water bottle and fed by Craig ...

Britain blasted by weather bomb: Snow hits southern England as heavy rain sparks flood warnings acro...

By Laura Pullman

Britain blasted by weather bomb: Snow hits southern England as heavy rain sparks flood warnings across the country | Mail Online Millions woke up to a stunning white Sunday morning as the first major snow fall of the winter hit the south of England last night. While snow fell across the South ...

First snow of winter hits southern England as heavy rain sweeps across the country sparking flood wa...

By Laura Pullman

First snow of winter hits southern England as heavy rain sweeps across the country sparking flood warnings | Mail Online Millions woke up to a stunning white Sunday morning as the first major snow fall of the winter hit the south of England last night. While snow fell across the South, heavy ...

Furious 200-strong mob ransack Lahore's leading girls' school after a female teacher 'set blasphemou...

By Laura Pullman

More than 200 furious protestors ransacked a leading girls' school in Lahore this week after claims that a teacher insulted the Prophet Muhammad. The angry mob descended on Farooqi Girls' High School, set fire to furniture and burnt out the head teacher’s car on Wednesday. And, on the wall of ...

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