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How to claim for PPI compensation on your old store card

If you were talked into having a store card before 2001, there's a good chance you may have been mis-sold PPI. However, a lot of the claims for this particular cover were thrown out too quickly, which means you might be in-line for some compensation. Some banks ditched a lot of these claims without looking…

How to make a PPI claim - hurry, there's a deadline due!

If you think that you've been missold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) and you've been lazy with regards to sorting it out, you're going to have to get a wriggle on, because the Financial Conduct Authority is thinking about putting a deadline on the whole thing. Now, you might think it is really difficult to make…

People in their 40s are the most skint

People in their 40s – browbeaten by kids and constant trips to Asda to buy trampolines and large amounts of breakfast cereal – are most likely to feel the financial squeeze. So says Halifax’s Money Attitudes survey, which found that people struggling along with young families and an increasingly dim sense of their place in…

Bawbees and Merks for Scottish currency?

Holyrood will be considering its currency options before the Scottish referendum, because there’s no way that Westminster are going to let them keep the poond. And now a leading economist has suggested that Scotland should revitalize its ancient coinage and bring back the er... merk. The merk, which sounds like a term of abuse, was…

Lloyds want you to ditch your free current account  - and pay £60

Vantage account holders at Lloyds are being persuaded to get rid of their free current account and replace it with another current account which could charge up to £60 a year. WHAT A GREAT DEAL! The ‘incentive’ is rather dubious, too –basically if you don’t quit your Vantage account and take the new ‘Club Lloyds’…

90s student loan borrowers to get refunds

Did you go to university in the 90s? Did you wear tie dye and bad combat trousers and skin up on a copy of Dodgy’s first album? WELL, here’s some good news for this generation of frazzled ravers. Due to a long running paperwork eff-up, thousands of student loan borrowers will be getting money taken…

Good news for the high street - less empty shops

Since the recession hit, we have been constantly bombarded with the idea that the British high street would become an empty, tumbleweed-filled wasteland. Its only hope of survival: superhuman shop botherer Mary Portas, wearing a cape and her knickers over her tights. Well, that’s not strictly true, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium,…

Now even COINS have to be sexy

Before the whole Jane Austen banknote debacle, nobody really considered pictures on money as being a contentious issue involving rape/bomb threats. ‘Bonneted slaaaaaag!’ cried little trolls who can’t read. ‘What’s she done apart from writing hugely influential comic social satire? I’m gunna send her a threatenin' tweet as soon as my mum goes to Asda!’…

Cheques are bouncing back, and other terrible puns

The cheque is dead! Long live the cheque! That's right folks, those slips of monetary paper that you have to fill in yourself are going anywhere, despite the fact we were told they were definitely going to wither and die. The glamorous sounding Payments Council have decided to scrap their plans to phase out cheques…