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Pat and Richard Astbury at their home in Norton Canes, Staffordshire. They have benefitted from the Community Energy Project aimed at helping council tenants with their energy bills. They have had solar panels installed.
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Gross household debt reached a historic high of around 160 per cent of combined incomes in 2007
Struggling people need help, understanding and forbearance, not ill-thought-out pronouncements
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A person walks through the City of London during the early morning rush hour in London
You won’t find me bashing the banks for the sake of it, but sadly they’ve deserved all the criticism that’s been sent their way in recent years
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There were around 750,000 victims of mobile phone theft in England and Wales last year, according to official figures
Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice: 'The injustice of shock bills for crime victims must end. The Government must stand up for consumers and cap bills from lost or stolen phones at £50'
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Indian workers boil sugarcane juice to make jaggery, a traditional cane sugar, at a jaggery plant in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district
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An AA patrol man helping a woman whose scooter had broken down.
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Eve Moloney visits Santa with her granddaughter, Scarlett-May
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Marie de Freitas says: 'We're sceptical that where we've gained this week, we'll end up losing the money elsewhere in tax'
But will the delight of homebuyers mean misery for others?
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Santander, whose ads have been fronted by the Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill, was among the banks where there were potential pitfalls with shared licences
Consumers can sometimes think they are shopping around for a rewarding account when in one important aspect, writes Samantha Downes, they are not
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With some people are weighing up whether they will be better off cashing in their final salary pension next spring, Samantha Downes asks the experts
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Sarah Bibby and Robert Allinson, with their children Charlotte and Ethan, confronted the ‘difficult’ questions’ posed by making a will
Your children have it all, your partner gets nothing
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Halfords is gearing up for Christmas
Halfords is gearing up for Christmas
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Fields of dreams: venture capital trusts help young companies to grow, potentially delivering big returns for investors
Venture capital trusts help young companies to grow, potentially delivering big returns for investors 
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The FCA has imposed £1.1bn in fines on five banks over forex trading practices
There are many reasons for people to turn to high-cost credit, but being turned down by their banks for a loan is one
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The battle between the banks to attract more current account customers moved up a level this week when Yorkshire Bank (and Clydesdale Bank) launched a market- leading £150 switching incentive.
The £150 incentive from Yorkshire and Clydesdale runs from now until 28 February next year, but you must use the official Current Account Switching Service (CASS) and close your existing account to qualify
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For the rising number of homeless women, the struggle is compounded by health problems and by losing their children
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If you’ve got a card in your wallet that charges a low standard interest rate, there’s less financial impact if you can’t repay your full statement balance.
Research from Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Cards this week revealed that 15 per cent of people making a large purchase on their plastic didn’t use one with 0 per cent interest on purchases
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Last week was hangover time, when Stock Spirits, a vodka producer, distilled a profit warning that sent its shares crashing more than 25 per cent. (image: Rex Features)
Last week was hangover time, when Stock Spirits, a vodka producer, distilled a profit warning that sent its shares crashing more than 25 per cent
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The price of gold may have fallen but Artemis Strategic Assets believes its value cannot be debased
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The Bank of England announced that interest rates will stay at 0.5 per cent
Interest rates are currently as low as 0.1 per cent
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It is expected that the tax, to be introduced in April, will raise £1.3bn over the next five years
State pension rise; Overdraft charges; Phone scammers; Credit broker crackdown; Video banking; the stories we noticed this week
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For whom the Christmas bells toll? Shoppers should be wary of 'bargains' and 0 per cent deals on credit cards
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The first website that allows travellers with pre-existing medical conditions planning a cruise to compare policies and buy cover has been launched at Allclearcruise.co.uk
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Pension liberation schemes; Home loan wars; Credit card problems; Mortgage woes for those in their 30s and 40s; home delivery problems; the stories we noticed this week
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Video: Simon Read offers some advice on ensuring you enjoy Christmas without the financial hangover
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The LED Hut range could help you cut festive bills for years to come
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Bergans is among the ski brands whose prices are going downhill
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Gifts such as iPads have been used to tempt mortgage hunters, but the value should be in the home loan itself
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Spooky homes; Junior Isas; your Section 75 credit rights; tax avoidance; tax deadline: help with energy bills; the stories we noticed this week
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If you think that the kind of car dealer portrayed in Minder by Arthur Daley has been consigned to history, think again. If you can haggle on the forecourt, you can get massive discounts on a new car, reckons What Car? The magazine's mystery shoppers this month managed to negotiate a discount of 31 per cent - a saving of £18, 650 - off the price of a BMW 7 Series as it was about to be replaced by a newer model
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The Independent’s Personal Finance Editor Simon Read talks over the latest news with Luke Blackall
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Struggling millennials, soaring energy bills, stock market woes and warnings of bank scams: the stories we noticed this week.
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The people’s lenders: The peer-to-peer services can be less bureaucratic and less bloody minded than the banks
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