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The start of the 2014-15 Premier League season has prompted a range of new TV deals this week.

Peer-to-peer returns put Nisas to shame

Many people will have put their savings in new cash-based Nisas in the past few months to save paying tax on their interest, but despite this benefit, they will be dismayed with the level of returns currently on offer.

Donald MacInnes: So why are we finally buying a house? Just so I can have a dog

As we are now at the very last stages of buying our new home, I find my thoughts straying ever more frequently to the real reason why we decided to purchase a proper house with a real garden.

Derek Pain: Investing is a marathon, not a quick gallop at the St Leger

It seems that one of the City's more ancient sayings could ring true this year. Unless there is a dramatic revival in the next few weeks, those who sold shares in May will have plenty to laugh about.

Simon Read: Can't save or won't save? We just can't afford to put it off

I know many of us can't afford to save, but there are apparently millions who could but don't. Why?

Simon Read: From food banks to financial help

Food banks are surprisingly controversial things, mainly because in recent times they've become politicised. Critics say it is the Coalition's benefit cuts that have caused them to grow in number so rapidly. But for the people who use them, that's irrelevant. They are godsends that help them through hard times.

Money alert: Overdrafts at HSBC and First Direct

From November HSBC and first direct customers who drift into the red without permission will face different charges.

The consumer group believes that there are 14 million people who could save more with the right encouragement

Savings woes for millions prompts demand for Government action

Half of us are unhappy with the level of savings we have while a quarter of us have no savings at all. The worrying figures are included in a new Which? report published today which looked at attitudes to saving.

Those who plan a season’s long viewing could be tempted by Virgin Media’s Season Ticket deal

Armchair football fans targeted with range of discount TV deals to mark new Premier League

The start of the 2014-15 Premier League season has prompted a range of new TV deals this week.

The Government may soon start using European aid money to support food banks in Britain

Food banks to offer financial help as well

Food banks are surprisingly controversial things, mainly because in recent times they’ve become politicised. Critics say they have rapidly grown in number because of the coalition’s benefit cutbacks. But for the people who use them, that’s irrelevant. They are a godsend that helps them through a difficult patch.

Alison Garnham, chief executive of Child Poverty Action Group has said that meeting the 'no frills' needs of families is becoming tougher

Childcare costs soar past the ability of minimum wage owners to afford them

The cost of bringing up children has soared in the last year, leaving families on the minimum wage 18 per cent short of the basic amount needed to live on.

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Smartphone app Hailo is offering 20 per cent of all taxi rides in London from 10am to 5pm on weekdays throughout August with its "Fare Buster" deal.

Child Maintenance Service to replace Child Support Agency - but is it better?

Reforms to the vexed question of child support payments by absent parents mean extra charges for both sides. Neasa Macerlean reports

Mark Dampier: Corporate, high-risk, strategic, high yield ... the word is bonds

It is possible to trace the bond market's strong run as far back as the early 1980s, when US interest rates peaked. We have since seen a long period of falling bond yields (and rising prices), though it has not always been a smooth ride.

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