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  • Rising Car Insurance Premiums – and How to Beat Them

    There’s no new year joy in store for Britain’s drivers this year – research shows that after three years of falling premiums, car insurance premiums are starting to rise sharply again.

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    Stay Safe on the Roads this Christmas

    If you’re planning a trip to see your family this Christmas, you won’t be surprised to learn you’re not the only one as thousands of motorists prepare to hit the roads over the coming fortnight, making the roads particularly busy over the festive season.
    It’s important to stay safe on the roads no matter when you drive, but it’s especially important over the winter months. Follow our tips to stay safe on your Christmas road trip, as advised by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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    Don’t get sucked into a financial Christmas hangover – plan your spend and stick to it

    Celebrating Christmas shouldn’t mean splashing out so much that you end up paying off festive season debts for the next 12 months, and then do the same thing all over again. Instead, a little bit of planning will help you have a great Christmas and stay within budget. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your money, while enjoying a wonderful celebration this holiday season.

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    Know your Rights – Returning Unwanted Christmas Gifts

    No matter how many hints we may have dropped over the past few months, there’ll be plenty of us who’ll be on the receiving end of an unwanted gift or two. And whilst we may appreciate the good intentions, we’re still left with a gift that is unsuitable and will end up being put to the back of the cupboard to be forgotten about until next year (re-gifting anyone?)

    Alternatively, you could see if your gift can be returned, but before you venture off to the high street to battle against all those boxing day sale shoppers looking for sale bargains, make sure you’re forearmed and know your rights!

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    Are You Ready for the New Year Housing Market?

    If you’re hoping to sell in 2015, it could pay you to get started early, with a pre-Christmas valuation. Statistics from some leading property portals show more than 1 million hits on Boxing Day – there are thousands of people out there who are not waiting until New Year’s Day to start their property search.

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    How to get the best mortgage deal

    2015 is almost upon us, and in a hurry to get more business on their books before the year’s end, mortgage lenders are continuing to cut their rates.
    But the headline rates that lenders advertise aren’t always the rates that customers will get. The actual rate available to you will depend upon a number of circumstances, not least your income, outgoings and credit history.

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