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    If you need an official document such as a passport, car tax disc, self-assessment tax form or a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you can apply simply, securely and... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 10 July 2014

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    Broadband customers facing drawn-out repair processes and lengthy waiting periods for new connections will benefit from new rules laid down by the regulator, Ofcom.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 03 July 2014

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    The problem with broadband tariffs is that, while they often appear cheap, they don't include the cost of line rental, which you'll also have to pay for, typically at a c... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 23 June 2014

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    If you've ever let your child loose on a smartphone or tablet, you might be aware of apps designed to part your kids from their (your!) money. But even the online solutio... Read more

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    Updated: 18 June 2014

  • Sky offers new channel and broadband deals

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  • Fifa World Cup 2014

    Fired up for the international festival of football? Bonkers about beautiful Brazil? This dedicated page brings together the sparkling World Cup coverage from MoneySuperM... Read more

    Updated: 11 June 2014

  • 5 ways to make your holiday currency go further

    This year's Easter sunshine breaks are now cheaper than they were 12 months ago - especially if you stay within Europe.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 03 April 2014

  • Best ways to pay for your summer holiday

    Summer holidays abroad can be cripplingly expensive, particularly if you have a family and have to pay the added premium for jetting off during the school holidays. The g... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 28 February 2014

  • Rail fare hikes capped from 2014

    There's some good news today for hard-pressed commuters who have suffered year-on-year rail fare hikes. The government has announced a cap on the amount fares can go up f... Read more

    Laura Howard - Content Editor, Money and Lifestyle

    Updated: 09 October 2013

  • Paying by card on holiday? Take the right plastic

    A growing number of British holidaymakers are choosing to pay by plastic when they're abroad, according to new research, primarily because it's convenient.... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 28 June 2013

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  • Top 10 tips to survive Christmas

    'Tis the season of goodwill and, while many of us will be looking forward to the festivities, others will already be counting down the hours until the last turkey sandwic... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 12 December 2013

  • Where to stash your Christmas bonus

    Hurrah! It's always nice seeing your Christmas bonus hit your bank account. And according to a recent poll we ran here at MoneySuperMarket, more than half (57%) of you wh... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 12 December 2013

  • 6 ways to get through Christmas debt-free

    UK shoppers are set to spend a whopping £40.3billion in the run-up to Christmas, while a recent survey from the Money Advice Service has found that 34% of us expect... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 06 December 2013

  • Gift cards: Your rights Q&A

    A gift card can be the ideal Christmas present solution for those hard-to-buy-for friends or family, but make sure you swot up on your rights first - as no one wants to b... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 04 December 2013

  • Our favourite childhood toys

    After visiting Dream Toys 2013 we all know what will be featuring on kids' Christmas lists this year. Alongside some pieces of up-to-date tech there are old classics such... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 04 December 2013

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  • Government cuts Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

    Update - July 25, 2014

    The government has now announced the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is shut down with immediate effect. The Departmen... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 23 July 2014

  • Are global energy prices about to rise?

    Raging war in the Middle East and the unrest and recent tragedy in Eastern Europe may hardly seem comparable to household bills in the UK. But ongoing conflict ... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 18 July 2014

  • 100,000s of fixed energy deals ending - act now to switch yours even cheaper!

    Energy bills might be the last thing on your mind in the summer, but if your fixed rate tariff is due to end soon you'll need to act quickly to avoid price hikes.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 02 July 2014

  • Faster switching for energy customers

    Ofgem, the energy market regulator, has announced that switching energy supplier should take 17 days by the end of 2014 - down from the typical 35 days at present.... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 16 June 2014

  • Fixed energy deal? Check your deadline!

    If you're on a fixed rate deal for your gas and electricity, make sure you're aware of the tariff's end-date - and get ready to switch to another deal to continue saving ... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 12 June 2014

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  • MoneySuperMarket's 2014 Budget coverage

    The Chancellor, George Osborne, delivers his 2014 Budget speech on Wednesday, March 19 - but how will its contents affect you? Here at our dedicated Budget page, you can ... Read more

    Updated: 19 March 2014

  • Low interest rates: Winners and losers

    It is now been five years since the Bank of England first cut the Bank of England base rate to a record low of 0.5%, but who's benefited and who's lost out over this peri... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 March 2014

  • When will interest rates rise?

    Last year, the Bank of England said interest rates would only start to rise if unemployment sank to 7%, something it did not expect to happen before 2016. However, the un... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 30 January 2014

  • Focus on: Earn 1.75% on savings of just £1

    Kick-starting the savings habit is tough when savings rates are low and the cost of living is climbing.

    But Indian bank ICICI has launched an online-only easy access s... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 25 July 2013

  • What is quantitative easing?

    Despite the economy having grown by just 0.1% in the second quarter of the year, the Bank of England has chosen to keep the base rate on hold at 0.5% again.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 October 2011

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  • Get set for Father's Day

    Sunday is Father's Day, which means it's time to spoil rotten that fella you call dad. The trouble with dads though - bad jokes and even worse dancing aside - is they can... Read more

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    Updated: 09 June 2014

  • 10 money mistakes I made in my first year at university

    Jack Donkin, 19, has just completed his first year at the University of West England in Bristol, where he is studying for a marketing degree. So what has he learned about... Read more

    Jack Donkin - Work experience student, University of West England

    Updated: 05 June 2014

  • Are you match-fit for the World Cup?

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup, I'm reliably informed, kicks off next week - Thursday, June 12 at 9.00pm British time, to be precise - when hosts Brazil take on Croatia. ... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 29 May 2014

  • Best Bank Holiday deals!

    The Bank Holiday weekend is just around the corner, and if you're looking to bag a bargain, there are plenty of great deals to choose from.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 22 May 2014

  • Supermarket price wars!

    The cost of putting food on the table has been going up and up, putting further pressure on household budgets which are already stretched to the max. ... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 20 March 2014

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    Naomi Caine - Financial journalist

    Updated: 11 March 2014

  • Kids left home? It's time to choose a new car

    Finding yourself with an empty nest can be a shock to the system - once the children have left the house, there are many changes to take on board. And that includes the c... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 11 March 2014

  • Back to basics: Everything you need to know about car breakdown cover

    There is little in life less pleasant than being stranded with at the edge of a motorway with a young family on a cold, wet day - although getting stuck on a remote road ... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 22 January 2014

  • What does the Autumn Statement mean for you?

    The Chancellor's Autumn Statement was chock-full of cheery statistics about the performance of the economy - but hard-pressed consumers across the land will be trying to ... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 05 December 2013

  • Whiplash crackdown key to cutting car costs

    The government has announced a package of measures aimed at driving down motoring costs - with a crackdown on whiplash claims at the centre of the plans.... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 23 October 2013

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