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  • How to get back to black - as the nation's debt balloons

    Alarming new figures suggest personal debt in the UK is spiralling out of control - particularly among the under-35s who have almost doubled their debt levels in the 12 m... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 30 January 2015

  • Young and in debt? You're not alone...

    Teenagers and young people who are finding it hard to cover costs are more likely to resort to expensive payday loans than other forms of borrowing.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 16 October 2014

  • New cap on payday loan charges

    Sky-high interest charges imposed by payday loans could become a thing of the past following proposals from the city regulator to cap the amount lenders can charge.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 15 July 2014

  • UK debt mountain only set to rise

    Nine million Brits are living in fear of escalating debt as they're forced to rely on credit for everyday expenses like energy and transport, according our research at Mo... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 04 April 2014

  • Financial worry on the rise

    More than a third of UK adults face daily financial stress and more than half worry about money at least occasionally, according to some research we carried out here at M... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 30 December 2013

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  • How to build the perfect ISA portfolio

    With thousands of different funds to choose from, working out which investments to hold in your stocks and shares ISA can seem impossible.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 March 2013

  • Pick your financial dream team

    The 2012 European Championships are upon us and, seeing as you won't be able to escape the football for the next few weeks anyway, we've jumped aboard the bandwagon to gi... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 06 June 2012

  • Q&A: What's happening to stock markets?

    Billions of pounds have been wiped off the values of shares after stock markets suffered their biggest falls since the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers in S... Read more

    Clare Francis - Editor-in-chief

    Updated: 22 September 2011

  • How to survive stock market turmoil

    Stock market turmoil has left millions of people with pensions and investments wondering which way to turn.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 10 August 2011

  • What do credit ratings mean?

    Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the US government's rating from AAA to AA+ for the first time in history has sent global stock markets in... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 09 August 2011

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  • Best student bank accounts 2014

    With A-level results just around the corner, many school and college leavers will be starting to gear up for their first year at university.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 August 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

  • How to fund your life at university

    There's no escaping the fact that university is expensive but, if you know where to look, there are lots of sources of funding available to help you make ends meet.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 14 August 2013

  • Student loans: How do they work?

    OK, you've got the grades to get to into university - brilliant. Now you just need to work out how to cover your costs while you're there.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 14 August 2013

  • Student accounts for 2013

    So you've got the A-level results you wanted and you're off to university. The next decision you'll need to make is which student account to go for.... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 13 August 2013

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  • 2014: Time to set up your own business?

    Small businesses have had a rough ride in recent years, often refused loans by banks and building societies reluctant to lend during recent difficult economic times.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 15 January 2014

  • Best for Business: Top deals for borrowers and savers

    Last week, our Best for Business series focused on the best current accounts and credit cards for your business. This week, we're taking a closer look at the best places ... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 13 February 2013

  • Best for Business: Bag a better bank account and credit card

    Our Best for Business series has, until now, focused solely on the types of insurance you need, whether you run a small 'white collar' business, work from home, are a tra... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 08 February 2013

  • Focus on: Barclaycard offers 3% cashback for small businesses

    Cashback deals on financial products are in vogue following the huge promotional push behind the Santander 123 current account earlier this year. ... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 04 April 2012

  • Give your business a boost

    One of the more positive announcements in this year's Budget was the launch of a scheme aimed at giving the nation's small businesses a boost by offering them cheaper loa... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 22 March 2012

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