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Articles by Chris Thomas
Interest rates and QE remain unchanged
The Bank of England held interest rates at their record low of 0.5% for the 20th successive month, with quantitative easing…
Rates on hold once again
Interest rates and quantitative easing were kept on hold by the Bank of England today for the 19th month in a row.
Interest rates held at 0.5%
Interest rates have been held at their record low of 0.5% for the 17th successive month by the Bank of England's Monetary…
Is my civil service pension enough?
Q: I am 29 and I work for the civil service. I am on a final salary pension scheme. I currently earn £30,000. I have five years…
What are your rights when returning faulty goods?
Sale of Goods ActUnder the act, items must be 'as described', 'fit for purpose' and 'of satisfactory quality.' This gives…
Five ways to get rid of your credit card debt
1. Check your credit recordIf you have a history of late payments or a lot of existing debt then you may find you're turned down…
Five steps to stop your debts spiralling out of control
There are five essential steps you need to take if you want to get your debt problem under control.1. Identify just how much debt…
Help me break free of debt
Brett Doolan, 38, is a psychiatric nurse with the NHS earning £28,816 a year.He has recently moved into a friend's house in…
What rights do unmarried couples have?
My boyfriend has just left me. We have two young boys together. When our second child was born he convinced me to give up work,…
Are the new paternity leave proposals a good idea?
New rules on paternity leave, due to come into effect next year, will give new fathers the option to take up to six months leave…