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Pet and shopping scams surge during pandemic

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:16
The BBC highlights ways to avoid fraud following a 44% rise in online shopping fraud during Covid.
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Furniture Poverty: millions living without essential items

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
In the UK more than two million people experience furniture povert yet it’s rarely spoken about.
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Apple's UK users deserve app price compensation, claim says

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 01:03
Legal action in the UK seeks compensation from Apple for high prices from a lack of competition.
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Car insurance: 170,000 claims linked to 'crash for cash' gangs

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 00:05
Villagers are advised to be vigilant about Bradford and Birmingham, where scam hotspots are located.
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'Fear of missing out' fuels record house prices in April

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 10:15
Average house prices have climbed almost £20,000 in the last year, hitting a record high in April.
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Provident Financial withdraws from doorstep lending after 140 years

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 07:53
The company blames "changing industry dynamics" for ending doorstep lending after 140 years.
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Holiday costs to jump in summer, warns travel boss

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:45
Travel will be more expensive as airlines cannot afford to bring many planes back into service.
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Plastic bag charge to double to 10p in all shops in England

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:15
The price rise for single-use bags will be extended to all businesses in England from 21 May.
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No full-time return to the office for over a million

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 07:55
Almost all of 50 big UK firms tell the BBC staff will divide their time between home and office in future.
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Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office?

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:13
As lockdown restrictions ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about returning to work?
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Covid: What are my money-back rights for holidays abroad?

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:08
Quarantine-free overseas holidays may soon be possible, but what are my refund and travel insurance rights?
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Woman loses nearly £113k in dating site romance fraud

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:27
Rachel Elwell says she is facing bankruptcy after losing money to a scammer.
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Record mortgage borrowing as owners move or improve

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 11:19
Stamp duty holidays and low mortgage rates push borrowing to the highest levels since records began.
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'Breathing space' scheme starts for those in problem debt

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 00:01
The new system means people receiving debt advice can be shielded from interest and charges for 60 days.
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Millions offered half price broadband from BT

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 08:06
Low-income customers will be offered more than 50% off a fibre broadband package from June.
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My Money: 'It feels like a luxury to shop for non-essential items'

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:02
Social care worker Sarah takes us through her weekly spending as England's national lockdown lifts.
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Rental market unusually uncertain, Nationwide says

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:01
The building society's buy-to-let arm says housing preferences shifted during the pandemic.
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Don't trust caller ID on phones, says Ofcom

BBC Money News Feed - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 09:56
The service should not be used as a means of verifying identity in the battle against fraud, Ofcom says.
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'Urban flight' raises house prices in villages

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 22:33
Property values in less densely-populated areas have risen faster than elsewhere, the Resolution Foundation says.
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Covid: Teletext Holidays faces court over unpaid refunds

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 15:06
The competition watchdog says the firm has not paid £7m in refunds for holidays cancelled during the pandemic.
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