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Identity fraudsters target loans and credit cards

moneyfraud294b The number of attempts last year to take out loans using stolen identities increased dramatically, according to a report issued by credit information company Experian.

Last updated 29 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How would you get on with offsetting?

It has been a tough time for savers for some time now and interest rates look likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. What can you do to maximise the rate of return that you will receive on your savings?

Last updated 23 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Financial futureproof your life

Many people in the UK are not adequately financially protected against premature death or upon diagnosis of a critical illness, even when it comes to their mortgage debt. Indeed, some have no protection whatsoever. Where do you stand?

Last updated 23 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t pass on this political hot potato

Inheritance tax may well be the subject of political dispute between the parties but it does seem likely that the tax will still be with us for the foreseeable future in much the same form.

Last updated 16 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make your home secure

Every 37 seconds, somewhere in Britain, a home is burgled. More than a third of these are crimes of opportunity, with burglars letting themselves in through unsecured doors or windows. So what can you do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim? Here’s 10 handy hints to help protect your home and possessions.

Last updated 16 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Time to take a fresh look at your mortgage

Mortgages are, for most of us, our single biggest monthly expense and therefore they should be the first area you look at if you’re reviewing your outgoings.

Last updated 15 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How to grab a tax break

money109 In the current climate of cuts and tax rises it is arguably more important than ever to make the most of whatever tax breaks are available.

Last updated 15 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Spring clean your finances

LAMBS94 With the start of spring and the new financial year, now is an excellent time to give your finances a spring clean and possibly clear out outdated or unsuitable arrangements. Here are some useful tips:

Last updated 8 April 20108
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Now ‘ISA’ great time to save a nest egg

Individual savings accounts – or ISAs – were introduced more than a decade ago. They are intended to encourage more of us to save for the future by offering tax perks on the money we invest.

Last updated 9 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Help in dealing with your home buying complaints

When buying a home, it’s possible for disputes to arise from a variety of areas. Even if you’ve carefully planned all aspects of the purchase, problems may still occur involving an estate agent, solicitor or removal firm who you’ve dealt with.

Last updated 8 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What you need to know about the new tax year

The new tax year started on Wednesday but unlike its civil calendar relation, which is celebrated with lavish fireworks and renewed optimism, it is likely that the tax new year will have slipped by unnoticed.

Last updated 8 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Chancellor Darling sets sights on high earners

If you’re a high earner – anyone who, according to the Government, earns more than £100,000 – then the Chancellor has you in his sights.

Last updated 2 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Build costs in from the start

Extending your home or converting a loft can be a cost effective way to considerably improve it, increase its value and avoid the disruption and costs from moving. So where do you start?

Last updated 2 April 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Check how you’ll be able to pay in the future

In September 2009, the 24 bank and building society members of the UK Domestic Cheque Card Guarantee Scheme announced that it will no longer be possible to guarantee a cheque after June 30 2011.

Last updated 26 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Maximise your tax allowances

With a General Election looming next year’s tax rules are clouded with uncertainty which makes the current tax year’s financial review even more significant.

Last updated 26 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Invest now in your children’s pensions

How would you like to be able to give your child or grandchild £1.8m towards their retirement?

Last updated 19 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make the most of the web

Back in August last year, I was bold enough to declare that despite being a platform for both good and evil, the world wide web is an extraordinary creation, and probably the greatest of modern times.

Last updated 19 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How to deal with the scourge of the late payers and debtors

Money photo It is unfortunate, but inevitable that when you run a business, at some point you will have to deal with late and non-payers.

Last updated 5 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Popular ISAs a must for savers

We’re approaching the end of the tax year and many of us will be thinking about our individual savings accounts – or ISAs, as they are usually known.

Last updated 5 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Time for a money spring clean before election

We are just a few weeks away from the end of the current tax year and it’s time for a financial review to make sure that all is in order.

Last updated 5 March 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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