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The Definitive Guide To Understanding Your Credit File

Understanding Your Credit File. Your credit file is also known as a credit report or credit history. It is important that you understand what your credit file is all about. It can be hard to navigate the credit minefield, which is often littered with technical credit file terms and governed by rules that many of […]

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A Simple Guide To Home Ownership For The First Time Buyer

Your First Steps As A First Time Buyer To Successful Home Ownership The biggest problem facing a first time buyer is getting a mortgage and being able to afford the repayments. Obtaining any mortgage has become very challenging since August 2007. Prior to August 2007 all  lenders were only to happy to lend money to […]

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Identity Fraud Can Be Prevented Following These 10 Steps

Start Today and Prevent Identity Fraud You may think the odds are in your favour when it comes to being a victim of identity fraud. But using other people’s stolen personal details to obtain credit and commit scams is one of the UK’s fastest growing crimes – and the fraudsters are always on the look […]

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How to trash your credit rating and how to avoid it

The Money Saving Expert has discovered that in the last five years, most people’s attitude to their credit status was, “It must be OK – I’m always being offered cards and loans.” Today, things couldn’t be more different. Banks facing the combined effects of the credit crash and recession have tightened their lending criteria so […]

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Explain My Credit Score So I understand

Explain My Credit Score Can someone explain my credit score to me? Just as the world is warming up, the credit climate has undergone a profound change since the recession took hold our money expert discovered. According to the latest Bank of England figures, around 1.6 million of us apply for some form of credit […]

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Money Advice and Tips to coping with redundancy

As a finance guru I am often asked for tips and advice for someone who has just been made redundant. How should they cope with protecting their finances and their credit report? The spectre of losing your job can be terrifying, especially when vacancies are at a record low. But once the initial shock has […]

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Coping with Redundancy

The spectre of losing your job can be terrifying, especially when vacancies are at a record low. But once the initial shock has worn off, redundancy can herald a new beginning – a chance to set up your own business, use any pay-off to clear your debts or find a role that gives a better […]

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Credit check quiz

According to the Bank of England’s Credit Conditions survey, most lenders expect to see a small increase in the amount of credit on offer in the coming months it was reported to the money saving expert. But this good news needs to be tempered by the thought that would-be borrowers need a better-than-ever credit rating, […]

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Check My Credit History – Truth Behind Your Credit History

Check My Credit History Myths Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding your credit history you need to have the information. Check my credit history is something everyone of us needs to do ea couple of times a year. Your credit history is reflected in your credit report, which lists credit cards, loans, mortgages […]

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CreditExpert – The first timer’s guide to surviving the recession

Surviving The Recession With CreditExpert Recessions come and recessions eventually go but if you were born in the 1980s or 1990s, you may not know what to expect or how to cope during a period of financial uncertainty. This guide gives all you first-timers a few pointers to surviving until the next boom comes around. […]

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How to cut back without losing out – Debt Advice

We all need to be careful with money at the moment and money saving tips and expert advice is always welcome  – but we’re used to enjoying a high standard of living and regular indulgences. From the big things, such as a wedding or holiday, to everyday necessities, like electricity and food, these tips could help you […]

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