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Is “rent to buy” cashing in on poverty?

09 April, 20140 Comments
Today the BBC have reported on a growing number of people who are turning to companies that offer weekly rental services to buy household items when money is tight. Companies such as Brighthouse, which allow weekly payment instalments over a number of months or years to buy items, have grown rapidly since the economic downturn.
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Should you save or repay your debt?

20 September, 20133 Comments
To anyone with a passing interest in economics, the above question might seem like a daft one. Following the financial crisis, the Bank of England base rate nosedived by 4.5% in less than a year, and has been at an all-time low of 0.5% since the first quarter of 2009. Low interest rates punish savers,
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Does OFT report spell death for the UK letting agent?

15 February, 20130 Comments
The OFT have published a report identifying several consumer protection issues in the lettings market. As part of this report, the OFT analysed nearly 4,000 complaints made by people renting a home as well as those letting out a property. It found that both tenants and landlords were concerned about fees and charges levied by
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