Former Farepak customer? £1m has yet to be cashed in
More than 11,000 former Farepak customers are yet to collect their share of a £1 million victim pot
7 October 2014
Christmas gifts not up to scratch? Here's what to do
Were your Christmas gifts not what you’d hoped for?You may be able to get a refund, an exchange or a repair
2 January 2014
Buying a tablet for Christmas? Don't spend more than you need to
Tablets will be among the hottest presents this Christmas - if you're buying one, don't spend over the odds
6 December 2013
Bagging Christmas bargains from overseas? Make sure you get the tax right, HMRC says
Shoppers looking to bag Christmas bargains overseas this year should beware import costs and taxes before they buy
14 November 2013
100 days to Christmas: 12 do-nows to spend less on the big day
The best time to start saving is January, but with 100 days to go till Christmas, there are still ways to save big
16 September 2013
50% already started Christmas 2013 shopping
Some 46% have done at least some of their Christmas shopping for this year, while 4% have done the lot
6 February 2013
Spending less at Christmas meant more enjoyment, MSE poll finds
Those who cut back had a better time over Christmas than those who spent more than usual
7 January 2013
Shoppers vent fury at Yodel as Christmas deliveries arrive late
Complaints about delivery giant Yodel include presents arriving late for Christmas, and damaged parcels
4 January 2013
Royal Mail fails to deliver Santa letters to kids by Christmas
Many children have been left disappointed after letters from Santa failed to turn up over the Christmas period
4 January 2013
Christmas presents arrived late? Know your refund rights
While you won't be able to make up for the disappointment, you may be able to get your money back or get compensation
27 December 2012
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Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
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