Thursday, September 20, 2018
No-one wants to have to think about life insurance, not least following the death of a loved one. Life insurance is a policy that pays out a sum of money when the policyholder dies. Sadly, life insurance will not pay out automatically,...
The day after we reported internet problems to our broadband provider it called me to say an engineer would ring in the next few hours to sort them out. An appointment was arranged but then, perhaps coincidentally, I had...
I arranged for my bank to cancel a direct debit with Virgin Media concerning its provision of my internet, telephone and television services over the past few years. I also telephoned Virgin Media to report this change. I distinctly remember...
In August 2015 I had 10 solar panels fitted to my garage roof and, although a customer of Extraenergy for both electricity and gas supplies, I have been receiving “feed-in tariff” payments for the electricity generated by my panels...
Moves to protect free-to-use cashpoints have been branded "too little too late" as new figures reveal the rate at which ATMs are disappearing from British high streets. Consumer groups have been warning for months that cuts to the "interchange fee" paid by card...
Equity release is growing in popularity. Homeowners withdrew £10m of wealth from their homes every day in the first quarter of 2018, up from £4.3m in the same period of 2016, according to figures from the Equity Release Council,...
I inquired of my pension provider Aviva to take out my pension pot as per the government ruling in 2015. I was told that I could not have it as I had taken out an annuity in 2002. Why can't...
Eight months ago two John Lewis employees came to look at the window in my lounge concerning a new curtain pole I wanted. It presented a problem as it is a bay window with “boxed” secondary glazing. Following the initial...
My dear elderly mother bought a two-bedroom bungalow holiday home in north Wales in 2014. She inherited Co-op Energy to supply electricity. Shockingly and sadly she died unexpectedly under grim circumstances in 2016. I have ongoing health problems and had a...
Proud parents throughout the country will be preparing to ship their children off to university this month, as the number of top A-level grades achieved in 2018 stands at a six-year high.  While many will be feeling...

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