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Marianne Curphey

Articles and guides written by Marianne Curphey

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Credit reports Q&A

See your questions answered by our money team on all things related to your credit report and credit history

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Credit card glossary A-Z

First Credit Card: How to use it wisely

Getting your first credit card is an important step towards financial adulthood, but remember with great purchasing power comes great responsibility.

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Death in service cover vs. life insurance

Insuring your home with smart technology

Smart home gadgets are gaining popularity — from home assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo to smart thermostats and even light bulbs.

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Credit card fraud: the biggest card frauds in history

How to pay off credit card debt

A step-by-step approach to pay back credit card debt, rebuild your credit score and regain your financial health.

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Android Pay

Android Pay

Android Pay is a phone app that allows you to use your phone as contactless credit card

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Student credit cards

Student Credit Cards - Compare Credit Cards For Students

Find out about the pros, cons and alternatives to credit cards for students, as well as the best ways to borrow money at university, and how to compare student credit cards.

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How to use a credit card abroad

While convenient, using your credit card overseas can quickly lead to fees which can make your trip abroad more expensive. These tips can keep costs down.

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Credit check quiz

Credit check quiz | Check my credit rating

Is your credit history spotless or does it bear a few black marks? Take our credit check quiz to find out what sort of credit rating you have.

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When should I start saving into a pension?

Retirement planning: how to plan for retirement

Retirement planning is vital, but it can be complicated - find out more with Uswitch's simple guide to pensions and saving for retirement.

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Find instant decision credit cards

Many credit cards are described as 'instant decision' cards, but what does this actually mean and can you really get an instant credit card without the wait?

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Death in service cover vs. life insurance

Do you need life insurance if your employer provides a death in service benefit? Read our guide to find out how to combine both policies for more protection

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How to Calculate Home Insurance Costs

How to Calculate Home Insurance Costs

Looking to find out how much would home insurance cost for your property? Read our guide and decide how much cover your home needs.

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