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Don’t let your dream trip turn into a financial nightmare

The Easter and May bank holiday weekends could see thousands of Scots booking last-minute holidays, if they haven’t already planned a trip abroad or “staycation”. But those of us planning a break from the day-to-day grind can easily forget to … Continue reading

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Twenty Somethings & Their Money

This infographic reveals the results of research into how Britons in their 20s view the financial opportunities and threats they face. It’s based on research I contributed to last year and covers what young people think about pensions, how they … Continue reading


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How do you reduce accidents and costs for young drivers this Christmas?

Read my latest for the herald on how we can get young people back in the driving seat Christmas can be a busy and dangerous time on the roads, with the party season sadly raising the spectre of drunken revellers … Continue reading

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Why telematics insurance WORKS

The spy in the car – or black box insurance – has come in for some criticism as its profile grows. But don’t knock it until you’ve tried it because it could save you money and make you a better … Continue reading


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Spying on my driving? If it keeps my premiums down, hell yeah!

Would you be prepared to have a little black box monitor your driving if it kept your car insurance affordable? I look at the new wave of young driver policies to see if they really worK   BY Iona Bain … Continue reading

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How much will it REALLY cost a student to insure their laptop?

Students who want to protect their precious gadgets need to examine the true price of proper insurance – so what can students do to safeguard their belongings? by Iona Bain So you have a clutch of great A-levels, you’ve been … Continue reading


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