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Christmas and World Cup help UK retail sales rise in December
Total sales for the month increased by 6.9% compared with a year earlier despite cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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UK credit card borrowing soars to highest monthly level since 2004
Concerns mount over cost of living crisis as November figures show additional £1.2bn borrowing on cards

Phillip Inman

04, Jan, 2023 @2:13 PM

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How to get a grip on your personal finances in the new year
It’s been a tough year for millions of people, and 2023 is looking even worse. Here are some remedies to try

Rupert Jones

02, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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UK retail spending falls in 2022 amid cost of living crisis
Barclaycard data shows number of transactions was up but high inflation led to smaller basket sizes

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, Dec, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Bank of England interest rate rise – what it means for borrowers and savers
Rate rise to 3.5% affects everything from mortgages to credit cards, loans and savings. Here is all you need to know

Rupert Jones

15, Dec, 2022 @1:27 PM

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UK retailers braced for tough Christmas as shoppers feel squeeze
Two surveys show extent of cost of living crisis as businesses enter what should be most profitable period

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Britons turn to credit cards and loans to cover basics as cost of living crisis bites
Higher interest rates will plunge borrowers into debt as they seek to plug gap between income and outgoings, charities warn

Jess Clark

06, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Worried about bills? Here’s a financial survival plan
Experts advise what you should do if you are struggling to pay for mortgage, rent, energy or food

Patrick Collinson

04, Nov, 2022 @10:11 AM

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How will the UK interest rate hike affect you?
From loans to mortgages, house prices to credit cards – all you need to know about the biggest rate rise since 1989

Rupert Jones

03, Nov, 2022 @1:49 PM

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How to manage and reduce your debt
From reorganising day-to-day bill-paying as costs soar, to defaulting on potentially serious debts

Sandra Haurant

17, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Credit card spending jumps to £700m in August as people borrow for essentials
Net savings remain unchanged at a figure below pre-pandemic level in sign of stress on family budgets

Phillip Inman

30, Sep, 2022 @2:46 PM

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UK credit card borrowing rises at fastest rate in 17 years
Spike in inflation and threat of rising energy prices likely to add to cost of living crisis, say analysts

Phillip Inman

30, Aug, 2022 @12:11 PM

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