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Money talks: Interest-free transfer deals and kids with cards

July 3, 2014

Hilary Osborne,

Hello and welcome to this week's Money Talks – a round-up of the week's biggest stories and some things you may have missed

Money news

• Banks play trump cards over interest-free balance transfer deals

• London house prices 'leap by 25%' in rise unequalled since 1987

• Pension savers 'want fund managers to be tougher on company ethics'

• No internet? That will cost you £440 more a year

• Isa changes: arrival of the Nisa allows savers to stash more cash

• British Gas 'to compensate customers for mis-selling'

• Mobile roaming charges halved as EU introduces new caps


Debit card firms cash in on digital pocket money for kids

Consumer champions

• £5,000 gone astray after online cash transfer error

• Vodafone's bad reception when I moved supplier

In pictures

Home and away: our pick of new-build properties

In the spotlight

Airline is promising flights to New York from as little as £149 - but to get the best price you will have to skip lunch, travel light and book your trip long in advance, finds Patrick Collinson.

Money deals

• Tuesday saw the launch of the increased £15,000 Nisa allowance, if you are looking for the right tax free wrapper for your savings you can see the latest cash Isa best buys here

• Get up to 3% interest by switching your current account to the Santander 123 account. You'll also get up to 3% cash back on your household bills.


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Source: Guardian Web

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