Buying charity Christmas cards – how much goes to charity and who can you support?
Many of us like to buy charity Christmas cards, but how much of that money actually benefits your favourite causes?
If you’re shopping for Christmas cards and you want a charity – or charities – to benefit, make sure you choose carefully. It’s easy to buy charity cards in your supermarket, but you could be giving as little as 10% (or less) of the money you spend to charity. Some shops give more than others and some offer much more choice about the charities you can support.
What are your rights if a shop or online retailer you’ve ordered goods from goes bust?
You may be able to get money back through your credit or debit card but gift vouchers may be worthless.
Shoe retailer Barratts and DVD rental store Blockbuster are the latest shops to run into problems. In the last few months, Dwell, Comet, HMV and Jessops have all gone bust. But what exactly are your rights if you’ve ordered something from shop or online retailer that collapses?
It’s one month since you’ve been able to switch banks in seven days
How easy is it to switch banks and what’s on offer?
The new rules on bank switching which came into effect on September 16th mean you can switch bank accounts in seven working days. Switching bank accounts may be a good idea if your account is in credit, you regularly go overdrawn or you’re unhappy with your current bank.