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Currys failed to give voucher for faulty laptop as promised

In mid-September I went to Currys to find out when I would get my computer back (bought in 2012) following a repair. I was told it had been written off but, as I had paid monthly for a Team Knowhow support agreement, I would receive a voucher towards the cost of a replacement. Hearing nothing, […]

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At 63, what are my options for paying back an interest-only mortgage?

Q Could you please advise me? I have a property on which I have an interest-only mortgage that ends in three years’ time. To be able to pay back the mortgage I will be forced to sell. I am 63. Are there any other options open to me apart from marrying a super-rich sugar daddy […]

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What are your options if you need a mortgage when you’re over 80?

Most of us would like to think that once we reach our 80s or 90s, our mortgage-paying days will be long gone. But life sometimes doesn’t work out like that, and there are those who still need a home loan in their 10th decade. Audrey Lewis is one. She is 91 and would like to […]

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Heat pumps: have a cosy home without warming the planet

When Graham Davidson and his wife, Pauline, retired to a bungalow in Norfolk three years ago they ripped out the old boiler and replaced it with an air source heat pump at a cost of £10,000. But this pricey replacement has turned into a moneyspinner for the Davidsons – and millions of British households are […]

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‘Why did it take nine hours to go 130 miles in our new electric Porsche?’

A couple from Kent have described how it took them more than nine hours to drive 130 miles home from Bournemouth as they struggled to find a working charger capable of producing enough power to their electric car. Linda Barnes and her husband had to visit six charging stations as one after another they were […]

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Flat sellers could still face holdups despite safety form change

A government announcement designed to help the owners of 450,000 flats that are currently unsaleable “does not solve the problem”, according to organisations representing the UK’s mortgage industry. Last weekend – somewhat out of the blue – the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced that those living in blocks of flats without cladding will no longer […]