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Dan BaseFinancial Content Writer

Dan Base worked spent 8 years working for Coventry Building Society before joining money.co.uk as a content writer.

During his time here he put his expertise to good use, covering banking, consumer rights, mortgages and investing.

Dan left money.co.uk in 2019.

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What type of mortgage is right for you?

Here is how to choose a mortgage whether you are buying your first home, moving house or remortgaging to get a better deal on your property.

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How to save up a mortgage deposit

Saving a mortgage deposit is your first step towards buying your own home. Here is how deposits work, how to save one and what help you can get.

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What is equity release?

Find out what is involved in releasing equity from your home, how you can do it, and if it is a step worth taking.

7 questions you must ask before you invest

The thrills and spills of the stock market can be exciting and lucrative, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start with investments. Ask yourself these 7 questions to work out how and where to invest your money.

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Which current account should you get?

Choosing the right current account can save you money in fees, give you all the features you need or even earn you money in interest. Here is where to find the best account for your circumstances.

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What are rewards credit cards?

You can get rewards like shopping vouchers for just spending on some credit cards. Here is how they work and how to choose a card with the rewards you want.

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How to switch your bank account

Switching to a new current account is easier than ever and could save you hundreds of pounds. Here is how to get a new bank account in just seven days.

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Is debit card protection the same as for credit cards?

Purchases made on your credit card offer you some protection, but the rules for debit cards are different. Here is how the Chargeback scheme provides protection for your debit card.

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How to invest in property

If you have grand designs on property investment, you'll need to get your finances into gear. We show you how to work out if property development is a realistic dream and how to make it happen.

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How to pay your overdraft off

If you go into your overdraft every month or have been stuck in the red for a while, there are ways to pay off your overdraft for good.

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How does cheque clearing work?

We investigate the process behind clearing a cheque to find out exactly how it works - and why in a world of instant technology it can still take so long.

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What is a charge card?

Charge cards let you manage your personal or business spending differently to credit or debit cards. Here is how they work and everything else you need to know about them.