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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 should I do if I can't pay my mortgage?

If you find yourself in a position where you can't meet your monthly mortgage payments, it is important not to bury your head in the sand. Help is at hand and there are things you can do to get back on track.

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Is now a terrible time to buy a house?

Picking the right time to buy your first home helps you check it's affordable and get a good deal. But is now a good time to buy or are you better off waiting?

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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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10 things to do before you travel abroad with an allergy

Travelling overseas with an allergy can be a worry, but you can still enjoy a stress and reaction-free holiday. Here's what you can do to keep yourself safe and healthy abroad.

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The new way to rebuild your credit rating?

It's a classic Catch 22: how do you build a credit history if you can't get access to credit? Surprisingly a prepaid card could be the solution to your credit history problems.

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Get more from high street loyalty schemes

Here's what you need to know to make the points you earn from the top 6 high street loyalty schemes go further

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The financial impact of depression and grief

Depression and grief affect many areas of your life and this includes your finances. We take a look at how to make sure your money situation doesn't add to your worries when you're going through such a difficult time.

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Cure the debt hangover from your student days

When you are a student, money tends to be the last thing on your mind. But as the heady days of student-hood become consigned to the realm of nostalgia, it is time to pick up the tab.

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Should I use my savings to pay off my debts?

Building up your savings can be rewarding, but you could be damaging your finances if you have outstanding debts. Here's how to work out whether you should use your savings to clear money you owe instead.

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FCA payday loan caps: Your FAQs answered

What's the worst payday loan horror story you've ever heard? New FCA rules will limit what they cost, hopefully putting an end to the worst cases. We examine the plans and what they'll mean if you need to borrow.

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Do you really need an emergency fund?

Saving for a rainy day means you can cover unexpected costs without getting into debt. Here is how to save and how else you can cover emergency costs.

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Should you haggle with your mobile phone provider?

If you're looking to upgrade your phone or your contract, haggling with your mobile phone provider can help make sure you get the best deal. We look at how to give yourself the best chance of bagging a bargain.

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