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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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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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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 keep your bank account secure

Here is how to keep your bank account, debit card and personal details safe when you use them online or in person.

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What are direct debits and standing orders?

They are automatic payments from your bank account. They can stop you missing a payment and take away the hassle of paying manually. Here is how they work and when you can use them.

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How does online banking work?

Internet banking helps you keep track of your balance and make payments 24 hours a day without going to a branch. Here is how to bank online on your computer, phone or tablet.

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How do joint bank accounts work?

You can get a joint current account to help you share expenses or bills with your partner, housemate or a family member. Here is how they work, their risks and how to choose the right one.

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How to pay with contactless and Paym

You can use contactless payments to quickly and easily buy things with your debit card, credit card or mobile phone. You can use Paym to send and receive payments to and from other bank accounts with your mobile phone. Here is how they work.

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What is a current account?

A bank account that lets you receive money from anyone, including your wages from your employer. You can also use it to pay bills, withdraw cash, spend on a card or make payments to other people. Here is how they work and how to get one.

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How to manage your bank account

Here is how to use your current account to keep it running smoothly and to avoid being charged fees.

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What is a packaged current account?

You can get rewards with some bank accounts for a monthly fee. The benefits can be cost effective and convenient, but only if it is the cheapest option. Here is how to check.

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How business current accounts work

If you run your own business, are a sole trader or look after the finances of a company, you may need a current account. Here is how business bank accounts work and how to get one.

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How to claim on your health insurance

Your health insurance could pay out if you need private medical treatment or an appointment. Here is how to claim and how much it costs.

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