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Charges for paper billing, and new options for first-time house buyers

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 June 2013

The companies making you pay just to receive a paper bill. We assess the success of the Government's 'Help to Buy' scheme so far and speak to first-time buyers who have had to rely on the bank of mum and dad instead. Why Stephen King will only publish his latest book in hard copies. Plus, the people paying their mortgage for the whole year by spending a couple of months in a tent.

Chapters

8 items
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  • Mobile Home Law

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  • X-Box1

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  • Grey Charts

    Five of the top ten albums in the charts are from the 70s and 80s. Why?

  • First Time Buyers

    What options are there for first time home buyers?

  • Holiday Homes

    The idea renting out your home for the summer to pay your mortgage for the year.

  • Paper only books

    Stephen King has released his latest book in paper, is this the future?

  • Paperless Bills

    The companies making customers pay if they refuse to switch to online billing

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