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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 March 2002, 13:13 GMT
Guides and calculators

There are a number of guides and tools which can help you with your finances, a selection of which we have placed here:


Learn how well you are saving for the future with this calculator from the Association of British Insurers.

Perform foreign exchange rate calculations using the live currency converter from Xe.com.

Work out your monthly repayments with this tool provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.


If you need to find some good independent financial advice but do not know how to go about it, this guide from the Financial Services Authority will help you.

If you want to complain about a financial service or product, this guide from the Financial Services Authority will tell you how to go about it.

This Inside Money guide explains the various types of loans on offer, the methods of repayment, and advice on how to keep the cost of switching down.

Money Box's Louise Greenwood explains the basics of final salary schemes and 'money purchase schemes'.

If you are interested in making money from your home in the form of an income or lump sum, read this first.

Money Box's Paul Lewis provides you with a guide to where the Euro is used and a look at future candidates.

Moneyfacts, an independent financial group, provides a number of interactive guides.

Winter fuel payments
Department for Work and Pensions information on who qualifies and how to claim.

Comparative tables

Savings rates

Energy suppliers
USwitch compares gas and electricity prices in your area.

'Annuity Direct'
Annuity comparison tables.

'The Annuity Bureau'
Annuity comparison tables.

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