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Sophie Regester

Sophie has a degree in Creative and Contemporary Writing and English Studies from the University of Gloucestershire. Sophie has a passion for writing and covers most areas of personal finance.

Gig goers must get resold ticket warning says CMA


The secondary tickets market is currently under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure compliance with the law.

Though it isn’t illegal to re-sell tickets, the industry have an obligation to be clear with their customers and to ensure they know what they are getting for their cash. For example the buyer should know where their allocated seat is, sitting in the back row in a venue that holds 10s of thousands of gig goers is a little different to being within spitting distance of your favourite act and there is no doubt a difference in what you would pay for each experience.

Crucially the buyer also needs to know if there is a restriction in the use of resold tickets for their particular event, i .....

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Financial Associations - What you need to know


If you are married or living with a partner, it’s likely you’ll be financially connected. Maybe through a joint mortgage, or joint bank account. Once you are connected, you have what is known as a ‘financial association’, and this means that when you apply for credit, even if in your sole name, your partner’s credit report is merged with yours and the assessment will be done on your combined financial situation.

What many do not realise is that the financial association remains if the relationship breaks down, even if the financial connections no longer exist. In those circumstances, it is up to you to ask for the financial association to be removed from your credit report. Otherwise the financial association will remain on .....

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