Some of us always buy our coffee from the same shop, or stick with the same bank account for a lifetime. But is this a wise move? Should we instead be more mercenary when it comes to things like getting the best return on your savings or getting the best deal on your energy tariff? Earlier this week the Financial Conduct Authority published the results of its study into the cash savings market. In short, it found that loyal savers missed out on the best deals.
Our stamp duty calculator shows you how much tax you'll pay when you buy a home to live in, whether you're a first time-buyer or home mover. To find out exactly how much stamp duty you'll need to pay, simply enter the property price in our stamp duty calculator below. In his 2017 Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced an abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers purchasing a home for £300,000 or less, effective immediately.
Looking at the sums, the potential savings are certainly eye-grabbing. With online-only estate agents fees starting at around ÂŁ500 for a basic sales package, you could easily save yourself ÂŁ1,000s in fees. So that means if you were to sell a house for the average price in England and Wales of ÂŁ188,000 you could save more than ÂŁ1,300. Thatâ€™s a saving worth a little consideration, donâ€™t you think?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".