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Martin Lewis: It’s time you had an economy drive

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 07:00
Petrol prices are up, car insurance prices are up, breakdown costs are up – but don’t let it get you down. There are many ways to slash the cost of motoring. As we don’t get an annual bill for our car, the cost just comes in dribs and drabs, few people focus on it – even though that bill would likely be thousands. This means the savings can be huge.

James Walker: My crystal ball says the fightback begins here

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 00:47
Last year, Resolver helped sort out over 2 million complaints for free. I’m massively proud that we were able to help so many people. And those complaints can also give us some clues about the things that we’ll be seeing in 2019. So without further ado, I’m peering into the Resolver crystal ball to give you our predictions for the things that will be on our minds in the year ahead.

Jenny Ross: Zero in on managing your debt

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 07:00
Shift overspending at Christmas to an interest-free card to fix finances, says Which?’s Jenny Ross

James Innes: Clean up career-crashing online activity

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 07:00
James Innes warns of the impact your social footprint has on getting that dream job in 2019

Warren Shute: Get ready to face the morning after

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 07:00
The New Year is just over a week away and your wallet has probably taken a beating in the run-up to Christmas. As you prepare for Santa’s arrival you might already be dreading the “morning after” – “Blue Monday” and the arrival of the credit card statement in a few weeks.

Martin Lewis: Debt collecting a suicide risk for some

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 07:00
Far too many vulnerable people are at risk because of antiquated legislation that near forces companies to bully them.

Martin Lewis: Shopping around is the best insurance policy to have

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:00
Price walking is a clever technique many home insurance providers use to make loyal customers pay more.

Royal Bank of Scotland warn customers of new online scam

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:12
The Royal Bank of Scotland has issued a warning call as fraudsters target online banking customers.

Gareth Shaw: Many customers are still banking on branches

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 07:00
Bank branches – do we still really need them? Fewer and fewer people are using them, the data seems to tell us, and the number of people carrying out their banking business online or on their phone rises every year.

Investment breakfast: tactics for the cautious and tactics for the bold

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 19:33
As we approach the new financial year, join the debate at The Scotsman’s annual investment breakfast in Edinburgh.

Martin Lewis: Don’t get locked in to a bad credit rating

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:00
‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’ I’m afraid not, you’re a number – when it comes to credit scoring anyway. The famous cry for help of the eponymous Prisoner from the cult 1960s TV show of the 1960, could have been written for today’s world of mass computer assessed finance.

Princes Street RBS bank refuses to serve woman, 97

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:00
WHEN Sylvia De Luca’s local bank branch closed around the corner from her Juniper Green home, she was determined not to let it affect her independence.

Gareth Shaw: Financial loyalty could be costing you a fortune

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:00
If there’s one issue that makes my blood boil, it’s the high charge that consumers face for loyalty in financial services.

Martin Lewis: Stop bitching and start switching

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 07:00
There are laws against bribery. Luckily they don’t apply to banks wanting to bung you free money in return for your custom.

How to declutter your finances before retirement

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:38
Getting your finances in order and in line is one of the most important decisions you will make.

The importance of setting a savings goal now

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:12
After several decades of gainful employment, you have every right to expect a long and happy retirement.

The investment opportunities that lie overseas

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 16:57
Political upheaval and dramatic headlines focus investors’ minds on what’s happening right now and close to home.

How do I ensure my wealth is passed onto my family?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 16:19
Getting your affairs in order sooner rather than later could make all the difference when it comes to ensuring your wealth is passed onto your family when the time comes.

Why some women will have to wait to get their full state pension

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:55
With the age at which people can claim state pension in the UK gradually increasing, many individuals will have to work longer than they would have expected at the outset of their career.

Why you should preserve your hard-earned savings by investing overseas

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:42
It is a disturbing time for UK investors. Headlines about the UK economy – now one of the worst-performing among the world’s major markets – are increasingly negative.

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