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Jenny Ross: Don’t let bank scammers hammer you

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 07:00
Imagine spending years building up a nest egg only to be tricked out of it in the space of a few minutes. You don’t have to be careless with your cash to lose life-changing sums. That’s the cruel irony of bank transfer scams – in many cases victims are under the impression that they’re taking steps to protect their account, when in reality they’re sending ­money straight into a fraudster’s pocket.

It’s the final countdown for PPI claims – Martin Lewis

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 07:00
The PPI clock’s ticking but it’s easy to check so don’t assume you are not entitled to anything, says Martin Lewis

Time to end ordeal of holiday insurance – Jenny Ross

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 07:00
The travel industry must do more to ease the stress of seeking cover by those with a serious medical condition, says Jenny Ross

Prepare to pay for a hidden pay increase – Martin Lewis

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 07:00
From 6 April your employer will need to up contributions to your pension – but so will you, warns Martin Lewis

Jenny Ross: ‘Going digital’ not an option for everyone

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:10
On which coin would you find the Prince of Wales’ feathers? That was one of the questions at a pub quiz I went to last week. I’m pleased to say that our team knew it was a 2p, but the follow-up challenge proved more problematic. A spot prize was on offer for the team who could produce the biggest collection of 2p coins, causing a look of defeat and mild confusion to flicker over my teammates’ faces. Between six of us, we could only muster three, while the spot prize winners scraped together eight.

Jim Duffy comment: Does giving cash no longer present a dilemma?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:00
Receiving a birthday or ­Christmas present should make us feel special.

Brexit could break your holiday plans – Martin Lewis

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 07:00
It’s cold. So no surprise January and February are the busiest beach-booking months of the year, as millions turn their attention to a lovely foreign holiday. With Brexit round the corner, if you’ve booked a trip to Europe, there’s some crucial checks you need to make.

Consumers to see energy bills raise by £117 as price cap rises - six weeks after it was introduced

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:26
Consumers are set to see their energy bills rocket after watchdog Ofgem said it was to increase a price cap on standard tariffs just six weeks after the measure was introduced.

Strike a balance when tidying up accounts – Jenny Ross

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 07:00
Extend the new mania for decluttering to your personal finances and reap the benefit, says Jenny Ross

Martin Lewis: Five steps to finding a cheaper mortgage deal

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 07:00
Mortgages are the pelicans of the financial world – seriously big bills. So if you languish on a bad deal it’s very likely to be your biggest waste of cash too.

Winter Fuel Allowance: How to claim the DWP payment and what age you have to be

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 20:18
A number of UK citizens are eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment, which is an additional benefit to help older people keep warm throughout the winter.

Jenny Ross: It’s time to tackle your tax return

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 08:00
‘Tax doesn’t have to be taxing’ – so goes HMRC’s famous slogan. But despite the reassuring voices of Adam Hart-Davis and Moira Stuart repeating the mantra in the long-running ad campaign, I expect many of us remain unconvinced. In fact, Hart-Davis himself later criticised the tax system for being too complex.

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.

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