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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.

James Walker: Beware Jacuzzi clause in Fido’s policy

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 00:16
It never ceases to amaze me how varied and unusual problems with pets can be. I’ve helped sort out pet insurance claims over the years on everything from parrots that can’t balance, dogs whose legs give way when they run too fast and cats with some pretty scary personality disorders. One thing is for sure; in Britain, we really love our pets. And if they get ill, then we’ll do all we can to help them.

Why more people are setting up their own businesses when they hit retirement age

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:14
Retiring from work was traditionally something that people expected to do around the age of 65, when they would say goodbye to their colleagues and head off to spend more time with their family, on the golf course, or travelling with the pension pot they had built up over many years.

Ten tips to get the ideal Christmas gift – a balanced budget

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 00:39
Last year, families spent around £820 on Christmas typically, previous research from VoucherCodes.co.uk and the Centre of Retail Research suggests. Many households will have put their Christmas on credit – but by planning ahead, it’s possible to build a pot of cash and make savings here and there that will stop you having to fork out more than you need to.

Martin Lewis: Get out of the piggybanks and into the real world

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 07:00
The world of children’s savings is actually far more competitive than that for grown-ups. Done right, interest rates are far higher – though the amounts allowed are smaller.

How to teach children the value of money

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 17:30
Bob Hair of Cazenove Capital some tips on teaching children healthy saving and spending habits.

Better not get too cosy until you’ve thrown the power switch

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 00:51
The nights are drawing in and energy prices on the rise, so before the chill really kicks in, now’s the time to see if there are savings to be made.

What is the benefit of having a financial adviser?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:19
PERSONAL FINANCE: Acumen are striving to make planning for the future transparent and accessible for all

How to financially future-proof your child's path to adulthood

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:02
Gone are the days when a university education virtually guaranteed a well-paid job.

Martin Lewis: Be switched on – look for a cheaper tariff

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:00
Brace yourself.  ­Energy bills are about to be hit by a double whammy. The big firms are all putting their ­prices up (again) and many of the cheapest deals you can switch to have been pulled. Let me be plain – now is the time to switch before winter. Every week’s delay risks you paying more.

Gareth Shaw: Help to Buy chickens come home to roost

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:00
It was March 2013, when then-Chancellor George Osborne declared: “We’re going to help families who want a mortgage for any home they’re buying, old or new, but who cannot begin to afford the kind of deposits being demanded today” – an offer, he said, which would help people achieve the aspiration of becoming a homeowner.

Gareth Shaw: Don’t bank on being treated fairly

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 07:00
Just a few days ago, the Bank of England rejected the opportunity to increase the base rate for the second consecutive month. It was a unanimous decision – perhaps unsurprising, given that it had finally taken the plunge in August and lifted the base rate beyond 0.5 per cent for the first time since March 2009.

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