Blog Category: Money Advice


2019 Financial dates for your diary

Financial dates for your 2019 diary

A lot is due to happen in 2019 – not least the PPI claims deadline on August 29th – covering everything from how much tax you’re charged, what you’re paid in benefits and how to switch mobile phone providers.

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Problems for online Christmas shoppers?

Problems for online Christmas shoppers?

New security measures being introduced by banks could give online shoppers problems in the run-up to Christmas.

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Ofcom says mobile charges ‘unacceptable’

Ofcom says mobile charges ‘unacceptable’

Britain’s telecoms regulator has told the mobile phone industry that the way some firms are doing business is ‘unacceptable’ and has to change.

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Could mobile phones produce another PPI-type scandal?

Could mobile phones produce another PPI-type scandal?

One of Britain’s former top banking executives believes the mobile phone industry ‘is making the same mistakes as the banks’ and could be heading for a PPI-type scandal.

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‘Sleepwalking into the next financial crisis’

Sleepwalking into the next financial crisis

Former Prime Minister and Chancellor Of The Exchequer Gordon Brown has claimed the world is ‘sleepwalking into the next financial crisis’ while current Chancellor Philip Hammond says we are still feeling the after-effects of the last.

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British Gas fined £11.1m for home insulation failures

British Gas fined £11.1m for home insulation failures

British Gas has been fined £11.1 million by Ofgem for failing to meet energy efficiency targets and the money will go to charity.

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‘Real’ wages set to rise for the first time in six years

‘Real’ wages set to rise for the first time in six years

Wages are set to rise above inflation for the first time since the crash, claims an economic forecaster.

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Is Life Insurance Subject to Inheritance Tax?

Is Life Insurance Subject to Inheritance Tax?

When your family cashes-in your life insurance policy, will they have to pay inheritance tax? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors.

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I have been refused a bank account – what should I do?

Having some sort of bank account is essential – you need it to receive your wages and to pay direct debits.

But what happens if you have a poor credit history and the bank won’t let you open an account?

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FCA crackdown on Payday Lenders

FCA crackdown on Payday Lenders

Payday lenders face a crackdown by the UK financial watchdog which is worried about the exploitation of vulnerable customers.

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